The Bus Wasn’t So Bad

I’m going on a week long hiking, camping, and yoga adventure in The Catskills next week with some friends. I first had to go to Connecticut to pick up my car, as we will be needing it pretty much everyday next week. I normally go to Grand Central and…

First Impressions of AirPair

I heard about AirPair, a service that provides on demand remote pair programmers, at last years RailsConf. I was very intrigued, but it wasn’t until this weekend that I had the perfect excuse to try it out. I started working on a project with an aggressive timeline that used…

A Year Of Blogging

I started blogging a year ago. I had considered blogging for many years previously, but held back for a variety of reasons. I was overwhelmed with so many of the decisions that went into building a blog: How often would I blog? What would I blog about? What static pages…

Thoughts on Hawaii’s 21 Year Old Minimum Smoking Age

Hawaii recently became the first state in the nation to ban smoking for people under the age of 21. While I absolutely despise smoking and can appreciate the public health benefits the law aims to achieve, ultimately I am against this law because it discriminates based on age. Currently high…

Office Alone

This has been a very quiet week at my office. A few people are out on their summer vacations, and a few more are out at an industry conference. Since I’m the only engineer on staff this week, I’ve had to resort to merging my own pull requests…

8 Thoughts on GORUCO 2015

My company was generous enough to buy me a ticket to GORUCO[1] 2015 - NYC’s annual conference dedicated to the Ruby programming language. I was pretty excited to go, seeing as I love Ruby, and I’ve never been to a technical conference before. Here are my thoughts…