Michelin Stars in DC

So, it's my goal to go to as many Michelin starred restaurants as I possibly can.  The new list for Washington DC is out, so, I have updated my list of places that I want to go to: The Inn at Little Washington:  Been there, loved it.  Was hungry on…

My thoughts on the NYT Child Sex Abuse Article

If you haven't read it, I highly encourage you to do so: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/28/us/child-sex-abuse.html? The things that I want to really point out: NCMEC is horribly underfunded, and has issues keeping (and retaining) technical talent.Startups like Thorn (Which is Ashton…

Job Hunt: Update

So, apparently one of my jobs failed to tell me that it was a cleared position. Here's my issue...I haven't held a security clearance in almost 10 years, and I honestly have zero intention of going through that process again. Scratch one job off of my list. Also, the…

Job Hunt: September 2019

Since my contract at my current company is coming up in the end of September, I started looking for a new gig this month.  A few things were really important to me: Finding a job that had some upward mobility. Finding a job that had decent benefits Finding a job…

Cypress for e2e testing

As many of you know, I don't make it a secret that I'm not an amazing front-end guy.  However, since I have a mantra of "test all the things" that I'm working on, when I have to do front end work, it's my goal to test everything. I start by…

Gitlab and Digital Ocean Kubernetes

If you haven't used Gitlab's Auto Devops product yet, and you're in the DevOps or CI/CD space, you're really missing out on the convenience that the Review App can bring.  In order to get started, you'll need a few things: A Digital Ocean Account.  A little bit of working…