How I Use My Free Azure Credit 💸

Microsoft has a program for all engineer employees to get some free Azure credit to play with. Having been with Microsoft for two summer internships I have accumulated two separate accounts with $150 of credit/month each. Growing up pinching pennies, I am not one to let anything free go to waste, so for the past couple years I have been using my Azure credit for some fun stuff. 1. NextCloud Personal Cloud Storage NextCloud is super cool if you haven’t heard of it....

April 6, 2021 · 7 min · Sam Osborne

My First Attempt at Building a Web App

One of my college courses required me to build an application as a semester long project. I wanted to build an application that could solve a real world problem. I had heard about a problem that doctors were having from a friend of mine. Doctors get sued. A lot. 75% of doctors in low-risk specialties have faced a malpractice claim at some point in their careers. For doctors in high-risk specialties, that number skyrockets to 99%....

March 28, 2021 · 6 min · Sam Osborne

My First Dev Job

** This post didn’t really take shape like I was hoping. I might come back later and rearrange it to be more coherent, but as it currently stands it is an imperfect combination of memoir/note to former self/love letter to my workplace. ¯\(ツ)/¯ I would have never hired myself. Bless the people who threw me a bone and let me learn to be a programmer at their expense. After sophomore year of my CS program, I was looking around for a job that would put my years (two is still plural) of programming “experience” to work....

March 10, 2021 · 6 min · Sam Osborne