Biking to a destination outside of NYC from NYC has its rewards. But first you must escape from New York. On July 6-7, I went on another Micro Tour with the amazing shop crew of 718 Cyclery. At this point I’m 4/4 for these monthly weekend excursions. Has it been challenging? Hell yes, but I’m ecstatic about the adventures, learning how to pack my bike, and pushing myself on endurance and bike touring. Best of
SUNSCREEN. Don’t knock it. If Micro Tour 2 was lush wonderland with green canopy providing cover from the harsh sun, Micro Tour 3 was its opposite: a beautiful ride under an unobstructed blanket of UV rays penetrating the Earth’s surface, and the breeze the only reprieve from the unceasing heat of the sun. The end result? Getting sun-baked as fuck and suffering varying degrees of sun burns and sun rashes. But I digress. This isn’t
The Dante-esque rings of tutorial hell are slowly making their boundaries known. It’s been easy, as a freshly certified front-end web developer, to find comfort and safety in tutorials, free code camps, basic how-to videos, and super cheap boot camp courses. Having a full-time job whilst attempting a career switch also make tutorials an attractive way to pretend like I’m making headway in web development.
Last week I completed Project 3 in Freecode Camp’s curriculum. I definitely over-thought this process, trying to be cool and doing more than what I knew how to do. The objective was to create a simple product landing page with key objectives, including: a top navigation that remains visible while scrolling, three navigation items that link to a place on the page, an embedded video, an email subscribe form with submit button, and at least
I never anticipated building relationships with the parents of my childhood friends. And yet, here I am, in my early thirties with two surrogate father figures who I adore and am grateful for. Funny how small this world is, and funnier that life unravels in this way. Funnier still that both of these people are named Scott. I guess this could’ve been called the Story of Two Scotts, but maybe that’s a chapter title for