Inauguration Day

On Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017, I was doing my best to ignore the proceedings in Washington when my friend called to joke about it all. While Kash is a Canadian citizen, his family is from Pakistan and he's a Muslim. We hadn't had a chance to talk much during

Living with the consequences

Throughout this awful US election season, I've been talking a lot of trash about Donald Trump, and justifiably so. There's plenty of documentation to support what makes him a repugnant human being, and there's no sense in covering it more. The fact is, the people of the United States elected

Failing Often

It's Sunday morning and I'm reflecting on my failures. A few minutes ago I removed Magpie from the App Store, bringing to an end yet another in a long series of experiments that validate the hypothesis: Does Aaron know how to fail? Oh hells yeah, Aaron knows how to fail.

The Dojo in Your Mind

I just read Brian Gilham's piece, You Don't Need a Computer Science Degree, which simply makes the point that prospective iOS developers (or let's face it, any developer) don't need a computer science degree to become successful in this field. As the holder of a bachelor's degree in English and

Microelectronics are my new jam.

I've spent most of the past decade with a near-maniacal, laser-guided focus on one ambition: to become an indie software developer. It officially kicked off after seeing Daniel Jalkut give a talk at C4 in 2007. Success hasn't turned out to be exactly what I thought, though it would be