• buildingAPortfolioWebsite.part1htmlcss

    November 18, 2019 by

    listeningTo: Gone Away Five Finger Death Punch inRealLife: Real life is meshing pretty well with work life and applies to this post, yay! I have decided to officially start a #100DaysofCode challenge – for those who don’t know, you commit to practice learning to code for, you got it, 100 days in a row. There… Read more

  • exploringMindMaps.part2

    November 4, 2019 by

    listeningTo: The Trauma Model by King 810 inRealLife: My whole company is remote spread out all over the world, but we get together once a year in NYC for a two-day team meeting, and it’s this week! I’m excited to see everyone, but I’m more importantly excited for tomorrow night’s team excursion to see To… Read more

  • exploringMindMaps.part1

    October 27, 2019 by

    listeningTo: The Addams Family inRealLife: It’s fall! And I’ve officially been pumpkin picking twice already, planning to carve today. I love spooky season. We had a MASSIVE platform release last week which called for lots of overtime hours. It was a few months in the making, definitely nail-biting near the end, but at the end… Read more

  • formingYourCareerInTesting

    October 10, 2019 by

    listeningTo: The Simpsons Season 2 Episode 5 inRealLife: I’ve been intending to write for weeks, I really have. Things have been serious health wise, busy work wise, there’s no real good excuse. I just checked though, thinking “I bet I haven’t blogged in over a month” but AH HA! as long as I post this… Read more

  • learningJavaScriptClasses

    September 11, 2019 by

    listeningTo: Arrested Development, Season 1, Episode 2 (for the 1569th time) inRealLife: Halloween decorations are officially up and creepy! I was a few days late this year, I usually aim for September 1st. I’m in my happy place. whatIReadThisWeek: So much! As the title of this post will tell you, I have been focused primarily… Read more

  • refactoringAutomatedScripts

    August 28, 2019 by

    listeningTo: South Park, Season 1 Episode 4 inRealLife: It’s been a rough patch here, luckily I’m pretty easy to amuse and putting on my “When it rains, it Poes” shirt, featuring a very sad Edgar Allen Poe under an umbrella was enough to put a smile on my face this morning. If there’s one thing… Read more

  • personas

    August 22, 2019 by

    listeningTo: some NFL show my husband is intently watching that I don’t care about… inRealLife: I’ve been playing Destiny 2 on Xbox for a few months now, I’m not super good at it, but it is reeeeally fun. It’s also really stressful. Anyway, I need a break, so let’s talk about some personas, hm? whatIReadThisWeek:… Read more

  • bootstrapMigrationFun

    August 16, 2019 by

    listeningTo: Seduction by Eminem inRealLife: I spent the last week in Florida visiting my grandma down there. It was HOT, and spending that much time with family is always tense and thoroughly exhausting. I did have a really fun day in Universal wandering around Diagon Alley and basically living 10-year-old Amanda’s dream (yes, I bought… Read more

  • whatHappensWhenABuildBlowsUp

    July 30, 2019 by

    listeningTo: cranking air conditioners and hot pacing doggies inRealLife: My phone decided it only wants to hold calls for 6-12 minutes, which was not very conducive for my very long sprint demo, estimation, and planning calls today. We use Zoom, cool, so I can just use Internet Audio. Oh, but then the internet went down… Read more

  • howToPredictPerformanceIssuesOnProduction

    July 18, 2019 by

    listeningTo: Lucifer, Season 1 Episode 9 inRealLife: After dinner, my husband and I went out to the car, just in the driveway, to clean it out after our long weekend trip this past weekend (okay, we’re super lazy, I’m aware it is Thursday…). I let Scout out with us, my little baby 65lb pit bull,… Read more

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