HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous year ahead! There are a number of things I need to work on this year but most of my specific resolutions have to do with daily steps to keep myself on track to do the things I need to do. I have a way of getting distracted by various…

In my off hours …

I’ve been re-reading Robert A. Heinlein’s Expanded Universe, a collection of his short stories and articles from throughout his writing career. I first read this book as a teenager and skimmed over some of the parts that just didn’t hold my attention at the time but, as I’ve found before, some books will say different…

Latest developments …

So I was playing around with the blog’s theme after recommending WordPress to someone and thought “Gee, it would be nice if I actually wrote something here.  It’s only been since April.”. So here are a few notes on my latest projects … A couple months ago, I started a new site at AndrewComeau.com dedicated…

Looking for Square Pegs: Finding a Solution and Turning it Into Code

(Previously published on AndrewComeau.com.) Introduction Programming and software development is a type of engineering. More than just sitting down and typing code, it’s about designing solutions to everyday problems using technical knowledge gained over years of training and experience. Larger projects can include a series of challenges to solve, some of which can’t be foreseen until they’re staring you…

Weekend Links

I’d planned to spend the weekend writing up a new programming article for the site but it got a little hi-jacked by another project I was working on. On Friday, I needed to figure out how to generate ZIP files from a website and just couldn’t put it down for the weekend. The situation is…