The Brian Laskey Experiment

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Importing My Twitter Data Into MongoDB

Twitter.com doesn’t seem to have a way to let you accesss your oldest tweets through their web client or apps. Because I wanted to go through my oldest posts, starting from the beginning of when I joined Twitter in 2016, I decided to take matters into my own hands by exporting my twitter data and then importing it into a MongoDB instance. Some post-processing was needed to make the data more convenient to work with in Mongo, so I used aggregate pipelines for that.

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Turning Corners?

Around the the end of December, I think it was the Saturday before New Year’s Day, I was watching Elliot play on our makeshift basement playroom, which consisted of a pink yoga mat and his activity jumper surrounded by his toys and some diaper changing supplies, when it suddenly occurred to me that after many months of struggle, Elliot was feeling like he had turned a corner. This was the first time in almost 6 months that it seemed like it might be true that the worst of the time was behind us.

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Things I Didn’t Know Before Becoming a Father

This is probably obvious to any veteran parents, but as a new Dad, these are the things I wasn’t totally prepared for that we’ve gone through. Our son Elliot is now approaching his third month, and every day seems to bring some new change in his routine or behavior.

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Daily Life

This is a day in the life with our infant after about two weeks since leaving the hospital, this has been our routine.

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Welcome Baby Elliot

Two weeks ago, my wife and I welcomed our newest member of the family to this world. Our son, Elliot, was born on July 23rd at 9:23 PM and he has been amazing ever since.

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First Post

I’m Brian and this is my site/blog, built by hand and meant to be shared on the decentralized internet, specifically the Dat Protocol network. I’m a software developer and live in the United States. All the opinions and comments on this site will be my own. I would like to post about my real life self, and things that I’m interested in, such as my dog or growing Redwoods and Giant Sequoias in New England. Expect to find my thoughts on whatever comes to mind.

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