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My name is Justin Hill and I am a tech enthusiast, web developer, and educator. Check out my recent blog posts below, or head over to the projects page to see what I'm working on.

Recent Posts

To get better at learning, learn to be terrible again

I'm Really Terrible At the Fiddle A few years ago my lovely wife asked me if we wanted to leave the swamp-like heat and humidity of Washington, DC behind for a few years and live in the mysterious land known as Canada. I'm embarrassed to say that, even as a former US and World… Read more...

Take the Resolution of the Day

I have been interested in Benjamin Franklin for about a decade, since first hearing stories about his adventures in early self-education in the books of celebrated teacher John Taylor Gatto. Gatto holds Ben Franklin up as an exemplar of the notion that, in the modern age, we… Read more...

Fire with Fire: Use Technology to Break Your Social Media Habit

The Problem Maybe I just have a more addictive personality than I'd like to admit, but I feel like I can't be the only one who has been in this situation: you're humming along, knocking out items on your to-do list, or maybe researching something on the web. You've just completed… Read more...

From Dabbler to Developer: Tips to Level-Up Self-Taught Programmers

About a year ago, I decided that my journey as a self-taught programmer and developer was stalling out. I was becoming an expert at completing tutorials, but I didn't feel any closer to being comfortable starting and maintaining projects of my own. If you're a self-directed… Read more...

Open Source, Man-Hour Multiplier Effect, and Implications for Educators

I've been hard at work on revamping and sprucing up some of my personal projects, and neglecting my writing. So I apologize for the long read in advance, but this is a topic I've been thinking about for a while. Read on for some brief ruminations on lessons educators can learn… Read more...