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About the Site

Hi! I'm Owen Winkler, and I write this drivel. This blog is about my own life and my random observations thereof. Sometimes I write about technical stuff here, but mostly that's at RedAlt. Please enjoy, or if not, click on my ads. Either is fine with me.

May 5, 2020 12:00am


I've been thinking about how to plan not just a large development project, but multiple large development projects together on a timeline and allow for interrupt work.

April 21, 2020 12:00am

Productivity In Captivity

One thing we're learning as we stay home during C19 is that "if we only had the time" isn't real. I think it's one of the unexpected more depressing aspects of this whole situation.

April 20, 2020 12:00am

External Brain

I recall some times back in college where I would play wingman to my roommate for his many female acquaintances. The situation reminds me a bit of some of those movies where there's some dignitary or higher-up that has an assistant that remembers everyone's name and position for them. For example, in The Devil Wears Prada, Anne Hathaway's character attends a function with her boss, the titular "Devil", and serves up the names of some of the party guests and reasons to talk to or dodge them.

April 17, 2020 12:00am

Digital Drawing

Over the last week or two I've been looking for an iPad app that functions like a virtual drawing notebook. I would like to use my Apple Pencil exclusively to interact with this virtual notebook. I've been using it explicitly to draw dungeon maps so far, but I'm thinking of a number of ways that this could be useful for other purposes, like app interface design.