Author: thwiv

The Art of The Elevator Pitch

I’ve been trying to branch out. I’m not great at public appearances. I don’t go to a ton of parties; I’m not the hollywood elite. I’m just some dude in Austin, Texas that likes to build things. I built Witsi because I thought it would be a cool thing to have exist. I watch Silicon

This Too Shall Pass

I’m not great at talking about my personal life. I mostly like to talk about work life, business, and software development here. But I’m going to try to do it today. Here goes nothing. This past weekend, on April 14, 2018, I married the love of my life, Teresa. Over a year of planning went

Failure Has To Be An Option

“There’s a fatal error on the front page, I’m rolling back the build!”.   No one wants this to happen to them. In my case it was my bug that went out, it’s my software that I wrote with my own two hands that had a fatal “oh shit” error happening tonight. This is not

Stuck In The Middle With You

First I’ll start with the good news: Witsi.co is live for public beta, starting right now. What’s Witsi.co? Well, I’ve talked about it in previous articles. It’s a way to track your credit card spending in order to maximize your rewards. Check out the FAQ, and the rest of the Witsi.co blog for more information. It’s been

We Write Tools, Not Tragedies

  I used to work at an AutoZone when I was in college. I really liked working on my car (at the time, a Ford Taurus SHO, which I loved), and AutoZone gave me the ability to earn a little extra cash while learning a little more about cars, and by extension, a little more

Unit Test Golf: ManagEnv

I have an open source project on GitHub I wrote called ManagEnv. I wrote it about a year and a half ago to deal with some problems I was having automatically deploying code while environment variables were being added and changed by developers. Obviously we try not to keep these in source control, so it