Justin Carmony

Thoughts on Technology & Teams

Tacos al Pastor - The Quest Begins

I lived in Mexico for two years when I was serving my LDS Mission. There I discovered my favorite food of all time: tacos al pastor. Also known as “Shepherds Tacos.” They were awesome. I’ve found similar tacos here in Ogden at the Sonora Grill. However, there is one problem: the food health codes in the USA prohibit the tradition methods of cooking tacos al pastor. Here is a traditional method of cooking:

Node.JS, LAMP, and The Future

I just read an article about “Node.JS and the JavaScript Age.” It was from a very “enthusiastic” point of view. My guess is they had tinkered around with Node.JS and using with client-side JavaScript rebuilding their Dashboard. You can do some pretty cool stuff with it, and it has a lot of potential. It is very easy to install and get going, much like Redis. Here ia an excerpt from the article:

First PHP Project - Tournament Brackets

I mentioned on my twitter account that my very first project in PHP is used in production today, and I had a few people ask me what it was. So I thought I would show some examples of it in action. While I had done other things in PHP, this was the first time I had sat down and built someone by myself instead of just modifying someone else’s code. I built it for the very first time back in 2005, and since then have had to update it a few times. But it is still used regularly to host CEVO’s tournaments.

PHP Itch to Scratch: Object Notation

Marco Tabini, co-founder of php|architect and Blue Palabora, posed an interesting topic: Is PHP running out of itches to scratch?

Excellent WSJ Article: Public Employment

I read an opinion article that put into words exactly my opinion on the trends in the public and private sector. Now, I have family and in-laws who work for the government, as well as relatives who have worked a long time and retired. I believe the government has it’s place to do thing in our country.

Dating DNA

[caption id=”attachment_853” align=”alignright” width=”150” caption=”Dating DNA Home Page”][/caption]Dating DNA is a popular free dating website and iPhone app. We currently have several hundred thousand members, and hundreds joining every day. I’ve been working with Dating DNA since March 2008, and have been working with them ever since.

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Alienware Arena

Alienware Arena was one of those projects that was a lot of fun to work on. Doing work inside the video game industry is always fun for me, especially since I enjoy a good video game now and then.