Motivation can be a funny thing. Sometimes you have it when you don’t have time for it. Other times it’s nowhere to be found when you are desperately seeking it. My motivation for blogging has waxed and waned other the last year, as probably is apparent by all three of my posts. This year will be better. Hard to be much worse!

I am motivated by moving my blog over to WordPress. I think my layout is cleaner, and my mobile layout is awesome! (Try it!)

New Year!

Happy New Year! Gregorian and Chinese.

New Job!

In November I started a new job as a developer at Pinnacle of Indiana. They found me through Careers 2.0 at I had created a profile when it was still 1.0, but I never really expected to get contacted, let alone a job.

I get to work with a great group of people who have a focus on the craftsmanship of programming. I’m excited to learn and hopefully begin to master the Agile methodologies. Most of our projects are .NET, but I’m getting exposure to other Microsoft products like SharePoint, Dynamics GP, and CRM. And of course, lots of web apps. The JavaScript I write today is so much better than just 2 months ago.

So far it’s been a great opportunity for me and I’m super lucky to be working here. Depending on what I come up with, I might even do some blogging on our developer blog at

New Stuff!

In addition to learning more work skills, I have started brewing my own beer! I’m currently in process of fermenting my second batch. I started out with a Porter which turned out great! My Amber should be ready in about 2 weeks. I would love to blog about it, but I’m not sure what I would say yet.

I’ve played with quite a few of the “cool kid” technologies over the last year and I have a bunch of things I want to cover in future posts. Some of the topics are:

  • Node.js
  • MongoDB
  • JavaScript
  • Git

More posts are on the way!