Hi, I’m Danny.

I’m an engineer by day, gamer, developer, writer, poet, and Stoic by night. I like thinking and growing my thoughts continuosly. This site serves as my place where I 馃摎 learn in public and grow my 馃捇馃尡 digital garden, but more accurately a simple blog.

Ergonomic Keyboards Pt1

Ergonomic Keyboards, Part 1 The Problem I started work as a software engineer about 7 months ago now. With many long hours sitting and staring at the screen, I realized that my hands and arms were hurting. I also noticed my eyes were hurting, but I resolved that by being more dedicated to following my Stretchly routines (every 20 minutes, start at something 20 ft away for 20 seconds and every hour, take a 2 minute walk)....

April 20, 2024 路 9 min 路 Danny

Migrating to Hugo

This is my first post using Hugo, a static site generator, with the PaperMod theme. I migrated from a self-built Svelte-Kit based JAMStack. This gave me an opportunity to use a simpler to manage stack of getting content out there. I got to dip my toes into the world of a front-end web developer. Why did I switch? I quickly learned front-end is not for me. I don鈥檛 have an eye for colors and style....

March 13, 2024 路 2 min 路 Danny

Gamedev Log October 2023

October was a fairly sparse month for game development. I got a little burned out of aimlessly coding. I was working on breakout in pygame using an Entity-Component-System. I started work as a software engineer which has really consumed a lot of my programming energy. I started doing game development again this month. I have chosen to use pygame-ce as my framework so that I can work in Python. When I last started in 2020, I had chosen the Love2D framework which used Lua as the programming language....

October 1, 2023 路 3 min 路 Danny

Gamedev Log September 2023

I started doing game development again this month. I have chosen to use pygame-ce as my framework so that I can work in Python. When I last started in 2020, I had chosen the Love2D framework which used Lua as the programming language. My original thoughts were that I gave up on gamedev because I was working in a language that would never be used outside of programming. There wasn鈥檛 enough in Lua itself to keep me fully interested in it, so I abandoned it....

September 26, 2023 路 3 min 路 Danny

Legitimacy of the Supreme Court

I love the Supreme Court. I got to see the building last fall. I have read 鈥淭he Nine鈥 by Jeffrey Toobin. As a liberal, I love RBG. I love the little snippets of quip and oration from the Justices and the lawyers who need to argue before them. I am not a lawyer, but maybe in another universe, I could have been. Things I do not love: the downfall of the past few years....

March 25, 2022 路 4 min 路 Danny

Reader to Creator and Execution

I keep talking and thinking about how I can reach a creator state. It turns out, I am the biggest blocker for reaching that creator state (no surprises there). Self-doubt, imposter syndrome, a fear of putting myself out there are all reasons I have been afraid to push more content. Does anyone care? Who cares? I am doing this for me. To push myself beyond what I am comfortable and capable of right now....

March 18, 2022 路 3 min 路 Danny

Top 20 of 2021

Here are my top 20 things (besides my wife and buns of course) from 2021. This list is by no means perfect or comprehensive and in no particular order, but things that managed to make it past all the self-filtering at this point in time. Vaccines - Obviously, we cannot talk about 2021 without talking about the elephant in the room, COVID-19. After a year of saying 鈥渁fter everything that鈥檚 happened,鈥 we (as humans) can now give a giant screw you to COVID....

January 8, 2022 路 10 min 路 Danny

Amateur Research

鈥淒O YouR OwN resEarCH鈥 as they say since the start of the pandemic. I have been. My #1 source for all COVID-19 related news has been from The New York Times. I remember throughout the early pandemic, I was doing research all day while I worked from home. I was learning all sorts of things about epidemiology, viruses, pandemics, you name it. It felt amazing to be learning all this stuff....

December 10, 2021 路 4 min 路 Danny

Tweets Collected Part 1

I am going to start a collection of what would be Tweets or Twitlongers. All of these will be thoughts too poorly thought out to be it鈥檚 own post, but too long to be a tweet. Every numbered section would have been a its own Tweet or Twitlonger #1: I think I have something against Twitter. I use it to semi-promote this blog to a very small audience. 18 followers as of this writing....

December 9, 2021 路 3 min 路 Danny

Goals

I have a few different goals with this blog. 1. Improve my writing skills. (Realistic) This is the number one goal. How am I doing this? By writing a lot. This post will come up just one day after my intro post. I don鈥檛 have plans to necessarily write everyday, but I will ride whatever wave comes my way. For now, I think every day is sustainable as I am currently on winter break from my MBA classes at West Texas A&M University....

December 1, 2021 路 3 min 路 Danny