Working From Home + Homeschooling During COVID-19

I've seen many resources for working from home if you don't normally (not an issue for me), and plenty of resources for homeschooling your kid, but nothing about having both parents working full time while homeschooling your child(ren). The situation we are in for working from home now, is nothing close to what a normal work from home situation is, and keeping that in mind as you read this is important. We are all stressed to the max, and trying to be safe. Please be kind to each other, and remember that we're all doing our best to get through this.... read more >

Laravel + WordPress Part 2: The Laravel Part

Now that we have WordPress all set up, and secured, we can move on to setting up the Laravel portion of the process. ... read more >

Laravel + WordPress Part 1: Setting Up WordPress

When I discovered Laravel a few years ago, I was mainly a front-end dev professionally and buried in the millions of frameworks that seem to multiply every day. Another day, another framework that claimed to fix all your problems. Needless to say I was rather tired of it all, so when I learned that there was a framework for PHP - I was not exactly thrilled. But, I downloaded it anyway to test it out, because I'm a glutton for punishment -- why else would I be a developer?... read more >

Thoughts on Mental Health, or, Can't You Just Make Yourself Do It?

You may be wondering what this post could possibly have to do with technology. Everything, and nothing. Nothing to do with any technology we work with, but everything to do with the people who make it. When asked in a 2018 survey on mental health in technology by Open Sourcing Mental Illness (OSMI), 99% of the 191 respondents (out of 417) who answered the question, 'Have you ever been diagnosed with a mental health disorder?' said yes. In the 2017 survey, 324 of 756 respondents who answered the same question, 97% said yes. In the 2016 survey, all 1570 respondents answered the question, 'Do you currently have a mental health disorder?' 42% said yes, 36% said no, 22% said maybe. On the same 2016 survey with all respondents answering, 'Have you been diagnosed with a mental health condition by a medical professional?', 51% said yes, 49% said no.... read more >

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Hi! I'm Jenny Rasmussen, a front end developer with a PHP problem hailing from SE Michigan. I am currently looking for freelance and full time remote work. Learn more about me!