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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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Since I wasn't able to find anything on the Internet for how to make a Windows/OS X/Android/iOS app using Scala and JavaFX, I'm sharing what I figured out for how to do it, along with an example/template project for your own use.

Why Scala and JavaFX?

Well that's another article. For those w...

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Original Batman and Robin

...in my case at least. But likely for you too! Here's why.

I'm building an application for our start-up company that is to run on four of the major desktop and mobile platforms: Windows, OS X, Android, and iOS. Also, being on a relatively small budget, our only developer is me, mua, solo, and y...

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Such an elaborate book-ish title for a short post. Yet I love brevity.

Some developers might say, "Before using a new technology, first take the time to read the user guides so you know it. Then use the technology, applying what you've learned." Others might say, "When you need to use a new tech...

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