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Wingin’ It Update December 2016

Thank you all for making 2016 the best year here at Wingin’ It! Just a quick update on all the projects in the pipeline! Please give a thumbs-up on the videos you like, share, subscribe, ring the bell, or leave a comment in the doobly-doo! Don’t forget to check out Twitter, too!

Zoë Curled Up In Her Favorite Blanket

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One dog is a Georgia Tech fan, the other is an Anaheim Ducks fan. I have trained them well.

When your house is burning down, you should brush your teeth

A story of tabbies, tragedy, and thankfulness by The Oatmeal.

It was a terrible thing and I’ve found the best way to deal with terrible things is to tell funny stories about them later.

Source: When your house is burning down, you should brush your teeth – The Oatmeal

Wingin’ It Update November 2016

Back after a few weeks vacation with news and updates on projects. Thanks to everyone who has subscribed; y’all are the reason I’m here! Stay tuned for the new 3D print project, unboxing videos, and a new podcast all coming soon!

Dozens turn out, pay respects at infamous yet beloved ‘Murder Kroger’

Atlanta’s 11 Alive News covers the candlelight vigil for the impending closure of the infamous “Murder Kroger”

I’ve Made a Game!

I’ve been working with computer code–in one form or another–since typing BASIC commands to run games on my Commodore 64 back in the late 1980s. In elementary school, my friend Kyle and I would spend Saturday afternoons copying programs into QBasic from the back pages of 3-2-1 Contact magazine before moving on to designing and programming our own Zork-style text adventure games. In middle and high school, I moved into HTML and Flash, trying my hand at online interactivity. Eventually, I gave up on Windows and moved into the wonderful world of Linux, Bash, and Python.

Bringing it full circle, I’ve been taking a few coding boot camps, relearning the skills I haven’t used in earnest for years. I enjoy making things, and I miss building interactive things. So, for the first time in nearly two decades, I’ve built a game from scratch. It’s JavaScript, and it’s fairly simple, but it’s been a great exercise. Play it, have fun with it, and let me know what you think!

REACT!

REACT! screenshot

10Q #10: When September 2017 rolls around and you receive your answers to your 10Q questions, how do you think you’ll feel? What do you think/hope might be different about your life and where you’re at as a result of thinking about and answering these questions?

When September 2017 rolls around and you receive your answers to your 10Q questions, how do you think you’ll feel? What do you think/hope might be different about your life and where you’re at as a result of thinking about and answering these questions?

For three years now, this project has grown from a novelty to an interesting opportunity to reflect on the past year and reevaluate goals for the next year. I enjoy going back, reading my responses, and seeing how things have changed over the course of 12 months. Sometimes good, sometimes bad, but that’s how life is.

I’m not Jewish, but I must reiterate how much I enjoy the observance of Rosh Hashanah–this time of reflection and renewal at the start of autumn. It’s a great time, after the summer craziness and before the start of the fall/winter holiday season, to sit down and catch my breath. I’ve always been very big on introspection (comes from growing up with little to no outward confidence), and this externalizes and ritualizes introspection very nicely. To my actually Jewish friends, please forgive my “cultural appropriation”. In return, I’ll gladly stand with you if someone ever wants to put brackets around your name.

Previously (10Q #10 2015)