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Sometimes I write things. You can read them here.

Sunday, August 19, 2018
Remembering Mom

On August 2, my mom passed away after a 29 month battle with brain cancer. I had the privilege of sharing some words of remembrance at her funeral.

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Friday, May 25, 2018
Useful Flexbox Tricks and Tips

Flexbox is a CSS spec that has been around for a few years now, but it continues to be one that people seem to struggle with. There are a few things that I think trip people up, and hopefully I can provide some resources and examples that will make it easier to understand.

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Monday, October 2, 2017
Why Use Build Tools?

One question I get a lot from people who are just starting out with web development is along the lines of "why is there all this extra overhead for a build process?", and I remember when I was starting out and wondered the exact same thing.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Keyboard Shortcuts

Almost anyone I work with can tell you how much I love keyboard shortcuts. Anytime I find myself doing something frequently, I check the settings or search to see if there's a keyboard shortcut for it.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015
CSS Conventions

As I've worked on more web sites and applications, I've come across and developed a number of standards for writing and using cleaner, more useful CSS.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Cancer Sucks

My wife is a pediatric nurse and sees a wide range of patients on her floor, but a large percentage of those patients are cancer kids. Today she lost another patient to cancer. That makes 5 or 6 so far this year. How unfair is that?

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