The Recursive Function of Life

There is indeed repetition in life. Plenty of it. Too much for me, really. But it is through repetition that we learn. Sometimes I think people don’t realize this.  During my time at The Iron Yard I did a fair amount of learning and thus… read more


I’ve struggled with public speaking all my life. I’ve improved drastically but still watch those who do so smoothly with envy. I bring this up because I did a horrible job presenting my Iron Yard my project.  I was so nervous I totally forgot about… read more


Favorite Page

This is my favorite page of the notebook I’ve been sparsely using during the Iron Yard course. I think it had something to do with this code: var ingredientCount = _(products).chain() .map(function(product){return product.ingredients;}) .flatten() .reduce(function(count,ingredient){ count[ingredient] = (count[ingredient] || 0) + 1; return count; },… read more

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Technology. Appreciate it.

Technology continually amazes me. It progresses exponentially…almost too quickly to understand the impact it has on our daily lives. For some I think the significance isn’t appreciated at all. Stuff just works…people don’t think about all the minute inner-workings of the system which makes that stuff work. This disconnect… read more


I have several draft posts in process (6 to be exact).  Why haven’t I posted them? Well…because I’m falling into the familiar mindset which also restricts my activity on twitter: “Who cares?” I suppose the fact that I don’t crave attention—actually shy away from it… read more

Nature Principle

“As a species, we are most animated when our days and nights on Earth are touched by the natural world. We can find immeasurable joy in the birth of a child, a great work of art, or falling in love. But all of life is… read more

Did some beekeepin’

Last weekend I took a short break from coding a Backbone restaurant menu and did some beekeeping. I have hives in two locations: Burnsville, NC and Columbia, SC. The last time I inspected the hives in Burnsville I noticed a few were weak. I decided to… read more


So I like puzzles. Well…maybe I just like solving problems—fitting pieces together and making something functional. When doing so, it helps to know fundamental information about the pieces of the problem. As a kid I put together a good many jigsaw puzzles. I had info… read more

Swamp Rabbit Cycling

Last weekend’s project was to develop a page for an imaginary bicycle shop called Swamp Rabbit Cycling. It was our first group project and first major dive into git (software that facilitates collaborative coding and version controlling). We were given wireframes, basic guidelines for page content… read more