I Got a Job

For a while, it seemed like I would take care of the kids and work on my own projects at home for eternity. It was a terrifying thought but also quite nice. Creative freedom is important to me, for better or worse, but I continue to not finish projects, so maybe it’s a good thing … 

 

Number 30

Whelp, that’s 30 days of blogging. The point of this little experiment was to improve how I see the world. Did it work? Like anything in life, there were ups and downs. The Good I kept to one post a day. One of my biggest weaknesses is quitting things before I see them through. That … 

 

Being Bad Sucks

You have to be bad before you can be good. Well, that sucks. For programming, this means that most of what you’re writing now will be useless in a few years unless you make an effort to refactor your code regularly. If you went to school for computer science, this will drive you mad because … 

 

Motivation or Distraction

There are some kinds of distractions that skirt the line between motivation and distraction. For me, the big one is Discord (I miss you, IRC). Being part of a community is a big deal. You can get a lot from finding a group of like-minded friends to talk with. The people in that community can … 

 

Forget About Good Habits

Have you ever noticed that the habits you want to break are easy to forget. Usually, you don’t even notice you’re repeating those habits until after the fact. It’s like they’re part of your autopilot. Similarly, when you want to form a new habit, you can’t stop thinking about it. We try so hard to … 

 

Gotta Do It

You gotta do what you gotta do. The saying isn’t “You gotta do what you should do.” That last gotta is the important part. If you gave up on something, it’s because you didn’t have to do it. Stop telling yourself that you should do something, and convince yourself that you must do.

 

Pong

It’s a simple game. You move a paddle vertically in order to return a ball the the other side, and it’s played against an opponent. We’ve all heard of Pong, and have probably seen video of it being played, although I’m curious how many people have actually played it. I haven’t. It seems like a …