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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.

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Recent Posts

Fresh from the paw of the Tyger

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

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

Cryptocurrency Trading for Dum-dums — Wait… It is?

“Hey, can I make money trading crypto?" — For technologists, this question is starting to feel like the new, …

Dicese Slex Dishes on Clean Code Configuration

All but the most trivial code needs some configuration and setup to do meaningful work. From database connection strings to IoC …

What if COVID-19 were a JIRA ticket? --- A Lesson in Bug Prevention.

I saw a tweet the other day that said, “the scariest thing about COVID-19 is that it looks like a JIRA ticket.” That is …

If Programming Languages Were Running Shoes

What if your favorite programming language was actually moonlighting as a running shoe? What would it feel like to run in it? Say no …

To Trust an Extension

“Voice hoarse, I heaved a huge shoulder-slumping sigh. I’d just wanted to maximize the thing. Instead there I was yelling …

Projects

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.

DeployMints

‘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

Runby🏃‍♂️Pace

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

Ūterpret

Custom Hugo-based website for a Spanish-language interpreter

Pounce

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.

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Ty Walls

Digital Construction Worker