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Software Developer Burnout... I suffered it.

published on May 15, 2017 Rants!

I'm sure every industry has some version of developer burnout but with folks in software it's extremely bad, and it takes months if not years to come back.. if they ever do.

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My own custom blogging software

published on Nov 03, 2011 Software development

As many of you know, I am very much my own special kind of nerd.  I enjoy doing many a'geeky thing that others wouldn't even dream of.  To be honest, I think all software engineers have to be a bit brain damaged just to do their job. Read More

Don't buy anything from Ubisoft...

published on Aug 19, 2011 Rants! Bs, Drm, Piracy, Ubisoft

If you buy just about any product and have an issue with that product, you have a reasonable expectation of being able to take that product back and get a replacement. Not with software. Read More

Adobe software subscriptions -- Missed it by "that much"!

published on Aug 11, 2011 Randomstrings Adobe, Piracy, Software

Recently Adobe announced that they would be offering their software at rental subscription prices and I was excited!   What a great idea!!  But did they do it right?  I don't think so.. but they are so close! Read More

Mandolin Luthiery -- Making and playing the Mandolin

published on Jul 23, 2011 Hobbies Luthiery, Mandolin, Wood working

I decided to try my hand at becoming a hobby luthier (a maker of stringed instruments) and make myself something to play..    I went back and forth considering all the options and decided that for my first instrument I'd like to make a Mandolin.   Read More

Game Review: Frozen Synapse

published on Jul 22, 2011 Games Review

I have always been a huge fan of the turn based tactical isometric games such as Jagged Alliance, JA2, Xcom..etc..  So this new one excited me! Read More