The Gamer Couple: Rules for Playing Single-Player Games Together

Long time readers of my blog will have noticed that I'm a total Nintendo fanboy. I've owned all of their consoles from the SNES onward, including the Nintendo 64, Gamecube, Wii, Wii U, and now the Switch. I can still remember the joy of Super Mario World like it was yesterday, and Star Fox 64 is my favorite game of all time. In short, I keep buying Nintendo games and systems because they keep making good ones. My wife K.... Read more >

The Best (Non-Programming) Podcasts for Developers

I've got a relatively long commute to work each morning, and listening to the radio just isn't fun for me anymore. Music stations seem to play the same songs over and over again and sports radio is full of endless drivel and loudmouth know-nothings. I don't have enough time in the day to spend it listening to things I don't enjoy. Instead, I listen to podcasts; professionally-produced radio stories covering a wide range of topics. There are countless lists out... Read more >

Read-Aloud Corner Is Now It's Own Blog!

About a week ago I asked for my readers' opinions on what to do with the Read-Aloud Corner series, and the response was pretty consistent across the board. "I'd suggest separating them, for SEO and reasons as mentioned by others. I think you'll get more eyes on that excellent content that way." -Rhynri "Personally I would prefer if the read aloud series is published elsewhere. I love reading the technical and developer posts, but find myself rather... Read more >

Opinion Time: Should Read-Aloud Corner Be Its Own Blog?

I'm having this dilemma, and I need your help, dear reader, to solve it. I recently began writing a new series of posts called the Read-Aloud Corner, and it is so much fun to write that I think I'll keep doing it for a while. Read-Aloud Corner is where I write about our experiences reading various books aloud and what my kids thought of them, as well as tips on how other families might follow in our footsteps. We (me... Read more >

Introducing the Read-Aloud Corner

Announcement (26 Aug 2017): The Read-Aloud Corner is now it's very own blog! Check it out at the new location. I'm a huge fan of reading aloud to your kids. Every night for the past year, me and my three children have read a chapter of book aloud, right before going to bed. I can honestly say it's been one of the best things I've ever done both with, and for, my kids. Reading aloud provides all sorts of benefits... Read more >