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Political Correctness vs Politeness

I’ve become a huge fan of the ‘School of Life’ youtube channel.  They make a ton of 5-12 minute videos outlining lessons from philosophers, artists, political scientists, as well as tackling general topics such as ‘The purpose of friendship’ and ‘How to be warm’. They also have a website called the Book of Life.  I’m …

Memories of Minecraft

I enjoy playing minecraft. I got my hands on a copy of it back before it was GA’d (generally available) and instantly started dumping many many hours into it. I’ve seen some comics about the stages of minecraft addiction, and I’ve gotta say, it pretty accurately reflected my experiences.  I can’t find a good source …

More musings on design

I’ve been doing a lot of research into design lately.  I was trying to find one of the better ways to get my website design to appear properly on desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and everything in between.  I learned about a topic called Responsive Web Design, which can take care of this in a number of …

Developer Designer

I’ve been working at prairieFyre Software Inc. for the last 6 years. I was hired here to the Applications teasm as a junior developer. Through my time here I’ve transitioned roles from bug crusher to build master to TFS guru and out to deployment specialist. prairieFyre doesn’t employ any designers, only developers. I’ve decided, because …

First xmas gift of the year

I was gifted a game on Steam the other day called Unity of Command from my friend Craig. I saw that he had purchased it and there was a bit of a write up on it. It’s a 1942/43 era game involving the front between Germany and USSR. I never knew too much about this …

Remakes

I’m sitting on my couch right now with my wife watching an episode of “Elementary” which seems to be some kind of re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes.  Katie was telling me how it’s interesting that having a Sherlock style character in modern day was fine, but the trick was finding an excuse for a Watson character. …

A legendary journey

I turned 30 in September. My buddy Curtis, who works with me at prairieFyre Software told me about, and sent me a link to the Montreal Comic Con which was taking place my birthday weekend. He told me that I’d be interested in the guest list. I looked through it for a while, but was …