David Neal

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My name is David Neal. I am a family man, geek, musician, illustrator, speaker, software developer, and Microsoft MVP based in North GA.

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Create PDFs with Node.js and Puppeteer

Create PDFs with Node.js and Puppeteer

I love to play music, especially in a band. There's something amazing about the synergy of multiple people harmonizing voices and instruments. However, for a band to be successful, everyone needs to be on the same page or it just…

My Most Embarrassing Mistakes as a Programmer

My Most Embarrassing Mistakes as a Programmer

My most embarrassing mistakes as a programmer, in no particular order: I didn't ask for helpI was afraid of what others would thinkI didn't follow through on a promiseI didn't step up and take responsibilityI avoided conflictI didn't encourage othersI…

A Note of Encouragement

A Note of Encouragement

Earlier this year, I set up a new computer for my son. In the process, I created an "Easter Egg" for him to find. I left a note on the desktop with some instructions on how to run…

Sketchnote Challenge

Sketchnote Challenge

Sketchnotes are amazing. Check out just a few of the many benefits. Helps you stay more engaged.Connects both sides of your brain for supercharged learning. Helps you to communicate more clearly.When you look at your notes weeks, months,…

Create Engaging Screen Shots with Snagit

Create Engaging Screen Shots with Snagit

Throughout my career, writing documentation and tutorials has been a critical skill. In my experience, good visuals can vastly improve the quality of communication. Explaining a lengthy process with multiple steps, how to use a complex interface, and where to…