Plunging into NativeScript

Late last week I had the opportunity to sit in on a demo for NativeScript. It’s a platform that allows you to write cross platform mobile apps using the iOS / Android native code, which gives you a lot more speed and features than the “Hybrid” platforms / tools you may have heard about. I’ve been around long enough to have heard about a lot of platforms and even dabbled a few, but this is the first one that is starting to peek my interest over Xamarin… Continue reading “Plunging into NativeScript”

This is books scramble. Many books on white background.

Too Many Books, Not Enough Time

Earlier this year, I had signed up for a GoodReads campaign and set a goal to read 10 books by the end of the year. I’m a pretty slow reader, so I thought this was roughly a book a month.

To my surprise, I found that I’ve already reached that mark and might have a few more under my belt by year end! To my dismay, I found that I have only completed one of the books in my goal to go through the list of 10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them). To be fair, I did read the entire Foundation trilogy when they only mention one. I’m also finding the “urban fantasy” genre to be a rather fun read at times.

[:: sigh ::] Too many books, not enough time…

What’s on your nightstand?

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Quick Review: Norah Jones – Day Breaks

Being a long time Norah Jones fan, I pre-ordered this album as soon as my Amazon credits would allow me to. 8^D I was teased / tortured by a few early releases of “Carry On”, “Flipside”, and “Tragedy”and then had to wait for the rest. Today the full album has arrived and here’s the “two times through the album off the cuff short review”.

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Texas Vacation 2016 Highlights

Another fabulous vacation has been road tripped, tractored, ran, ridden, faired, spidered, and so much more. I wouldn’t trade these trips for the world. It provides a great getaway from the normal (and digital) day to day life that can sometimes overwhelm you. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the trip. You can view the full album of highlights here.

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Texas Beauty

I take a brief hiatus from my internet abandonment to indicate how much I love the beauty of the Texas countryside. Now off to the fair! There is Dr. Pepper ice cream and a “fried quesadilliO” with my name on it!