Grab Success By The…

I grew up believing my success depended on how hard I tried. That it depended on the number of times I fell and got up. That successful people had to go through the same. I am older now, and understand statistics better. The numbers tell us about two thirds of the world’s billionaires are selfContinue reading “Grab Success By The…”

Don’t Talk Just KISS

I love efficient code. There is an odd type of satisfaction to writing well-performing code. Faster! Shorter! Less memory-consuming! More power! MORE! Well, it’s easy to see how quickly this gets out of hand. Before you know it, your code is a hot mess of high-performing, totally unmaintainable blocks. What started as a beauty endsContinue reading “Don’t Talk Just KISS”

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

I consider myself a creative person. It’s hard to be a developer without a passion for creation. I love inventing new things and exploring new ideas. Being open-minded is important to me. There are things in life, though, that are better kept unchanged. Reinventing the wheel doesn’t always work. In fact, a new wheel isContinue reading “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”

Upgrade Complete

This is a blog about constantly improving. It’s about getting better, at least in some way, every single day. The number one factor when trying to improve is experience. The more experienced we are, the better we become. But not all experience is as valuable. Not all experience improves you in the same way. IContinue reading “Upgrade Complete”

To Find Love, Stop Seeking You Must

When I was young, I remember relationships seemed beyond reach to me. Everyone seemed to have a girlfriend but me. I was frustrated. The years passed, and I’ve had a few reasonably long relationships. More importantly, I am now happily married and could honestly not have asked for better. I spent a lot of timeContinue reading “To Find Love, Stop Seeking You Must”

Behold My Creation

As a software developer, dealing mostly with virtual creation, I hold special fascination towards physical creations. This is why I find 3D printers fascinating. Creating something tangible from bits and bytes feels like magic. Unfortunately, I don’t feel 3D printers are quite there yet. They’re still too expense, too slow, too large. I am sureContinue reading “Behold My Creation”

A Debt That Can Never Be Repaid

I’ve been writing code for over twenty years. In twenty years, I’ve learned there’s never enough time to write all the code I want to write. Developers have been struggling with the constraints of time since the first lines of code were punched into cards. There is never enough time to add all the codeContinue reading “A Debt That Can Never Be Repaid”

Let Me Sleep On It

Experience has taught me there’s truth in the saying that location is everything. Having lived in amazing homes in poor locations and decent homes in great locations, I am sold. To me, the amazing home in a poor location is nothing but a golden cage. Choosing a decent home has a price, however. It meansContinue reading “Let Me Sleep On It”

Keep Your Comments To Yourself

I’ve been writing code for well over 30 years now. In 30 years of coding, I learned my code has to make sense to me long after I’ve written it. Later on, I started working on code shared with others. My code had to make sense to them, too. When code got really complicated, IContinue reading “Keep Your Comments To Yourself”