Ramadan Reflections

As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, I look back on my experience these past 30-or-so days in the greater reflection on my current stage in life.

December 11, 2023 Global Strike for Gaza #strikeforgaza

Like many others today, I am participating in the Global Strike for Gaza (#StrikeForGaza) particularly in response to the United States of America’s despicable veto of a U.N. resolution demanding a humanitarian ceasefire in Israel’s war against Palestinian civilians.

Meeting humor

Have you ever been in a meeting and you made a work-related joke, and you thought to yourself, “You don’t work hard enough to make that kind of joke….”. I’ve come to realize I’m frequently that guy…😅

Seeking Director of Engineering role

I wanted to reach out and leverage my network in pursuit of my next engineering leadership role. The ideal role, and one where I feel I can contribute the most value, would be one that would allow me to leverage my 20 years of web application development in the traditional backend LAMP stack (think PHP-…

I’m still here

My first blog post in a long time, I reflect on what motivates me and how I strayed from that over the past few years.

GNU Screen Tip #1

I just wanted to share this simple thing I learned about GNU Screen and also get some of my quirkiness out this morning before starting real work. 😀


No longer a mishmash of dreams, scribbled notes, and vainglorious aspirations, I’ve finally started my own company!

How not to send service outage status updates

I woke up this morning to Intuit’s status alerts blowing-up my phone due to a severely large number of service outages related to their developer portal. After the 20th-or-so notice within a few minutes, I figured I should have gotten the message…

WhatsApp & Opus

Despite many sites espousing WhatsApp and its usage of Opus for audio messages, I am unable to actually send an Opus file through WhatsApp that is playable within the app itself.

It’s time to replace GIFs with AV1 video!

Over at #aomedia on FreeNode, I saw a link (above) posted to this neat blog showing the effectiveness of replacing animated GIFs with AV1 videos. While the general idea of using true video formats to replace short GIF animations has been implemented, with the industry support for AV1 and its clear superiority over other existing…