This is a small JavaScript stopwatch. To use it, first create the StopWatch function below:

Then consume it like this:

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Who needs refried beans when you have charro beans?!  This is a simple, but delicious, charro beans recipe. This recipe makes a great side dish with Mexican, Tex-Mex or even plain ol ‘merican food. Serve these immediately after cooking them or freeze them for easy lunches and dinners later.… Read More


Inspired by John Nickell and Jeffrey Way I am making a renewed commitment to use Git primarily from the command line. While the command line may seem like many steps backwards from using a rich graphical interface, I am finding that it makes me much more aware of exactly what each step of Git is doing and it provides… Read More


Postgres 9.4 is a powerful (albeit silly-named) open source database. With 9.4 some powerful features have been added to enhance Postgres’s support for Json. The claim is that Postgres 9.4 offers the power of a relational database coupled with flexible document database features offered by databases such as Casandra, CouchDB, and Mongo DB. This post… Read More


I use a MacBook Pro running VirtualBox to provide Linux development environment VMs. I recently explored the possibility of getting a 4K monitor to provide a much-needed increase in display capabilities. I learned that while a 4K monitor is currently beyond my humble hardware’s capabilities, Samsung has an affordable option that exceeds the resolution of my current external… Read More


Inspired by Jeffrey Way and John Nickell, I am making a renewed commitment to using Git primarily from the command line. While the command line may seem like many steps backwards from using a rich graphical interface, I am finding that it makes me much more aware of exactly what each step of Git is doing and it provides infinitely more quick repeatability.… Read More


For as brown and boring as much of southern Texas can be, there are many great motorcycle rides to be had down here. There isn’t anything that rivals the beauty and challenge of the Blue Ridge Parkway (for me, at least), but there is definitely motorcycle fun to be had down here. I took Glodean… Read More


I’m a big fan of Chinese hot and sour soup and make it every once and while. Learning to make hot and sour soup taught me that the two key ingredients that contribute the most to its flavor profile are finely crushed white pepper (the hot) and Chinese black vinegar (the sour). You can get the… Read More


Laravel offers two ways to work with your database: Eloquent ORM. Eloquent provides an active record-based ORM. It provides a fluent interface with built-in relational capabilities. Query Builder. The Query Builder provides a flexible, and also fluent, way to create SQL queries. It provides an intuitive way to create SQL queries with nearly all of… Read More