Frequently Asked Questions
I went to Baker College. I earned an Associate degree in Web Design and a Bachelor of Science in Web Development. But, that's not where I learned how to make websites. Four years of college taught me how to do college. It hardly taught me any "real-world" skills other than how to adapt and survive. The single biggest influence in making me passionate about web development and getting me learn how to write quality code is Ben Babics. I cannot thank this man enough. I probably would still be a barista working at Caribou Coffee if it wasn't for him. Two other guys who were also largely responsible for me getting my shit together and really learning how to do this thing were Andre Reeves and Jim Renaud. I am eternally grateful to all three of these men – specifically in helping me move forward in my career.
Nope. This site is for writing. I use one of the Squarespace templates. I spend all day coding websites, the last thing I want to do in my freetime is code my personal website. If I gave myself that option I'd just use it as an excuse to fiddle with the site and never post.
Frankly, no. Not any more. My current job as well as personal projects and life keep me busy enough that I just don't have the time anymore. If you have a question about something code related I'd suggest that you head over to Stackoverflow and ask your question there.
Also, the infamous Mike Monteiro picks on me on Twitter a lot.
I knew this would come up sooner or later.
I was heavily involved in the christian church for sometime, more specifically the evangelical church, even more specifically the Assemblies of God, even way more specifically I spent two years in Rockford Master's Commission (now renamed Focus One). My religious history is a long and complicated one that I summed up in a series of articles titled There And Back Again (part one and part two) that attempt to sum up my religious journey, feelings on the christian faith, and eventual leaving of the church and loss of faith.
I bring all this up to say that I was heavily involved with several churches in both metro-Detroit, Michigan and Rockford, Illinois specifically in leading worship and being involved with the youth. So you might know me from my days as a worship leader. If you know me from this era I am deeply sorry for... everything.
I now identify as an atheist and wish to be left alone about the matter of religion.
No. Since the loss of my faith I have spent countless hours on both the internet and in person debating people on the existence of god as well as specifically the christian faith. Some of these had positive outcomes and some had negative. Regardless, I have no desire to receive any email about such things.
I have no idea. I'm amazed every day she doesn't run out the front door screaming.