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Thanksgiving Day Race: The Turkey Trot

Cincinnati has had a Thanksgiving day race since 1909, making this year’s race the 108th annual Thanksgiving day race for the city. This is my 8th annual race running on the day of Thanksgiving. I first started when a friend, Katelyn Kramer invited me to join in 2010, my freshman year of college: That year more »

In God We Trust; All Others Bring Data

One of my responsibilities in producing software at Epic is planning for projects. This involves considering: Man-hours required to complete a given project spread across stages of design, development, code review and testing A projected deadline based on the project’s scope and number of full time employees This is not something that my company has more »

Things To Do Before I Die

I’ve long kept a cherished word document on my (aging) Macbook. One of the things most important to me, besides the pictures, is my bucket list, which I had titled “Things to do before I die (.docx)”. I thought it would be nice to share to see what, if any, overlap others might have in more »

Most Popular Baby Names

My cousin Justin and his wife Missy recently gave birth to an adorable 7lb 11oz baby Gradyn Chase Games. He is the first of my cousins to have a child and I’m super excited for him. The name Gradyn (or Grady as they intend to call him) seemed particularly unique to me and got me more »

Diabetes Updates

Recent diabetes updates I recently wrote a post detailing the construction of a chart using the JS library C3 that displayed my blood glucose scores over a period of three years. I’d like to shift focus a little bit from the pure joy of data to a topic with a bit more of a personal more »

C3: Charts for the layman

Making charts with C3 I am a big fan of Data-Driven Documents, also known as D3, a javascript library developed by Mike Bostock. Binding to data loaded in through D3 can be quit onerous and requires quite a bit of in depth knowledge of the framework. Recently, someone has developed a library built on D3 more »

Veteran Affairs Signs Epic Scheduling

The election of our new President, Donald Trump, has greatly impacted the day-to-day life at work for my team and I. Once-sidelined plans for the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to contract with Epic to support their Medical Appointment Scheduling System (MASS) were placed back on the table in February 2017 when the new Secretary more »

D3: Data Driven Project Reports

Last fall I became involved with a large development team at my workplace that had fallen behind deadlines and found itself with a great deal of work to be done in a short timeline. I began to think about what was the cause of those deadline misses and how to avoid those moving forward. Here more »

MIPS Compiler

About Reserved Words IDs & Lits Syntax Grammar MIPS Compiler In the spring of 2014, Robert Smayda and I wrote our own computer language. The language has an LL(1) grammar, which means input is parsed from left to right and constructs a leftmost syntax tree (derivation). An LL(1) language means that our grammar is context-free, more »

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