Financial Independence

Over the past year or so, I have become much more interested in personal finance. Last summer, I started using a program called YouNeedABudget to track all of my spending. Doing that, I've managed to stop accumulating debt. I also have a debt spreadsheet that I use which allows me…

Ben Franklin Update

For those who missed it, I decided to try following Benjamin Franklin's schedule. I think I picked a poor week to try this schedule change. Monday and Tuesday were successful. I felt super productive. I woke up at 5am both days. I had time to workout, check email, and eat…

Ben Franklin Schedule

I'm always looking for how to be more productive. This week, I was reading through my news feeds on feedly and came across an article from J. Money on Budgets Are Sexy about living Benjamin Franklin's schedule. My ears perked up. It's a pretty straight-forward schedule. I decided give it…

New Languages

I'm starting yet another class this week. This time, the topic will be other programming languages. Up until this point in my college career with UMUC, we have only used Java. While Java is quite powerful and can run pretty much everywhere, it is certainly not user friendly. I certainly…

Authentication

I've been thinking a lot about authentication for my library website, Bibliophilium. It started out with do I need any? And moved to, how should I manage it? To how far do I want to take this? In Rails development, there is a golden standard library for authentication. It's called…

Nodes

In my data structures class, we've been talking about things like Linked Lists and Search Trees. One thing that I've noticed in common with most of these structures is that they're made up of nodes. A node is just a simple way to store data. In a linked list, a…

Data structures

I'm blogging at you this week from Louisville, KY where I'm in town for the wedding of my oldest and closest friend. I also started my next class for my Computer Science degree. It's a Data Structures and Algorithms class. This type of class has been talked up all over…

My name is Chris and I'm a programaholic

I found a great group of people this week at Unallocated Space! I went to their weekly web dev night. I had a great time learning how to build a Drupal module. I can't wait to return next week.…

Programming again

With the holiday weekend last weekend, I was finally able to program some on Bibliophilium which as you may recall is the library managing site that I'm working on. I spent most of the weekend getting logins working and getting the hosting to work. I feel so behind because I…

Emergency Backup Text Editor

UPDATE (5/18/2015): Here are my config files I've talked before about how my favorite programming editor is Sublime Text. Just because I have a favorite though doesn't mean that I always get to use it. Today's post is about my second favorite text editor. Vim is my backup…