Hatchlings Blog: Don't Be Evil: How Google Screwed... →
hatchlingsblog: After trying to go through the “proper channels” for almost a year now it’s time to share this story of how Google screwed over our startup with the world. Hatchlings is the world’s largest Easter Egg hunt. We have over 3.5 million users spanning all 50 states and almost every country on…
So I Switched to the Paleo Diet
There has been a diet trend that has risen to prominence with the tide of the “name brand workout” craze (Crossfit); the Paleo diet. The general idea behind this diet is that the advent of agricultural advancement occurred relatively recently in our evolutionary history and there are some foods that we can now consume in mass quantities that were simply never meant to be consumed in...
Happy Birthday Professor Dawkins
The brilliant Professor Richard Dawkins is 71 today.
Why Organized Atheism is Important
I’m an Atheist and Skeptic, I have been for as long as I can remember; though I’m not like most of the Atheists who I come across. Most Atheists can pinpoint a moment in their life when they became enlightened and identified religion as the nonsense it is. Most can tell you how old they were when this happened, or even tell you the precise mental process they went through to come to...
Been Lazy About Posting
So life comes at you fast some times… and this always seems to happen to me when I’m attempting to maintain a blog for the first time in a while. I am; however, determined to keep this one going - though I will likely ditch Tumblr in favor of some custom setup eventually. Lately I’ve been going through and working on my programming fundamentals since they are, admittedly, a bit...
How Can You Watch Football?
I’ve hated football for basically my whole life. Much of this stems from the fact that during high school our football team was terrible and our soccer team was pretty good; but the stadium would be packed for our crap football team and vacant for soccer… and I’ve always loved soccer. I also always felt like it was just a dumb structure in general; there’s no flow to the...
Project Euler Problem 2
Since the first Project Euler problem was relatively simple I decided to try the second one. This one asks the programmer to find the sum of all fibonacci numbers under 4,000,000 which are even numbers. Here’s how I solved it - https://gist.github.com/1630260
Project Euler Problem 1
Deliver the Product Your Customer Wants
Countless articles have been written on this subject, but I’ve been dealing with this (seemingly) common problem lately at work so I am compelled to give my take on it. I work on site with one of my company’s clients and they recently had a product delivered that didn’t meet their expectations. After hearing several complaints about the delivered product I sat with one of our...
Happy New Years - My Resolutions
I’ve only really successfully committed myself and stuck to one resolution that I can think of, which was to not be fat anymore. I ended up losing ~70 pounds that year and have kept it off since - that was four years ago. I’m going to attempt to achieve the following over the next year: Learn Erlang (yep, changed my mind) and make a meaningful contribution to an open source project in...
Members of Congress Pirating While Debating SOPA →
I Feel Like I've Done This Too Many Times...
New year, new blog. I’m going to try to post more frequently… largely motivated by the my buddy Jose accusing me of not talking about programming enough anymore. Here’s the deal. As part of the “developer’s code” that I follow (and as outlined by the fantastic book The Pragmatic Programmer) I attempt to learn one language a year; this year it’s Haskell -...