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The Cross in the Road      09-Dec-2015     469  
Dear world, I’m writing to you because you are standing at a point in your history where you need to make a choice. It is an important choice, one that will forever define humanity and one that wil...
A Programmer’s Mind      04-Oct-2015     535  
Programming is a very specific art that involves taking program code and somehow turn it into computer instructions. This presents a challenge to humans because we’re wired very much different from...
Introducing #Twisto      27-Sep-2015     460  
We’re approaching the first public version of our new puzzle game called Twisto, so I thought I should introduce the game. Twisto! Twisto is a 2D puzzle game inspire by Rubik’s Cube. The goal is to...
I have been hanging out in the indie game dev community for a few months now, observing, building games, and participating in discussions. After more than 30 years of software development experienc...
After doing software development for more than 30 years, the one question I hear most frequently is “What programming language is best for X, Y, or Z?” This is especially true in indie game develop...
I recently left a long career doing corporate and business software development. In fact, I’ve written software professionally for over 20 years now. I actually wrote my first game around the age o...
Why Jeff Teper Needs to Get me Back to SharePoint      28-Jul-2015     518  
Don’t worry, @jeffteper, I won’t come back to SharePoint. Not because I don’t think you can do awesome things but because I’m doing game development now and I’m having more fun than a warehouse ful...
I’m a huge supporter of volunteer work and charities around the world. One major inspiration has been Bill Gates who recently came out supporting a site called GlobalCitizen.org. Naturally, I signe...
BallAns – A Game About Life to Piss You Off      04-Mar-2015     591  
It’s been a week or so since I’ve published my first game on Android. It sucks. It really does. And this isn’t one of those “oh, you’re too modest; it is really great” type of fishing for complimen...
Beta Invite: BallAns, The Game of Life on Android      11-Feb-2015     500  
I’m about to publish my first Android game to Google Play. It’s a deceptively simple game with profound philosophical meanings. I’ve set up the Beta program through Google Play and would like to...
SharePoint 2016, Like It Always Was      04-Feb-2015     595  
I’m not following SharePoint, no, but you have to be blind not to have noticed there is a new version coming out. Like I said two years ago and started describing three years ago. Doesn’t matter. ...
Need a Mobile App? I Might Develop It for Free      02-Feb-2015     485  
As you may know, I’ve left the SharePoint scene to do things I believe have a brighter future. Search the blog for more details and I’ll leave the ranting for now. Regardless, the path on which I’m...
On the Current State of Microsoft      31-Jan-2015     541  
I wanted to write this post for a long time but I’ve been under the influence of Kool-Aid for many days. However, having calmed down, I’ll say this and probably cause a rift in the very fabri...
First Mobile Development Experience      27-Nov-2014     472  
After announcing that I’m going to leave SharePoint, I’ve had the rare opportunity to choose a brand new career at the ripe age of… more than 25. Note: I’m still 26 years old. I’ve been for ...
Why SharePoint Recruiters Are So Bad      06-Nov-2014     560  
From time to time, I’m approached by a SharePoint recruiter looking to get my help in hiring the perfect candidate for a position. You may be surprised to hear this, but finding and hiring the righ...
Why SharePoint Professionals Are So Bad      28-Oct-2014     615  
Someone asked on Facebook: “SharePoint Peeps. (primarily consulting) I have been doing an increasing number of interactions with the trusted SharePoint admin at a variety of customers. Maybe I am j...
It’s no big secret that over the previous months, I’ve done less and less SharePoint related work. That is because I’m leaving SharePoint as a career and I’m here to tell you why. I’d like to star...
In Memorandum: Georg Oscar Furuknap      30-Jun-2014     656  
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law! My father, Georg Oscar Furuknap, d.o.b. November 22, 1944, died this morning, on June 30, 2014. May he be granted the accomplishment of his will. I ...
SharePoint 2013 App Model – The Jury is Back      09-Jun-2014     466  
A few months ago, I stated that I was still on the fence on the SharePoint 2013 App model and that I needed to see more of it to determine whether it is useful. I followed this up with a post title...
On Innovation and How I Wrote SharePoint      09-Jun-2014     467  
After my somewhat public denunciation of SharePoint and prediction about its imminent demise, I’ve had quite a number of talks with people about my passion for SharePoint. Why am I (or was I) so in...
Why Dynamic Typing in SharePoint is Suicide      08-Jun-2014     569  
I was browsing through Glyma today and noticed a comment on my own blog that requires some… explanation. As usual, the poster is an idiot, or at least makes an idiotic comment, but before we get th...
4 Reasons why SharePoint is Dying      04-Jun-2014     564  
I’m afraid it has come to this. SharePoint is dying. It used to be a great platform with awesome promise but somehow, it’s now starting to put its affairs in order and preparing for the inevitable ...
The SharePoint community seems to have a resurgence of talk about Microsoft certifications. You know, the weekend course that supposedly is a door opener to get you a new career in SharePoint. Beca...
And it doesn’t matter if you have internal recruiters or hire an agency. You all suck! Once you’ve accepted that, you’ve taken the first step towards actually finding someone who can help you get S...
Is SharePoint Free?      22-Apr-2014     524  
Why, yes it is! Provided, of course, that you use a very specific definition of “Free”, then yes, SharePoint is free. So why is there so much confusion about the cost of SharePoint? That’s because ...
It can seem like a daunting event. You’ve spent months looking for the perfect job, then probably days or weeks perfecting your resume and your application, and you’ve been nervous about the respon...
I Have Uninstalled SharePoint for Good      15-Apr-2014     458  
C’mon, you’re not falling for that again, are you? Do you use cloud VMs for your development? Would you like to? I uninstalled my last local SharePoint machine about four years ago. That’s ri...