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Sometimes I get this restlessness in my core that makes me want to do something creative, but then I realize I have no creative abilities!

Most people don't really think of clients as "fireable", including clients themselves... Think again. Sometimes the best thing a company can do is get rid of that problem client by giving them the boot.

After my first 48 hours with the Oculus Rift; Holy crap. It's awesome. Not perfect by any stretch of the meaning, but as developer kits go it's impressive as hell. Once the final consumer version comes out, you should get one.

When your software goes from 'magic' to just another tool in your toolbox that you fully understand, then you can call yourself an expert. Until then, you have some learning to do.

It's time to remove the often obtuse vocabulary overhead required by certain UI frameworks

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So a while back I had thought my WordPress install was getting exploited through some bug and decided I wanted to write my own replacement...

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.

I really like the idea of community computing, or grid computing..  I've always thought it was a damn good idea and I always try to leave one running.

I'm really kind of frustrated at the general lack of helpful input from other people on the internet when it comes to trying to learn a new programming language.. 

I have been playing with the jQuery animate functionality a bit today and it occurred to me that jQuery would likely be the perfect library to build a browser based game on top of..

I have been playing with the javascript library jQuery for a couple days now.. My intent is to learn the ins and out's of it for a project at work.  So far I like what I am seeing.

So I have been pretty busy of late. Work has been on endless "crunch" period which promises to continue in this vein for the time being. It's not fun. In fact, I'm a little burned out -- No big deal though.. these things tend to cure themselves after a time..

So I find I have been playing quite a few web based games of late. And just about all of them has brought to the fore of my mind the glaring fact that there is nothing they have done that I can't do. Seriously.

Code obfuscators will strip out the unnecessary characters like white space, tabs, newlines and comments.. but that's not all.

I was asked today what my professional opinion was with regards to which graphical format to use in web design. I pondered it a bit and it occurred to me that this was a very misleading question, and showed an error in thinking.

Microsoft has yet again been a source of pain for me.. And let me say that I find it amusing that English windows does unicode better than Chinese windows.. How is that even possible?!

I first started programming on the Commodore Vic-20.. That was back in the days of hand assembling 6502 opcodes and calculating branch offsets in my head.. And I wonder why I'm brain damaged..