Advent Calendar

Dec 7th

J.T. Grimes

J.T. Grimes

Code Primate & Cal Hat Aficionado

Where do you live? J.T. Grimes Oakland, CA, USA
What are your roles / titles / jobs / companies? J.T. Grimes Code Primate
Are you more Christmas Cheer or Bah Humbug over the festive period? J.T. Grimes Bah Humbug
Would you rather have to always A) Talk like Yoda or B) Breathe like Darth Vader? J.T. Grimes Talk like Yoda
What non-tech book have you read most recently? J.T. Grimes Forging Hephaestus (Drew Hayes)
With Christmas coming soon, what is your favorite thing about this time of year? J.T. Grimes The smell of pine and the kids giggling
What TV show are you currently into? J.T. Grimes Father Brown
For this Christmas, what would be your ideal gift? J.T. Grimes A cook/laundress
Many of us have pets, but are you a dog or a cat person? J.T. Grimes Dogs 🐕
Something every coder must know - what IDE doe you use? J.T. Grimes PhpStorm
The Laravel forums and chat rooms often feels like a breath of fresh air in comparison to other online groups to me. What do you like most about the Laravel community? J.T. Grimes People are really helpful (mostly)
What was the last conference you went to? J.T. Grimes Sunshine PHP 2015
Easy one now! What is your favorite food? J.T. Grimes Pizza
I listen to podcast every day and most Laraveler's do too. What is your current podcast stack? J.T. Grimes Planet Money, Freakonomics, Stuff You Missed In History Class
Have you got any sage wisdom or advice; it doesn't have to be technical - you want to share with the Laravel Community? J.T. Grimes Everything - EVERY SINGLE THING - depends on context
What is one thing you have always wanted to know? J.T. Grimes Mammals need fresh water to survive. Where do aquatic mammals get theirs? Ooh! Firstly they have slightly saltier body fluids, and they pee super concentrated salt urine.
They have a two stage kidney process for filtering out red blood cells from plasma, then a long tube that extracts the plasma. You are then left with the super concentrated pee.
Some sea mammals seals for instance drink seawater as a last resort and prefer snow
What is your favorite Christmas movie? J.T. Grimes It's a Wonderful Life
Not many of us as a kid wanted to be a developer or designer, or even knew that was an option. What did you want to be? J.T. Grimes In charge
Star Wars or Star Trek? J.T. Grimes Star Wars
Are you going to be coding in your free time over Christmas? J.T. Grimes Yes
Do you have a secret talent? J.T. Grimes Dog whisperer (also dog shouter and dog pleader)
Would you rather have A) a comically large head or B) comically large feet? J.T. Grimes Have comically large feet
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