Disney World Vacation

From November 17-23, 2016, we vacationed at the Disney Caribbean Beach Resort. It was my first trip there and the first for my wife in about 10 years. We started off at Epcot, then the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and in between we spent a great deal of time visiting Disney Springs. All in all it was a great...


Breckenridge Vacation

September 16-24 me and my honey took a trip out to Breckenridge, CO to enjoy the sites and take in a Ray LaMontagne concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. It was an amazing trip, perfectly timed with the changing of the seasons (as you’ll see below) — we even got to experience the first snow of the season!


Daytona Beach Vacation

Back in June (18-19), we got to take a brief jaunt down to Daytona Beach, FL to visit with Alison’s side of the family. It was stormy, but perfect weather in my opinion – not too sunny to get burned and lots of wind & large waves.

Home Improvement

Home Energy Efficiency

Over the past eight years or so, I’ve done a number of different things to improve the efficiency of my home. There have been a wide range of results, so I thought I’d share them here. Upgraded Incandescent Bulbs to CFLs, and to LED Over the course of about 6 years (2008-2014), I swapped out all of my...

Web Development

Code Perfection

As a developer, your goal in coding shouldn’t be to make everything perfect – that’s a fool’s errand. When opening up an existing codebase, you should instead strive to: leave things better than you found them lead by example with your...

Web Development

Simple Pagination in Laravel

I was working on a personal project of mine this evening, thinking about some of the items that still needed to be coded. One of these was the setup of pagination so that my customers can browse through all of their bookings. I decided to see what kind of...