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Mailchimp in "The Attack of the Bots"

Sep 30, 2022

coder

The spam bots finally found my little piece of the internet and flooded my newsletter with thousands of sign-ups from a "Hot Alisa". This post describes the steps I took to make sure that the spamming can never happen again.

The Salary Gap in Real Life

Apr 29, 2022

coder

In 2020, a woman working in the US made 17% less than a man. When comparing my former salary to that of my male coworker, it seems like the salary pay gap is still alive and well.

Grandma Avery (January 6, 1924–December 8, 2021) and Meshach (January 20, 2013–December 17, 2021)

In Memory of Grandma and Meshach

Mar 25, 2022

personal

Content Warning: death, suicide—The last two years have sucked. I have experienced unemployment, sickness, and the death of loved ones. Specifically I lost my grandma and my dog, Meshach, in December 2021. In this post, I talk about the good memories I have of them that help me combat my sorrow.

The Influence of Childhood Books

Feb 22, 2022

writer

A previous prompt from the site Hardcover, an up-and-coming alternative to Goodreads, asked us about our favorite childhood books That got me thinking about my favorites and how they may have influenced my writing style.

My Writing Projects for 2022

Jan 25, 2022

writer

With a brand new year and Book II's draft finally complete, it's time to take a look at the writing projects for 2022.

Recruiters, Please Stop Playing the Guessing Game

Nov 29, 2021

coder

As a talented developer, I get a lot of messages from recruiters, asking if I'm looking for a new opportunity. It's nice being recognized, but there is one thing I can't stand about them: playing the company guessing game.

Thoughts of an Old Soul

Sep 20, 2021

personalwriter

I've always enjoyed creative works from times past, validating my identity as an "old soul." Here I compare the differences I've noticed in the creative works of today.

The original "I Am" poem with classic Microsoft rainbow Word Art and pink construction papers on the corners

Work Revisited: "I Am" Poem

Jul 27, 2021

personalwriter

I found an old autobiography assignment from eighth grade with predictions and poetry from 13-year-old me. Let's take a trip down memory lane.

Code Fix: The SIBA Join Page Update

May 7, 2021

coder

The simulation basketball league created by my dad and I had grown significantly in popularity, revealing a problem in our join-up process. This post describes that problem as well as the struggles and results of the fix.

The Beauty of Video Game Music

Apr 1, 2021

gamer

Exploring the vast library of Spotify, I found songs from games of my childhood and it reignited my love for video game music. So I took a trip down memory lane, rediscovering songs and opening myself up to some new favorites.