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I am a twenty-something Software Engineer working in Dayton, Ohio.

So Good They Can’t Ignore You…and Cool Little Projects

I just finished reading So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love. I thought it was pretty good, if a little bit repetitive. One idea that really grabbed me was part of his Rule #3, Little Bets, which remind me of a more career focused version […]

Sucked into Herman Scribble

Well, I let myself get sucked into designing Herman Scribble, the card game. I decided to focus on that Cool Little Project primarily because I found this: Pass Go: Design Your First Table Top Card Game (warning: affiliate link, I think), an inexpensive course on designing a card game. I’ve only gone through one of […]

Herman Scribble, Problem Solver

Then: Herman Scribble. Right now, Herman Scribble is nothing. Herman Scribble was an idea for an iPhone game I had a while back. It is like the old Lucas Arts adventure games, mixed with top-down CRPGs, starring someone like the goofy kid from Up. The idea was that each task would be framed in a […]

Podcasts I’m Listening To

I’m a podcast listening fiend. I was writing an email to give a few suggestions to a friend and realized that I might as well just put ‘em up here. The No Agenda Show The self-proclaimed ‘Best Podcast In The Universe’ – and I agree with that assessment. It is a delightful mix of politics, […]

Cool Little Projects

Like a lot of folks, I’m pretty good at coming up with ideas for ‘cool little projects’. Not revolutionary business ideas or incredibly complex applications, but little things that I think I could leverage to learn a new skill, pad a resume, or (re)establish connections. Also like a lot of folks, I’m terrible at actually […]

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