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Mistakes Were Made: Upgrading Database Edition

So today, on a personal project, a plugin I’m using pointed out that I’m not using the most up to date database software on my server, so I went to backup my database and upgrade the database software, unfortunately, the upgrade went wrong and the backup was empty. All of the work, approximately twenty hours…

Why I’m on the Hunt for a New Job

I was let go from my position at Innovate Kingston today, as the organization needs to go extra lean to keep things rolling for its next big event. I was really hopeful that the position would continue on for some time as I enjoyed not only the people I worked with but also the focuses…

Going to Visit Gael This Weekend

Annie’s mom hasn’t been well. She suffered another noticeable decline and has been in the hospital for over a month now. Annie and I are looking forward to seeing her, though reading reports from other people’s visits, while slightly humorous, they are quite sad. She has been having difficulty differentiating between what is real and…

Learning to Make Video Games

I really want to learn to make simple video games. I watched Quill18 create his latest Ludum Dare competition game, and was super inspired. When the theme was announced, I immediately thought of an idea. I went to try to make it in Unity and Game Maker Studio 2 and quickly realized how over my…

Creating a Card Game

I’ve been working on creating a card game for a few months now. The idea has been bouncing around in my head for over a year, and when I tried to translate it into a game that I wanted to make, I realized I didn’t have the skills to make it, but that I could…

Anti-Smoking Drug Helping My Depression

I can’t believe I haven’t written a blog post about this already. As many of you know, I write pretty openly about my battles with anxiety and depression, and I am happy to say that Wellbutrin has been super effective for me. A little over five months ago, I started taking Wellbutrin, the marketing name…

The Breakout Project: Absolutely Amazing

In less than four and a half months, I went from learning about an idea that Innovate Kingston had for The Breakout Project to being one of the people that helped pull it off. I can’t believe that the first event is now behind me. I am happy to say that from a technology standpoint,…