SwordsweeperArticles posted by Grant Swertfeger

How “Home Computing” shaped my future

When I was 6 years old my parents brought home a Texas Instruments home computer. They wanted us to be smart and smart kids had computers. Bill Cosby was showing up in TV commercials touting the Texas Instruments product. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV0t4QIINLI[/embed] “Want a powerful home computer? This is...

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Do Not Throw

We all have the tendency to finish up what we are doing and pass it off for someone else to deal with. It’s the path of least resistance and most importantly, least responsibility. In software development we call this throwing it over the wall. You’re...

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Qualified

During the journey down your career path there is a tipping point of skill and experience that can be beneficial or detrimental, depending on your perspective. Beneficial if you’re employed and have nothing but more experience to gain using your current skillset. Detrimental if your...

The Hamburger Icon

The History In the early 1980's Xerox introduced the concept of the desktop as a graphical user interface (GUI) to the world. Part of that design was the inclusion of icons to represent common items or tasks, this included an icon for a contextual menu. Today...