About [+]

We write code on machines, but our audience is really each other. Good code does its job cleanly and efficiently, but at its best reflects an awareness of the larger community. Built upon the work of other developers, it lends itself to further extension by colleagues and strangers (including our future selves).

My programming doesn’t always meet this bar, and even when it does, I believe that if I’m not embarrassed by my code of six months ago, I’m probably not doing it right. Accepting this is part of accepting the social nature of coding. It is iterative, a conversation rather than a statement.

I offer this site therefore as part of that conversation - a catalog of where I’ve been, a marker of where I’d like to go, and hopefully a place where others can learn from me, and I from them. It is a work in progress, as is life. Enjoy.

Stream [+]

Beta Site Up

August 10, 2011 5:07 am

My re-booted personal site is now up and running, at least in beta version. There is still a lot more I want to do on it, to the point that “refinements” is too small a word. As per my introduction in the about section, though, I’m striving to live up to and accept the coding life as an on-going thing.

As for what’s going on now, my posts are running off of a couch database (nosql FTW!), using the Sag framework ( I’m pulling in my twitter feeds using, and I’m making use of web intents and @anywhere to make my tweets a bit more interactive. For blog posts, I’m using the most basic social plugins provided by each respective service – nothing too tricky going on.

As for where I’d like to go, on the backend, I need to tighten up the views and filters for retrieving blog posts, as well as make the actual post management system functional. I don’t want, or need, a full-on Wordpress, but right now I’m basically just a step above manually entering copy into the database. There’s more I want to do on the front end, too; for now, my goal was to get my site up as fast as possible. The other stuff will come later. Anyhow, beta up, yeah!

Portfolio [+]

Most of my work has been with @sanbornmedia, and I don’t have permission to repost it here. If you’re curious to see some of my work, though, drop me a line at pschwei1-AT-gmail-DOT-com and I’ll be happy to talk about it. Most of it has been in collaboration with my very talented colleagues, so if you like what you see, I also encourage you to contact Sanborn Media Factory directly.

I am working on a few side projects, which I will be able to post here, and which I plan on wrapping up in the next few weeks. Check back soon!