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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.

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 …

Rules I Run By — 10,000 recreational kilometers and counting

Hi, I’m Ty, and I’m a runner! 👋 Recently I ran past the invisible 10,000 kilometer mark. The journey? Amazing! And …

Migrate Your DNS Zones from EdgeCast to Azure DNS

You’ve got a bunch of DNS zones hosted on Verizon’s Edgecast, and you’d like to move them over to Azure DNS. Sounds …

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 …

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