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 […]
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 […]