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 […]
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 […]