Welcome to my new site!

Hello there, this is my profile and mini-portfolio as a civic-minded friend and technologist from Philadelphia. I will be using this platform, moving away from my custom-created CMS from 2015 to showcase my personal work and document my efforts to become a better...
Poem for Iraq

Poem for Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of innocent children, women, and people are caught in the crossfire of a terrible war in Iraq. As “ISIS” is being defeated day-by day, innocent people are still being terrorized. This is fucking unacceptable. The struggle for Mosul — which...

Making Badass Developers: Keynote

Keeping up with technologies can be tough, and this keynote is an absolute must-watch for any developer looking to improve. Every moment of every day there’s a new language, framework, format, protocol to learn. Nobody has a more dynamic skill set than a web...

A Day as a Developer at an Ad Agency

As I work on the day-to-day to establish my business, Key Medium, I have been struggling to successfully monetize solutions built like the underlying technological solutions I own–Net Qualified and Private File Share. And, since I have to pay the bills somehow,...

Why You Should Create a Personal Website

Having your own personal website gives you a platform, outside of social networks, where you are in full control of what is displayed and how. Assuming you are no web guru, having a personal website — like I do here on TheA.li — gives me full control on...

Are vapes healthy?

Vaporizers and ecigs are trendy and fun. Whether you use them to crush your tobacco smoking habit, or to indulge your oral fixation — vapes are useful. I’ve been through a handful of vaporizers and ecigs myself; from cheap ones from a mall kiosk to the...

Experimental Children’s App

I recently released an app to experiment with my 2 & 3 year old siblings; it’s basically a blank canvas with a color palette. It automatically clears every 20 seconds, but I think I need to bump this up to 60 seconds. More updates are coming soon! Kids Draw...

HugeThinking.com Gets a Facelift

It was time for Huge Thinking to get a new look. I started Huge Thinking back in August with the intention of creating a neutral platform for which to inspire everyone (including myself) to be better, and to provoke thought. It’s morphing into a blog-magazine...

Custom Youtube Video Player with Branding

Custom styling YouTube is now easier than ever. I’ve begun alpha testing across my websites, and it’s been approved as a Twitter card! UPDATE (11/27): Versions 1 & 2! They’re both awesome and have their caveats. The one below works to deliver...