Brandon Konkle
Brandon Konkle

Freelance full-stack Node & React developer, supporter of intersectional social justice, enthusiastic nerd, loving husband, and father. Hire me for your next project!

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Brandon Konkle

Life

4 Day Work Week

Since I began working with Lincoln Loop, I’ve been absolutely loving the flexibility.  What has surprised me, though, is how hard it has been to consistently put in 40 hours a week.  There were several weeks when it was even difficult for me to get to 32 hours, which is my absolute minimum.  I decided that it was time to take advantage of…

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Insomnia

Last night, I woke up around 1:30 am to find that the temperature in the house was approaching sauna-like levels.  I stumbled out of bed and hurdled over the baby gate so that I could adjust the thermostat.  On the way back I hit my foot on the gate hard, immediately and irrevocably waking me up.I tried to go back to sleep, but…

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The Birth of Our Son

The CallWhile driving to work on the George Bush Turnpike, I got a call.  When I looked at the Caller ID and saw my wife’s name, I knew exactly what the call was about.  I had no idea about the ride we were in for, though.  From that moment on, life has been unrelentingly exciting, scary, joyful, strenuous, and sweet.  …

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Tumbling My Personal Blog

I currently keep two separate blogs - my technology blog at brandonkonkle.com, and my personal blog here.  I do this because the people interested in my personal entries usually have no desire to sift through mountains of technical jargon and programming examples just to get the latest news about my family.  I was previously managing both…

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