November 30, 2014

Why is it so Cold

This week has been a difficult one for biking to work.  On Friday it hit – 35 with snow. Biking required the full snow suit including […]
November 23, 2014

Study Open Source Applications

I came across an excellent resource last week that more people should know about. The Architecture for Open Source Applications is a series of books that […]
November 23, 2014

RRSP Overhaul

The number one rule for saving for retirement is to pay yourself first and to squirrel away no less than 10% of your income. The best […]
November 21, 2014

Winter biking season starts

The snow has landed here in Calgary and I have transitioned to my winter bike. I have an Urban Assault style bike (cross between mountain bike […]
November 16, 2014

How to Provide a Great Estimate

Estimating the cost of developing software is difficult.  Very difficult. That’s because with each new project there are always unknowns, mis-interpretations and assumptions that are not communicated. […]
November 14, 2014

Free Coding Caused an Avalanche

It’s about a month since I started doing some free coding everyday as part of an evening ritual. The idea was to spend a minimum of […]
November 9, 2014

How to Create a Billion $ Company in 8 Months

If you want to get a sense of just how crazy the world of technology is for businesses that want to make money you need look […]
November 7, 2014

Learning about Artificial Intelligence

There has been a real break through in AI technology over the past year with the work that Google is doing on the Google Brain project. Details […]
November 1, 2014

Three Ways to Become a Better Programmer

Programming is a great mix of both the creative and technical skills. Problem solving on a daily basis makes it one of the best jobs imaginable. […]