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30 Apr 17

8:28 pm

New DoD Open Source Website

Over the past month I've been working with the Defense Digital Service (DDS) on a new website promoting open source software within the Department of Defense. I've been working as a volunteer with another volunteer and the DDS team to build and launch the .mil site before it is presented at OSCON. We're hoping it'll be finished and ready by it's launch date. Once it goes live I'll post a link and discuss some of the tools we are using. It's been a fun experience and not an opportunity that comes up very often.
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06 Feb 17

1:48 am
After a lot of thinking about it, I've decided I'm going to start a think tank on improving government and initiatives. I'm going to invite someone from every field to act as a subject matter expert. We will then discuss issues and try to find solutions. Once we have determined a solution we will contact government officials and make suggestions. We will also work with charities and try to help improve communities. I've been wanting to do this for years, but wasn't sure how to go about it. I think I know now, so it's time to start.
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01 Feb 17

12:47 am
Well, I've been told I don't blog enough (hey Shaley), so I'm back :). My last post I talked about moving to Node.js development and I have to say I like it. I miss some things about PHP, but it was my first love. One of the things my team is building is a SaaS platform and the cool thing is we will be doing SDKs in other languages, like PHP. That means Clay isn't dead and I'll be building in new features to test our platform. A lot of cool things going on, I just can't talk about them just yet.
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30 Jul 16

2:35 am

Node.js

So, after 17 years of PHP development, I'm learning something new: node.js. I'm loving it so far, but I also miss a lot about the way I've used PHP. Unfortunately, there are some things node.js does better, so I'm learning something new. I wrote a framework from scratch, but it was just to learn it. I'm using Hapi for my latest project, which I love, but also fight with a lot. My current project is a commercial venture, which I plan to discuss more in the near future. Fun times.
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28 Jul 16

2:26 am

Her name is Astrid

We have a new baby girl! She was born on Saturday :) It's been a while, but I'm still here. I've been doing a lot of coding lately, just not in PHP or on Clay. It may be my first closed source project. It may get open sourced down the road though. A lot has been going on lately. Need to blog more often though.
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13 Apr 16

1:17 am

I officially live in Albuquerque

We finally moved into our new house today, finally. Pics and stuff to come. Feels nice to spend the night at home, instead of the hotels we've been in for the last 2 months.
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17 Jan 16

6:07 pm

One Last Trip to Venice

We will be leaving Italy soon, so we decided to take one last trip to Venice. It was a cold day, but overall a good one. Google took the liberty of applying a filter to a picture of the tower in San Marco's Square:

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13 Jan 16

6:03 pm
Worked on my Summernote app some more. I found it either difficult or confusing to build a full plugin, so I actually forked the JS file. I wrote my embed stuff directly into Summernote and it works quite well. I'm probably going to keep it that way for now and actually remove the code for buttons I don't need. Eventually I'd like to make every button a plugin, but from what I can tell, you can't create new handlers in a plugin, you have to use the generic one. I could be wrong though, I'm no JS expert. Part of my emphasis shifted later in the day to the thought of turning the embedded sites into a service (product). There are sites out there that do that, but I don't really want to pay for it if I can do it. I may build it into Clay and make it a collective feature like some of the other stuff I'm working on. ;)
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12 Jan 16

11:41 am

2015 National Champs!

Roll Tide! 

Clemson played their hearts out, hats off to those guys. 2 champions, unfortunately there's only trophy.
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11:38 am

How many rings do you have again Nick?

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