Hello, i’m shanson

I’m glad you’re here, friend.

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Welcome to my corner of the interwebs! Check out my thoughts below, or get to know me.

My 2019 Reading

Here are the 19 books I read last year, along with brief reviews of some of my favorites.

Building a Credenza

These past few years, I've slowly been getting more and more into woodworking as a hobby. I decided this year to challenge myself and make a more serious piece of furniture than I had before -- a mid-century modern style credenza. Here's how I did it.

Using Redux with React Hooks thoughtbot.com

I wrote another post for the thoughtbot blog where I talk about React Redux’s recently launched support for Hooks and some of the pros and cons of using Redux with Hooks

I am a Giant Robot

Last month I joined the amazing team at thoughtbot 🎉. It’s surreal getting to work with and learn from the people behind this company that I have looked up to for years.

Starting the Job Search

After a couple years of working from home, I've decided it's time to look for a local job in Austin and hopefully start to get connected here.

I’m a Static Site

I just re-platformed this site off of Rails to Middleman, a static site generator.

New City, New Job

It’s been a little while since I’ve written on here, and a lot has happened since then, so I figured I’d better make an update. The short version is that I moved to Austin and am now doing freelance work with some friends of mine.

What’s Important in Life?

The most important realization in life is that other people are just as real, just as meaningful, just as important as you are.