You Probably Need a Project

For quite a while I didn’t have any programming-related side projects. This was a bit of a problem when I was presented with new opportunities because, invariably, I would be asked about what kind of work I could show off. This was difficult – everything I work on at my day job is proprietary andContinue reading “You Probably Need a Project”

Byte Tool

Let’s talk about developing your own tools. It’s hard to come up with an introduction to this because it’s such a pervasive thing in programming that it feels like talking about breathing. “Yeah, breathing is fun and important! You should try it yourself!” Well, whatever. Developing your own tools is fun and important! You shouldContinue reading “Byte Tool”

Timer Thing, part 1

I think all of us, as developers, have written some kind of software that solves a unique personal problem. If you haven’t, you should. Sometimes the hardest part is finding a suitable problem of your own to solve. But even small problems can contain interesting design decisions. In that vein, I found my own suitableContinue reading “Timer Thing, part 1”