So a few months ago, I remember having lunch with Taylor at Genghis Grill and he was talking about maybe doing a video series to make money. Travis and I both suggested he write a book on Laravel. Heck, I even promised that I’d buy, so here we are a few months later and he has his book out. I’ve purchased the book, but haven’t gotten to read it yet.

The other night we were watching the movie Armageddon with Bruce Willis and Liv Tyler. Near the end of the movie the crew picks straws to determine who stays behind. Thus, being the Buzzkillington that I am, I posed a question to everyone…

If you could pick your turn, would you go first, last, or some where in between?

Not everyone could agree. Some said first, others said it didn’t matter. The answer is that it really shouldn’t matter which order you pick your straw in - given that the straws are put in a uniformly distributed random order.

Read an article about pitching anything in 15 seconds. As a techie, I often find myself caught tangled in details of an artificial problem - spouting off ideas and technical feasibilities.

But life isn’t all about technology and this article is an excellent reminder of how important it is to step back and look at the bigger picture.

I was a judge for uca‘s annual alar’s programming contest years 2008 - 2010. It was a pretty fun experience, we got to spend the day judging other’s code and lots of free food.

During my recent computer cleaning, I found a few problems I wrote for the contest. I typically had some of the easier problems at the contest
(there were about a dozen total problems).

Therefore, I decided to share with you my three programming contest questions, 1) Dr. Bob’s Crazy People Party, 2) Palpatine’s Florist and 3) Modular Primes.