riderofrohan0

iOS and Web Developer. Renaissance Geek (comics, sci-fi, fantasy, movies). Armchair sociologist, runner, and dodgeballer.


Why Avatar the Last Airbender has the best and worst ending all at the same time

If you’ve never seen the show Avatar: The Last Airbender, go watch it. It’s an excellent overall show that has amazing set of characters, fun action, a cool world, and compelling storyline. I’m going to spoil the fuck out of it. I just recently watched the show with my girlfriend Mel. We watched it slowly but with a regular cadence. This is pretty different from the first time I saw it when it was coming ...(Read More)

Date Formatting

Date and Time Formatting are an annoyingly cumbersome topic for most engineers and designers. There’s various combinations of date and time that we can show to people and honestly I’ve found there’s a few things that we can do to avoid confusion. This blog post covers the standard Gregorian calendar involving formatting. When talking about other systems like the Japanese imperial system or the Buddhist calendar then we’ve got a more complicated system in place. ...(Read More)

Working too hard

What I’ve been up to If you haven’t seen me in the past few months there’s been a reason. I got invested into the idea of a promotion at work. I’m currently a “Senior Software Engineer” which is considered a “terminal” level for Software Engineers. It means you’re smart, effective, and can build things. Many people will never make it past this in their career. The next level is “Staff Engineer”. It could be a ...(Read More)

Resolutions 2019

I don’t even know what to talk about in 2018. The year has gone by in a blaze so fast that I can’t even recall what was going on. I’ve been on multiple international trips, multiple new national parks, and met a lovely woman are probably the main highlights. Group Adventures and connecting with old friends I think this years has been hallmarked most by connecting with friends on epic adventures. More so than before ...(Read More)

Guide to Vietnam

I ended up spending quite a bit of time in Vietnam and I figured I would just write up what was cool and what I learned on my travels throughout the country. The Basics When to travel: Seasons of Vietnam I think people lump Vietnam in with Thailand and Cambodia: warm winters, tropical climate, etc. But the country spans a large vertical distance and has very different environments. The north is cold and rainy in ...(Read More)