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The iPhone 6 Dilemma

The iPhone 6 Dilemma

You may have read the title of this post and assumed I was debating whether or not I should upgrade to the iPhone 6, but that isn’t the dilemma at all. I am genuinely excited about the new hardware as well as iOS 8. The dilemma is deciding which screen size to get because in […]

The Brilliance of Simplicity

The Brilliance of Simplicity

I have always admired businesses who thrive on a simple concept/idea. I believe that if you do one thing really well you can make a good living doing exactly that. I have recently come across a couple of products in this category that I just had to blog about. The first product is something I […]

Poll – Lollapalooza 2014 Headli...

Poll – Lollapalooza 2014 Headliners

Lollapalooza starts two weeks from today so my wife and I have been finalizing our schedules for the festival. Obviously headliners tend to come up quite in these debates so I am curious as to what peoples priorities are going to be this year. I don’t want to influence any votes (as if anyone cares […]

Midwest PHP 2014

Midwest PHP 2014

I recently attended the Midwest PHP conference and it was a truly great experience. I went last year and while the location changed this year the quality of the conference was right on par. This year it took place at the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis Campus) which proved to be a perfect venue for […]

Lollapalooza 2013

Lollapalooza 2013

This was our first year attending Lollapalooza so we really didn’t know what to expect other than a lot of people and a lot of really great music. For those who aren’t familiar with the event it was conceived in 1991 by Perry Farrell (lead singer of Janes Addiction) as a farewell tour for his […]

Developer Portability

Developer Portability

As you may or may not know (see: here ) I recently switched jobs. I went from a cutting edge marketing firm to the world leader in automotive/aerospace/structural testing systems. Both places are top notch in their respective areas but as you can probably imagine they both operate very differently and utilize very different technologies. […]

The Next Phase

The Next Phase

After an amazing 14 months working for one of the best agencies in the Twin Cities I am going back to my roots in science and engineering. I recently accepted a position at MTS Systems as a Senior PHP Developer / Core Team Lead for their new mobile platform. I am really looking forward to […]

Recent Music Trends – Q1 2013

Recent Music Trends – Q1 2013

Every so often I like to share some of the albums/artists I have been jamming to. Over the last few months I have been working on a lot of very “heads down” type projects which provide excellent opportunities for both music listening and discovery. Below is a rundown of my top artists on Last.fm for […]

The Midwest PHP Conference

The Midwest PHP Conference

I attended the first ever Midwest PHP Conference last weekend and blogged about it on the Spyder Trap site. Please check out the full post here.

Developer Challenge Post

Developer Challenge Post

I recently participated in a 90-minute developer challenge and blogged about it on my employers website, check it out!

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