riderofrohan0

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


Resolutions 2020

I don’t even know what I can say happened in 2019. It’s the fucking end of the decade but I’ll see about that change in decade thing in another post. But let’s focus on 2019. This year was mainly an evolution of my relationship with Mel. First International trip with a Partner I used to travel solo mainly, then sometimes with groups, but somehow it worked out that I have never actually traveled internationally with ...(Read More)

Villians

If you’ve never talked to me about movies you should know one thing: I believe the most compelling movies is a great villain. Oh yeah, good heroes are great but they are only astounding with great villains. Luke Skywalker is not as good without Vader, Indiana Jones isn’t as compelling without Nazis, Atticus Finch just doesn’t have that same punch without racism (okay maybe not the last example). So… I’m curious. What makes your favorite ...(Read More)

Guide to Namibia

I went on a recent trip (October-November 2019) to Namibia a beautiful country on the southern side of Africa. Honestly, it wasn’t really on my radar until somebody suggested it as a location to go and it had a a diverse set of awesome activities to do. The country divorced itself from South Africa in the 90s and is this huge mostly empty country. The highlights include safari animals (lions, elephants, etc), delicious sea food ...(Read More)

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)