Ever since I've been a kid, I've always been fascinated by technology.  Not just software (which I write every day) but also hardware, Arduino, and really anything that combines electricity and technology.  As I was gearing up for DrupalCon NOLA last year I discovered Electroluminescent Panels.  Naturally, I had to try them so I started thinking about potential use cases for them.

Composer is rapidly becoming (or some could argue has become) the de-facto way to manage Drupal sites.  Drupal has implemented a Composer facade to facilitate inclusion of modules and themes via Composer, there are numerous guides out there outlining how to use Composer with it, and statements have been made along the lines of "if you aren't using Composer to build Drupal sites, you are doing it wrong".  This is all fine and good, but in order to fully adopt Composer for Drupal builds we need to be able to use Composer to manage all aspects of our


As we enter a new year (again) I thought it would be a wise opportunity to reflect back on the prior year and look ahead to 2017.  2016 started off with a bang for me (as some of my coworkers will attest to) in a not-so-good way so I'm hoping to change that as we go into 2016.  However, as the year went on it largely improved so I'm hoping to continue that trend into 2017.

Recently, I was given the opportunity to become part of the Google Glass Explorer program.  As a "tech guy", I was very excited for the opportunity try out these new augmented reality glasses.

It seems like just yesterday we traveled cross country to the little town of Portland for the annual U.S. Drupalcon.  As we left Baltimore on Sunday morning, we could tell we weren't the only ones going out to Drupalcon.  There were quite a few travelers on the plane with "nice nodes" T-shirts or carrying enough technology with them to run what seemed like a mobile production studio.  As even more Drupal devs joined our flight in Salt Lake City, I knew I was going to the right place.