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 [...]


This past weekend, I had a bit of free time to try something I've always been curious about. What would it take to port the WP_Hook class from WordPress/PHP to C#? So, I did it. It took a few hours, at most. I even went so far as to port the unit tests. It looks [...]

Time Capsule (2005)

Sometimes life throws us a life-changing experience. It "wakes us up" from the routine that life can become. I once swore that I would never become complacent in life ... yet, here I am. Complacency is comfortable, it's easy, it's smart. It's coasting because you can, to make it to the next day. It's skipping [...]

Productivity – A Data Based Introspection

The other day, I happened to remember that I track the seconds spent typing into my code editor, and have been since the beginning of 2016. It's nothing spectacularly special, but I wonder what I would see if I pulled the data? I put the data in excel and used a 14 day rolling average: [...]