Author: David Beckemeyer

I don’t blog all day, or spend all my spare time reading other blogs to see if they’re talking about my blog. I’m a propellerhead, not a professional full-time blogger. I’m admittedly outside the loop. Therefore, this blog may appeal to others who are equally un-hip. Or not.

I might have a problem

I tend to plan trips, particularly road trips, around Peet’s Coffee locations. Unlike Starbucks that are everywhere, certain parts of California are Peet’s deserts. I try to work a trip so I know when I will make it back to…

A Fresh Look at PHP

I never have been an active PHP developer. I’ve worked with it on the occasions I’ve had to, like hacking WordPress, or for smaller quick and dirty projects, but had never seriously considered the language for anything beyond that. I…

Getting ready for a post-car America

classic cars

Without a doubt, the 20th century was the century of the car. Automobiles came into their own and changed the culture in America and across Europe. Before the car, people lived in the city and worked in the city, or…

Save The Date: Internet-Wide Day Of Action February 27

The FCC is repealing net neutrality, but we can stop them by using the Congressional Review Act (CRA). Get ready for Operation: #OneMoreVote, a major Internet-wide day of action, Tuesday, February 27, to secure the final vote needed to pass…

What I learned in 2017 as CTO for a VR startup

For me, I’ve found that I have to get my hands dirty to really understand and appreciate something. There can be a big difference between learning something in the abstract and applying it in real life, particularly in production environments.…