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Extra Life 2014 - Crunch Time
Well, it's crunch time. In less than 24 hours, I will begin my 24 hour journey into the world of Extra Life. Sure, there will be good times. I mean, let's face it. I'm going to be playing games for 24 hours. However, when was the last time you did one thing for 24 hours? Imagine the last road trip you took, especially if you were the driver. Sitting in one place for hours on end; only the occasional rest break or meal stop to break up the monotony. Imagine that you did a "full day" of 8 hours of ......

Posted On Friday, October 24, 2014 9:41 AM

Training v. Teaching
As some of you may know, I recently accepted a position to teach an undergraduate course at my alma mater. Yesterday, I had my first day in an academic classroom. I immediately noticed a difference with the interactions between the students. They don't act like students in a professional training or conference talk. I wanted to use this opportunity to enumerate some of those differences. The immediate thing I noticed was the lack of open environment. This is not to say the class was hostile towards ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:29 PM

Has JavaScript Gone Too Far?
I, unfortunately and unwittingly, started a minor Twitter flame war earlier today. Of course, there is only one way that could turn out. The subject was on the importance of JavaScript. The original tweet was: “By 2017, JavaScript will be the most in-demand language skill in application development (AD).” — Forrester Research 2014 I will leave out who provided the tweet. Yes, I will forward them a link to my article. If they post a reply, I will update this post with a link. Before I begin, let me ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 5:45 PM

My Thoughts On the Xbox 180
Everyone seems to be putting their 0.00237 cents into the wishing well over Microsoft's recent decision to reverse the DRM policy on the Xbox One. However, there have been a few issues that nobody has touched. As such, I have decided to dig 0.00237 cents out of my pocket. First, let me be clear about this point. I do not support the decision to reverse the DRM policy on the Xbox One. I wanted that point to be expressed first and unambiguously. I will say it again. I do not support the decision to ......

Posted On Friday, June 21, 2013 3:51 PM

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