Advice

A Peaceful Transition

To many people around the world right now, this election’s results were horrifying. The rug was ripped out from beneath their feet. They feel like they are in free fall. They feel like the world doesn’t make sense, and they don’t know what to do. If you’re one of these people, like I was this

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Vote Today

I won’t lie to you. I care about who you vote for. I don’t like Donald Trump, and I can’t find a cohesive reason to not vote for Hillary Clinton. I’ve read about her lies, (every person lies; not overly concerned about whether or not she has a few times) Her E-Mail server, (I’m not

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How to train your Network

You should see the shudders I get from people when I talk with them about building their network. They almost visceral fear or loathing of the idea is evident on their face, and immediately their eyes gloss over like Brandon Stark’s when he wargs. I can’t blame them, either. Most people approach networking as if

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NodeJS tutorial – MongoDB driven Employee Database

This is a simplistic database-driven employee website. It does not, at all, have all of the functions a real employee database would. Nor is the database well designed for actual use. This is just designed to show the CRUD functions that you can use with MongoDB and NodeJS. (CRUD: Create, Read, Update, Delete) Disclaimer: I

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Employee Website – a NodeJS example

This is going to build off of the last tutorial. If you haven’t gone through it, you’ll need to – the MongoDB portions are referenced in this tutorial. Alright, so, let’s get started. There are several files that we need to have, and two sub-folders that we’re going to put them in. But first, you

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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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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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Different paths

It seems that I am having a bit of a crisis here. I am entering a point in my life where I am not sure what I want to do with it anymore, and beginning to seriously think about the different paths I could still take. I watched a Ted Talk the other day by

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Personal Brand

Each of my friends have their own brand. They don’t know it, but they have it. This is a relatively new concept, too. I didn’t have a brand 20 years ago. Now I have a brand that reached over 11,000 people this month. My words, what I care to share with people around the world,

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