I just submitted a proposal to a WordCamp for a talk I’m calling “Aaron Struck by Lightning”. It is an experiment in challenging myself and in giving real time choice to the audience as to what they learn next. Here is the basic summary I submitted: 6 talks, all five minutes long. The first one […]
Meetings are Toxic. One of the most shared links among tech teams. In general, developers realize that meetings are not the place to get work done. In order to make meeting suck less, I’ve come up with a few simple rules. I generally define a meeting as something on my schedule for me and at […]
My life was incredibly different in July of 2010 when I moved to Washington DC. At that time, I had been a freelance web developer for a few years and had just begun contributing to WordPress (and open source in general). Three and half years later and I’ve contributed close to sixty patches to WordPress, […]
I might have a small obsession with punchcard graphs lately. I built them for my bash history and posts on this site.. I recently downloaded my twitter archive, so I decided to build some punch card graphs with that. All Tweets I figured that this would be a good way to see if there was […]
After building punch card of my bash history earlier today, I thought it would be interesting to build one of my posting history on this blog. I had no idea I posted on Monday so much. The times are all Pacific (since that is where I started my site), so I have a feeling […]
A few months ago, I discovered Bash History Punch card graphs. It’s an interesting way to visualize when you do the most work. Here are two updated cards for me showing my personal laptop and my work laptop.
Today, Pope Benedict XVI announced an extraordinary move and became the first pope since Celestine V in to voluntarily abdicate the papal office. On this day, I would like to formally announce my candidacy for Pope. Now you may be wondering why me, a non catholic, would want to be pope. The answer is easy. […]
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/nacin/status/298480418699739136″] This reminds me of getting rejected for the first job I applied for in DC. It was the first interview I ever had with a web development agency for a fulltime position. Getting the rejection email devastated me. I was ready to accept that I was such a failure, that I would never be able […]