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  1. I Am Retiring from CMS Projects

    After 5 years, I have decided to leave Drupal behind to take my software engineering career in a different direction. In fact, this was the plan, even before I began working in Drupal. My gratitude to the Drupal community cannot be overstated. A handful of key, unnamed people in this …

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  2. Understanding Config in Elixir

    Elixir uses a build tool called Mix, which allows you to define static global variables for your project inside a special file called config.exs.

    A typical config.exs file looks something like this:

    use Mix.Config
    config MyApp,
      myVar: value,
      myVar2: value2

    Inside your application, we then load the …

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  3. What Vegans Can Teach Us About Morality

    This post is not about whether or not eating animal products is ethical. This information is relevant to you know matter what you think about eating animals. It's about the complex role of the individual and our expression of personal values in today's society, and why truly dedicated morality is …

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  4. Natural Talent and Programming

    Recently, I attended a Meetup where one of the guests brought up an interesting question. She remarked about how programmers can accomplish a lot, sometimes with less knowledge than we think we need. As fresh novices, it's hard to even know when we are ready to hit the job. This …

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  5. What Is Work-Life Balance?

    Work-life balance is much more than having time to yourself every evening. It's more than a 40 hour workweek, and it's more than taking a few weeks of vacation every year to see your family.

    While a simple harmony between work and other obligations is an honorable accomplishment in American …

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  6. My Interest in Elixir

    Almost exactly a year ago, I published a blog post regarding my excitement about Scala. Today, I am writing about an even newer programming language called Elixir.

    Motivation Part 1: Scala Seems Impossible

    I am not one of those naturally gifted programmers who can pick up new syntax on the …

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  7. Noppoo Choc Mini Review

    The Noppoo Choc Mini is a mechanical keyboard. I scored a killer deal on Ebay and decided to pick it up.

    Why I Bought It

    In terms of size, it sits somewhere between a ten-key-less (TKL) and a 60%. I attend a lot of programming meetups, and therefore write a …

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