Postmortem on a LiveEDU Live Stream Project (Part 1)

The past couple of months I've been live coding a project at [LiveEDU]( As I get ready to wrap up the project and start some new endeavors I'm taking a moment to think about the LiveEDU service itself and what I did well or could have done better.


This is the hardest thing a programmer will face when they become a manager. I tell people when you become a manager, you’re now a mentor and a mentor doesnt do the hard work for their mentee.

@tomdale When you see things listing off track you need to alert the proper people in stark terms about what you see. It’s their job to fix it. If they can’t, give guidance. Talk about solutions. If they can’t fix might have the wrong person and that’s a different problem

@tomdale You can do this, but you’ll probably be unavailable as a manager and leader while you do it. So in reality, you’re not doing your job. You can’t run in and save every project. If you do that your team will come to see you as an integral part to finishing projects.

Someone was recently telling me they were a "Code Ninja". I don't want to work with a Ninja, they leave a bloody mess. I want to work with a "Code Janitor". Comes in the middle of the night, cleans things up, you only know they were there because everything is organized and tidy.

Day 4 of lower back pain: better than yesterday, I can move around more, but if I breath in too fast I get this shooting twinge of pain that says, “hey fucker I’m still here”

This summer our family is going on a road trip through the south where we will be visiting sites/places that were crucial during the civil rights movement. @kanyewest, let me know if you want to come along for the ride.

My daughter did something to my sons leap pad that allowed her to get to a screen that acts as a sorta cheat code for the device. How she did clue, she’s 2

Was going to try and livestream from my couch today due to my back. Doc is making things difficult...probably going to just record and post something.

stop setting a sass variable for the colors black and white. It’s literally less characters to type #000 and #fff.

Asked my kids to go the basement and clean up their toys. I can’t tell if they’re cleaning or reenacting a Saw movie #parenting

Today I learned that Minnie Mouse has a cat. Just a normal cat. I find everything about that very disturbing