Standing under totality

When I was growing up, I was obsessed with astronomy. By the time I reached 9 years of age, I’d probably read every book in the astronomy section at my local library and pored over the amazing facts of our solar system and the universe. One of my childhood dreams back then was to work for NASA Mission Control. The other was to experience a total solar eclipse.

A quick BBQ burger recipe

It’s no secret that I love burgers. So when I started learning how to cook, a simple cheeseburger was one of the first things I made that involved meat. Since then I’ve made burgers on many different occasions, but recently I’ve discovered a great recipe for barbecue-style burgers. And I’d like to share it with my readers.

The top 10 things software engineers do that don’t involve writing code

It’s a common misconception among the general public that software engineers sit at their desks all day, pounding out code while drinking coffee. For quite a while, this is what I thought as well. When I took my first introduction to programming class at the University of Washington however, my professor asked the class this question, on the first day: How …