#!$% Features

Some would say features are the life blood of an application. They’re not. Features are bloat. Features cause bugs and require maintenance. Features get in the way of value. Delete features, build something that matters. Way back in the day, I had a product. It allowed tagging inventory with a location in the warehouse and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]