The final art is now installed on “A Dame, Two Spells, and a Scope.” In the last illustration of the story, I thought it would be fun to put in a little Easter egg. One of the crates has this Continue reading The Significance of 9906753
Looking at my travel plans for the first half of the year, I thought “this will be cool. I’m going to reach Alaska Airlines MVP status for the first time and before June is out.” I was wrong. Continue reading When Is an Airline Mile Not an Airline Mile?
On Saturday we had our fourth annual Hour of Code event with Amazon.com. They’ve been amazingly generous and gracious sponsors of our chapter since I was back at Microsoft… Continue reading Hour of Code 2016
Fight breaks out outside National Policy Institute after neo-Nazi who was recording lunges at protester #StopNPI pic.twitter.com/h1GdqNOCye — Alexander Rubinstein (@AlexR_DC) November 19, 2016 This video of a white nationalist attacking a protester has been circulating. If you watch other Continue reading Winning the War on Hate
Those who know me know I’m somewhat anti-Apple. Most of it is because of how it treats the owners of and developers for iOS devices. But I’ve always found Mac a little annoying too. I owned one for 3 years Continue reading Would I Buy A Mac?
Septmber 1 through the day before my birthday makes a period of exactly 8 weeks. I have challenged myself to ride my exercise bike 200 miles in 8 weeks, targeting 25 per week spread over 3-4 workouts. Got a late Continue reading My 200 Mile Challenge
The soda vending machine on our floor got stuck while vending a soda yesterday. This morning, when the guy came in to re-stock, he took the soda out, put it on top of the machine, and unstuck the delivery caddy. Continue reading I’m a Real Engineer
I hate to start a review with a negative, but when you read “lunch will feature delicious BBQ goodness,” how many of you interpret that to mean “crumbly vegan ‘sausages’ that were cooked on a barbecue grill?” Anyone? Anyone? I Continue reading Event Review: Seattle Code Rush by IDEAA
DevRel is short for “Developer Relations” and is becoming increasingly important in technical marketing as more companies find that traditional marketing is out of touch with their developer audiences. DevRel Summit is a homegrown Seattle conference for practitioners of this Continue reading Event Review: DevRel Summit
Photo courtesy pixabay.com. Inspirational message by me. Around the time I started Seattle CoderDojo, the Atlantic published a piece titled “The Myth of ‘I’m Bad at Math’.” Boiled down, it’s about how we find ourselves confronted with people who are Continue reading The Myth of Being Bad at Success