October 2011

New Twitter Account

By |2011-10-22T19:56:00-09:00October 22nd, 2011|Uncategorized|

I've separated my athletic / personal twitter account with my software / music / art twitter account. The old "pkaudio" is now called "plasteredskier" and I've created a new empty "pkaudio" account. Hope to see you followers back there again.

September 2011

Separation of Ego and Will

By |2011-09-15T00:06:00-09:00September 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

I believe the path to enjoyment through excellence lies through the heart more than the average athlete. The Ego drives so much of our lives, and thus can quickly get out of control and throw our lives of course. Because of this, it's easy to think that removing the Ego from the equation would coax [...]

August 2011


By |2011-08-28T03:32:00-09:00August 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

I wanted to call this post "giddy", but it turns out that word means "having a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall or stagger; dizzy". Not really the feeling I was going for.But, I digress.I am elated at the direction the web is going in. I am most excited with how far from "web" the web is actually becoming. Watching the [...]


By |2011-08-14T21:06:00-09:00August 14th, 2011|Uncategorized|

A quote from a really good book:"Design is a process of making, it is the transfer of ideas to a surface by means of tools. Eric Gill used the image of a hand and eye as an emblem in his design. Graphic design exploits the visual and sensual in equal measure."If the computer deprives us [...]

More Bliss: All-Keyboard control in OS X?

By |2011-08-09T03:52:00-09:00August 9th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Speaking of bliss... I was just recalling the blissful days of WindowMaker and writing code using nothing but emacs and an xterm. Sub-80 chars and python-mode syntax highlighting...man those were the days. The only thing I used the mouse for was to position and resize my windows once at startup, and I rarely did that [...]

Reaching the top: Pure Bliss

By |2011-08-06T01:10:00-09:00August 6th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Have you ever reached a state of pure bliss with your code, or technology? Like when you feel like your skills AND ability to see the big picture both reach a high point so that you are able to actually *express* yourself like an artist. It seems like this is only possible when you specialize [...]

July 2011

Managing Software Projects: When has it gone RIGHT?

By |2011-07-16T18:26:00-09:00July 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|

It occurred to me yesterday that I have never seen a software project managed well. (Almost) Every project I've worked on has had the fortune of excellent talent that has delivered and made someone money, but the developers always get burned out doing it.Is this just the nature of the industry? Is it not actually [...]