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Stop waiting for the montage

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Nov. 25, 2021

Dear Reader, I love 80’s movies. Probably one of my favorite movies of the era is “The Secret of My Success”. That movie was all kinds of awesome. Like so many of the movies out there from that timeframe, it had a montage showing the protagonist working hard to succeed…for about a minute. The conce…


Passion !== Purpose

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jul. 9, 2021

Dear Reader, The biggest disservice my generation did to the future was telling them to pursue their passion. Yes, passion may make you happy for a while. However unless you have a purpose, you will never experience real joy. Passion For instance, my passion is scuba diving. Those that know me unde…


There is nothing wrong with being driven.

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jun. 16, 2021

Dear Reader, I am blessed by God that I currently have time to spend just learning new things. This hasn’t always been the case though. When I was a younger man I had family to take up my time, a full time job, and usually a side hustle to bring in a little extra because [...] Read More... The post…


Time to get ready to learn

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jun. 14, 2021

Dear reader, Ok, the time is come to get ready for the Dutch PHP Conference. Wait, you didn’t think you just showed up and knowledge just magically flowed into your head did you? Nope, it does not work that way. You’ve got to prepare yourself, you’ve got to be ready to learn. This week This [...]…


Everything changes…even conferences

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on May. 11, 2021

Dear Reader, “Change is the only constant in life.” — Heraclitus I’ve been around tech conferences for a long time now. I’ve seen conferences come and go. The more I look at tech conferences though, the more I realize that old Heraclitus was correct. The only constant in the tech conference sphere…


DPC21 – YAOC

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Apr. 15, 2021

Dear Reader, Welp, here I are staring at June 2021 on the calendar and know that one of my favorite PHP community events, The Dutch PHP Conference, is yet again going virtual. Yup, Yet Another Online Conference. (YAOC) Just another day of YAOC Shaving in a polo shirt and my pajama bottoms. Don’t ge…