Some people know me as the “Ruby on Rails” guy. Other people know me for my writings on spiritual topics. Still other people know me as a musician, or a tech blogger, or just...Dad. (My kids are the best. Seriously.)
I’ve spent much of my life trying to curtail my many interests and passions in order to focus on one thing at a time. Boring! I've since come to embrace my inner geek and go wherever the winds of creativity take me. We truly do live in interesting times, and whether that’s a blessing or a curse is up to you.
Will you join me on this grand adventure?
I’ve just completed the successful launch of a major new publication called Trellis Magazine: Curiously Reasonable Commentary for the Contemplative Christian. It features in-depth reporting and introspective editorial pieces on current events from the perspective of Jesus-followers who have become fed up with divisive “culture wars” and rank politicalization of the Gospel. It’s never been more important to advocate for peace in a time when internet-fueled bitterness and rage have become the norm.
I also publish a tech blog called Pygmy Nuthatch, covering topics ranging from the latest wizardry from the folks in Cupertino (iPad Pro, macOS, AirPods, you name it) to lifestyle choices and challenges for the free agent/freelancer. Traffic is heating up quickly, so check it out before the servers melt. (Just kidding, they won’t. I hope...)
My previous stint at blogging directly on JaredWhite.com is still available in the archives here for your reading pleasure.
I know a lot of musicians. I know a lot of vloggers. I don’t know of too many that do both. So that’s what I do. My stage name is Yarred, and I specialize in producing synthwave, chillout, and progressive house.
What the heck is synthwave, you may ask? Well, imagine an 80’s synthpop or synth-laden soundtrack vibe, but polished up and stylized for fresh consumption in the 21st century. Yeah, I know—pretty awesome, right? In addition, I make videos about electronic music gear and production techniques as well as adventures around my local town and beyond (Sebastopol, a little ways north of San Francisco, CA). Check out my YouTube channel and subscribe!
Now we get to the part that, ahem, actually generates revenue. A fella’s got to make a living, dontchaknow. Bills, bills! They never seem to leave us nor forsake us.
I’m deeply grateful that I make my living designing and developing websites and online software. I’ve been at this a long time—nearly 20 years to be exact. Can you believe it? The crazy thing is my professional career didn’t even exist 25 years ago. The World-Wide Web was first invented in 1990, and it took several years for the technology to find broad commercial reach.
I run my own web design/development firm, Whitefusion, and I’m considered a bit of a Ruby on Rails expert, which is not entirely deserved but wholly appreciated. I love helping clients achieve their communication goals all while building sustainable, compassionate businesses and organizations.
If you’re interested in any of these subjects and want to get in touch with me personally, please email me or follow me on Facebook or Twitter. I can’t guarantee an immediate response, but I try to provide meaningful replies whenever I hear from people. The internet is a wild west of amazing ingenuity and out-there ideas, and I always love to hear from someone about something new!
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