Suffocated By Paradise

Ben Buie | 7/1/15

I recently heard the story of Chris Burkard (watch below). Early in his career he said his life was filled with, “blue skies, warm, tropical beaches, and a tan that lasts all year long.” I’m jealous already. “To me,” he continued, “this was it! Life could not get any better.” You see, Chris is a surf Read More >>

Spoiler Alert: The Price of a Website is Shocking

Ben Buie | 3/11/15

UPDATED (2015.03.13) based on comments and again (2015.06.30) for clarity. I  have an interesting power as a web developer, with mere words, I can give people a horrifying condition called sticker shock. If you’ve never felt it, imagine a mix of the feeling that someone is trying to steal your money and the feeling of disappointment when a solution to Read More >>

The Entrepreneurial Journey

Ben Buie | 3/6/15

I did an interview with the awesome guys from The Entrepreneurial Journey today. They said the interview won’t be posted till ~May so stay tuned for a link. In preparation for the interview, they sent me the questions below. I thought I’d share the answers. The following was written before the interview and some of it Read More >>

Coloring In The Lines

Ben Buie | 2/27/15

If we are connected on LinkedIn, I NEED YOUR HELP! Since childhood, I have perfected the art of keeping my crayons inside the given lines. This is not an easy thing, particularly when you have a lot of space to fill with color. After years of practice, I ask that you’ll help me get the recognition Read More >>

Inspiring Entrepreneurship

Ben Buie | 2/23/15

One of my passions is entrepreneurship. A lot of reasons come to mind for this: my Father was an entrepreneur, my Mother always told me to be my own boss, I experienced the joy of bringing people value early in my life, and I believe that entrepreneurship is the answer to many of America’s future Read More >>

Setting Up Shop

Ben Buie | 2/17/15

Today is my first day looking for work. I spent a couple days working on benbuie.com, updating my social profiles, and getting some loose ends tied up. This morning my first order of business was to drop into a co-working space in Lafayette. I ended up running into a couple front-end developers like myself. I told Read More >>

Reflecting on Marriage

Ben Buie | 2/16/15

For me, Valentines Day is always a great time to reflect on my relationship with Brooke. I think we’d agree that we’re doing better than ever. Marriage and our little family has become the best thing (and sometimes hardest thing) we’ve ever been a part of. We’ve been married 7 amazing years now (going on 8) Read More >>

Voltage: all good things come to an end.

Ben Buie | 2/11/15

Working at Voltage has been worth every minute of my time. My original plan was to stay at Voltage for two years and then see what happens. I wanted to get some full-time web development experience and then possibly transition back to the business side of the tech world. I couldn’t be happier with the opportunity I had Read More >>

Code Snippets

Ben Buie | 12/3/14

One of the things I’m really happy about my last year at Voltage is my focus on creating reusable snippets of code that can be used to quickly deploy features on client sites. I’ve made my repository of code_snippets publicly available so that anyone can take advantage of them. Note, these are not for beginners, Read More >>

Thankful

Ben Buie | 11/26/14

I haven’t written in a while so I figure I’ll just start typing and see what comes out. Thanksgiving. So excited. I haven’t really taken a break for about 7 years. Usually I’ll have some side project going on that I end up working on. I have no shortage of side projects. Probably one of Read More >>