Category: Life

Writing about things happening in my life. Topics can range from vacation I took to preparing for my upcoming fatherhood. Things could get messy with all those feelings in the air.

How becoming a parent has made me a better developer

The life of a parent/software developer has many challenges, but oddly enough, not that unique to just parenting. These are a few things that I've learned.

/ October 24, 2016

3 Things More Important than the Programming Languages You Know

Knowing where to get started in software development can be tricky. Here are a few tips I give newcomers looking to make waves.

/ August 29, 2016

Inspiration vs Motivation: Being honest with yourself

A little self discovery on whether you look to someone for inspiration or motivation, and what these two terms mean when it comes to your success.

/ July 7, 2016

Planning for success means planning for failure

By planning for failure, your next project should succeed. You may hit a point where things go wrong, but with proper planning, you'll be prepared for it.

/ April 5, 2016

Proficiency is a Bubble

Before I even get going, I want you to tell me 3 things you would deem yourself proficient at. Got 3? Great. Now: I want you to think of 2...

/ November 14, 2015

How Writing One Plugin Changed My Lifestyle

Outside of the development world, it’s difficult to describe how I landed on my current ‘remote worker lifestyle’. The concept of working from home isn’t new to most people. Some...

/ September 2, 2015

Getting Feedback is About More than Asking for It

The other day I was driving home from the coffee shop on lunch break. “How’s My Driving?”, was staring me right in the face in bold black letters on a...

/ April 19, 2015

Not Everything Is a Nail

Often times, as a developer, I’m asked the question we all dread… Do you have a minute? I have an idea I want to run past you. <insert generic idea...

/ November 29, 2014

I was part of a social experiment

Back in June, I was informed I was part of a social experiment. Topher DeRosia of X-Team sent me a tweet, that simply stated: @cklosowski you have become part of...

/ August 16, 2014

Don’t Pitch Me Bro!

Ask most sales/marketing people and they’ll tell you, pitches are a numbers game. The more people you offer to, the more sales you’ll get. They aren’t wrong, it’s a statistical...

/ May 18, 2014