Creativity

I had originally written a totally different post, but while out getting lunch I was conversing with my most ardent fan (myself) and realized that in pursuing this topic out loud, I wanted to take a different approach. Creating is a calling.…

This is Not a Retrospective

We (almost) made it around the Sun once more. I don’t do retrospectives mainly because my memory is absolute crap and I don’t have any idea what happened yesterday nevermind what happened 6 months ago or 10 years ago, but here’s a…

Tis’ The Season

There are two ways of looking at the Holiday Season: the first is how the season approaches us and the second is how we approach it. Most of the “it’s too early!” ire, I believe, is because of the mental calculus that…

Developer Blues

I am really the last person you’d want doling out development advice, trust me. I have been “doing development” for about 20 years now, but the thing about doing development is that you’ll never be good enough unless you have a natural…

Addicted to Learning

This is one of those topics that just sits on the top of my brain like a tangled mass of cables stockpiled in that Sterlite container in my basement. I don’t know where to start, or where to end, and there’s no…

Hobbies

Hobbies are the things we do when we’re not doing the things we must do. They are electives that are chosen because the topics excite us, that allows us to push ourselves for the sheer joy of discovering what we’re capable of,…