The Great Wet North

As you may (or may not) know, I’m in Canada this week (Quebec, specifically), for work. It’s raining (not snowing) — about 37 degrees farenheight during the night and 42-ish during the day. All in all not as cold as I expected, but fairly wet.

It’s been an interesting trip so far. The flights were fairly tame, especially given my recent experiences. I did get on a tiny midget plane to get from Detroit to Canada, though, and that was interesting.

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Stuff I’m thinking about now…

One of the really neat things about my job is that I get a lot of time to dissect things that I know intuitively. When I go to help other developers, my job is generally to try to explain why the changes I’m suggesting will make a game better. It’s one thing to intuitively know how something is done, but it’s completely another to explain why. It’s kind of like knowing what a word means and then being asked “why does it mean that?”

In the process of teaching myself how to explain the “why” of something, I often learn … Continue reading