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bio website thingswithpixels.com
location United States
age 30
visits member for 4 years, 1 month
seen Oct 16 at 17:13
I'm a web developer who writes PHP / Zend Framework apps by day and Rails apps by night. I'm also a CSS ninja and javascript dabbler. If I'm not programming a site, I'm probably working on IA charts on UI design. I like to bring order out of chaos.

Oct
4
comment Working as the sole programmer at a non-tech company
In retrospect, this is a more accurate answer to my situation (but not necessarily all situations). I've since left that job, and am now working with other programmers who are a lot smarter than me. Definitely the right move for my career.
Aug
7
comment Why was Rails written in Ruby?
I believe an initial attempt at Basecamp was attempted in PHP, and wasn't working out to DHH's satisfaction. Hence, Rails was coded in Ruby.
Jan
20
comment Do unfamiliar frameworks make you nervous?
Only that he didn't feel comfortable supporting an app written with this technology. I totally respect that they could admit it, instead of charging ahead. It was just disappointing because I got a good vibe from this guy.
Jan
14
comment stackoverflow induced passivity - how to cope?
Totally. The worst coded project is the one that isn't finished or doesn't work. And this is computer programming, not stone carving. You CAN fix the rough spots later (or rewrite it). Although, you'll probably want to pay some attention to your security problems.
Dec
7
comment Use of pirated/cracked software for development
There are some grey area arguments you can make when using unlicensed software as an hobbyist individual or poor college student, but if you're a commercial entity making money from said software, then you have little ground to stand on.
Oct
31
comment When do you get your best ideas?
I'm happy this is getting votes. The shower is the best place for any kind of thinking!
Oct
1
comment Working as the sole programmer at a non-tech company
+1 for mentioning the importance of working with a team
Sep
27
comment Working as the sole programmer at a non-tech company
And I certainly don't feel disrespected. I think it has more to do with vision. I see ample opportunity for technology to let us be more efficient or serve our customers better, but that's because I spend all my time living in the tech world. But at the same time, I need to make sure our technical debt doesn't get out of control. It's a frustrating balancing act, and communicating it to people who've just never been there before is tough.
Sep
27
comment Working as the sole programmer at a non-tech company
I take care of all the odd computer related tasks. But I typically don't mind that stuff, as long as it isn't too time consuming.