There are some people I talk to who at the mere mention of video games will give me a look that says “You are a child” and then proceed to tell me about how they’d never play games because they’re an utter waste of time. Valiant Hearts is a fine example of why I think … More Valliant Hearts – My Kind of Game
So, after suffering a few years with a flaky iPad Air 2, my lovely wife convinced me that it was OK to treat myserlf last week, and I got myself a 9.7″ iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard. To be honest, I’ve been super unhappy with Apple keyboards of late. They seem to think that … More Apple IPad Pro Smart Keyboard
Readers of this blog will know that I love mechanical keyboards. Traditionally I go for the super clicky Cherry MX Brown switches. However, my next door neighbor at work very politely informed me that I was driving him stark raving bug house with the machine gun like sound of my typing. So, after some heart … More So I got a new keyboard (WASD Code 104 Key)
A couple of years back, frustrated by the challenges of running my own WordPress site, I decided to give Pelican a try.
Happy 2017 all! A little over two years ago, the WordPress instance I had been “maintaining” to run my blog was hacked by a bunch of script kiddies. Not like I’m excusing them or anything, hacking someone’s hobby domain feels rather like walking into someone’s yard and, if you’ll forgive me for being crass for … More I love you Pelican, but I’m struggling.
So as I think I’ve mentioned before here, I co-host a podcast. Each week on the show we do what we call “picks” – we each showcase two or three things we like and can recommend. It could be a book, software, beer, whatever we feel like. That week in particular Tobias picked a safety … More The Zen of Shaving (Safety Razor Edition)
No, I’m not talking about reading, writing, and ‘rithmitic, I’m talking about the three Rs that are critical in creating and keeping a software organization strong. The three Rs in this case are Rigor, Resources, and Raison d’etre. Let’s take a look at each of these in turn. Resources I begin with resources because when … More The Three Rs
If you’ll indulge me for just a few moments I want to say a few words on a topic that’s near and dear to my heart: Bacon! I’ve encountered more than a few peo9ple who think that cooking bacon in the microwave is the way to go. Far be it from me to dictate anyone’s … More Bacon + Microwave = Jerky 🙂
2016 Democratic Primary – I’m Committed but Concerned When push comes to shove, let there be no doubt about the fact that I think we, as one of the wealthiest societies on the planet, should be doing everything we can to help the poor and under served enjoy a standard of living that gives them … More Democratic Primary 2016: I’m committed to Bernie, but concerned.
I’ve recently been very underwhelmed with the keyboards Apple ships with their computers. They’re trying to make them all feel like laptop keyboards, which is an idea I rather disapprove of. In particular the recent Apple Keyboard has such shallow key travel it’s very easy to fall into the bad habit of pounding the keys, … More A few random thoughts on keyboards