Coming Out Queer

I've always kind of questioned my identity, but never felt comfortable actually identifying as anything other than heterosexual -- despite my parallel discomfort with actually identifying as heterosexual.…

Wallabag

I've been using Pocket for awhile to offload my reading list and bookmarks, and while the UI is great, I admit to having my reservations. One particular frustration is that it simply links to anything saved, and doesn't actually save the page (I've encountered more than a few dead links…

VirtualBox via Command Line

I haven't really played around with Vagrant much, but I am a huge VirtualBox fan. Of course, it's annoying to use the GUI... lots of things to click, and the console screen has plenty of usability issues. What I really wanted was the ability to quickly turn on/off my VMs and just ssh to them.…

Running Tutorials At Conferences

This post was born out of some of my frustrations as both an attendee of tutorials at conferences, and as a presenter. I'd like to say, no conference that I've been to gets everything wrong... but neither do they get everything right.…

An Experiment in Being Present

Tomorrow is my 30th birthday. I'm actually really excited about it. I've come a long way in my life, and despite the usual ups and downs, I'm pretty happy. I like what I do, I have terrific friends (even if they're scattered all over the globe), I've done an exceptional…