Blog Posts for 2017

Blog Posts

Adding Blog Here

Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes

I’m starting to use Hugo for blogging now. I might move all of the content currently on Pathfinder over to here, if it works as well as I hope it does. Also, I’m now hosting this site on Netlify, instead of deploying it myself to a VPS. This makes things much easier from a content management perspective.

Write Simple Code to Prevent Headaches Later

Posted: Monday, June 5, 2017

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes

Consider the following code snippet: someVar = false; if ( anotherVar >= 1 ) { someVar = true; } Now, consider this rewrite: someVar = ( anotherVar >= 1 ); Both snippets work as designed, so why is the second one better? It comes down to simplicity. The first snippet includes an if block. It would be possible for another programmer to add logic into that block that, while not modifying the final result of someVar, increases the complexity of the code.

Looking back on 2016, and forward to 2017

Posted: Sunday, January 1, 2017

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

2016 was a rough year. We lost a lot of good people; the loss of Carrie Fisher in particular hit me hard. Politically, the year was disappointing. But 2016 was also a good year for me personally. Doors and eyes opened. 2017 should continue that trend, if I read the signs correctly. Victories in 2016 I returned to Silver Gryphon Games. While this has not borne fruit yet, it marked a commitment that’s important to me.

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