Jeff Jenkins

17 posts

2016 Goals Review, 2017 Goals Preview

2016 Review Let's get right to it. 2016 Goals in review: Blog more regularly. Nope. My 2016 goals post was the last one before this one. Post regularly to Stuff Magnified. Nope. 5 posts over the whole year when I wanted to do weekly. Fit into my wedding suit. Sort-of. I wore it to...

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Goals for 2016

In 2014 I read (or listened to) 52 books in 52 weeks for a group challenge I signed up for at Foursquare. I also did both the 5 Boro Bike Tour and the NYC Century (35 mile route), which required a lot of biking to prepare for. I'd originally planned to do the 50...

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I Made a Board Game!

Why Did I Make a Board Game? I've wanted to make my own version of a strategy RPG (particularly, something like Final Fantasy Tactics) for at least 15 years. I had a few false starts making a programmed version using the battle mechanics guide but 3D graphics programming has never been a skill I...

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11 Books in 52 Weeks in 2015

Last year I read—or listened to, since reading books is physically difficult—52 Books in 52 weeks. It was a huge accomplishment and easily more than double the number of books I'd read/listened to any previous year. Unfortunately, it totally burned me out for 6 months afterwards and was too time consuming...

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My Home Screen 2015

Apparently home screen posts are a thing. Here's mine: My most used apps go on the first page, and all other apps go in a group. When I need to access anything in Misc I use search since it's faster. The non-game apps (since those rotate pretty frequently) that didn't get slotted into a...

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Three Months with Go

Why Go? For the last couple years I've been really interested in a language which gives me many of the things that I like from Python in a much more performant form. Go seemed like a plausible candidate and I was interested in implementing a server that I could practice performance tuning on, so...

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