Hi, my name is Brian and I'm a software developer. Currently I am the Director of Software Design and Development for Tamman - a design consultancy in Old City specializing in Rails and .NET applications. I'm also a TA and occasional instructor for Girl Develop It, a member of PhilaMade and Indy Hall, and general lover of things in the Philadelphia communityWhen I'm not doing that I cook, homebrew, bbq competatively, and more recently kill plants garden.

This site is my stab at getting back in to writing about what I do again after a long hiatus. Opinions here are personal and not necessarily endorsed by any organization I'm involved with.

Blog Articles

Process Antipatterns Aug 10

The problem with antipatterns is that they feel like a good idea. Even if I identify an antipattern seductive reasoning can prevent me from dealing with it. This creeps up a lot and unless I focus my efforts bad decisions will make work harder than it needs to be.

Back to writing Aug 3

I tell a lot of people they should blog. I consider it important to write as much as you can as a developer - it helps you understand what you're doing better if you try to explain it to others… not to mention that it's a great way to give back to the community. I have - generally - failed miserably at following my own advice. It's been almost a year since I've written a post - close to three since I've had my own blog going. I've wanted to get back to writing for some time now but told myself I couldn't find the time.

Love me for my mind

Sorry this hasn't been styled yet. I'd promise to get around to it soon but I like you all enough to not want to lie to you.

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