Leveling Up – 20 to 40 Gratitudes Part 11

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” I’m guessing that old chestnut came from somewhere more poignant than the Zorro movie with Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins, but that’s where I know it from. Gustavo came onto the online banking team a couple months after I joined it. He was flashy. He commanded […]

The Third Thing I Am

Career choices are a funny thing. I wasn’t thinking about a career as a programmer when I decided to go to university. I wanted to be a journalist. I wanted to be a professional writer, and I knew that the University of Lethbridge was a school that had a journalism transfer to Saskatoon. Little did […]

Dear Old Golden-rule Days

In a week, I’m going to be teaching for the first time ever. I’ve agreed to teach a small group of kids an introduction to programming. I love learning. I love teaching. I think that teaching has the opportunity to teach the person in the instructor role as much as it does the one on […]

Something New

Yesterday, I talked about my desire to do my evening development while Lily goes to sleep and the steps I took to make that happen. Today, my new laptop showed up. Actually, we almost missed the delivery. Kim was heading out to run some errands and visit with some friends at the park. As she […]

Marketing

I’m not a guy who wears body spray. I don’t know anyone who wears body spray. I do smear stuff under my armpits but I don’t spend a lot of time or money in trying to get my look (or my smell, for that matter) together. So I can understand that I’m not Axe’s demographic. […]

Marketing

I’m not a guy who wears body spray. I don’t know anyone who wears body spray. I do smear stuff under my armpits but I don’t spend a lot of time or money in trying to get my look (or my smell, for that matter) together. So I can understand that I’m not Axe’s demographic. […]

Game Programming

For the last week, James and I have been working on a game. I was going to wait until we were done, until we had deployed the finished and polished product somewhere, but I’m excited by the work we’re doing, and I wanted to talk about it, so here it is. ASTROSMASH! In 1981, Intellivision […]