Blog Posts

Stumbling Into Design Patterns

As I have been working on the Vigil project, I have been accidentally stumbling onto various patterns. I will go in search of a way to solve some particular problem, and end up losing several hours...

Hello World!

I am working on migrating my blog from the old hosted Wordpress site that I was using to be hosted by GitHub pages, powered by Jekyll. Why, you might ask. Because I can. Also, because I want to use...

Disney's Dopey Challenge

The Dopy Challenge is a four day event at Walt Disney World Resorts. Thursday - Pluto's 5k Friday - Minnie's 10k Saturday - Donald Duck's Half Marathon Sunday - Mickey Mouse's Marathon In...

Vigil Base Solution

I've finally done it; I finally ripped, twisted, and otherwise cajoled the default MVC template, Identity code, and a few other tweaks I wanted to make into something I am semi-confident will be a...

Letting Users Get Ahead Of Me

In the quest to get to a Minimum Viable Product, I wanted to be able to wrap together a set of projects that would act as a complete framework for future projects. Every (nearly every) project...

Overall Fitness In 8 Tests

A friend forwarded me an article from Runner's World (written by editors at Men's Health) titled "8 True Tests of Your Overall Fitness". The article describes the test, drones on about the author's...

Let's Do the Time Warp Again

Another summer, another marathon season. Montrose at 6:00 am I will be continuing to be a pace leader at the Montrose site for the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA). Two years ago, I was a...