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Stuff from old resume

I been trying to break into software development after years of working with the print and signage industry doing anything from creation to fabrication and operating some very large equipment. Please see my linkedIN page for more in-depth details and always feel free to ask.

Strengths* According to Gallup Strengthsfinder


I am always wanting to start a new project and over the course of time I have learned to say no at the right time so I can be dedicated to the projects I am currently on, whatever it may be. If you have a project in the pipeline, let’s talk and find our balance so we can move forward with great success.

Just 4 Funzies

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Lovin the Joomla!

A couple of years ago I came across Joomlatools and was excited to improve my workflow. It was an impressive setup; one that I had little idea of how to use many of the tools. Recently I had upgraded my virtualbox and vagrant apps and it all went haywire. Joomla! has been the community that teased me into the world wide web and though I have not done recent client work with it I always find myself coming back to play around and check things out. Unfortunately other priorities took over from deciphering all the errors I was receiving and I put it on the back burner. A month and a half later I got a wild hair to try again. After updating some issues with out of date PPAs and general Ubuntu maintenance I rid myself of some apt update errors but I still had this stinking problem with updating the guest additions. When I was trying to upgrade it from within the box the distribution’s version was more crusty than it was trusty. Man I really thought I mussed it all up but then thanks to @GabLeRoux it was all cleared up by running sudo /mnt/ This drove me crazy because I kept thinking I would find my guest addition iso in /media/cdrom/.

Now that the Joomlatools box is running again I am ready to play. The first thing I do is refresh my memory by running box list from within the virtual machine ( or through the easy wetty link from the dashboard ) and am ready to switch different php versions.

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Trash for Teaching T4T

Sometimes you never know where you might find your inspiration. When it comes to working with your kids and STE(A)M foundations, new ideas can be found as close as the garbage can. Well maybe not that gross but at least as close as our household recycle bin. Tissue paper tubes, shipping packages, and other study materials are plentiful in modern first world society but sometimes storing up quantity for a bigger project takes time. That is when

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Welcome to Jekyll!

You’ll find this post in your _posts directory. Go ahead and edit it and re-build the site to see your changes. You can rebuild the site in many different ways, but the most common way is to run jekyll serve, which launches a web server and auto-regenerates your site when a file is updated.

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Years Ago

In a blur long long ago I decided to pursue something. I wrote about it on blogger when the web 2.0 was exploding. For now I am trying to

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