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Thought for the Day

“If it goes without saying, someone should probably say it.” How often has this simple advice saved my bacon! No matter how much we share backgrounds, training, and experience, there will always be things we assume other people understand or think of because it’s so natural to us. However, we also know the old saying […]

Thought for the Day

“If it goes without saying, someone should probably say it.” How often has this simple advice saved my bacon! No matter how much we share backgrounds, training, and experience, there will always be things we assume other people understand or think of because it’s so natural to us. However, we also know the old saying […]

You Gotta Want It

When it comes to achieving any goal, you have to really want it. This is no less true of self-improvement than of making money or designing new code. When I was a kid, I wanted the new Legend of Zelda (Majora’s Mask). It was a muggy August with highs in the 100’s, but I wanted […]

Pokemon Go Bots: A Case Study

Pokemon Go is a very popular game, and I don’t need to say any more than that. What’s truly interesting is the hacking community dedicated to developing third-party applications around it. Around the time of release, several clever people reverse engineered the basic API, allowing for the development of useful maps and a number of […]

Some Advice for College-Aged Nerds

It’s that time of year again. Summer is drawing to a close, and soon school will be back in full swing. I got out of college not long ago, so I can still vividly remember a host of things I did right and wrong. I imagine most of the college-aged engineers out there could benefit […]

My Sentiments, Exactly!

The Supreme Dark Lord posted a sort of open letter to the kind of guys I see at conventions (and online) all the time. I don’t mind that you’re overweight, intelligent, and less attractive to women than you’d like to be. What do I care about any of that? I’m not going to pretend to […]

There’s No Such Thing as “Spare Time”

You have about seventy years on this earth, barring disease or accident. Of that time, you will spend about 1/3 of that time asleep, so you really only get 47 years or so. That’s only about 17,167 days, total, for you to use. Now, suppose you’re twenty years old right now. You’re seven-thousand days old, […]