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I like running through the Prime Factors Kata when learning a new language to help uncover the language's power. I've done this before in Clojure and now it's Scala's turn. Scala is interesting in tha...
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By now, I hope we can all agree that unit tests are a good idea. I recently gave a presentation on why I think testing before writing production code (TDD) is better than testing after. Code Quality. ...
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Sniff... All grown up! I recognize that code btw ;)
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Inspired by the Lifehacker Pack for Windows, I created my own list of tools I use on a daily basis. I've listed Linux alternatives to the Windows-only tools, but I haven't used a Mac since grade schoo...
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I check Billboard's Hot 100 chart each Thursday to keep my playlist up-to-date. It's time consuming, however, to go through the entire list each week to find the new songs. What I really want to see a...
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Published my first Android app last night!
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Running "hwclock" yields the current hardware time in local time even if the "--utc" option is used. When "/sbin/hwclock" is run at OS boot to sync the system clock to th...
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When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else---the small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

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+Dwolla is hiring developers. If you kick ass and want change how the world moves money get in touch!
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Rocky - wish we still had you around kicking ass at Deere. Glad you like the new gig. Keep kicking ass and having fun!
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Fresh Hot 100, my new web app, isn't quite so ugly anymore:
Probably still pretty ugly to people that actually know what they're doing, but I'm happy with where it's at. I started by adding a full-screen background image with help from CSS-Tricks. Then I got a...
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Single Responsibility (SRP) - Every class should have a single responsibility, and that responsibility should be entirely encapsulated by the class. All its services should be narrowly aligned with th...
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  • Dwolla
    Lead Developer, 2012 - present
  • John Deere
    Software Engineer, 2006 - 2012
  • University of Iowa
    Software Developer, 2005 - 2007
  • Rockwell Collins
    Technical Intern, 2005 - 2005
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Des Moines, IA - Iowa City, IA - Long Grove, IA
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    Computer Engineering, 2003 - 2008
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