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Monolith to Dockerlith: Learnings from Migrating a Monolith to Docker

10-21-18

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    Like everyone’s monolith, Earnest’s is complex and was once a little bit out of control. Earnest’s monolith is involved in all major aspects of the business. It is responsible for accepting loan applications from clients, making a decision for each of those applicants, and even supporting clients after loans have been signed. These wide-ranging […]

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Dino Rampage (Global Game Jam 2015)

1-26-15

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I attended Global Game Jam 2015 at the UT Austin. Austin has a thriving game development community, and I estimate at least 60-70 people turned up for the weekend. Corporate sponsors made it rain free Red Bull and pizza at various times, providing welcome refreshment/energy. I had the pleasure of working with Tom Long, Stuart […]

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End Run Version 2

12-20-14

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I decided to pivot the End Run project in a new direction. The new goal of the game is to put players in an environment where every major instrument in the song has a visual that appears when it plays. The drums, for example, have fireworks appear if the player moves on a beat when there are drums. The prototype level is complete and ready to play!

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End Run

11-29-14

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End Run is a rhythm/arcade prototype I created during May 2014 and refined in between my summer travels. Players move once per beat toward the end of the level while dodging obstacles.  After getting settled into Austin, I chose to pivot the game in a direction that would allow players to visualize and interact with the music on a deeper level.

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Bitcoin’s Transaction Volume

10-21-14

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Bitcoin is fascinating to me.  One of the cool parts about it is that every transaction using it has public components. There is also a booming industry that permits the trading of bitcoin for more traditional currencies such as dollars or euros. We can combine public transaction data with public trading data to see how much […]

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