Monthly Archive: December 2014

Dec 26

Music To Code By, 2014

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Previous years: 2013 2012 2011 Standard Disclaimer: I’m a fan of post rock, electronic music, and alt rock. To me, the best album ever is Siamese Dream by the Smashing Pumpkins, and my current favorite record is either 65daysofstatic’s Wild Light or BT’s These Hopeful Machines. I like to listen to albums all the way …

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Dec 06

Minecraft – A Software Engineer’s Experience Part 3

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You should start at the beginning: Minecraft – A Software Engineer’s Experience Part 1 I started playing Minecraft early this past August. What started as an innocent and fascinating experience in a “real world” simulator eventually took a turn. I spent about a month happy as could be with an extremely limited world view: break …

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Dec 06

Minecraft – A Software Engineer’s Experience Part 2

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First, you should probably read Minecraft – A Software Engineer’s Experience Part 1. August of this past year is a blur to me – a month remembered in terms of Minecraft. I spent the entire month enthralled with the possibilities the open-ended game allowed, playing most evenings and weekends, habitually. Early on in the game …

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Dec 06

Minecraft – A Software Engineer’s Experience Part 1

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After years of pestering, my friend Justin convinced me to try Minecraft one evening this past summer. That was early in August. Thanks to Justin, I do not remember August, September, or October of 2014 in terms of real life – I remember these months of my life in terms of Minecraft. — That first …

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Dec 06

Pikmin – The Video Game Interview Question

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For the past decade and a half, Pikmin has been my most favorite game of all time. As a software engineer with an affinity for automation, tooling, and efficiency – Pikmin struck a chord with me like no other game had before. Pikmin is a unique twist on real time strategy games (such as the …

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