the gris explores

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The Importance of Thought Experiments

A day that passes without exercising the mind is a day wasted. What is a thought experiment? It’s a directed…

Authoring WordPress Posts in Markdown

Markdown is a very simple programming language that is used to construct documentation. Have you ever done battle with the…

Why I’m Out of Bed at 5 am

tl;dr: 15 minutes of 5BX, shower, 45 minutes of solid programming, complete breakfast (including for my son), then a shuttle…

Deploy AngularJS to Amazon S3 with Jenkins CI

Switching from Google Web Toolkit (GWT) to AngularJS has probably been the greatest single productivity boost to My Gear Pack…

Purchasing My First IDE: Webstorm

Being a versatile software engineer, I am heavily dependent on open source tools to get my development through to production…

Using a Rock Climbing Finger Board

Did I mention I’m also an aspiring rock climber? Like many other sports, rock climbing is dependent on technique, finesse,…

Guide for RESTful API Design

As I truck around the internet in search of documentation for Representational State Transfer (REST), I don’t regularly find guides…

Startup Enchantment

Every time I read about Guy Kawasaki, I like him more. A friend pointed me to this article about what…

Athletic Software Engineering

I came across this article while attempting to find some information on programmer-athletes.  Instead of finding someone who writes code…

A New Steed: 2013 Trek Superfly AL

Finding the right competitive sport has been hard for me. I’ve tried paintball, running, soccer, and triathlons, each of which…

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