8 Months... ish... in Austin

I promised a friend that I'd publish something soon, so I thought I should give this a go. It's not that I haven't been writing, it's just that I haven't written anything I felt good about actually putting online yet. Everything I've written has been private for the last 8 months, but I'm able to use some…

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Moved. Again.

Most of my friends and coworkers already know I've been planning on moving to Austin for a while, but few know the extent of the situation. I actually started writing this post months ago when I was first planning the move. I didn't post it until today – now that I'm finally here. I did this purposefully, because…

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My first vacation.

Recently, I went on my first vacation as an adult. Well, that's not entirely true... I've been on trips with my family since I turned 18. But, this was my first actual vacation, without my family, that I had a hand in planning. And it was amazing. This post is image heavy, so my apologies for that.…

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My name

Few people actually go out of their way to change their first name. It’s just the name they were born with, and they’re perfectly happy with that. Unfortunately, my old name didn’t suit me, since it was given to me under the assumption that I was male, but that’s not the case. With…

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XOXO

As I stated in my last entry, DigitalOcean lets each of us attend one conference of our choice each year. I picked XOXO as that conference, and I’m glad I did because I met so many awesome people and saw so many awesome talks. Some big ones which hit me hardest were by C. Spike Trotman,…

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