Rather than go down the next street, this person decided to block all traffic for their benefit. I took this in 2016, but unfortunately I see things like this almost daily. This is one of the things I’d love to see stop.

Where I live it seems most drivers have forgotten the simple etiquette rules of driving or maybe they were never taught. I do try to be a courteous driver but sometimes with all the rude drivers it’s hard not to be just as rude back, however this only makes the problem worse. In an effort to make driving great again, below is a list of rules to drive by.

But first a little about why I decided to write this. I drive over 100 miles a day and have racked up hundreds of thousands of miles on my vehicles as…


With the recent news of the UAW striking at the GM plants it really brings up the question in my mind, what good are unions these days? Back at the turn of the 20th century when there was child labor, unsafe work conditions and slave-like work hours, the unions were there to make the employers realize they needed to change. …


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My family and I live in the country where internet is scarce. There are thousands of acres where there is no internet available short of satellite which is lackluster to say the least. I am fortunate to have an unmetered connection, but the fastest speed I can get today is 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up from a bonded DSL connection. I also pay a hefty $87/month for this “luxury”. That has come down from the $106/month when I first started with the company and had a measly 15Mbps down and a choice of 1Mbps or 2Mbps up, with the latter…


I was thrust into development at the ripe old age of 8, but that’s a story for another day. I have dabbled in many languages, from Quick BASIC to Python and there have been some hard lessons learned along the way.

#1: There are very few rules that will work for everyone.

What do I mean by that? It’s simple really — just because something works great for you doesn’t mean it will work great elsewhere. All dev shops have similarities. They have developers that work on computers coding in a language or languages. That’s about where the similarities end…

Matt Anderson

Self-taught full stack developer who has been extremely blessed to be where I am

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