One tweet, 10 years ago today, by @ConanOBrien changed my professional life in the most amazing and unexpected ways.

I remember that day vividly. Conan was going on tour and I had been asked to build a site to accompany his social media presence. The initial plan was for Conan to tweet a link to the site at 9:00 am. I spent the night before running performance tests, optimizing the server, projecting traffic based on his social following, and mentally preparing for the next morning.

Back then it was just me in my apartment. I was the lone developer…

(originally posted on Tumblr on 11/15/2012)

I stopped at Chipotle for dinner last night after work. I was lucky and got there right as the dinner rush was ending, so there were only a few people ahead of me in line. It had been a long, exhausting day at work and I was looking forward to a simple, quick dinner. As the two elderly ladies currently ordering pondered the relative health differences of burritos and burrito bowls, I noticed the girl behind the counter look up at me and quickly look away as we made fleeting eye contact.

Thelma and…


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