Software engineer, philanthropist, and web technology enthusiast.

My name is Hunter Skrasek, and I'm a software engineer based in Austin, TX. When I'm not at work, I either assist in organizing Longhorn PHP or represent the Alumni Association of St. Edwards University.

Is this thing on?

As you can tell looking at my post history, it's been many years since I've really done anything with my website. Recently I've been motivated to get into technical writing, and what better place to do that than my personal website... after a much needed coat of fresh paint.

Working with raw queues in Laravel

In this post, I explore the concept of working with raw queues in Laravel, highlighting the flexibility and potential drawbacks of using Laravel's built-in queue service. By delving into the framework's inner workings, I demonstrate how raw queue data can be processed with Laravel, offering a more efficient alternative than reverse-engineering 'unserialize', while still leveraging the power of the framework.

2015 Going On 2016

Reflecting on 2015, I recount the year of future planning that included making significant strides towards my financial security and investing in a house. As I welcome 2016, my intent is to strike a balance between planning for the future and savoring the present, making this the year I learn to live in the here and now.

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  1. Company
    Modernize Home Services
    SEM / Architect
  2. Company
    API Lead
  3. Company
    MCProHosting LLC
    Backend Web Developer
  4. Company
    User Services - St. Edwards University
    Digital Information Associate