Todd Dukart. Nerd.

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Welcome to my new site!

Welcome to my new site design! I've rebuilt it from the ground up using Gatsby and the Netlify CMS in order to take advantage of modern technologies like React. This should be a lot faster than my old WordPress-based site (which remains up as an archive of my old content).

Thriving as a Multi-Project Engineer

One of my favorite aspects of my job is the variety. I get to work on a WordPress site on one day, then a React component the next. One of…

Interwebs, Thoughts

Someone briefly set up a “crush” bot at the Washington Post — a bot whose very existence is just asking for major trouble.

Directorate 51

As I’ve said before, getting Directorate 51: Revelation out the door was a long, long journey — probably about 9 years since I started writing the first draft of that story. (I can’t even remember…

And now, we wait
Directorate 51, Writing

After a lot of stops and starts, and stops, and starts, and stops, and starts, I’ve finally followed through with my promise to myself: I’ve published Directorate 51: Revelation, the…

5 Tools Everyone In The Pen Industry Should Be Using

With a dearth of ideas to blog about but a desire to post something, I figured I’d search the Internet for ideas. An automatic generator suggested this one.

Love Still Conquers Hate

It’s been another rough week. I’m saddened by senseless violence, both at the hands of a few bad police officers, and at the hands of one civilian who put his…

Time to Take Action

If you’re like most people, you’ve been outraged over the recent mass shootings that have taken away far too many of our families, friends and neighbors. And while changing your…

Love Conquers Hate

Much is going to be said over the next few weeks over the horrible event this morning, a man full of hatred shooting more than 100 innocent people at a…

Steakhouse Mac n Cheese

I know you visited this site today saying, “Hey, Todd, I really want to know how you make mac n cheese!” No? Really? Well, you’re going to find out anyway. My…


I like coffee. I like pickles. Doesn’t mean I’ll be running to pick up Maxwell House Kosher Dill. That’s unfortunately what Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is. Foolishly, I bought…

Doing the Math

A lot has been said about the terrible math making its way through the tubes of the Interwebs today, claiming the current Powerball jackpot’s annuity value (now $1.4 billion) divided…

Directorate 51, Writing

The release of Revelation is so close. The manuscript is written, and I’ve been editing furiously with the help of several friends. I had been hoping to get it out by the…

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