Hello, i’m shanson

I’m glad you’re here, friend.

Welcome to my blog! Check out my thoughts below, or get to know me.

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.

It’s Harder to Read Code Than to Write It

Joel Spolsky points out that developers have a tendency to want to trash code, because it is harder to read others’ code than it is to write our own.

Building this Site

I’ve been through a few revisions of my personal site in the last few years. Most recently, I was on a Wordpress site, and it just wasn’t doing it for me, and I wanted to build something completely custom. So, here we are.

Becoming Responsible

I’m disorganized and have no goals. Let’s see if I can get things together.

I’m (not) Good Enough

This is where I talk about my insecurities and struggles with Imposter Syndrome. In short, I never feel like I’m doing good enough work.