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Self Control

Written by Eric L. Barnes / Original link on Nov. 4, 2020

Today is Election Day in the United States and it’s always a stressful day watching the news, seeing the social media posts, and just sitting around watching it with zero control with outcome except my single vote. Yesterday, I made a joke on Twitter that I was preparing for today by adding a bunch…


Take an analog break

Written by Eric L. Barnes / Original link on Nov. 2, 2020

If you are like me then you spend way too many hours of the day looking a digital screen and after a while your eyes probably start hurting. Or at least mine do. What I’ve recently started doing was taking the simple little word search puzzles from the daily paper and slowly working it throughout…


Hiding almost all the desk wires

Written by Eric L. Barnes / Original link on Oct. 20, 2020

I finally had enough of all the wires coming from my desk and decided to finally do something about it. Here is what it looked like before I started… As you can see it’s not too terrible but it just doesn’t have a nice minimal look that I always wanted. To get started on the project I ordered two…


Trolling with Cameo

Written by Eric L. Barnes / Original link on Oct. 8, 2020

A few months ago I was a guest on the Laravel Podcast and at some point I made the off- hand comment that VIM is terrible. Matt Stauffer, the host, told my buddy Michael Dyrynda who loves VIM what I did and he informed me how wrong I was. At least this is how I remember it. From the recording date…