⬆ Me

I write about software

"Just a guy, looking at a screen, helping software people do their thing."

Welcome, friend!

“Do you want a mess, or a masterpiece?", the master seamstress fondly reminded her young protégé…

A hopeful software craftsperson, I can imagine writing code so elegant that the source is featured in an NYC art gallery in the year 2442. But that’s just a fantasy, because here I am pushing my big grimy ball of software mud up the hill with everyone else, trapped and raging against the impossible triangle of quality, price, and speed.

But it’s not all stern foreheads and storm clouds — We’ve got fun code-wrangling blogs like tygertec to get us through the day. And coffee! We’ll always have coffee. And Paris. I’ve heard good things about Paris.

Recent Posts

Fresh from the paw of the Tyger

and the thrill of the fight
the struggle, uncle
it’s phenomenal,
even comical

bits to bytes
and bugs in prod
got me crying
I ain’t lying
some nights—
I’m still compiling.

Connect to an Android Emulator running on Linux from Windows

Once upon a time I needed to connect to an Android emulator running on a Linux box from a Windows virtual machine. Yes, it was very …

Display a QR code on the fly from zsh

You’re typing away at the console in Linux or Mac OS when you suddenly need to display a QR code. There are a lot of dubious …

A Few Notes about Note Taking

Wisdom is applied knowledge, therefore memory is the foundation of wisdom.

The physical act of taking notes enhances memory encoding …

A Gentle Rant About the Usability of User Accounts

Recently I was involved in a massive migration project involving IdentityServer and OIDC. But that’s a story for another time. …

Who Crowned Misinformation?

It was 1983, and the Internet was an infant with fresh poo in its diaper, cooing for attention. Now an aging millennial, the diaper is …


They told me I needed a hobby

So here’s a few projects you may find interesting. Some of these half-baked goods may even be on GitHub.

4Ducks Budget

Are your golden ducks in a row? Easy-to-use budgeting sidekick for Android and iOS. Ad-free, privacy focused.

Has my SSN been pwned?

Educational website that aims to help people prevent identity theft


‘OK to ship a code smell, but never OK to ship a breath smell.’ Bit tongue-in-cheek, but you can buy ‘em on zazzle.

Learn Hugo

Premium course that teaches Hugo-essentials while migrating away from WordPress


"How hard should you run today?" - A simple static pace calculator using Vue.js.”


Custom Hugo-based website for a Spanish-language interpreter


The fast and responsive, open-source Hugo theme I build for the Uterpret website

Meet the Team

Okay, so it’s a team of one ➡ The “Ty” in tygertec.

Chief Pun Officer


Ty Walls

Digital Construction Worker