I was going to write a blog post giving a very basic idea of my philosophy on writing software, but then Wil Shipley (author of Delicious Monster) wrote it for me. You can read it here. I’d only add that “mining” can work in some cases (obviously). I have a few ideas that can be “mined”, but most of my ideas have to be “farmed”.

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Wanted: Dead or Alive

by DeAngelo on March 24, 2011

Wanted: Dead or Alive – The guy at Dell Computer who decided pressing F2 would turn off wireless. You name the price.

Stack weirdness with my own codebase with integration of some flaky open source code and combine with an unfortunate hardware interface decision, you get lots of fun wild goose chasing!

One of those days. :)

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Entrepreneur. Meet Thought Leader.

March 7, 2011

“I had been harboring some suspicions that our big codebases might benefit from the application of some more of the various “modern” C++ design patterns, despite seeing other large game codebases suffer under them. I have since recanted that suspicion.” – John Carmack in Bethesda Software Blog post While doing a bit of research on [...]

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Initial, half-informed thoughts on new Apple/Google payment systems…

March 6, 2011

Actually published this post in the comments section in response to this nice article on TechCrunch by Ohad Samet (ex-PayPal guy). Figured I may as well make it a blog post! —— Interesting article and interesting perspectives in the comments. I love the fact that Ohad emphasizes that online commerce is a much, much harder [...]

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Braincano.com now presents….SheenNation.com!

March 2, 2011

Gonna keep this short and sweet since I need to get some beauty sleep. Got a ridiculous idea very late last night and SheenNation.com is the result. Enjoy!

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CheerThis – hassle free sharing and voting…

February 22, 2011

drumroll… So the “announcement” referenced in yesterday’s post is CheerThis – a place for hassle free sharing and voting. Yet another link recommendation engine, you ask? *sigh* “Yes”, I answer. BUT this one adds a few wrinkles that differentiate it from the more popular ones out there. There’s features like zero registration and infinite voting [...]

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Small announcement on first Braincano creation coming tomorrow (02/22/11)

February 21, 2011

Great Expectations… Just about ready to reveal the first Braincano incubated project. It’s still very, very, very early in development, but hopefully it’s something that will provide a fresh take on an established niche. What it’s definitely done is provide me with a great learning opportunity which has been incredibly valuable, regardless of the viability [...]

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If you want to SSH into your EC2 MySQL RDS you’re SOL! WTF!

February 17, 2011

Deep nerd post today. Hopefully this will help out some poor dev scratching his head.

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The biggest national security issue no one talks about – the national debt.

February 10, 2011

It’s easy for people to imagine how having a massive personal debt is a direct risk to their personal livelihood, but I believe most have a harder time envisioning how having a massive national debt is a direct risk to our national livelihood. Scott Adams, who authors the “Dilbert” comic, was an economist in a [...]

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The other other voting fraud – PageRank Molestation for Profit!

February 3, 2011

It seems there’s tons more voting fraud than I previously described . Given that a recent meme around Google PageRank abuse is now about 3 weeks old, it’s ancient history in Internet Time. Techrunch had the first mention of it that I saw (aside: one of the more insightful TC posts in recent memory) and [...]

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