(A Little Less Than) 120 Minutes

This is Part Two of the story of my biggest project (so far). Read Part One here! The app was finally ready (or so I thought), and the time came for it to be used during the Bay State Ballot Question Hackathon, an event hosted NECIR and WGBH in which…

252411: The Horrors of Very Large Datasets

During the last week, I worked on what was the largest project I have built by myself (so far). I received an email from my future CS professor about an opportunity to work on a web app for an upcoming event hosted by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting…

Art in Strange Places

Over the years I've had my fair share of dead projects. Some of them had promise, most of them didn't. There is one, however, that wasn't a total loss. At least if you can call screenshots in Garrys Mod art. Looking Down Hug Cart Ferrari Tank Red's Lap Airboat Red…

An Adventure in DevOps

About a couple of weeks ago was when I decided it was finally time to dip my toes in the murky depths of server management. Up until then, pretty much all of my software developing experience was in front-end work. (An umbrella term encompassing everything from static websites to games…

LexHack: A Cautionary Tale of Ambition

Hackathons. Making the best program/application that you possibly can in a short span of time. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a day, doesn’t it? In all honesty, hackathons are quite fun, especially if you know what you’re doing, but even just to see the cool…

Take Your Time

Yesterday, whilst browsing my usual slew of subreddits, I happened upon probably the best octopus related, github compatible, static blogging framework: Octopress. In my excited frenzy to whip together something that I could call a blog, no matter the quality, I failed to notice some very key details in my…