My Android Setup - July 2017

Android

Posted on July 21, 2017 at 12:33 PM


  Carrier Project Fi Phone Google Pixel Launcher Pixel Launcher Keyboard Gboard Main App(s) Google IMDb Inbox Keep Maps Play Music Weather Timeline New App(s) Allo Android Auto Audible Drivvo Duolingo…

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Take Time to Be a Kid

Health

Posted on July 16, 2017 at 9:39 PM


Take Time to Be a Kid

Recently, a good friend of mine posted a drawing their son did of a Dragon Ball Z character. It reminded me of how much I liked the show growing up. I watched it after school almost every day. I collected…

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What am I Focused on at This Point in My Life?

General

Posted on July 5, 2017 at 7:47 PM


The newest trend on the Interwebs (at least among developers with a personal website) - now pages. So I've created one here. Check it out here. Just add now to the end of my URL. You can also read about…

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I am Depressed

Health

Posted on May 31, 2017 at 7:05 PM


I am Depressed

I've written, read, and re-written this post several times. There was a point where I thought it was finished, but I didn't want to post it. I was afraid someone like my mom would read it and feel pain.…

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Encoding vs. Encrypting vs. Hashing

Code

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 4:18 PM


A colleague of mine recently tweeted: A thing that isn't done enough in security talks: ensuring the audience knows the difference between encoding, hashing, and encrypting! — Jer (@jer_) April…

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My Trip to Los Angeles

Travel

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 11:30 AM


My Trip to Los Angeles

A couple weeks ago I went to visit my brother in Los Angeles. It was a really fun trip, so I decided to write about it. I flew out of Detroit (DTW) at 8:58 P.M. and arrived in Los Angeles (LAX) at 10:32…

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Magento 1 - Autoloader

Code

Posted on February 26, 2017 at 5:18 PM


Magento 1 - Autoloader

Today, I'm going to be discussing Magento 1's autoloader. The autoloader prevents us from having to manually include class files, so we no longer have to write code like the following: include 'app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Model/Product.php';…

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10 Things You Should Know About Your Partner

Relationships

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 11:29 AM


So, it's Valentine's Day. A day often shared doing something special with that special someone. Or giving into consumerism, wasting money to show how much you love someone when you should be focused on…

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New Year's Resolutions - 2017

General

Posted on January 1, 2017 at 5:29 PM


Another year has come and gone. Yesterday, I looked back over my 2016 New Year's Resolutions, and while I didn't accomplish all of them, I did accomplish quite a few. It made me feel good and gave me…

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Year-End Recap - 2016

General

Posted on December 31, 2016 at 6:02 PM


As 2016 is coming to an end, I felt like I should revisit my list of goals from the start of the year and see how I did. Overall, I know that I didn't accomplish all of my goals, but I did accomplish…

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