When I got into development, I got into it well before Stack Overflow. Before 3rd party libraries were commonplace and easy to find. Before the Internet was a thing everybody had. In some ways this has been good for me. I’m more comfortable troubleshooting my code, evaluating what code does, and generally speaking try to ...
I’ve been a gamer for a long time, and have played a number of MMOs in my day. My claim to fame in gaming was Asheron’s Call: This was the direct competitor to Everquest, when MMOs first started to become “mainstream” (before WoW). I enjoyed AC immensely. I spent a lot of time in that ...
As a neurodivergent person, I have a number of unique ways of thinking and processing information. I also, occasionally, suffer from depression. Gaming provides a great respite for me (along with writing code, photography, and a whole bunch of other things). Sometimes, however, I need something a little different.. Something with a delivery that has ...
Hi. My name is Will, and apparently, one of my emails is in the data from the Epik breach. I’m writing this for two reasons: One, in case someone gets clever enough to find me and attempt to shame me for being associated with Epik. The second is to share a little bit of knowledge ...
It has been a long, long time since I’ve redesigned, relative to previous works. 1 year an 9 months ago, I launched with my open-source Glitch WP theme. Why the long wait? Well, I’ve been busy managing Ghost Gamer News (which officially launched just over a year ago), working at my fantastic day job, and ...
As someone with chronic health problems, I’m all too familiar with a number of medications, both over the counter and not. Throughout my entire life, I can’t even begin to count the number of medications I’ve taken, from when I was a tiny little kid to now. Prednisone is one that I’ve taken countless times ...
Friday I got my COVID-19 vaccine. That’s a big deal for me; not only do I always have strong negative reactions to them, but I also suffer from severe trypanophobia (due to some childhood trauma that I’m not going to dredge up right now). Thankfully, they were rotating in the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, ...
Knobbins, my bearded dragon, has been my companion in life for nearly 10 years. We’d watch TV, work, listen to music and more together. I remember many years back when she was in her teenage years, she curled up on my chest in a little circle and took a nap with me. When I got ...
As a developer, I have a problem. Many developers have this problem, actually. When solving a problem, we sometimes stick with our initial solution a little too long after it proves to not quite be an adequate solution. This can be for a variety of reasons: Their is a perception that the solution will still ...
Ghost Gamer News has left it’s soft-launch status after 1 week of being live, and I’m happy to finally say it is ready for you to start visiting repeatedly and buying everything through the affiliate links. It has been a fun journey building it; there is still stuff to do, however. I’m awaiting approval from ...