mostly cycling and technology
Yes, you do need a build step
Web development has gotten complex, but the advances made in the past decade shouldn't be abandoned. Read →
Thoughts on Web APIs
I have simple needs. I just want an easy way to have a typed API schema that can do sane code generation. Read →
Good Management and Good Parenting
Setting expectations is hard, but is one of the core tenents of being good leader. Read →
Multi-Platform Docker Images
The new M1 Macs are pretty amazing. Running x86 docker images via emulation is not. Let's fix that. Read →
Deploying Containers using Nomad and Traefik
How to build simple and maintainable deployment infrastructure using Hashicorp Nomad and Traefik. Read →
The Perfect Solitude of Endurance Cycling
I'm convinced that at times biking long distances is the only thing keeps me sane and happy. Read →
The Free Tier Trap
More and more SaaS companies are offering generous free tiers. Many of these free offers are a bad deal for developers. Read →
Bike Commuting in Chicago: A Survival Guide
Commuting by bike in Chicago can be a ton of fun with the right mindset and preparation. Read →
Your First Triathlon: How to Really Prepare
Doing your first triathlon doesn't have to be hard. Resist the urge to go shopping. Read →
Things I've Built
Cycling Weather Forecastweather.larrymyers.com
There's plenty of weather forecasts out there, but none did a good job of answering the question: "When should I go biking tomorrow?"
So I built one for myself. It's an extremely lightweight traditional webapp with a Go powered backend.
Metra Train Trackermetra.larrymyers.com
Metra has never had a good train tracker, I doubt they ever will. This is a React app with a Go backend that is geared towards people who want to know when the next train is coming with just a quick glance to their phone.
Chicago by Bike
Illinois Prairie Path / Fox River Trail
Endless miles of mixed surface trails through the western suburbs.
Ten miles on one of the best cycling roads through the North Shore.
2023 Year to Date
1d 4h 54m