Collecting Magic: The Gathering

I'm a collector. Always have been. Toys, needed ALL of the ones pictured on the back. Action Figures, wanted the whole set. It's... a small problem for me. I want to collect. I'm careful about what I get involved with because of it. I figure it's a bit tied into…

Ktor on Azure

Ride Along : Ktor API on Azure OK - Who's ready to see me SUFFER!!! I'm working on a website... huh... wonder what's got me blogging again... that's right CODING!!! Anyway - website. In Kotling. Using Ktor. I need a host. I'm familiar with Azure. I have accounts on Azure. Let's…

Stupid UI

I don't like working with the UI. I often exaggerate and go with "I hate the UI". It's not a space I really enjoy working. I enjoy (most) everything between the UI and the Database. I've got my actual phrasing down to "It's not a domain I…

Kotlin Ktor Static Routing Not Working

OK - I'm an idiot. We know this. I'm developing a site (I'll write about it later... even though it might be up by the time this is published... DEAL WITH IT) and am using it as an opportunity to learn and use Kotlin! I've been wanting to use it…

ToSystem - My Primitive Protection

I'd written up an almost complete post about my ToSystem abstraction... and it got deleted... About 4 months later, I'm re-writing it. Mostly because I have NO idea whast I wrote before. :) This ToSystem type had an evolution with my understanding of "objects" and "types" while…

AntiPattern: Factory Pattern

I'll start this piece with the place I will use the factory pattern, refactoring. It's a great way to decouple classes w/o having to rearchitect the inline-instantiated class. It's still a smell in the system. It still needs to go away, but it's a very useful step to be…

30: Follow the lemmings with care

First - Lemmings don't do that. OK.. Next... ... Yeah... I don't understand this principle. ... Sure. Don't just do what everyone else does, or what you're always done. I've seen some articles recently bashing long time employees of google and microsoft that go outside those organizations and appear to try to…

29: Align reputation with organization

I don't know what this means. ... At all. TO THE BOOK! ... "Don't take bugs personally"? Except it highlights (almost praise?) that (at the time) japanese culture around it takes it as a disgrace... which... is personal. So... ... This paragraph is muddy. And the principle makes no sense. "…