Thoughts

Is code art?

Is code art?

Thoughts
My favourite part of coding without a doubt is going deep into my head and thoughts, into what I call "The Zone". It is a state that most programmers will be familiar with. You are one with the code. Thinking is sharp and time productive. The Art of Code Being primarily a game developer, I've worked closely with artists over the years. Sometimes I've worked with a huge team of artists. One day I overheard a conversation from one of that team, "We should make the decision, because it is a creative one, and we do the creative work here." There is no doubt that producing beautiful images from nothing but the imagination is creative. No one disputes that it is art. What about code? Is code art? What is art? Asking Google to "define art" it came up with: The expression or a...
You have one job

You have one job

Happiness, Thoughts
In a world of multitasking and increased responsibilities, you might be surprised to learn you have just one job. Whether you are a manager software developer, teacher, politician, or underwater basket weaver you have one job. No matter how many times you change careers, You have one job. That job is to make people happy. Making people happy leads to success. Making customers happy brings more business. Making your boss happy leads to promotion. Making your spouse happy leads to a happier life at home. Choices With so many people to keep happy of course, it's impossible to keep everyone happy at the same time. That is one of the problems that we have to navigate in life. It can be tough to decide who to make happy and whom we must disappoint. If it ever comes down to an i...
Leaving the comfort Zone

Leaving the comfort Zone

Thoughts, Uncategorized
I have spent a lot of years making games and don't get me wrong I am going to continue to make a lot of games and increase the frequency of up my game making and sharing that in my social media. Collecting Dust For years I've had projects collecting dust First they collected dust in my brain as ideas. I struggled with the fear of actually making the projects. Then I struggled with actually shipping these projects opening up to the public view. Finally, I got over that fear. What I have always struggled with and still struggle with today is the fear of promoting myself. Not because I didn't think my content was good but because I was brought up to believe any self-promotion was a sign of an unhealthy ego. Why I am leaving my comfort zone? As I get older I increasingly s...
Connecting….

Connecting….

Thoughts
I don't have a large youtube following 64, at present count, and I've no idea how many people read my blog. I'm ok with that because I'm not trying to reach thousands of followers, I'm trying to reach you. You, and people like us. We are creators, artists of code and the web. We want to build something. There are not that many of us. We are vastly outnumbered. The way I know this is I went to look for a microphone a few weeks ago. If you go into a store to buy earphones, no problem. I've found earphones at gas stations, dollar stores, and supermarkets. If you do find somewhere to buy your microphone, like Walmart or Target, you'll have trouble finding one without the earphones attached. This is because there are far more consumers of content than there are people creating it. No...
The magic of online learning

The magic of online learning

Thoughts
Technology has really changed the way that we see time. It used to be that five or ten years ago didn't seem that long but when I tell you that this was before YouTube or before Facebook then it seems like a really long time ago. Things change so fast in technology and it's often hard to keep up. Someone recently told me that 1 year is very long time in the tech world and that my being out of the workplace for a year,since I took a time off to be here in Thailand, it was a long time and I agree so much has changed in one year. Maybe not on the surface but being able to keep up with the technology to be a programmer, that's true. It occurred to me, however, that while I was in the workplace, that being there was holding me back as well. The last place that I worked, Gaiaonline.com, wh...