Author looking back at group ini the rain

Ride Report: 718C Micro Tour 4

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

bike on the boardwalk

Ride Report: 718c Micro Tour 3

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

Snippet of Code by Pankaj Patel on Unsplash

Tutorial Hell

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.

Snippet of Code by Pankaj Patel on Unsplash

X Days of Code: No. 3 — A Product Landing Page

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

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Creative Energy in Unexpected Places

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

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