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Lately: a 2017 recap

I’ve been out of the loop – blogging wise – for a while. It wasn’t intentional, so I decided to do a little recap and list some things that have been going on:

Recap

  • Went to Washington, D.C in May. My husband was a panelist at SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: Partnering for Help and Hope. So proud of everything he has accomplished.
  • After working as a freelance web developer for a long time, the loneliness of working at home kept creeping in. In May, I got a job at a digital marketing agency as a Web Developer and Designer. It has been fun, I love my co-workers and I’ve definitely been challenged as a programmer, which is always good. Something I’m truly grateful for is that my job offers a lot of flexibility (I can work remotely if I need to).
  • Built a custom PC in June. My old computer was five years old and could barely run any games or deal with resource intensive software. I’m in love with it. Here’s my build in case you want to check it out.
  • Booked a trip to New York City in December to celebrate our third anniversary. We spent our honeymoon there and loved it, so we’re excited to go back.
  • Went to my 10-year high school class reunion, everybody is pretty much the same, surprisingly.
  • After some issues with my web hosting provider, I made the switch to Siteground*. They are excellent so far.
  • Started streaming on Twitch consistently again. That led to us becoming Twitch Affiliates. So exciting!
  • The most important (and scary) thing: Hurricane Irma (Category 5) will hit Puerto Rico today. It has been an incredibly anxious and scary time for all of us. We made all the necessary precautions, but for such a strong hurricane, that might not be enough. We’re hoping there are no deaths and everybody stays safe.

Will update as soon as I can. We are hoping we have electricity and water as soon as possible.

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Featured / Geekiness

My first video on Vidme

In my previous post, I mentioned that I wanted to start a video series of tutorials, snippets, and discussion about technology and development (and other topics I like). I was finally able to record and edit my welcome video.

I chose Vidme as my exclusive platform for videos because I think their community is fantastic. Most people are very supportive of each other and the Vidme team definitely puts creators first. After all the issues that have happened with Youtube (algorithm changes, content restrictions, etc) I’m sure I made the right choice of picking Vidme as my platform.

I am very excited to create video content about my favorite topics, some of them will be included in this blog and my portfolio. If you could follow my channel and upvote my video, I would really appreciate that! Also, if you have any suggestions of gaming or development content you’d like to see, don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments or contact me on any of my social media platforms.


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