Getting Started With the Swift iOS Feature Flag

This is another post I wrote for the Rollout blog. You can find the original right here. This post was a lot of fun to write since I hadn’t done any IOS development in a few years. Mobile users expect more. They want their applications to be as stable as yesterday while looking and acting…

A Post and Some Pie

Today a post I wrote went live over on SimpleProgrammer.com. It’s about Deep Work, a book that literally changed my life. It’s worth a read if you want to learn how to boost your productivity. Also, this is a picture of pie. I like pie. I had this slice of pie in an old school New…

No One Leaves This Earth

  Enjoy a tune from the “The Pineapple Thief.” Come for the goofy band name. Stay for some of the best prog rock recorded in years. Chances are you’ve heard some of their stuff in movies or TV.      

A Change In Direction

Confucius said “the man who chases two rabbits ends up at Chipotle.” Or was that Jeffrey Lebowski? Anyway, I’ve spent most of 2018 in a self-imposed tug-of-war between working on fiction and freelance gigs writing tech blogs. I’ve always wanted to write fiction, and I find the writing very rewarding when I have the time…

Vacation 2018

Vacations are about moments. Here are a few from the past 2 days, in no particular order.

Writing Update

It’s been a while since my last update. Writing for Multiversity Comics has been a lot of fun, but my first real project was time-consuming. I’ve written reviews for each episode of Luke Cage Season 2. You can find them at that link or my author archives page over there since it’s all I’ve written…

The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

If you had just a minute to breathe And they granted you one final wish Would you ask for something like another chance? Or something similar as this? Don’t worry too much it’ll happen to you As sure as your sorrows are joys   It’s a shame there’s so few live videos of Traffic. Enjoy….

Common Courtesy vs Strategy vs None of the Above

You arrive at the elevator bank at work. Several others are already waiting. It’s one of those banks with 3 or 4 doors on each side and call buttons placed in the middle of each wall. An elevator arrives near you as you approach. You know you’ll be getting off soon since your floor is near…

The Writer’s Life?

While this blog hasn’t been getting the attention it deserves, I have been getting a great deal of writing done. Over at Baeldung I’ve finished four posts in the past two months. There’s a good chance these titles don’t mean anything to you. No worries. Using Lombok’s @Builder Annotation A Guide to Logback Using the JetS3t API with…