Larry Myers

mostly cycling and technology


The Office is Great, The Office is Horrible

Nobody seems quite sure what to do about returning to the office post-pandemic. Read →

Career Advice for a New Software Engineer

A lot has changed in technology, but there are many lessons that have not. Read →

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 →
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About Me

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 github logo

Cycling Weather Forecast

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 Tracker

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.

Sheridan Road

Ten miles on one of the best cycling roads through the North Shore.

2023 Ride Stats

Year to Date1431 mi
Week of Jun 540 mi
Week of May 2993 mi
Week of May 22210 mi
Week of May 15146 mi
Week of May 810 mi