Monthly Archives: March 2016

Photos from New York City trip

I said that I would share some pictures of the trip to New York. Here are a few that I really liked. The pics of Manhattan were from the Empire State Building’s 86th floor. I did some modifications to them to make’em look like scale models. (Tilt/shift) – I am particularly happy with them.

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Bacon wrapped stuffed chicken breasts

So, Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast. Prep: First thing you wanna do is heat your oven up to about 400 degrees. Then, while it’s getting all hot and bothered, you’re gonna prepare your chicken. Here’s what you need: Chicken Breasts 3 kinds of cheese (I used Pepper Jack, Colby, and Cheddar) Cream Cheese Bacon Salt

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Pictures to Follow

This weekend was my birthday. I turned 30. I am now, as I told my sister, officially old. A year ago, as I was turning 29, I expected to be in Missouri for my 30th birthday. I expected to hold a celebration, inviting people over to my home. A bit of food, some presents, and

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RESTful people – NodeJS and MongoDB

Today, I wanted to go through the process of creating a simple API that gets data from a MongoDB using NodeJS. We’re going to use the default Mongo driver to do this. (Most use Mongoose; it is a bit easier to work with according to the internet.) We are also going to use Assert and

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MVC and NodeJS

So, I like MVC. (Model, View, Controller) The “view” in MVC is one of the really cool pieces; it allows you to quickly and easily make a template that you can apply “data” to at will. It allows for a dynamic website without needing to build extra pages. It can also help SEO and a

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Dreams from Last Night

I pulled the car into a parking spot and turned off the ignition. Steve and Kally climbed out of the back and walked off along the shopping mall strip in front of us. I glanced to my left, and saw a truck loading-and-unloading lane, and saw cracks in the foundation of the wall. I imagined,

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Development Speed

One of the things I look at when I’m developing something is how fast I can get the project launched. This is one of the things, more than any other, that calls me to NodeJS. It is very simple and easy to get something running. In fact, I’m going to take you through a quick

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A bridged gap

It started Wednesday afternoon, with a photo of four people standing outside an apartment building. Smiling faces, huddled together for a selfie. It launched a 2400 mile trip that spans 5 days, culminating after 1200 miles and a visit with a friend unseen since Christmas. An early birthday present, combined with a miniature vacation. The

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The two party system lie you’ve been told all your life

Fuck the two party system and anyone who says “If you don’t support one X then you automatically support Y.” — Randy Milholland (@choochoobear) March 3, 2016 I like Randy; I love his comic, Something*Positive, and I enjoy his often-times crazy rants about the history of Duckburg. When he tweeted the above tweet this morning,

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Are you here to take my picture?

A few days ago I went for a walk on the beach. I bought a Canon T6i Rebel as an early birthday present for myself, and I wanted to test it out by taking a lot of pictures on the beach. The few times I’d wanted to go before, the weather hadn’t been cooperative, or

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