Creator of fine <HTML> products and services.
Amateur triathlete.

I'm Brian Shoemaker, a developer/manager, amateur triathlete and dad living in the Minneapolis area. I build web applications and manage development teams, with a focus on responsive design, modern tools and APIs.

I'm also a voracious reader and news junkie. When not working or training I can be found playing with my kids, geocaching or working on our latest Arduino-powered project.

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Jul 27 Times have changed. RT @HistoryInPics: Smoking a cigarette while riding the Tour de France, 1920s.

Jul 27 Took the 8-year-old to the driving range for the first time. I think I have a new golf buddy.


Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

By Cormac McCarthy.
Started on July 26th 2014.

Red Country

Red Country

By Joe Abercrombie.
Finished on July 5th 2014.

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Activities last six

Distance Duration Speed
Swim  Swim 0.93 mi 0:34:30 1.62 mph
Run  Run 10.09 mi 1:15:17 8.04 mph
Ride  Ride 30.2 mi 1:18:52 22.97 mph
Ride  Ride 61.39 mi 2:43:33 22.52 mph
Run  Run 5.09 mi 0:36:21 8.4 mph
Swim  Swim 2.81 mi 0:45:03 3.74 mph

Training Log past year



I occasionally have a small side or personal project in development. After a decade of .NET/C# and SQL I've been developing more and more with Node.js and MongoDB. I share my projects and post the details here and GitHub.


Browse and search for tweets from Italian politicians.

Twitter Stream

Search and stream the Twitter Public Timeline.

Weather Station

Home weather station built with Arduino.