Preparing for New Year’s Resolutions, Part 7

If you are reading this on the day of its publication, then it's New Year's Eve. Traditionally, this is a night for celebration, drinking, and great remorse on the morrow. New Year's Day is usually full of easily-broken promises which will not survive into February. That has been the topic of this brief series. Day [today]:

Preparing for New Year’s Resolutions, Part 6

We've set up a solid pathway for success in all ways but one. Day 6: What do do when the arrow misses Most Americans (and possibly the entire Western world) are failure-averse. This derives from years of conditioning in schools and media, which spends too much time praising and building up esteem with too little time

Preparing for New Year’s Resolutions, Part 5

Visualization is a key component of brain retraining. It has been observed that athletes who visualize performing their sports effectively experience improvements greater than those who do not. However, visualization by itself will never be enough. Napoleon Hill's classic Think and Grow Rich explains that wishing gets us nowhere. We have to move from wishing

Preparing for New Year’s Resolutions, Part 4

Generally speaking, you don't want to think either too small or too large. If you go too large, you bite off more than you can chew and end up accomplishing nothing. If you go to small, you accomplish much less than you ultimately could have. It might be a slight overreach, but I'm going to

Merry Christmas

Don't worry about the MA rating: this clip doesn't really deserve it.   If the video won't work properly for you, you can watch it here:

Working on Material

Just a heads up: I'm in the editing process for a pattern book right now. I'm working on new material It's almost Christmas So, posting will be sporadic until after the new

Pointer Arithmetic Matters

What's the first thing you think when I say the word: Pointer. Generally, you either think of a particular register (unlikely) or a hexadecimal number representing a location in memory (likely). Personally, I'm in the latter category, which is why this problem arose. I was in the middle of programming, and I decided to allocate