My First Amazon Prime Now Experience

I had just eaten lunch one day last week when I noticed that my phone was almost out of batteries. I had, yet again, forgotten to charge my phone the previous night. Draining my phone of batteries has been a recurring event ever since I lost my second phone charger…

Nudging Rails

I was pretty excited when David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) announced that the Ruby on Rails web framework that he started 10 years ago would finally be getting the ability to be used to just build an API. While DHH himself is a huge fan of monolithic applications, there has been…

Three Glorious Days Off

What do single letter licence plates, double yolks, and three day weekends all have in common? They are all rare, surprising, and leave me wanting more. While I didn’t get to see a single letter licence plate nor did I have a double yolk I am in fact closing…

Don’t Let Negative Feedback Get You Down

I have a lot of ideas, and that is an understatement. One of my more recent ideas was good enough that I decided to start sharing it with a few friends. Most of them got excited, and thought what I was talking about was great. While this was certainly a…

Towards A Simpler React Folder Structure

We decided to split up our monolithic Ruby on Rails application at my company into a front end application written in React, and a backend API written in Ruby on Rails. I had a wonderful time extracting the API out of the old monolith. In fact I was so excited…

We Should Not Have Invaded Iraq

Jeb Bush said knowing what we know now, he still would have gone into Iraq. This isn't surprising, since many of his foreign policy advisors were the architects of the Iraq War. Nonetheless, Jeb Bush’s statement has rightfully led to an explosion of criticism from across the ideological spectrum…