Strengths and Behaviors

Strengths and Behaviors

Understanding your strengths and behaviors can help you be more effective in your career and personal life. We are naturally good at certain things and we work better with some people better than others. I think it’s important to not only understand yourself but the team you work with as well. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Based on the conceptual theories of Carl Jung, Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers published the first version of the MBTI in 1944.
Create Your Static Site with Hugo

Create Your Static Site with Hugo

There’s many different options when it comes to generating a static site, Jekyll, Hexo, Gatsbyjs, MkDocs, Wyam, and many more. So why did I choose to create this blog with Hugo? No reason. I just did. All of these options are viable for creating something like a blog, but I do suggest if your use case is more complicate and you have some experience with React, then do check out Gatsbyjs.
Unity: Introduction to the Core UI

Unity: Introduction to the Core UI

You could say I’m pretty green when it comes to knowing my way around the Unity game engine. Come with me on a journey through some core UI elements and a few silly examples, some of which may actually be practical in your next Unity project. Update Unity Preference I’m going to do you a real solid. Trust me, you’ll want to update the Playmode tint to a really obnoxious color like #E70C6EFF so that you know for a fact when you are in Play mode.
Flyway, Gradle, Oracle JDBC

Flyway, Gradle, Oracle JDBC

I’m writing this blog post to hopefully help out some poor soul who is trying to automate their Oracle database deployments using the Flyway plugin for Gradle. This was kind of a pain to accomplish because at the time of this post the documentation was scattered about and difficult to piece together. Let’s take care of that. </rant> Assumptions You’ve created new projects in IntelliJ Idea before. You’re somewhat familiar with how Gradle builds work.
Managing the Stage

Managing the Stage

This Labor Day weekend marked the 45th Earl Park Fall Festival in Earl Park, Indiana. Growing up just 6 miles south of this rural farm town, the annual festival has always held a special place in my heart. It is a tremendous honor to continue the legacy of so many community members including my grandfather, Leonard Hardebeck. I remember as a 90’s kid walking around with my parents down the midway and stopping at the 4H stand for a pop.