Outside the Cyrstal [ Chapter 2 ]

I felt sick. I hated going outside the Cyrstal. Outside the Cyrstal, in the sun, electronics didn’t work right unless they were heavily shielded. Communications were near impossible. It was nothing but sand. There’s nothing left alive on earth except what can be protected by a Cyrstal, and since the sun started dying, there’s probably […]

Bye Bye USA — Netherlands, here we come

Today, I’d like to announce we’re leaving the USA, for at least a year. After much research and soul searching, we’ve settled on the Netherlands. The Netherlands and the USA have a treaty, called the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty (DAFT). It allows an American to open a business in the Netherlands, provided they have sufficient capital/income […]

The Future Browser

I used to drive at night, a lot. Often, I’d put at IPad up on my dash with a movie playing, it’s reflection off-center my field of vision in front of me. I could listen to the action and shift the focal length of my eyes to see the action at any time. It worked […]

Outside the Cyrstal [ Chapter 1 ]

The monitoring relays alerted us that the caravan never arrived at the midway outpost. Michale went missing the same day the caravan left so it was almost certain he left on it. Since I worked in the Operations Center, I was privy to the fact that he wasn’t registered on the journey. I was also […]

Outside the Cyrstal [ Prologue ]

My story starts simple enough. I wanted to get out of town, run away. You’d think that would be a straightforward process. However, when I tried to register for the caravan heading to Canton, they told me I was too young. Fair enough, because that’s probably true. Canton is nearly 30 statute miles aways, or […]

2018 Resolutions – 12 Projects

I write in my blog approximately once a week. I try and pick one to publish once a month. I’ve got some that are personal (Why I Hate Veterans Day) and some that are semi-interesting (Why Features Hide Value). But for 2018, I’m going to work on 12 fun/learning projects that aim to bring value […]

All the Crappy Javascript

Javascript. One of the idioms I love in Javascript land is being able to do this: https://gist.github.com/withinboredom/fb779c8b10cc89c9e69d6f3f4537bd90 And now something is the result of DefTrue() … A lot of libraries (and people also tend to write functions like this too: https://gist.github.com/withinboredom/944d19cbfb8bddea1610e9b3173df387 The fact that these people (and I won’t call them out) check to make sure the […]