Web dev, instigator, beer crafter, Nice Guy.
I help make the internet better @codesly. I make great beer at Crooked Brothers Brewery.

A few stops on the way to work

I'm lucky to live and work where I do. I try hard not to forget that. Here's a few shots from about 3 stops on my way up Palos Verdes Blvd.


I've been wanting to get out and see CicLAvia for a while now. Today was perfect, even if the temps hit 95 degrees.

Every day is a gift

It rained here today, which was unexpected but wonderful. Towards the end of my day, I debated plunking down on the couch to watch tv or go for a walk on the beach and see the sunset. The sunset won and I'm so glad it did.

Giving Thanks

It is Thanksgiving today, so it seems a good time to think about the things I'm thankful for this year.

Finding that ON feeling

I've mentioned in previous places here and elsewhere, that I've been going through some serious emotional turmoil the past 6 months. As I expect is normal for most people in situations like mine, I began looking at my life and what it means to be me right now. Plotting a new direction for myself has been difficult.

Get Geeky Anniversary

This month marks the four year anniversary of the Get Geeky here in the South Bay. Four years ago I started the Get Geeky as a way to bring local tech and creative people together to meet and make connections. Low-key networking without the networking.

You are not alone

I made a decision at some point during the last 4 months to share what I was dealing with, rather than hide it away within myself. Over the last 7 years, my experiences on Twitter had shown me that being open, and being myself, was an immensely rewarding endeavor.

Music Journaling

Music has always been a strong part of my life. I spend considerably more time listening to music than any other form of media consumption, including TV. The idea of making a monthly journal of songs sounded interesting

Tip for developing locally with MAMP

If you develop websites locally on your Mac with MAMP Pro as I do, here's a tip to be able to see your sites on other devices (phones, tablets, etc.) as you work. This is great for responsive design testing. Some of you may know this already, but I just recently discovered it.

Tools I Use

I'm sort of a tool junkie. My friend Jen calls me the app king. I doubt I'm "king" status yet, but I do have a habit of sourcing out tools for lots of things. I thought I'd start sharing some of those finds here.