North Korean Nukes from the Product Engineering Perspective

We all like to live up to the expectations of our peers and as it turns out this doesn't appear to apply only to people but to nation-states as well. Almost prophetically, the Nort...

Updating rsync on Mac OSX

On Mac OSX it's often the case that the command line utilities and other programs that it ships with are incredibly outdated. This includes rsync, a utility in extremely common us...

Evolution

Life is an evolution. It begins small, slowly grows, and it eventually matures to full form. As time has gone on, it has become easier to track the progress of personal evolution...

Making it Complex

Warning: Mostly a brain dump ahead. In most of my career as a Software Engineer I've worked with Drupal, a decent and fairly widespread Content Management System. I started workin...

Control

The moment he saw her he knew, he knew that things had changed completely. While we often think of ourselves as impacting events, we fail to realize that outside forces that impac...

Ditching Folders

If you've ever used a computer then you're likely familiar with the concept of folders. They're buckets that allow you to organize groups of files or other pieces of content toget...

Ferguson

Most of you undoubtedly know about the protests that are occuring as a result of the death of Michael Brown, a unarmed teenager that was shot to death by police officer Darren Will...

Saint Louis Software Startups

Saint Louis has a quickly growing startup ecosystem. Though there is quite a bit of talk about technology in this ecosystem, there are comparatively few software focused companies...