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Tom Beute

Written by Tom Beute– a Christian, barista, and software engineer.

Make Your Own Serverless CI

April 05, 2019

Automation is essential to maximizing throughput, especially when it comes to being able to confidently release quality software. I believe…

The Art of Espresso

April 26, 2018

Coffee is one of the top three beverages consumed globally. Despite its prominence, not many are aware of the intricacies in brewing it…

Conquering npm shrinkwrap (in layman's terms)

July 20, 2016

We’ve all been there. You start with a simple app idea and get to work. With the vast number of packages available on npmjs.org , your…

We Need To Kill The Noise

January 31, 2015

It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these, and to tell you the truth– the reason why it’s been so long is because I’ve failed to do…

Flyin' Solo - The Core of Evangelism

July 28, 2014

Last year around this time I presented what I consider “the” core Christian evangelism message. It only took me a full year before realizing…

Dating & You

May 26, 2014

The topic of dating is one that peaks virtually everybody’s interest. It’s a conversation that becomes more and more necessary as we advance…

Welcome to the Family

January 09, 2014

I’ll be honest… I’m not a huge fan of writing, let alone… writing blog posts. But, if there is something that gets me fired up the most, it…

Going Against The Grain

November 12, 2013

Before I start, I’d like to pose a question: How do you evangelize? Many of us affiliate evangelism with door-knocking and handing out…

Breaking the chains of "The Daily Grind"

September 20, 2012

Elijah. One of the most well known Old Testament prophets. Elisha. One of the lesser known ‘Joe Schmoe’s because all we know is that he’s…

The Cost of Faith

September 01, 2012

I read this today on my Verse-A-Day app on my iPhone and felt the need to share it on my website… so here it is: So Potiphar gave Joseph…

Becoming a Superhuman

March 18, 2012

Just last night I happened to flip on the TV and watch a show called My Extreme Affliction on ABC. I was really intrigued to hear about…

Slavery: The 27+ Million

March 08, 2012

I’m sure most of you by now have been made aware of this new movement called ‘KONY 2012’. For the sake of keeping things short, i’m going to…

Celebrating Something Special

December 25, 2011

While most people may see today only as day of exchanging gifts, spending time with family, or football, it is really about something…

Encryption and You

December 24, 2011

In the past, i’ve wrote about  internet anonymity ,  Facebook account hijacking , and i’ve briefly touched on password security (revision…

Beuteiful Grade Policy

December 14, 2011

In an effort to express my dissatisfaction with grading policies and to provide a continuation to my Unjust Academia article, I have…

Unjust Academia

October 17, 2011

Here’s something to ponder: college. It is an artificial environment where we are expected to learn a given amount of information in a…

Anonymity and You

August 06, 2011

With the way things are in the world today (see: photo identification , online security doesn’t exist ), it’s your best bet to re-evaluate…

The Forbidden Fruit

May 17, 2011

Here is something to keep in mind: Don’t let yourself get too focused on what you can’t do or can’t have. Open your eyes and enjoy what is…

Mother's Day (Unconditional Love)

May 08, 2011

“Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.” Mother’s Day is a day of celebration…

The 6-Thousand Calorie Quest (Part 2)

March 29, 2011

Two days ago I posted my calorie consumption log on binge-day. Today, the results from the 13-hour feast are in! Before jumping ahead, let…

The 6-Thousand Calorie Quest (Part 1)

March 27, 2011

On Monday, I started to pursue a diet in low GI (glycemic index) foods. It has been proven that consuming low GI foods will provide your…

What does Love mean?

February 28, 2011

“Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.” Throughout my life, I have tried to discover the meaning of love. What…

Protecting Yourself on Facebook (Updated)

February 20, 2011

A couple months ago I wrote about how easy it is for someone to steal your Facebook account in less than 5 minutes . While there will…

What Makes A Strong Password

February 02, 2011

Passwords. You need them everywhere and all the time. To maintain the highest level of security to your information, it is necessary of you…

Making A Bad Day Something Better

January 26, 2011

“A bad day is just a day where you have been thinking more negative thoughts than positive ones.” Last week, I woke up to what one might…

Giving: The Way Of Receiving

January 06, 2011

“Giving always opens the way for receiving.” If you want to show your true heart to a loved one, the nicest thing you can do is give without…

The Gift of Appreciation

December 13, 2010

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” I read an article the other day about how people are…

Stealing A Facebook Account In Less Than 5 Minutes

November 30, 2010

Are you aware how easy it is for even the most novice computer user to steal access to your Facebook/Amazon.com/Gmail/Twitter/Flickr account…

In the Spotlight: Christmas

November 29, 2010

Christmas is hastily on its way and everything about the season is wonderful! The sounds of the season, the brisk cold air, happiness…

Facebook

November 28, 2010

How likely are you to share your passwords openly with strangers you’ve never met? If you’re like me and care about your privacy in the…