Random Musings About Resumes

Drafting a resume can be a nerve wracking experience. While there are many resources available for creating a resume, I still see the same mistakes year after year on resumes. In this post I'll discuss my philosophy regarding resumes and some tips on how to make yours better.

A Year Without Pants: Strategies for Successful Remote Work

Remote work can be challenging. In this talk I'll discuss different strategies for increasing your productivity and enjoyment of remote work.

Getting Started with Flask

Flask — a, free, open-source Python web application framework — is one of the best ways to build applications. It is a micro framework, meaning your entire application can fit inside a single Python source file

Keeping Your Sites and Users Safe Using SSL

In this Tech Talk, I’ll go over SSL, its history and how it works, and how to secure your sites with SSL so that you can keep your users’ data safe.

Tech Industry Interviews are Bullshit. Let's Make Them Better

If you ask almost any programmer what their least favorite part of the industry is, they'll likely say interviewing. The Tech industry has transformed what should be a simple process into an unholy nightmare. When a majority of your industry says it _loathes_ the interview process, perhaps we should examine it more and attempt to make it better.

How To Build a 7 Days To Die Server on Ubuntu 20.04

7 Days to Die has easily become one of my favorite video games. It is essentially a cross between Minecraft and Left 4 Dead and I find it absolutely thrilling. In this tutorial you'll setup a 7D2D server on Ubuntu 20.04.

Django or Flask: How Do I Choose Which To Use?

As a Python developer, I love both Flask and Django. But how do I choose which one to use? Over the years I've developed a very simple test that helps me decide if I'm going to use Flask or Django for my projects.

Exploring New Waters: A Recap of My First Year at DigitalOcean

Another year come and gone, and what an adventure it was but I'm happy to say I have successfully completed my first year at DigitalOcean. Come, gather round and listen to the tale of a career change, being a Developer Advocate amidst a global pandemic, and everything else 2020 had to throw at me.

My Personal 'How Am I Feeling About My Job' Litmus Test

Over the past five years working in tech I've developed a sort of litmus test that I perform every morning to gauge how I currently feel about my job and how my career is progressing. And I do it all with a morning playlist.

Utilizing Security Features in SSH

Securely manage remote systems by making use of the full set of security features SSH has to offer, including strong encryption algorithms, ssh agents, two-factor authentication, and more.