BarCamp Nashville 2014 Recap

I am so happy to have attended this year’s BarCamp Nashville! It was another fantastic BarCamp – perhaps even one of the best I have been to. I first came to BarCamp back in 2009. It was such a thrilling experience back then in what…

John Oliver on Civil Forfeiture

If you haven’t had a chance to watch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO or clips on YouTube, go watch now! As John Oliver always does, he explains and describes the problem humorously but with loads of honesty to make you stop and…


Development Tools I Could Never Live Without

At Rare Assembly, I am currently the only developer. Of course that means I get to wear more than one developer hat! A typical day involves a bit of systems administration, plenty of front end development (with HTML, SASS and JavaScript/jQuery), and a good chunk…


New Rare Assembly Site Now Live!

The new Rare Assembly site was pushed live yesterday, and we’ve enjoyed a very smooth launch so far! We have been tirelessly working on this site over the past few months. We have made so many changes, knowing that we couldn’t compromise on our own…

Scientists Map Our Supercluster, and it is Beautiful

A Hawaiian research team has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space. The team has redefined our home supercluster and dubbed it Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian. I truly find the vastness…


Rare Assembly Preview

Brand new (really kick ass) site has been in the works over the last few weeks. Can’t wait to share when its finished.

Latest Listening: More Than Life

I have been listening to this awesome melodic hardcore band from the UK for years. Great music and lyrics. First time listening to their latest album again, and its fantastic. Give it a listen if you’re into those kind of jams.

An Hour in the Windy City

I spent my early years of childhood growing up north of Chicago. I’m currently visiting my brother in Milwaukee, but flew into Chicago and took the Amtrak into MKE. I had fun seeing the places I used to visit when my brothers lived in the…