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Written content to help you along your web development journey, without forgetting to have some fun along the way.

Managing Money as a Freelancer

When you approach money management as a freelancer, especially a new freelancer, be scientific, conservative, and strict.

Feb 13, 2017

We Can't Do It All On Our Own

Using research on trees to learn to ask for help and appreciate those who have helped you.

Feb 12, 2017

I've Never Met Two People Who've Changed my Life

Throughout 2016 I worked closely with two people I've never met, and it's been highly effective.

Feb 07, 2017

Take A(n Unconventional) Break!

I took half a Tuesday and half a Wednesday to spend time with my family. Breaks from work don't always have to be conventional.

Feb 04, 2017

Add Search to ActsAsTaggableOn with PostgreSQL and Context

ActsAsTaggableOn is a great gem for working with tags in your application, but it can be a PITA when you want to be able to search for tags.

Jan 30, 2017

Sometimes I Break My Rules

To maintain a consistent state of efficiency, I have rules. They aren't strict. But they help guide me.

Jan 30, 2017

Inherited Class-Level Utilities in Ruby

The difference between Ruby's class and class instance variables, and how you can use them to abstract functionality from inherited classes.

Jan 14, 2017

Find the Source of a Ruby Method's "Super"

It can be helpful when debugging to know what "super" is actually calling.

Oct 12, 2016

Take On More Than You Can Handle

You need to know what you limit is. But you won't find it unless you push toward the boundaries.

Mar 25, 2016

I Don't Hate People, I'm Efficient

In-person meetings are, for the most part, a waste of efficiency, especially when attendees have to drive to get to the meeting. I avoid them when possible.

Mar 23, 2016