Welcome to my blog.
I’ll be using this site to chronicle the things I’m learning about programming, and maybe a few other random things. If you read through these posts and find any errors or have suggestions on how to make them better, please let me know!
My name is Kent and I’ve been writing code for almost a decade now but it still feel like I barely know what I’m doing. This blog is as much for my benefit as anyone else's. My goal with this blog is to document what I'm learning so that others can learn from it too, but also so that in the future when I need to do something again that I've already figured out once before, the answer will be here instead of lost in some old email or chat history somewhere.
I’m a front-end-heavy web developer, and have worked as a manager of web marketing teams and as a technical product development manager in healthcare, ecommerce, and other tech areas. I’ve been fortunate to work with some amazing people along the way. If you are reading this, you have been one of those people in my life. Thank you for coming along so far.
So what will you find on this blog?
For me, blogging is like the journaling we all did as kids, except that kids didn't have to worry about who was reading their journals. They didn't have to worry about what people thought.
Even if your mom found your diary and read it, she probably just kept it to herself—or maybe she made a joke about it at dinner with your aunt Jenny who just happened to be visiting that day. Either way, she didn't get on Facebook and post an article about how much of an idiot you are for writing something down that sounded like an idiot wrote it. Maybe you even had a lock on your diary. But unless you're writing in invisible ink, what's the point?
In my opinion (for what it's worth), this is one of the things that makes blogs so interesting: they are public diaries with no locks on them. If I'm being honest (which I am), this kind of scares me. On any given day or hour, if someone were to ask me what's going through my head, I would either have no idea or avoid the question all together.
If you're interested in what's going on in my head on any given day or hour, feel free to check out my Twitter feed (I have one of those) or my Instagram (I have one of those too). You can also follow me here. And maybe one day I'll get a TikTok but a man can only handle so much at a time.
I hope you like what I have to say.
All opinions expressed here are my own and not necessarily shared by my employer (you know who you are).