The Mechasparrow Blog

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2019

Building and Testing Prototypes

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Building and testing a prototype on the cheap. Some of us might have an idea or product that may want to design and further develop. Well, before you go and...

Mechasparrow Website Redesign

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Hello all. I just finished redesigning my website and thought that I should talk about it a bit. Why did I redesign it? The main reason for redesigning the...

Planeta Devlog #1

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Hello everyone. This is the first devlog of Planeta. Because of the wonderful feedback, I have gotten from everyone who has played my Planeta Demo, I have ...

Rock Climbing Field Trip

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So I am currently on Spring Break for school right now. It has been nice thus far. It has just been a lot of experimentation and regime building more or le...

Teaching Practices Picked up Along the Way

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Since I’ve been teaching small and large coding classes, I have noticed a variety of common patterns that occur from a class to class basis. So here are so...

Planeta Demo

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I just finished up the first demo version of Planeta. It is a space puzzle game where you are trying to get back to his home planet. You can download the de...

A Much Needed Update

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A Much Needed Update Hey. Its been a while. I guess senior year has been all over the place for me. There has been a great deal of ups and downs. However,...

My experience at Code with a Cause STL

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Just last weekend, I attended a hackathon downtown called Code with a Cause. Here, I’ll go over how the event went and what was learned. What was it? Cod...

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2018

GlobalHackVII

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What was it On Oct 12–14, the organization called GlobalHack hosted their 7th official hackathon at the Chaifetz Arena. A hackathon is an event where seve...

Now About Fear

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There is so much to be fear to be had in the world. There is no guarantee of what will happen in the future. The only thing that is constant is the impermane...

The Balance of Commitments

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We all have commitments. Commitments that are mandatory and commitments that are optional. We may carry the commitment of school, work, family, etc. These a...

Incremental Improvement

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Hello. Let’s talk about growth. Water the plant We all struggle with something, but there is always room for growth. Just a plant needs water and sunlight ...

The Art of finding interest in learning

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Anything can be interesting Things can be taken in two layers of depth, the surface level and the deep level. At Surface Level At the surface level, thing...

The fine walk between Kindness and Hatred

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Well. Kindness is the result of understanding that we all live in the same world and breath the same air. Hatred is the result of a misunderstanding how ...

Live Life Like it’s Your Second Time

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I recently completed reading Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning It was a fascinating book. There were things that were described that almost seemed co...

In haste, things catch fire and burn down.

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Hey. It’s Mecha. I thought it might be fun to talk about my short stint of burnout over the summer. Haste may follow excitement There are wonderful things ...

Work Smarter, Not Harder

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We are often told to work hard to get to where we want to get to in life. Sometimes actually getting there is a counter-intuitive approach. The ability for t...

Start of Senior Year…

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Well… Senior year has started Senior finally has begun and with it a new source for adventures. Adventures of the fun kind and the stressful kind specifica...

The Last Year of High School…

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I’ll be starting school tomorrow, and I thought that maybe writing a post about that sort of thing would be interesting. I already wrote about summer in gene...

On Project Based Learning

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I really enjoy working on projects. Especially the ones that allow for creative freedom. When a problem is presented, we are either told by someone else how ...

Summer Vacation 2018

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My 2018 Summer so far Oh how different it really was This summer. This summer has been quite a ride. When I started this summer, I thought that I would spen...

Building an Anime App because why not?

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Why So one day, I was watching Anime. I do this on a frequent basis. With that being the case, I realized at some point that there was so much anime that I...

Nightly Code Binge Result #1

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So with the wonderful amount of time I have allocated during the summer. I get to do some things that I would not normally do on a school day. Note… It’s ...

Highschool So Far

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So high school has been pretty interesting so far. I would like to say that I would like to get out of here and soon as possible. That feeling is greatly enh...

How I organize my tasks for the day.

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Organizing my tasks So I started utilizing a system that I haven’t used since Summer Break started and I thought that I should share it. It’s quite simple (...

Game Dev Log for April 16

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Game Devlog Alright I’m tired. It’s 10:30. Whatever. I’ll talk about the progress of the game I’ve been building for the past couple of weeks Here we go S...

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2017

Alkonost version 1.0 released

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Project Release! Alkonost: Another News Aggregation App Alright. Alright. What’s the project? TL;DR link to news app So recently, I’ve been kinda annoye...

Implemented Medium Archiving

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Just today I completed the medium archiving process. You can now view the archives at /archive How did I implement it? I went over to medium. There I down...

Archiving Medium Posts

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I recently stated that I would be moving off Medium and writing mainly on my personal website. Main issue with this though is I have quite a bit of stories ...

Updated Website

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Hey everyone. I’ve been focused on school and work related matters recently, so I haven’t had much time to work on the blog. Before I was about to start blog...

Welcome

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Welcome to the Blog Hey. This is Michael. After several restless weeks of not blogging, I’ve decided to quit Medium. Instead, I will be blogging on my websi...

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