Hey, I'm Blake Adams and this is my personal web space where I share my work, my thoughts, my feels, and anything else that you might find useful on your visit here. I'm a software developer and computer scientist by training but I have interests that fall all over the map as you'll probably discover. I'm available for contract software development work and technical consulting.

Blog

Welcome to Thirty.

2019-10-07

After a month long sabbatical, I reflect on my most recent birthday. Read More...

Software Developer Career Tips

2020-02-12
A collection of posts detailing much of the information that I've learned in recent years when considering a significant career move.
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Cash Flow is King

2019-09-03
I dive into the different strategies to optimize your personal cash flow equation which includes reducing expenses and a multi-faceted approach to earning more.
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Fitness Series

2020-02-03
A short series detailing my current workout regimen and how I document and track my progression toward fitness goals.
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DREAM Series

2019-04-01
A series of posts detailing the multi-year development journal to develop the online electronic assessment system titled DREAM.
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Software Developer Career Tips: Closing Thoughts

12 February, 2020

My closing thoughts on the previous series with advice on what to consider when leaving your job.

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Fitness Series: Illnesses and Injuries, Make a Contingency Plan

03 February, 2020

Revisiting the Fitness series to explore the idea of having a contingency plan to remove your emotions when recovering from a prolonged bout of sickness or an injury that requires time away from working out.

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Software Developer Career Tips: The System Design Phase

27 January, 2020

A common category of interview questions that are being asked of both experienced and novice software developers alike are the 'System Design' questions. I cover a couple of resources to help you prepare for these questions.

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Software Developer Career Tips: The Technical Phase

21 January, 2020

The most notorious phase encountered in the interview process for a technology worker is the daunting technical phase which can come in a multitude of varieties which I'll briefly describe in this post (and also how to prepare).

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Software Developer Career Tips: Do Your Preliminary Research

13 January, 2020

When preparing for the in-person interview, you should do your research beforehand to anticipate what it may happen and how to evaluate and handle the possible offer.

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Software Developer Career Tips: The Initial Phone Screen

08 January, 2020

I look into the most common first step of the hiring process, the phone screen, and describe different ways to prepare yourself for this first encounter.

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Projects

DREAM

An online electronic assessment system for the purpose of collecting assessment data regarding student teachers and counselors throughout their collegiate career. The system also electronically facilitates a large number of other institutional processes in an effective manner.

Personal Website

I wanted to update my older website that I had created in Spring of 2017. The older website was simply built from scratch using only PHP, JavaScript, and MySQL. I decided to use the opportunity to learn the very popular ReactJS library. After exploring many different framework options, I settled on the popular static site generator framework built upon ReactJS and ES6, Gatsby. This website is my first introduction and experience working with React components and ES6 syntax, primarily arrow functions.

Oasis

This was a litle pet personal project that I had spinning in my head, born out of my own personal interest in Personal Finance. I wanted to toy with the idea of a calculator of sorts that would allow you to define income streams, buckets, and other financial entities and you could simulate the timeline of changes and accummulation and make adjustments along the way. Since I hadn't worked with Angular since AngularJS, I used it as an opportunity to learn the new Typescript-based Angular framework.

Mars

Allow users to add restaurants, meals and also place recommendations for restaurants and meals. Also allow users to search for potential highly recommended restaurants and meals based on provided or current location information. Allow users to share their recommendations on social media platforms.

What I've been reading.

The Power of Habit

19 December, 2019

A popular book of interesting anecdotes detailing how habits are formed and how they impact our lives and businesses.

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About

Blake Adams is a writer, software developer, technical consultant, and financial independence enthusiast living in Oxford, MS.

Latest Posts

Software Developer Career Tips: Closing Thoughts

12 February, 2020

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Fitness Series: Illnesses and Injuries, Make a Contingency Plan

03 February, 2020

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Software Developer Career Tips: The System Design Phase

27 January, 2020

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Software Developer Career Tips: The Technical Phase

21 January, 2020

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Software Developer Career Tips: Do Your Preliminary Research

13 January, 2020

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Latest Booknotes

The Power of Habit

19 December, 2019

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Rich Dad Poor Dad

14 October, 2019

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Atomic Habits

19 August, 2019

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