The 2019 Life Update Post

Seattle View from Ferry to Bremerton

I can't even begin to think of where to begin on what I've been up to in the last (... oh my god, what has it... 8 fucking years!) since I blogged regularly. So much has happened. So much of it was so. hard. I have thought for awhile now about blogging again, and have … Continue reading The 2019 Life Update Post

Internal Application WIN

For the last year I have been working for Washington State L&I on the maintenance team for one of their internal data-entry applications. I have been particularly active in creating a new version of the app for an upcoming release. Without previous experience working in ASP.Net, I quickly trained myself up in VB.Net and began making … Continue reading Internal Application WIN

BYU-Idaho’s Responsive Prototype

During my internship at BYU-Idaho, I had the opportunity to proactively design solutions to solve usability problems for our site. Of course, implementation was another matter. This is where I learned the valuable lesson of prototypes: Prototypes are a quick and effective way to demonstrate the possibilities to stakeholders. It shows them what we already … Continue reading BYU-Idaho’s Responsive Prototype

Novel Ninja: Crediting Yourself

Today Ali Cross has been kind enough to feature another blog by yours truly. This one is about Crediting Yourself: an aspect to life that I have found to be crucial for motivation and success. Check out the post at or - and if you're a writer yourself, consider joining the dojo!