mostly cycling and technology
The Office is Great, The Office is Horrible
Career Advice for a New Software Engineer
Yes, you do need a build step
Thoughts on Web APIs
Good Management and Good Parenting
I'm a [Dad, Technologist, Cyclist] living in Chicago with my wife, kids, and cats. There are some ghost shrimp in a fishtank too, but I'm not sure I count them as members of the household.
When I'm not getting paid to code I'm usually playing outside and exploring the city.
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
The Lake Michigan Ferry Tour
A self supported 5 day bike tour around the lower half of Lake Michigan.
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 Ride Stats
|Year to Date||1431 mi|
|Week of Jun 5||40 mi|
|Week of May 29||93 mi|
|Week of May 22||210 mi|
|Week of May 15||146 mi|
|Week of May 8||10 mi|