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.
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.
How To Keep Running
Business or Life, it’s all a marathon composed of literally running for your life until you meet your final resting place. “One foot in front of the other” is what they say. I was a runner once, and many people are not. What does it mean, to run a marathon?
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 […]
What Programmers Are Doing Wrong
Looking over usage stats of web developers and those who use the internet. It seems that OSX usage for writing software has been on the rise while end user usage of OSX has been on the decline, or staying stable, over the last few years. With almost 50% of all software developers using OSX and […]
Signing Commits, SSH with Yubikey and Windows
I have a Yubikey and Windows 10 on a Macbook Pro. It turns out all the tutorials out there are either for OSX or Linux. There’s some tidbits here and there for Windows users, but it took several hours of chasing down. Here’s a little tutorial and some gotchas I ran into while getting it […]