My Journey into Development: Part 1

This post was originally on It details my journey into Web Development and why I do what I do.

2002 - 2006


Like many web developers out there, I began my journey into HTML when I was a kid. My older stepbrother started a website of

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Open Up

Hi Stranger

I always had this fear that I was bothering people when I opened a conversation with them or that I was being impolite. This limiting belief held me back a lot in my earlier days and kept to myself. Occasionally, I realize I am falling back into this

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Updating PostgreSQL 9.1 to 9.3 in Ubuntu

Dying for improved JSON data-types, better Foreign Data Wrapper Support, and an even more powerful LISTEN and NOTIFY? Fear no more. Today, I will be guiding you through upgrading PostgreSQL.

Normally, you would think a simple sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade would suffice, but nope! Here, I'll share

Introducing My Stack: Backend Edition

After about 5 hours of fighting with the code, I finally got Ghost to cooperate with me and run on Postgres! Knex wasn't correctly typing bigint, which led to a problem with the sessions expire field. After a simple ALTER TABLE SQL command, I was off to the races. Just

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