Category Archives: Geekiness

Guardian, Dictator, Manager, Mentor, or Collaborator Be?

For open-source projects that I initiate, I want some way to acknowledge differentiation of roles that permit me to preserve in some friendly way my vision of what is essential for trustworthy development, releases, and life-cycle support.  I settled on … Continue reading

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How to not Support Windows Platforms

This analysis presented by Ed Bott on 2013-01-01 reminds me of something that has been nagging me for the past couple of years. It is amazing to me that web-site and application developers manage to be in complete denial about … Continue reading

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Mobile Payment Systems Arriving–Ready or Not?

Michael Brush’s 2012-12-28 article, “The next big battle for your wallet,” caught my eye on this morning’s MSN Money page. There are a number of converging factors that suggest 2013 will see a flurry of mobile payment offerings supported by … Continue reading

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Write Once, Play Everywhere – MonoGame

Write Once, Play Everywhere Charlie Kindel just reported that every game company he met with on a trip to Jordan is using Unity and MonoGame for cross-platform development.  That caught my eye because what works for game development can be … Continue reading

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@Codecademy: The #codeyear Challenge

I’m fascinated by approaches that allow anyone to learn the basics of programming and take it as far as they want.   I’ve also noticed that JavaScript has increasing credibility as a starter language for becoming fluent with information technology and … Continue reading

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The Drive to Blog, or Not?

I tell myself that I “need” to blog more.  I tell myself that regularly.  Lately, I’ve been telling myself daily.  What I don’t do is fire up Windows Live Writer and create a blog post.  I don’t even use the … Continue reading

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Now on my Windows phone

Now that there is copy+paste, and a nice WordPress.com application, I can blog easily from my phone. That means I can spend even more time deleting spam comments. That means I can log in easily, now that I have a … Continue reading

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