writing

A collection of 27 posts

Feb 19, 2019

Apple doesn't care about your work

Apple doesn't care about your work

My endeavors fall into one of two categories: my hobbies and my work. When I engage in a hobby, it's fine if not everything goes to plan; my motorcycle breaks down, my 1911

Sep 14, 2018

What story do you tell?

What story do you tell?

At the heart of every story is a single golden thread running from beginning to end, defining its essential elements. We take this thread, and we add characters, plots, and scenery. But which characters, plots, and scenery?

Jun 25, 2018

Character age and perception

Character age and perception

Adulting is hard sometimes. No one can behave like a grown-up from dawn to dusk, and we all slack off now and then. Unfortunately for your fictional people, they don't get to slack off when they feel like it, because perception is everything.

Jun 17, 2018

The shoulders of a giant

The shoulders of a giant

The idea is older than Sir Isaac Newton, but it is his quotation that comes to mind: If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.

May 21, 2018

The dark truth about nostalgia

The dark truth about nostalgia

I've had an article on the back burner for some time now that just hasn't been published because I'm afraid it'll get me fired. Here's one that has a slightly lower chance of conjuring a pitchfork-wielding mob to my front door. Hope you enjoy!

Apr 27, 2018

VS Code: markdown and word wrap

VS Code: markdown and word wrap

All right, so I found this out after looking through the issues backlog on github for Visual Studio Code. You can set word wrap for markdown, but you have to do it specifically for markdown, because apparently there's some kind of default overriding here.