Evan Rose

...was born in Dallas, Texas, traveled, lived in the Bay Area, DJed, studied architecture, collected furniture, played drums, and is now a web developer and IT consultant in New York City. Here's more.

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I build dynamic websites, web applications, and content management systems using PHP, MySQL, XHTML, CSS and more, and assist small businesses and individuals with their Apple products and networks. Here's more.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

“NYC Announces Ticker-Tape Parade For U.S. Women's Soccer Team This Friday” via @gothamist; any excuse for a party! http://t.co/Vz1FLOVdzK

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What all went on during my 38th year? Keeping Up The Good Work @evanrose.com: http://t.co/fjLP1Jiq8h

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Keeping Up the Good Work

I turned 38 yesterday, which seemed surreal until it arrived. Now I feel 38. Perhaps I prefer even numbers?

Anyhow, what went on since I hit 37? I worked at NorthPoint, left NorthPoint, worked for Avery, ran out my summer spending a lot of time on the bike, some time in Montauk, and on various and sundry patios, and didn’t get a single sunburn, saw a lot of shows both comedic and musical such as Bill Burr three times, Thievery Corporation a couple of times, Hot Chip, Bjork, Interpol, Louis CK, Trans Am, and who knows who all else, went to Dallas, Austin, Las Vegas, Denver, Boulder, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and got to see a lot of friends, ended my work with Avery, had my mom in town on her way to moving to Italy for a year, stopped keeping the journal I’d kept for the past five years and started up keeping track of every restaurant meal I had (everybody needs a hobby!), booted my roommate of four and a half years, went to Japan, started working for Hearst, went to Boston, went to Barcelona and Rome, took a lot of photos that I’ll probably never get around to putting up on the web, and had a great Fourth of July weekend. I’ve often written about things that I didn’t do but wanted to, but I think 37 was a year where I did just about everything that I wanted to and it worked out great. I’m going to keep up the good work.

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#Nobu #Birthday #38/#thirtygreat @clint_downing show me the way bro. (at Nobu New York)

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Monday, July 6, 2015

私にhapptの誕生日! (at @NobuNyc in New York, NY w/ @casamafrazz) https://t.co/vVUBR65iFo

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Blowing it out pre-diet. Bring the shame! (at @McDonalds in New York, NY) https://t.co/VhKS11Hiko

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"If You've Never Eaten At Roll N Roaster You're Wasting Your Life": @Gothamist http://t.co/wRaeKsJV4P Forget birthdays at Kean's JDP!

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Belatedly, just celebrating my freedom to eat like an American. (at @Wendys in Brooklyn, NY) https://t.co/lbiG7Vu4p9

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Gonna watch the girls kill it over cheese n' wings. (at @MulhollandsNyc in Brooklyn, NY w/ @casamafrazz) https://t.co/jK9IrDTkdN

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Best brunch in some time. (@ Beco in Brooklyn, NY) https://t.co/NIrcn0zaTq

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Cedar's breakfast of champions, complete with cheese sticks. (@ Nathan's Famous) https://t.co/mJGoKJGrL0 http://t.co/ggIcydvU3T

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Burgers part 2. (@ Corner Bistro in New York, NY) https://t.co/97eYv7RqeV

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Beach n' burgers. (@ Rippers in Rockaway Beach, NY w/ @casamafrazz) https://t.co/L3CDHe0PXN

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FIRST! Congrats Josh! (@ Gold Star Beer Counter in Brooklyn, NY) https://t.co/KPZZz7lqa3

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Dollar oystered with Ms. Wallach. (at @SelRrose in New York, NY) https://t.co/jkZwH6N3wi

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

@gilfnyc @casamafrazz #grafitti #nolita #nyc #copter #heart (at Little Cupcake Bakeshop)

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The Rites of Spring [Mashed Up] http://t.co/peL7WaHHSF via @kottke for @_musica1

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Belatedly, workin' on my dadbod. (at @ElCantineroNyc in New York, NY) https://t.co/wfFoh7KzMU

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Scheming over Indian with JDP. (@ Hearst Tower - @hearstcorp in New York, NY) https://t.co/EfGTDICB6C

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I scored 4/10 on CNN's 'The ultimate Back to the Future' quiz. How well can you do? http://t.co/TidZz4f1So I was robbed!

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Back in the U. S. of A.! (at @McDonalds in New York, NY) https://t.co/CipPOQATYO

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I want to hear Aphex Twin ‘Selected Ambient Works’ on @randsrecords on the incredible @ClassicAlbumSun hi-fi on @KlipschAudio Loudspeakers.

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Belatedly, queso sweet queso! (at @TacoChulo in Brooklyn, NY) https://t.co/hnL91Jdia1

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Il Forno in Terminal C is absolutely stupidest place I've ever eaten in my life. And I thought airlines were bad. https://t.co/LLMoA91tob

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#FCO -> #ZRH -> #JFK

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Belatedly, #Mediterranean #sunset #Italy (at Longobeach)

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

#roma #elephant #obelisk #church #architecture #sculpture #rome #symmetry (at Piazza Della Minerva - Senato Della Repubblica)

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#segway #roma #waywaywaymorefunthanIthoughtitwouldbe! With AD (at Spanish Steps And Via Condotti)

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Monday, June 22, 2015

#Roma #ad #accidental #street #art #grafitti (at Pantha Rei)

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Arches #architecture in #Roma (at Centro Studi Americani)

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

91 #stairs #Barcelona (at Plaça Del Pi)

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

#arch #architecture #Barcelona

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

#Barcelona #sculpture (at Plaza De Sant Miguel)

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

#madMen fans: belatedly. #RecordOfTheDay #Vinyl #Record #1971!

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Care package for #mama in #Roma

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

#blue #crane

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#wig #drop

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Yes I could live in this tiny cabin in the Norwegian wilderness with plants on it (via Could You Live in This Tiny Cabin in the Norwegian Wilderness? - Tiny Living - Curbed National) for Gunnar

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Not an airstream, but it’ll do! (via This Color-Blocked Tiny Home is Gorgeous and Eco-Friendly - Micro Living - Curbed National)

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Ten Years Ago Today

Ten years ago today I celebrated my first full day in New York after moving to Williamsburg, Brooklyn with $400 and 98 pounds of belongings. Since then, these are some of the things that have happened:

Worked for Apple in SoHo
Worked for myself
Was told I needed to leave Williamsburg
Watched Sex and the City for a few months
Turned 27
Moved to TriBeCa
Turned 28
Worked for MTV
Moved to the Lower East Side
Turned 29
Worked for Tekserve
Moved to Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Worked for MTV again
Turned 30
Rode my bicycle
Turned 31
Spent time on the West Coast
Invested in Beer Table
Went to Italy
Got a motorcycle
Summered on Fire Island
Turned 32
Went to England
Turned 33
Summered on Fire Island again
Turned 34
Turned 35
Somehow made it through 2012 (but just barely)
Went to a lot of weddings and sadly, but thankfully, only one funeral
Worked for myself
Worked for NorthPoint
Turned 36
Went to Spain
Celebrated ten years in New York
Started plotting my escape

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Giving the Site a Haircut

Recently I refactored almost all of the code that powers the backend of this site, a lot of which has been around for however long it's been since I built the content management system that powers it (and perhaps before - I had another blog that I ran on my Mac out of my apartment when I lived in Oakland whose code made its way into this site). Tired of being the cobbler whose kids have no shoes.

First, permalinks. They have always been something like evanrose.com/?entry=100 which I thought was cool back in the day (hey, I know PHP!) but long past their sell by date. I built a system that turns the blog post's title into a slug and am using those for permalinks (and being a good web citizen, should someone come into the site via a link to a post with an entry id, they will get seamlessly redirected). Secondly, I changed an .htaccess redirect that would, for example, redirect evanrose.com/work to evanrose.com/?section=work. This has been changed so that all requests end up on index.php and the non-query-stringed URL is split and used. Even the HTML templates I used before I entered blog posts in to a database work with this new scheme (for the most part, at least they're used in the virtual blog directory) for instance, my first month of blogging on evanrose.com (and not on my previous sites) in July of 2001 and without touching that templated file, it validates as HTML 5!

Finally, back in the day, I didn't know about how to deal with dates and math and whatnot coming from a database so my noob self saved date oriented data like so: insert "Tuesday" into `day name`, etc., which is just NASTY. I was young and I needed the money. Fixed all that garbage (and should have years ago). I also fixed a bunch of hacky crap to deal with page titles and whatnot which was also trivial. It was pleasant work cleaning this business up and by god it might last me another ten years.

Please don't make me be blogging in ten years.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hell of Links

Hell of links for Gunnar from Kottke:

Just hell of links.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Sailing in the Keys

Evan Rose FlickrLast month, I spent a week on a sailboat, bopping around from Florida Key to Florid Key and bopping around in Key West. I had no idea how much fun this would be, though a week was probably a couple of days too long. I took a bunch of photos and shot some really cool video. Check 'em out.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

On Work

First, Louis CK on work (and of course, being awesome)

And recently, a note to self on work:

Finally, read this every single day.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Texas, Then and Now

Went to Dallas and Austin recently (here are the pics) for the State Fair of Texas (RIP, Big Tex) and to take part in the nuptuals of Gunnar and Ingrid, two of the finest people a man would want to know. Much fun was had and much fried food was consumed. At the fair alone:

Yes, "corny dog." In addition, there was lots of driving, lots of meals with my mom, a Dale Chihuly show at the Dallas Arboretum, lots of catching up with old and making new friends and hell of fun in general. Though it was fun, I got stuck there while Sandy descended upon New York and couldn't wait to get home, which is exactly why I'm going back to Texas again tomorrow. See you Texas peops soon.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Recently, On My Corner of the Web...

Did some more cleaning up around here. Even though those sites have moved on to greener pastures, I've put up links to some of my older freelance work that lives on my own server, Beer Table version 1, Beer Table version 2, Beer Table Pantry and Nikki Stager, the last being one, I really like but which never got used, though the images getting pulled in from Flickr can be a little flaky.

Also, my first project for people.com is now live: Reader React. I built this almost from scratch, using only the container and a forked copy of their javascript commenting system. First, PHP fetches a JSON feed of all of the articles that have had the highest comment counts for the past 24 hours. Next, each article gets a container and its data is put into it (though in the case of data from People's Wordpress blog, another JSON feed is fetched, parsed and inserted). Following that, each article id is put into an array which builds an url which is fetched by JQuery and parsed so that each article gets its comment counts as well as the commenting module for that article itself (which required the fork of their commenting system - this need was not foreseen). Finally, valid XHTML and CSS style the results, which have get written to disk as HTML by a cron job that runs every ten minutes. Fun project. Keep 'em coming.

Finally, Instagram added profiles and here is mine.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Katherine, Jim, and Steve

Today, I'm off for a long weekend of dinner, the nuptials of my friends Katherine and Jim, Katherine being one of the first friends I made when I moved to New York eight and a half years ago and Jim being one of the greatest dudes I've ever met, and a brunch in Connecticut and Massachusetts. I'm almost positive much fun will be had. Today also marks the date of a sad day a year ago, and I'll let my journal entry from that day speak for itself:

"October 5, 2011

"My mom wrote me an email talking about what she wanted to have happen if she suffered from dementia [she said she wanted me to take her to a place in Oregon where they euthanize people] and I got so sad I went into our freight elevator area and cried. Sobbed. Later in the day, left work... and went and saw Portishead, who were great. But right before the show, I looked at my phone and saw immediately on Twitter that Steve Jobs had died and I cried again."

I am so pleased for my friends. They are wonderful people, they are wonderful together, and we should all be so lucky. Today is a far happier day.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Big Changes Around Here

Now that I've gotten back in the swing with a new gig and have gotten in the habit of doing something productive with my life, that being productive has beget more productivity, though that hasn't yet extended to my yoga practice. It has, however, gotten me into a bunch of new cool web stuff I've not done much with over the past few years, given me some new ideas, and so I finally gave this neglected site some much needed TLC and added some cool stuff.

First, the site is a hundred pixels slimmer and have hidden the overflow of my Flickr photo stream and trimmed down some of the descriptions on the header links. I also got rid of the contact page (which at one time contained a contact form that I got rid of long ago) and moved the functionality that displayed the ten most recent (though infrequent) blog posts to the archive page which now contains the last ten posts by default, the ability to choose posts by month, or if passed a post ID, a permalink page. Some work under the hood included a bunch of changes to the site's date and time functionality, as when I built this site almost ten years ago, I didn't understand PHP's date and time functionality very well so cleaned up a ton of crappy date/time crap, deleted old deprecated code, and did a lot of general refactoring.

The new cool jam here though is the home page which has a bunch of new stuff. I built a script that, when called by a cron job every hour, grabs my most recent 22 Tweets (why 22 is the limit, I have no idea), my 15 most recent Tumblr image posts (which are 500 pixels wide, hence the site's new slimness), and the last ten evanrose.com blog entries (which are obviously way down at the bottom of the page as there aren't many recent ones), puts them all together, and then saves them in a separate file in reverse chronological order. This file is then included on the home page which, because it's just included and not requesting all this stuff every time the page loads, the page loads much faster. I know anyone who comes to this site probably already looks at my stuff elsewhere, but this was a fun project and I feel like this site hasn't gotten as much attention it's deserved.

Next up: taking those tweets and Tumblr posts and putting them into my database, downloading the Tumblr photos to keep here for safekeeping, and having that same script update my RSS feed on a daily basis with a digest of the stuff I've put on the internet that day. If you've made it this far, you are now an honorary nerd. Welcome to the club.

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