2017 Chicago Marathon

I ran my first marathon in 2017 - it was the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and it was incredible. I am going to write a little about the experience so I remember it better and so others can enjoy....

Hot Fried Chicken, Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

While visiting Memphis, TN our Uber driver from the night before told us about Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken and the guy seemed to know what he was talking about so we decided to give it a try. The outside...

The Best Thing I've Done For My Career Outside of Software

“Never satisfied and always thirsting for knowledge and continuous improvement” – this phrase defines me better than any other set of words in the english language. I believe it is both my reason for success and my biggest weakness. And...

Creating an AWS VPC With Public & Private Subnets

I’ve decided to start building a tutorial series in which I target intermediate Amazon Web Services (AWS) subjects. I’ve found that there are a lot of beginner focused AWS tutorials out there, but not many focused on intermediate and advanced...

Flushing the DNS Cache On OS X

Why Flush Local DNS Cache? I’ve been spending a lot of time lately working on configuring web apps running on AWS with domains that have been purchased from Google Domains (Yea, I have a legitimate reason for not using Route...