Thoughts on Being Weird

I have been called weird nearly my entire life. It’s never really bothered me, and perhaps that also contributes to my “weirdness.” I suffer from a startingly rare disease, called a photographic memory. It doesn’t work like the movies. I can’t flip pages in a book and read them later. Simply because the part of […]

Selling on Ebay

I’ve spent most of the last week trying to sell an old PS4 on Ebay. So far, I’ve had two people attempt to scam me. This is the story … if you go to sell something on Ebay and this sounds familiar, take heed. The listing Listing the item on Ebay was straight forward. Unremarkable […]

Drink Water

I sit at a computer every day. I really should go to the gym more (read, I should go to the gym, because I don’t). I drink lots of coffee and soda, and not a lot of water. Monday was a normalish day. I felt queasy, but I attributed that to a ton of stress […]

We’re a Little Too Open Source — Public Service Announcement

I searched for myself on Github … here’s the link You can see all my contributions, things I’ve claimed copyright to, and then around page 15 you start seeing what looks like real customer data dumps and other interesting things. If you search for mailgun_password you can get a free account to spam people with […]

The 1%

My brother is a data scientist. In his free time he comes up with some interesting things. One thing that was pretty interesting was a simulation of the economy. It was nothing more than a simple actor model simulation. It consisted of “actors” which moved around randomly¬†and collected money. You can find the source on […]

Payment with Equity

I get contacted a lot with job offers. Most of them want me to work “for no money” and accept payment with equity. Apparently this happens a lot. The idea people don’t have the money and need help to make their idea real. Most of the time these people also have no idea what their […]

Change of Schedule

I’ve been writing software nearly every day for just over 20 years now; whether it was a personal project, school project, contract job, or salary. It’s been fun, to put it mildly. I’m glad the 10,000 hour rule was tossed out, because I’m far from a world class expert. Over the past 20 years, I’ve […]

I’m a Robot

This evening, while sitting on the couch with my laptop, I challenged my wife to “program me” to pick up one of our son’s toys across the room. She gave me the “are you crazy look” and I explained that it would show her what it was like to program a computer. Here are the […]