Postcards From My Life https://blog.calevans.com Lint I find in my mind's belly-button. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:44:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 Range Report https://blog.calevans.com/2016/08/29/range-report/ https://blog.calevans.com/2016/08/29/range-report/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:32:21 +0000 https://blog.calevans.com/?p=12443 Dear Reader, This weekend I made it back to the range after about 4 months off. It felt good to get back to practicing. All of these targets represent 20 9mm rounds from my Glock 19. As always, I start at 15 yards. Not bad, two in the center ring. At ten yards I did […]

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Frozen Lemon Sparklers https://blog.calevans.com/2016/08/22/frozen-lemon-sparklers/ https://blog.calevans.com/2016/08/22/frozen-lemon-sparklers/#comments Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:54:18 +0000 https://blog.calevans.com/?p=12416 Dear Reader, First and foremost, I totally ripped off the origins of this recipe from here. I think my improvements make it a better drink though. :) I live in Paradise. Ok, Jupiter, FL but it might as well be paradise. On any given afternoon, I can drag my chair out into the commons, sit […]

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When presenting, don’t forget to…wait for it…pause https://blog.calevans.com/2016/08/18/when-presenting-dont-forget-to-wait-for-it-pause/ https://blog.calevans.com/2016/08/18/when-presenting-dont-forget-to-wait-for-it-pause/#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:00:47 +0000 https://blog.calevans.com/?p=12408 Dear Reader, In the TV show “How I Met Your Mother” one of Barney Stinson’s catch phrases was “…wait for it…”.  He had many uses for it, the most common of course being “Legen..WAIT FOR IT…dary”, but he used it in all sorts of situations where a dramatic pause was called for…at least in his mind. By […]

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When it comes to submitting talks, how many is too many? https://blog.calevans.com/2016/08/17/when-it-comes-to-submitting-talks-how-many-is-too-many/ https://blog.calevans.com/2016/08/17/when-it-comes-to-submitting-talks-how-many-is-too-many/#comments Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:00:42 +0000 https://blog.calevans.com/?p=12391 Dear Reader, CFP season is once again upon us. Sunshine PHP’s CFP is open and I expect all the early conference for next year to open soon. PHP developers, regular speakers, and potential speakers all around the world are opening up documents and thinking through which talks they should submit and which they should retire. […]

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Regarding Vanity Slides https://blog.calevans.com/2016/08/16/regarding-vanity-slides/ https://blog.calevans.com/2016/08/16/regarding-vanity-slides/#comments Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:39:59 +0000 https://blog.calevans.com/?p=12372 Dear Reader, Crafting Vanity Slides You’ve given an outstanding presentation. You’ve educated your audience. You’ve led them down the path of enlightenment. Now, before you finish, let them know how to get in touch with you. Vanity slides are important because they are the one slide in your deck on which you can put anything […]

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