My work, my ideas, my faith, my life

My Pad Thai Scares Me

Truly Spicy

By Rex Goode


Categories: Cooking,Culture,Health,Uncategorized

Pad Thai

So, in case I haven’t made it clear, I love spicy food. I said it before in “Some Like It Hot.” I have an ongoing love affair with capsicum, the little chemical that makes spicy food hot. It’s really good for you. (more…)

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Quick Fields

A WordPress Plugin

By Rex Goode


Categories: MySQL,Object-Oriented Programming,PHP,Software Engineering

I recently created a new blog on my readersclubs.com site where I write reviews of movies and television shows I see. I enjoy watching and I have a lot of opinions. I also did it as a means of helping myself learn more about using WordPress, which is the software that runs my blogs. (more…)

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Flexibility

My Programming Autobiography Part 12

By Rex Goode


Categories: Career,History,Social Work,Software Engineering

Man Doing the Splits

You wouldn’t know it to look at me, but I’m flexible. I really am. No kidding.

So, I may not be able to do the splits, but if you look over my long career, you’d have to admit that one of my strongest character attributes is my flexibility–my willingness to change to fit what is needed.

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Now THAT Is a Mountain!

My Programming Autobiography, Part 11

By Rex Goode


Categories: Career,Creativity,Family,History,Personal,Sybase,TCL

 

Crocodile Dundee's Knife

Do you remember the scene from Crocodile Dundee where some punk tries to mug Mick and his girlfriend? The mugger pulls out a knife and threatens them, saying, “Do you want me to cut you with my knife?”

Mick replies, “That’s not a knife.” He pulls out his considerable blade and says, “This is a knife!” (more…)

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The Giant Mutant Prairie Dog From Hell

My Programming Autobiography, Part 10

By Rex Goode


Categories: Career,Creativity,History,MySQL,Perl,Personal,Software Engineering

Prairie Dog

Now, getting back to my prejudices about Easterners. In the movies, they are often portrayed as blunt, rude, and impatient. I know that Ohio is more mid-west, but my prejudices didn’t know the difference until I moved there.

One night, before Barbara and the kids joined me, I went to a grocery store. On the way out to my car, the very young man helping me with my groceries carried on a conversation with me. I was pretty stunned. I started see that everywhere I went, people actually talked to you. (more…)

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The New Easterner

My Programming Autobiography, Part 9

By Rex Goode


Categories: Career,Creativity,General

The Out of Towners

Turning down the transfer to Anchorage earned me a lay off. I was unemployed a couple of months. It didn’t look very promising to get a new job at that time. I always seem to be out of a job in the middle of recessions. (more…)

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Prone to Wander

My Programming Autobiography, Part 8

By Rex Goode


Categories: C and C++,Career,Creativity,Family,General,History,Sybase

Boeing 747-8

Just when I thought I would be relegated to quality assurance hell, I saw an ad in the paper that looked just like something I wanted to do. They wanted someone with experience doing database administration (DBA). I really like indices and queries. They are beautiful things. (more…)

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If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing

My Programming Autobiography, Part 7

By Rex Goode


Categories: Career,Creativity,Interests,Personal

Repeatable Processes

After my contract with the State of Oregon, I had a short dry spell. The rain fell again in the form of a contract position where I was to create a bug-tracking database using Sybase and SQL with a front-end product called Scopus. This is not the same as the current product called Scopus. (more…)

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The Pebble, From My Hand Take, Grasshopper

My Programming Autobiography, Part 6

By Rex Goode


Categories: Postscript,Social Work,Software Engineering

Philip Ahn as Master Kan

So, I grew up on the original Kung Fu series. I loved Masters Po and Kan, played respectively by Key Luke and the ever soft-spoken, Philip Ahn. We knew that young Kwai Chang was ready to leave the monastery when he could the pebble take from Master Kan’s hand. (more…)

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OOP’s! Did I do that?!

My Programming Autobiography, Part 5

By Rex Goode


Categories: Creativity,Object-Oriented Programming,Software Engineering

Spaghetti

Perhaps I should explain why I was so in love with C++. Well, it was just so good to be around it. It made me feel good. The world made sense in its presence.

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