2013

Craziest year ever. Not even sure what to write about it. 2014 looks to be more of the same. So many things. K’s dad. I hope he has a better 2014 than 2013. Same with K and her mom and her sister, L. And me. Too many things have been going on for so long, […]

This is Autism

This is Autism

This is autism. Sometimes I can’t talk, but I can think. Sometimes I can’t think, but I can feel. Sometimes I don’t fit in. Sometimes I am just like you. This is autism. Thoughts crash. Never-ending attempts to organize the world into separate parts. The lines are blurred. When all things are one, everything fits […]

Set Line Height in Komodo

Have I mentioned that I love Komodo IDE? Still, I occasionally come across an annoyance. One very annoying thing is that there is no way to change the line height in the editor other than changing the font size. I like to have a larger than average line height for better readability. I recently noticed […]

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Black Belt

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After 16.5 years of doing martial arts, I finally got my black belt a couple of weeks ago. I am still a little shocked, but it is very exciting. I’ve been very close a few other times and have a collection of brown belts, but I had mostly given up on getting a black belt. […]

Happy 10th Anniversary WordPress!

WordPress 10th Anniversary

WordPress will be 10 years old on May 27th, 2013. Hard to believe it has been so long! Dougal Campbell had a great idea to start the WordPress 10th Anniversary Blogging Project. I have been using WordPress since v 0.71 and it is still my favorite way to build a website. What better way to celebrate […]

Hyperfocus

Hyperfocus | Freelance Freedom

Happy Autism Acceptance month everyone! So nice to read all of the positive posts about autism. I sometimes still have a hard time seeing the positive aspects of autism in myself, but there are at least a few that I am thankful for. I think my favorite one is hyperfocus. Hyperfocus (according to Urban Dictionary) […]

Autism Acceptance means…

By Karen Hillman Fully accepting that my partner’s autism shapes her world, but does not define all of who she is – she is autistic and also a web developer, a gamer, a cat lover, a music lover, a brown-belt in karate, a geek, a great listener, a vegetarian, a wife, a sister, a daughter, […]

Laravel Learning Resources

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Over the past year or so, I have become enamored with the Laravel PHP framework and have a huge code crush on the soon to be released version 4. After attending Laracon in Washington D.C. a couple of weekends ago, I was inspired to start the Baltimore Laravel meetup group. I am compiling this resource […]

2012: The Highlights

If I had to pick one word to describe 2012, it would be ‘busy’. If I had to pick 2 words, they would be ‘too busy’. Living in Baltimore is very busy. I don’t think I will ever get used to it. Work was way too busy for a while. It is great to have […]

Second Annual ASAN Gala

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Last night Karen and I went to the 2nd annual ASAN Gala at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. It was even nicer than last year’s event, which was also very nice. There was a reception with excellent food and drink, followed by the opening speakers. First to speak was the evening’s host and […]