January 3, 2015

Don’t Write Code Unless You Use These 11 Tools

Do you want to write code faster, with fewer bugs, and feel confident that what you write is good? Over the years, programming has evolved, and many […]
December 28, 2014

Practice, Homeostasis, Resolutions and the Path to Mastery

It’s that time of year again when everyone is making ambitious new years resolutions. I started by re-reading one of my favourite books: Mastery is about […]
December 22, 2014

Asset Allocations

Late last week my RRSP transfer from mutual funds into Questrade completed.  It feels as if I lucked out in that the 5 worst days of […]
December 21, 2014

Why You Should Build Your Own Tools

Something has happened in the manufacturing world that is nearly irreparable.  As America moved production to China and downsized factories to realize the profit gains from low […]
December 15, 2014

Strength Training Required

These last few weeks have been stressful.  Trying to hit deadlines at work and hunched over a computer again at home have left me more sore than […]
December 13, 2014

How to Get Things Done When You Have no Time

This last month or so has been a hell of a busy time for me.  Working long hours, with a 1 year old at home who […]
December 8, 2014

Too Many Ideas

I have a long, long list of software projects that I’d like to create.  Scattered across notebooks, Google docs and text files and collected over years. […]
December 6, 2014

The Tragedy of Magic Code

There are many software platforms that offer ‘magic’ like ways to accomplish things. Ruby on Rails has a lot magic going on – pass in a […]
December 1, 2014

Exploratory Programming

One of the unexpected benefits of free coding daily is the chance to explore solutions to problems you have to work on that day. When you write code freely without […]