You Do Not Want a "Rockstar" Programmer

Contrary to what the latest in recruiting hype would have you believe, there is really no actual business upside to hiring the so-called "rockstar" programmer. Known by many other names such as "hacker ninja", "superstar" and a host of other various outlandish pseudonyms, this person you think you are looking…

Ruger SR1911

Overall I felt the Ruger 1911 was an excellent take on a timeless design. That said, something very unexpected happened the other day when I was stress testing it. I dropped it on a cement floor (unloaded, hammer down) from about four feet in the air and upon impact the…

The Liars' Paradox and the Alteration of Our Reality

"All statements on this page are false." The classic Liar's Paradox represents the contradiction presented by a statement that establishes a perceived truth while simultaneously calling its own validity into question. A statement that claims to establish a fact yet also declares itself to be unreliable seems to be a…

The Principle of "metaframework" in AngularJS

Angular is not designed to be a framework to with which you build your application. Angular is designed to be a framework with which you build a framework with which you will then use to build your application. A lot of new developers approaching Angular do not understand this right…

Abyss of Abstraction

Visionary inventors spend countless hours taking an idea from their mind and turning it into a physical reality that can be shared with others. The birthing process of transforming this infantile imaginative seed into a fully formed manifestion of reality is both arduous and fluid. This is the nature of…

Mental Warfare and Filtering Your Perception

Hard sciences study the effects of "energy" on humans and things. Energy usually refers to some measurable form of the potential to do work or exert force. In a personal sense, energy refers more abstractly to the medley of forces and feelings that a person encounters via their intuitive channels…