Transformation & Nature

One of the driving forces for relocating to the pacific northwest several years ago was to make a concerted effort to be more connected to “the outdoors.” I have since then made a concerted effort to as often as I am able capitalize on the opportunities we have here, particularly Read more…

AWS Amplify - How it works

AWS Amplify

Today was my first day working at Amazon (AWS). I’m blessed with the privilege to lead the Amplify Console team within the AWS Amplify group, and I could not be more excited. The AWS Amplify Console provides a Git-based workflow for deploying and hosting fullstack serverless web applications. A fullstack serverless Read more…

Music that Inspires

The other day I had the pleasure of enjoying Glen Hansard live at the Moore Theater in Seattle. Mr. Hansard is a (shockingly) singer, song-writer, actor and artist from Ireland who until the last 5-10 years was relatively unknown. In fact, without the success of the film Once, few people Read more…

Christmas in July 2019

Christmas in July

After many months of planning and prepping and waiting for Amazon Prime Day, and Newegg’s clone of Prime Day, we finally have arrived at a full collection of components for a complete dual-PC custom-mod setup that I will share more details of as soon as it’s complete. Components The excessive Read more…

Summer Project Part 2

There are few things as miserable as digging even the most reasonable of holes in Washington State. You really have not experienced frustration until you’ve tried to hand dig in rocky soil. I eventually caved and bought a pick axe which turned it from cursing and blisters into quite an Read more…