by Cory on May 5, 2019
I "finished" my first mini-self-game-jam week today. I tried to make pong and as expected, it took way longer than I had time for.
All I finished today was some nice feeling paddle movement. You c...
by Cory on May 4, 2019
It was just 4 words, but I've found a powerful combination.
by Cory on April 28, 2019
I don't think I've said it explicitly, but for some reason, I've been constantly anxious for about a year now about everything in my life. I feel like I'm spending all this time running around and trying to do stuff but not actually accomplishing ...
by Cory on April 27, 2019
I spent a long time looking about how to authenticate users using the RFID cards I have. I don't know how, but there's people saying that Mifare cards and the authentication on them is easily broken, so you need to add another layer on top of it....
by Cory on April 13, 2019
So that code I have up until now is very basic and just checks if a provided PICC (rfid card) is able to be read. This is easily handled by the mfrc522 library with two calls to "PICC_IsNewCardPresent()" and "PIC_ReadCardSerial()" or "PICC_DumpToS...
by Cory on April 13, 2019
I was thinking about what to do about mounting the arduino to the door and how to attach the servo to the deadbolt. I don't know why, but thinking about it stresses me out trying to figure out how to get 3d printed stuff or buying cases. I've been...
by Cory on April 12, 2019
What. Don't judge me >:(
by Cory on April 7, 2019
Riiight, Stranger 1. Whatever helps you sleep at night. ;)
Anger Management for Everyone
I had to read this because I started to hate my job and all my ideas don't make any money. It's a good book though with a lot of techniques that cover lifestyle changes, behavioral changes, and provides you with ways to manage anger. Not just anger but bitterness and over negativity too. To get the most out of the book requires picking a new strategies and following through on them until they become habit. I've been trying to keep a disciplined schedule and practice for these couple weeks and I think I can already feel results.
Added on April 8, 2019 10:47 PM
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
I didn't know that Theranos was so fucking crazy. Just from casually listening to the news I thought it was just some girl who bit off more than she could chew and then started lying. No, this is the Final Fantasy 7 house of silicon valley start ups. I was captivated by this guys book the whole way through. I thought 350 pages would be long but it flew by. Also the stereotype pairing of young girl engineer and creepy piece.of shit incompetent old guy is really common in Silicon Valley. It's the worst. I need to get out of here.
Added on January 20, 2019 3:54 AM★
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
This book is life anecdotes backed up with psychology for how to become an enlightened person. He also really likes the Bible. (Belief not necessary to enjoy the book). I think he has some interesting points but I disagree on a couple things, for instance when he says it's completely unreasonable to not want to have kids or that "striving the maximum good for most people" is specific enough to let you figure out what you should do in a day. I learned a lot of cool things about lobsters though.
Added on January 7, 2019 6:42 AM
Flowers for Algernon
Wow this is a really sad book. I never had to read this for school but I'm glad I read it now.
Added on November 22, 2018 1:17 AM★
Small Business For Dummies
I found this on a table at work and it was from 1998 which is funny because computers and the internet were super new back then. This is an overview for someone who has no clue how to start a business
Added on November 20, 2018 2:25 AM