colin's blog

  1. Moral imagination

    Thu 12 April 2018

    When I first read Cultivating Empathy by Nathan Walker, it was just a book I picked up at General Assembly because I enjoyed his talk so much. I had no idea what a power idea the moral imagination is, and that it would come up over and over again in …

  2. Weekly roundup: Projecting

    Fri 02 March 2018

    Wrapped up some actual projects and improved my task management process; a good week!

    • Elation Working on a small project build out right now and the backend is coming together nicely. I had a really pleasant time with my first large code review and the

    • Castine

    • Church

    All in all …

  3. Weekly roundup: APIs

    Fri 23 February 2018

    This was a busy week with budgets and project kick offs. Let's jump right in.

    • Elation I got a new API feature complete though it still needs some work after a code review. I'm learning to love code reviews, though. I think the last few tricks I've learned about the …

  4. On Intention

    Wed 14 February 2018

    This idea was cribbed from Bryan Cantrill's talk on oral traditions in software development, is the importance of making as clear as possible your intentions when you do things. Often I feel as though intention gets a bad rap. The road to hell, and what-not. But the reality is that …

  5. Weekly roundup: Nick of time

    Fri 09 February 2018

    Just got this post in in the nick of time this week. It's still technically Friday in the Eastern time zone :) It was a pretty good week all things considered.

    • Elation I brought two tickets to completion, including one that was sort of a personal stretch as it involved javascript …

  6. Vault and Personal Secrets

    Mon 05 February 2018

    I use Hasicorp's wonderful Vault tool to manage my personal secrets. I realize there are a lot of services out there at this point like 1Password or Lastpass that can seal up your personal information in a secure place and give you token-ized access to it. But that has always …

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