Welcome to SpangNation! I hope you brought vodka, because I just ran out. That, and I’m in the middle of a Grey’s Anatomy marathon, so I can’t be bothered to go to the store. My name is Michael Spangler (however, I demand to be referred to as The Arbiter), and I am the owner of this internet establishment.

During the day - in between wandering around the office muttering to myself “why is the coffee gone?”, like Jack Sparrow in Pirates of The Caribbean - I am a software engineer. I use PHP, and these days I mostly use Laravel (it's the best thing out there). I also, occasionally, dabble in ExpressionEngine. Although, at this point I view EE as a zombie I wish would die, but I know I’ll have to support for the rest of my life (I wonder if that’s how people with parrots feel?).

At night I spend time with beautiful wife, my son, two cats (Ares and Apollo), and a dog (Fitz).

Things I like: programming (although that’s obvious seeing as how I have a blog about programming), CrossFit (the ‘C’ and the ‘F’ must be capitalized, I don’t want to get a letter from their lawyers), Star Wars, cooking, the occasional video game, and I’m sure there are other things, I just can’t think of them right now.

Things I hate: Drake, brussel sprouts, and Drake.

What would you say… ya do here?

SpangNation offers up brilliant - if I do say so myself (which I do) - insight on software, programming, brownie recipes, and anything else that amuses me. If Coding Horror and The Onion conceived a child, it’s possible that SpangNation would be that illegitimate child.

If you don’t believe me, here’s a quote from one of my tens of readers:

"If Coding Horror and The Onion conceived a child it’s possible that SpangNation would be that illegitimate child."

See! I told you so.

Anyway, whether you accidently landed on this site while searching for a Spanish Rice recipe (because you’re an atrocious typist) or you showed up of your own accord, I’m glad you’re here.

If you’d like to contact me you can find me on twitter @spangnation.