• My Home Recording Setup

    Music has always been a big part of my life. Over the last year or so, I’ve been recording original music in my home “studio.” It’s a minimal setup that enables me to record high-quality vocals and guitar all from the comfort of my bedroom. There are already multiple guides...


  • Tackling Tech Debt with the "Frontend Guild"

    This post originally appeared on the Constant Contact Tech Blog. I love working at Constant Contact. But like any engineering group — especially at a mid-sized, 20-year old startup-gone-public — technology can easily lag over time, drift between teams, and generally become a hassle. This time last year I wanted...


  • Simple Games with HTML5 Canvas

    Last month I was as a Tech Focus counselor at the Camp Fitch YMCA summer camp. For one week I worked closely with two kids who wanted to learn JavaScript. Hoping to have them take home something more exciting than just a website, I focused on teaching the language basics...


  • QCon San Francisco 2016 - JavaScript

    This past week I attended QCon San Francisco. The conference is organized by InfoQ, which aims to “accelerate the software side of human technological process.” The track I was most excited for was Monday’s “Next-Generation Web Standards” that explored recent and upcoming advancements to the JavaScript ecosystem. Here are some...


  • Blur Overlay jQuery Plugin

    A jQuery plugin for creating full-page overlays, blurring the content behind it. Check out the demo! Background I’m not saying blur effects in user interfaces haven’t always been cool, but they really became popular when iOS 7 was released a few years ago. Proper use of blur can provide a...