Author Archives: daniel

My Creative Name

For as long as I can remember, I have gone by “Daniel”.  I’ve also wondered what a  good name would be for expressing what I like to do, creatively and technically.  I’ve been wanting a sort of umbrella name that … Continue reading

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Full Stack Anxiety

Since I am searching for a job, I deal with “Full Stack Anxiety” every day. Every job listing seems to want a different set of skills. It can be maddening. I don’t want to shift gears all the time, trying … Continue reading

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My Crowdsourced Search Idea: ThereThenTag

ThereThenTag Mapping Web Addresses to Location, Time, and Tags August 2016, Draft 1 Copyright 2003–2016 by Daniel Smith. All Rights Reserved javajoint@gmail.com, @javajoint Introduction [I am resurrecting an idea from 2003. It’s a structure for crowdsourced search. There is even … Continue reading

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Recent Video Courses

Learn Learn Learn… Since my contract wound up (client ran out of money), I decided to go on a learning binge.  I’m looking for work, so of course it will help! As always, I feel like the front end dev … Continue reading

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Hello Again!

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Digital Sanity, Part 1: On Leaving Facebook…

TL;DR – There are too many tradeoffs for me to keep using Facebook as a personal account, so I am going to close it.  I’d rather focus on using Twitter and other services. A little history: I’ve been on the … Continue reading

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2015

Happy New Year!  Ohhhh… a resolution post.   Real Quick Recap I suppose I could feel embarrassed about not doing more of my 2014 resolutions.  I did a few things well: took the ferry once a week, kept creating virtual … Continue reading

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I’m Back / Year End

Almost bye to 2014! Some quick stuff… I look back at my resolutions, and I did some of them.  I kinda feel sheepish that I didn’t do others (I didn’t move, and I didn’t keep up with my blog or … Continue reading

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Goal: A Cross Country Drive

In my 2014 Resolutions Post, I said: And, of course, I have my social/creative trip idea: I would love to drive cross country, and meet up with a different friend for dinner each night. It would take me to all … Continue reading

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Ahoy, It’s 2014

One of my resolutions has been.. to post my resolutions… 2013 was a tough year, and I am glad for the fresh start (and new job). I could dwell on why last year sucked so much (being out of work, … Continue reading

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