One snowy evening (tonight) I came up with this fuzzy little riff while messing around with my new Epiphone Dot and Garageband. I decided to flesh it out a bit more than my other tracks and add some of the drums that come with Garageband. For some copy and paste drum tracks, I think they… Read more On the Dot
Winter is almost here in Colorado. With that comes shorter days and colder temperatures. Since I’m gonna be stuck inside for the next few months, I decided to buy a new (used) guitar for my office. Now during my lunch breaks I can work on improving my chops. I found a used Epiphone Dot at… Read more New Guitar Day
I spent days trying to figure out why files weren’t uploading when I moved my Laravel app to the production server. After hours of trying different things I found in forums and Stack Overflow, this is what worked for me.
Here’s a quick little something I recorded this morning. Its a little rough around the edges, but I thought you still might enjoy it. I’ll let you guess what inspired it 🙂
Last night I was watching some videos of Alabama Shakes and was inspired by their simple yet punchy sound. Here’s a quick little jam session I did of my own take on one of their chord progressions. Enjoy.
A few months ago I bought my first electric guitar. I’ve been playing guitar since I was 14, but this was the first time I’d purchased an electric. It is a Fender Stratacaster Elite. I love the way it sounds, and I love having something tactile to create with after a long day of coding… Read more Another Creative Outlet
Mailgun is a service for sending transnational emails from your app. Once you’ve created your Mailgun account and verified it with your app’s domain, here are the steps for making your app use Mailgun’s SMTP service for sending emails from the app. 1. Edit the .env file on the production server. I use Forge, so… Read more Use Mailgun SMTP in a Laravel App
I didn’t get a chance to post a new article last week. I put a few ideas in draft mode, but didn’t have time to completely flesh one out. Why? Because I was waking up early and staying up late (too late) in order to meet project deadlines. Sometimes running a web design agency feels… Read more Project Deadlines and Late Nights
Today is my 32nd birthday. When I woke up I found my mom had bought me a subscription to Paleo Magazine for my birthday. She knows that when I’m doing my bike training I try to eat Paleo as much as possible. Mainly because it makes me feel good. Sure, it helps me trim up… Read more The Right Amount of Stress