PersonalDec 01, 2014
My first day was July 7th, 2014. It’s been a fun ride since then. I went from a slow job of working on a dashboard to the world that is client work. It’s an understatement I got complacent having an easy job. Sadly my code showed it and I knew it. So when James told me Monkee-Boy was looking for a developer and might be able to bring me on, I jumped at it. Didn’t think I was going to get the job. Thought they would go with someone with just enough experience. After a little back and forth, I was given an offer.Continue Reading...
PersonalNov 20, 2014
When I first heard of Twitch, I didn’t know what to think. At first I was curious why someone would watch another person play games. Why not play the game yourself? Why not get your own achievements? After that initial experience with it, I had forgotten about it. After Amazon bought it, I gave it another look. That’s when I found games I wasn’t interested in playing, but had fun watching. Then I picked up on the social aspect of it. Communicating with the player and other viewers. Later I found myself watching games when I couldn’t be playing them.Continue Reading...
Apr 10, 2014
Recently I have taken up drinking coffee frequently in the morning from Starbucks. As an iPhone user, I use the Starbucks app to manage my account and Passbook to pay. A feature of the app is links to the iTunes stores for free music and apps. This week I opened the app to see how many stars I have earned. I checked my inbox and saw the app Pick of the Week. Without even checking out the app, I redeemed the code to download it. Thought it would be fun to just dive into a app and check it out. Probably have it open a couple of minutes and then delete it. It didn't turn out that way.Continue Reading...
FoodMar 20, 2014
One of the things I miss from living in Wichita Falls, TX was going to Samurai of Tokyo. A great teppanyaki restaurant made special by the sauce they add to everything. Especially the rice. I knew that if I could get the sauce, I could make it myself. So either I have my family ship it to me, or I figure it out myself. Being adventurous I decided to make it myself. After a number of trials and Googling, I cracked it. Below is the recipe I use to make my own awesome stir fry at home. Have fun tweaking the recipe to your liking.Continue Reading...
Mar 20, 2014
2014 was a great year for interactive. I was able to make it to the trade show and a number of panels. Also learned of some cool projects while walking the streets. On top of doing interactive and film at the same time, I fit in going to the Titanfall launch party. Even though it was a waste of time since we didn't get in (waited 5 hours), we traded phone batteries with Samsung and talked shop with a developer about his project and tried to sell our product at work to him. Here are a list of apps and products to check out.Continue Reading...
PersonalApr 22, 2011
I have always wanted to move to a bigger city since I got my first tech job the summer between my JR and Senior years of High School installing new computers around school campus. It's something about the tall buildings, the amount of people, the environment, large offerings of things to do and constant flow of traffic everywhere that calls me in.
After my senior year started, it was time to start looking for another job. I knew of a couple of web development companies in town. I approached both companies looking for a paid internship while I was going to school. First job I was told I could do site submission for search engines. I may have been young at the time, but not unexperienced to know better. So I moved on to the next company, iThink. They were very interested and I would be helping break up websites and doing some coding. The boss that hired me I have worked with for at 3 jobs over almost 6 years. Worked with two other developers that really helped me get a grasp of how something worked rather than just focusing on the end result.Continue Reading...
PersonalNov 08, 2010
Today I went up to Best Buy to pick up my reserved Xbox 360 250GB Kinect bundle. After waiting about 5 minutes for the customer service rep to go looking for the Xbox, she comes back, looks on the computer for a sec and tells me that they are all sold out and even the warehouse doesn't have any.
I give her a troubled look and she runs off to look again. After waiting even longer than before she comes back very happily with a Kinect bundle. Only problem is it was a 4GB Xbox. (Not to mention it looked like it was opened because a flap was sticking out the side.) She trys to argue for a sec that it was a 250GB even though in large letters it says "4GB".Continue Reading...