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"Web Development" is a big field

I've been thinking a lot about what I'd like to be doing inside this big buzzword we know as web development.

I really like writing internal tools, tests, and introducing new systems to help myself and the other developers on a team work more efficiently and effectively.

I also love the mental acrobatics that writing a scaling application requires from a developer; stuff like database normalization and writing cache-friendly application structures excites me.

Finally, I know how to write scalable CSS. I like a lot of the concepts there from a theoretical standpoint, but my experiences with designers so far have left me frustrated and unhappy. I'm positive that there are designers that are a real pleasure to work with, but I have not had that pleasure.

I guess what I actually want to do doesn't matter as much. It's a very nebulous thing. On the other hand, there's a whole set of things I now know I don't want to do.

On a related note, starting in 2014 I'll be available full time for any new development work. If you'd like to start a conversation, you can email me at