Why I left a job I loved

I joined GoDaddy in March 2008 and it was the first job that I truly loved. I worked as a developer in the hosting department for all 8 years and got a chance to work on most of the products (dedicated hosting, VPS, shared hosting, and their user interfaces) using a variety of technologies (C++, […]

An introduction to hosting

Hosting is the physical place where “content” (web sites, images, files, etc) lives at. Basically, this is just another person’s computer. When you hear people talking about “the cloud”, they’re talking about hosting. You can use your own computer to host content or you can purchase hosting from a company like GoDaddy. The computer providing […]

OCD and anxiety: a closer look

I’m pretty open with folks about having OCD and I’ve also written briefly about my experience before in a previous blog entry, “Living with OCD and anxiety”. When people ask me about it (and I encourage them to), I’m often asked, “What type of OCD do you have?”. Do I wash my hands all the […]

The meaning of life

Back in 2011, I found a great book: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl I don’t remember how I found this book, but I’m really glad I did; reading it was a life-changing experience for me. It’s only 165 pages long, short and easy enough that I read through it in two sittings. […]

Thinking about life goals

I love my life. My friends, my family… The work I do every day as a computer programmer that actually gives my life a sense of fulfillment and meaning. But I’m at a point now where I often find myself thinking in-depth about the life I’ve made for myself… asking, “What’s next?”. Projects get completed […]

2013: A year of releases

The past few months have been life changing in a lot of ways. In my free time over the past 2 years, a group of friends and I formed a company and have been working hard to finish creating a game that some of us had originally started in 2002. We made great progress, this […]

Benz on a budget

Owning a Mercedes can be an expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. My goal with this post is to provide you with resources so that you can (hopefully) save yourself some cash. You don’t have to be rich to own a Benz. Going to the dealership is always a great experience for me, but […]

Living with OCD and anxiety

I’ve always had a hard time relaxing because my brain doesn’t know how to stop working. When I was younger, I could force myself to relax by having a few beers. This worked great for me as a teenager up and through college. I built up enough of a tolerance that I could slam a […]