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De-Inventing The Wheel

  • Posted on: 11 June 2014
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe

For the first years of coding, I built most things from scratch. Login systems, e-commerce systems, RSS generators, content management systems-- you name it. After a while, I developed a handy little spellbook of code for use and reuse in Perl, PHP and ASP. Still, that was my spellbook. By the early 2000s, most developers were learning that they didn’t have to re-invent the wheel. They used, reused or found code that worked.

Definitely. Maybe. Not.

  • Posted on: 8 June 2014
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe

Definitely. Maybe. No.There are some way points in my future. Some are just gonna happen eventually. Some could happen if I did the right course adjustments. Some things are not in the cards-- even if people ask me to get into those roles, I will not do it. By my age, I know which is what and why. It’s not that I’ve closed off options, I’ve just recognized the river on my life.

The Fedaykin

  • Posted on: 3 June 2014
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe

The Fedaykin is based on the concept of the Fedayeen or “Arab commandos.” from Dune: hand picked soldiers who would act in the interest of their leader and who themselves would pass on their knowledge and fervency to others.

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