• Life
  • California Dreamin’

    Wow, have I been procrastinating on writing this post! 😅 “But Brad, why?” might you ask? Well, it’s true that I have been pretty damn busy for the last few months, after uprooting my entire life and moving to the Bay Area to start a new job. If you didn’t already know that happened, well, sorry that you’re […]

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  • The Imposter Syndrome

    Oh don’t even worry about it, finding a job will be SO easy — anyone would be lucky to have you. You have some of the cleanest code at this company. You’re one of the fastest developers here who hardly ever creates any bugs! When I decided to leave my last job, with statements like […]

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  • Return to Reality

    Hello world! I’m back, safe & sound at home in trusty ol’ Texas. I only arrived home a little less than a week ago, so I’m still feeling randomly tired and sleeping a lot more than usual. Jet lag plays no games, y’all. That’s okay though, as I truly had a fantastic sojourn through the East, and I […]

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  • Grief in the Reef

    ​It’s been a fun, exciting and interesting last few weeks visiting Bali, Australia, KL, and Singapore… minus accidentally losing my phone to the watery depths of the Great Barrier Reef. 😩 So how the heck did that happen, exactly? Well, in a nutshell, I was on a boat heading to the outer part of the […]

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  • Why “Comrade Brad”?

    Coming up with a website name isn’t easy. At first, I registered my new site under the domain “jbradleyporter.com”, as it mirrored my email address (jbradleyporter@gmail.com) and I figured it would be simple enough to remember. This was the opening header that I originally designed: I let that stew for about a day or two, but it […]

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  • New Beginnings

    “Excellent, actually! I quit my job, temporarily moved in with my mom, and I’m going to travel through Asia & Australia for two & a half months.” When friends and family ask how I’m doing, this is what I’ve found myself telling people for the last couple weeks. Not exactly my typical response! 😆 A little […]