My Blogging Process – Part 2

A continuation of my previous blog post about “how I blog”. In this post we’ll take a look at the final four parts of my 7 8 step process, which I’ll reiterate here: Jekyll GitHub Netlify Microsoft Power Automate Azure Functions Azure CosmosDB Rebrandly BONUS! In the last article, we […]

My Blogging Process – Part 1

After a conversation about “how we blog” in a Slack channel I’m part of, I decided it may be best to just blog it. Nothing more meta than blogging about your blog, right? My entire blogging process encompasses a variety of technologies: Jekyll GitHub Netlify Microsoft Power Automate (previously “Flow”) […]

Becoming a GitKraken Ambassador

I’ve been promoting the GitKraken Git Client for a little while on social media, because it’s such a beautiful, cross-platform, and just overall fantastic GUI Git client made by the folks over at Axosoft. Recently, I learned that Axosoft started a GitKraken Ambassador program. The idea being that you help […]

Cross-posting to Dev.To

I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon, and I don’t say that lightly. I generally despise third-party blogging platforms and that usually turns out to be a good decision (i.e., Medium). is different though, at least so far. They seem very transparent about the platform they’re building, […]

2017 Retrospective and 2018 Planning

2017 What a horrible year, both personally and professionally. First, early on in the year, my wife had to have a double mastectomy due to a breast cancer diagnosis. Needlessto say, the first 6 months of 2017 were spent healing – both body and mind. And, really, the mind is […]

How I’m Running My Blog – Part I

This post is pretty meta, actually, but I found it a little too interesting not to publish. When I decided to restart my blog, I wanted to use GitHub Pages / Jekyll. The problem with that is that I also have my own domain name, and I strongly believe in […]

Imposter Syndrome – The Return

As most of you know, I recently started a new job with Heuristic Solutions working on their LearningBuilder product. I’ve been with them now for about a month, and up until about last week, things were going great. Then, out of nowhere, The Imposter Monster made its unwelcoming return. Now, […]

Challenge, Accepted!

The last few weeks have been a little stressful here at the Allen household due to the job situation, but things are turning around! On Tuesday, May 27th, I will be starting a new job that I’m extremely excited about. What is it you ask? Well, I have accepted an […]