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It's been six months working full-time as "CTO" and sole programmer for the start-up. Soon, by the way, I'll be able to finally unveil (to my billions of readers) what we're all about, and all the features of the program! While I'll always want to be able to accomplish more than I can faster than...

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"Huh? Wait, isn't that the thing that basically just does stuff with files and opens dialogs?" OK so I have this tradition that whenever I learn a new computer language, I have to write a game with it. BASIC on Apple II and Commodore Amiga 1000, QBasic, C, HTML, etc. Once I had a Casio graphing calc...

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This is my only symphony so far. It was written and recorded in 2006, primarily as a soundtrack for a planetarium show at Pensacola Christian College entitled "Stair Steps to Space." It was, of course then, written primarily to support the content of the show, and strictly conforms to the show's f...

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Pensacola Beach

Same Office

Twas a packed three weeks on the road. I worked a full week at my in-laws' house in the middle of the Appalachian mountains -- and it's amazing where you can have a decent Internet connection these days -- then traveled down to Pensacola, Florida where I was able to work with my part...

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Spring of 2015, a friend of mine who is a piano professor (not my business partner; a different friend) said his piano students need some more character pieces, and suggested I compose a set. Since I love composing and the idea of seeing my music used by others, I immediately thought it was a good i...

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Experimenting

One of the most important things we need to do as a start-up is learn. Actually at the core, the most important thing we need to do is survive, and the best way to survive as a start-up is to grow, and to grow as fast and as big as possible. After all, when you aim for the stars, you usually...

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Gagging during diaper change

Your code is a diaper. No no, don't be offended. Have you ever smelled a diaper fresh out of the box? They smell good. They're really white and clean with a touch of pleasant scent added to them. Diapers are actually nice.

Then once you start to use the diaper, smell cometh. Well...you aren...

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Rocky Going Up

It's been one month that I've worked full-time for our start-up company. I really wish I could tell all about the code and algorithms I've been working on, the product details, and so on, but that will have to wait for a non-confidential time. Nevertheless I'll share what I can.

So how was the f

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