What is the first app you check?

Today’s #SSSVEDA question is:

What is the first app you check?

The first app I check every day is Slack.

Continue reading →

August 3 , 2015
Comments No Comments

Are you a morning or night person?

Today’s #SSSVEDA question asks:

Are you a morning or night person?

I’ve always considered myself a night person. I’d rather stay up late to finish something rather than waking up early.

Continue reading →

August 2 , 2015
Comments 1 Comment

Roving Coder Channel Trailer

This month I’m going to be participating in the VEDA or Vlog Every Day in August. I’ll be joining several other folks initiated by Amy Schmittauer over at Savvy Sexy Social.

The first day’s topic is just to do an introduction so I decided to kill two birds with one stone. I had filmed a channel trailer 6 months ago (yes, six months) and hadn’t finished editing it. So I edited it, put it on my new/old channel and used it as my introduction.

A few months ago I created a new channel with the hopes of getting the user name “DanielEspinoza” on YouTube which isn’t currently used, but that didn’t work out. I’ve got the username “growdev” from when I didn’t know what name I wanted to use and I’m not that happy about it. It’s funny that I didn’t default to my own name when pressed to choose. I still don’t understand the rule prohibiting changing your username. Nevertheless, I do have the channel name “DanielEspinoza1″ which I’ll just have to deal with.

Click here to go checkout my channel and subscribe so you don’t miss any of the fun!

August 1 , 2015
Comments No Comments
Tags

Roving Coder 004: Happy Birthday America!

Roving Coder Episode 004 

We celebrated July 4th by going to the pool, getting pizza, then going to Pickrell Park in Schertz, Texas. Amanda grew up watching fireworks on the 4th and since our kids are older we want to continue the tradition.

We chose Schertz over a few other locations in town because it’s a short drive and we didn’t think it would be as crowded as the other locations.

The festival was fun! There was a live stage with snacks, several booths of crafts. Annabelle got her face painted and the boys got hats with their names and favorite characters.

The carnival was a bit of a bust. All of the rides were $4 a pop, they seemed in disrepair, and the lines were very long. We didn’t stay very long in the carnival.

The fireworks were the best part of the night. The show started at 9:15 and went on for almost an hour!

The day was a blast and we enjoyed celebrating the holiday.

July 8 , 2015
Comments No Comments

The Situation in Greece

Parthenon

I’ve been very interested by what is currently happening in Greece. The country is in the middle of a situation being called a “financial meltdown”, a “political power play”, or the “GrExit” (Greek Exit from the Euro).

Continue reading →

June 30 , 2015
Category Thoughts
Comments No Comments

I don’t like the smell of fire

After you experience the smell of a house fire you won’t ever forget it.  The same is true for the chemicals used to remove smoke damage.

Continue reading →

June 29 , 2015
Comments No Comments

Why I started vlogging

vlog

This week I answered my question of “How would a web developer vlog?” I posted two vlogs on my new YouTube channel!

Continue reading →

June 26 , 2015
Category vlog
Comments No Comments

Watched: Inside Out

insideout

Our kids are at an age where they can use a calendar and understand dates. They have been counting down for weeks to June 19th – the opening day of the new Pixar movie Inside Out.

Continue reading →

June 22 , 2015
Category Movies
Comments No Comments

Watched: Bill Cunningham New York

bill cunningham

Tonight Amanda and I watched “Bill Cunningham New York” (IMDBNetflix link) a documentary profiling an iconic New York fashion photographer. The movie came out in 2010 when Mr. Cunningham was 81 years old and he’s now 86 and still going.

Continue reading →

June 17 , 2015
Category Movies
Comments 1 Comment

Measure and Optimize

meaure_and_optimize

A theme that is running through many areas of my life right now is measure and optimize. I seem to be continually collecting and analyzing statistics about myself and things around me.

Continue reading →

April 14 , 2015
Category Life
Comments 1 Comment