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Geek Cred (About Me)

Kevin is the sole Designer/Front End Developer in the band of developers called musketeers.me. he has spent half of his 20 year design career drifting between Web Designer and Developer and lives in both camps comfortably. Being an evangelist of clean design and clean code, he runs a local web technology meetup and speaks at national tech conferences.

  • Star Wars Fan – I actually met David Prowse!
  • Role Player – ok, never a DM and wasn’t very good at D&D, but I wielded a wicked tinderbox!
  • LARPer – 4 years of saving the world as the undead, baby!
  • Movie Buff – I eat Ham and Jam and Spam alot.

I’m a classically trained designer that holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts. I have mad skills in both print and web design. I understand both the pica and the pixel. read more

Welcome To Neutral Good

Hey everybody. It’s been a while around here, but today felt as good as any day to resurrect the old blog. It’s been dead a long time, I know. The last two years have been full of the same old stuff – lots of Star Wars, LARPing, movies, dad things. It’s been kind of chaotic, and with everything going on around here, the blog just didn’t feel like a priority anymore.

But now I’m back, shouting into the void of the internet once more. I don’t know how long this will continue or whether this might just be a one-off post, dashed off in a fit of boredom, but here we are. Let’s do this.
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2013 In Review

So, 2013 has come and gone. This marks a full year of helping to run designing 12 issues as well as bringing it back to print, but that’s not all that was done.

Some professional things accomplished in 2013:

  1. Running
    I attended tekX in 2010, spoke at tek12 and now I co-own and help run the damn thing! Crazy
  2. Designed My First Tech Book
    Laying out the SPL book was a learning experience. Though, happy with it, there are things I’ll do differently in future books.
  3. Continued and Expanded Our Local Tech Meetup
    The Frederick Web Technology Meetup has been running since July 2009 and now has over 300 members. We are now meeting at Cowork Frederick. Also, Eli has stepped up and is running the Beverage Subgroup.
  4. My Better Half and I Have Started A Design Meetup
    Cathy and I have started a design meetup for AIGA Blue Ridge called “The Essentials Series.” Because there were no local design meetups in the area (incredible)!
  5. I’ve Become a Board Member of AIGA Blue Ridge
    This is part of running the Essentials Series. Both Cathy and I are board members and contribute ideas monthly.

Some personal things accomplished in 2013:

  1. Trying To Be The Best Dad I Can Be to My #1son
    I haven’t achieved it to my liking, but I’m getting there!
  2. Trying To Be The Best Husband and Friend to Cathy
    While I’m better, I still need work. However, I have never been more in Love with her than I am now
  3. 2013 In Review20th Wedding Anniversary
    October 30th, 2013 marked the 20th anniversary of the words I’ve never regretted saying: “I will.” We spent a weekend in Gettysburg. Rode our bicycles on the battlefield and had romantic meals
  4. Or First Cruise
    20 years and never did a cruise- that changed in July. We had an absolute blast- all 3 of us! We went on a 7 day cruise from Baltimore to the Bahamas.
  5. Getting In Shape
    I lost and gained 10 pounds, but overall lost fat.
  6. Tried working at a dumpster company

I worked at a dumpster company and thought I could get some decent experience in what life is like when youre not behind a computer all day. I applied to Dumpster Rental Buffalo and realized what they do is hard work. Renting out those dumpsters and moving them is definitely a workout. read more