This is a collection of flower photos I’ve taken mainly with my Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 lens, on my Nikon D90. I particularly like the super close-up photos that become so abstract that it’s hard to tell exactly what it is a photo of.
As a software developer, I spend my life writing line upon line of code with the idea that someone, somewhere will eventually use whatever software I’m building. Assuming that yes, someone does in fact use the software I build, I can only hope that these imaginary people actually enjoy using it! Recently, I received this […]
Some analytics on Shape Matcher, a recently released iOS game for children.
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One year ago today I started keeping track of my running. I had just joined a new gym and Jason and I had made a pact to really give the gym a go this time. Little did I know what this would lead to… During this last year I participated in a 5km run with […]
Since moving to Amsterdam about 10 months ago, we’ve had just about as many visitors. For a multitude of reasons, Amsterdam is incredibly popular with tourists. Every weekend the population of this small city swells ridiculously. In 2010 alone, 5.3 million tourists visited Amsterdam. That’s a lot of people in a very small area! Anyway, […]
Over the last year or two, I’ve been reading articles that describe this strange world where software developers are Gods. They are paid so much money that it’s ridiculous. They get flown across the US and invited to parties with naked girls in spa pools and all the booze in the world. Image sourced from […]
For Christmas, my awesome partner Jason got me a Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 lens for my Nikon D90. I really enjoy taking close up photos of insects and flowers and although the kit lens I already had does a pretty good job at it, a macro lens can do much better. […]
Things in the “software development” world have changed a fair bit over the last 10 years. In the past, developers used to have to think carefully about the SQL they wrote, making sure that they used well optimized stored procedures on well designed databases with the right indexes on the right columns because let’s face […]
In a previous role, I was tasked with writing a newsletter email sender. How hard can this be, I thought to myself, and set off to complete my mission. Initial Thoughts We were probably going to be sending tens of thousands of emails at a time so although I figured I’d need to use some […]