All posts by: ant

2016 Heavy Rotations

Mostly rap/hip-hop this year. [2 Chainz] Hibachi for lunch; Daniel Son; Necklace Don [Bas] Too high to riot [Casey Veggies] Live & Grow [Chuuwee] Super Supreme [Chuuwee & Trizz] Amerikkas most blunted 1 & 2 [Curren$y] Stoned on Ocean; Canal St Confidential [Danny Brown] XXX [Dizzy Wright] The Growing Process [Drake] Views [JR Donato] Why So Serious? […]

Chicago Basements

Haven’t gotten to turning on my decks since my son was born, but I did go back and check my previous recordings. This was inspired by some good nights/mornings in Chicago winters.

Make it work

For years when working on projects, both personally and professionally, I’d cripple myself with semantics and best practices. It’s far too common in the development industry to feel bombarded with best practices and receive backlash from the community/workplace when all of those best practices are not your standard. What I have come to learn from this is that, […]


In the early years, like most other developers, my local environment was configured with MAMP. There are OS based equivalents, i.e. XAMP and WAMP. It was pretty straight forward, point and click and you have a stable LAMP stack to develop with. I actually haven’t really reached its limits until I starting working on web […]

I believe you cannot over document your code. Other developers who may not know the framework may find it helpful in addition to framework documentation.


I’ve often heard that your code should explain itself. I also agree with this, but I also feel like we engineers like to make things harder on ourselves in an already extremely taxing career. Realistically speaking, you may not always be on a team where everyone knows the framework and everyone is at the same […]