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Make 100 Ideas in 2017

The Kickstarter Make 100 initiative is a really great challenge to focus on completing tasks around one central theme or idea. I think I would like to apply this movement to reinforce better habits and to flex my creativity beyond topics and technology that I normally operate. Sure, I love augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D printing, electronics, and tinkering in …

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Open Sourcing Tiny Tower Tracker

It has been a few years since I was thoroughly into the mobile game Tiny Tower. Thankfully I had the will power to break that addiction but not before I wrote an Adobe Cordova app that allowed me to keep track of my tenants living and working in my tower. The major complexity of the Tiny Tower game was in finding …

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Inexpensive load testing with AWS and Goad

Getting code that functions efficiently, is well documented, and elegantly solves problems is a large part of successfully solving development challenges. But where a fair number of tutorials, books, and courses leave off is where you need to deploy a solution and support all the traffic a web based solution will get should it become popular. A large part of …

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Gentle reminder about file naming conventions

One of the podcasts I enjoy is Code Breakers, specifically because of their approach to reporting on technology. They don’t shy away from the good or the bad, and frame the stories and conversations in interesting ways. Another really¬†fun aspect of the show is that the entire season is already online and can downloaded if you can crack the codes …