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  1. Burnout: My struggle with Imposter Syndrome

    Sometimes the assumption from others is that my job is easy. I sit in front of a computer all day and type on a keybo...

  2. Some well-kept Chicago Developer Secrets

    More than once (especially by software development students) I have been asked for tips on networking and learning ab...

  3. My Remote Life: Lessons and Tips

    For nearly two years I have been working remotely for Treehouse and I'd like to share some lessons learned along ...

  4. Don't Be Nervous

    Hi there. My name is Aaron Kalin and I'm here to tell you "Don't be nervous." Actually, I'm rea...

  5. You have only yourself

    I'm not one to write poetry, but I woke up one morning a few months backinspired to write. At the time there was ...

  6. Better Presentations

    I've had a few people ask me for advice on how I approach creatingpresentations. This was broken out from my &quo...

  7. Rails 3 and Cucumber

    Diving into Rails 3 has been fun and frustrating these past couple of months. There have been ups and downs, frustrat...

  8. Adventures in automation

    Been a little while since my last post here. A short explanation of the last 4 months in bullet point format:Moved t...

  9. Dusting off the cobwebs

    Took many months, but I finally found some time to clean up and update my site design. I owe a lot of the inspiratio...

  10. Nokogiri on Leopard

    My first experience with Regular Expressions was writing whats called a web scraper to fetch weather data from Weathe...

  11. Haml and Sass with Rails

    Getting back into the latest Rails and installing the latest version of the greatest HTML markup system ever was a li...

  12. Adventures in Makefiles

    Writing Makefiles is painful. Especially in multiple platforms. Check out the source code to any C or C++ based app...

  13. Welcome to 'Martini Software'

    Whew! After many years of on and off editing, I finally built a site that I love to call home. Big thanks to the fol...