Time, fleeting time

Written by srarden on December 27, 2013

It seems that there is never enough time to do all the things you want to do.  I’m behind on my personal reinvention process, of course.  Nothing new.  Will be trying to get caught up – have some time off coming up, so should be able to make some progress then.

I know a lot of people will track it back to disorganization, of which I’m often guilty, of follow-through, guilty again at times.  I admire those people who seem to

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Informational Feast or Famine

Written by srarden on December 14, 2013

Feast or famine is a problem when it comes to information.  Rarely do we have a perfect flow of just enough, just the right, or any other ‘just…’ set of information.

Famine.

Today my parents were in town and my Mom (hi Mom!  Love you!) has a new Windows 8 laptop which she says has a touch screen.  She somehow turned if off, and wasn’t sure how to turn it back on.  Being a bit of a geek, I wanted to play

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What to do, what to do????

Written by srarden on November 24, 2013

Okay, so here’s the plan on what I’m going to be spending the next year doing.  I’m going to be concentrating on 3 areas for professional development.

Tools / Workflow
Javascript
WordPress (PHP)

I’ve already started on the tools/workflow.  A good developer has for years now needed to be able to use a version control system.  I do use Subversion at work, but it really isn’t used for all the features it could provide – it’s mainly just a place to store our code

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Public speaking? Oh hell no!!!

Written by srarden on November 24, 2013

Been a busy week. As an anti-social person, it actually takes effort to remember that I need to post what I’m doing.  Let’s get to it.

This past week, I gave a presentation at WordPressKC (I’m going to assume that you can figure out what that is, or Google it if you don’t).  I don’t have a huge fear of speaking in public, but I do get nervous, and it’s been quite a while since I have done that.  Here are

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Follow me down my personal rabbit’s hole…

Written by srarden on November 9, 2013

I tell people all the time that I’m convinced that I was destined to be a solo fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains during the 1830’s.  I’m an introvert loner, but one that needs people every so often.  So, a life of solitude for most of the year, followed by the big rendezvous once a year, would be right up my alley.

Instead I find myself married with a son, working in an profession whose work has turned toward the social.  Instead

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Debtor’s Prison

Written by srarden on November 7, 2013

One of the consequences of making a rapid platform change is that you are often left with a certain amount of bad code, wrong decisions, and generally just things that you wish you could take a mulligan on.  Learning new systems while having to use them in production situations can leave you feeling like you aren’t doing your job correctly.

The world, however, isn’t too interested in letting you catch your breath and fix some of those things and learn the

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Only thing constant is change…

Written by srarden on October 30, 2013

One thing I’ve learned in life is that the only constant thing is change.  I know tons of people have said that, but we all like to get comfortable in our little areas and not venture out.  I’m as guilty of that as the next person.

I used to work for an internet service provider called Hubris Communications in Wichita. If you are in Kansas and want more personal attention to your business than the big guys can give you, check

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Nothing to see here, move along.

Written by srarden on October 27, 2013

As you can see, there is really nothing here as yet.  Hopefully that will change soon.  This will be a site to hold my thoughts on tech, life, and anything that catches my eye.  I’ll try to keep you posted on what I’m working on, and anything I find that might help someone else.  I’ll also be adding information and links to projects and code that I work on.  Thank you for visiting, and I hope you return when I’ve

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Nothing to see here, move along.

Written by srarden on October 24, 2013

As you can see, there is really nothing here as yet.  Hopefully that will change soon.  This will be a site to hold my thoughts on tech, life, and anything that catches my eye.  I’ll try to keep you posted on what I’m working on, and anything I find that might help someone else.  I’ll also be adding information and links to projects and code that I work on.  Thank you for visiting, and I hope you return when I’m

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