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Tom Abbott
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Step 1: purchase super-cool VR headset.

Step 2: use elite programming skillz to write that must-have, killer VR app.

Step 3: retire as a billionaire.
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Samsung Gear VR with the Galaxy Note 8
I recently purchased a Samsung Gear VR headset to try it out. I'm a programmer, so I'm kind of interested in how easy it would be to do a few projects that make use of it.  So, first impressions... Setup The headset was pretty much plug and play.  It took a...
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My Reading List for 2016
This is published kind of late because I've been so busy with teaching. I'll give each book a star rating, as follows: 5 stars: I loved it, and I want to read the next in the series. 4 stars: I liked it, but I'm moving on. 3 stars: Meh.  You might like it a...
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So, I went to LTUE this year. I pitched to two publishers, and they are both interested in having me submit.

Jollyfish publishing
Future House publishing.

I might make this book thing happen just yet.
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Pondering the Christmas Story
I've had a number of thoughts this Christmas, and given the spirit of season, I felt it appropriate to publicly share what I've come to learn. When we consider the Christmas story and what happened in Bethlehem 2000 years ago, the story we hear today is rom...
Pondering the Christmas Story
Pondering the Christmas Story
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Election Year Lingo
Every election year, and especially during presidential elections, I find myself thinking, "Oh, yeah, I remember that word."  It's like running into an old friend at the supermarket and catching up.  Then I'll think, "Such an awesome word, I need to use it ...
Election Year Lingo
Election Year Lingo
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Medieval Gems for Writers: Wearing a Sword on Your Back
The digital watch is not period. I’ve recently found a Historical European Martial Arts
(HEMA) group to practice with. They study techniques with the two-handed
longsword, and the hand-and-a-half (AKA "bastard") longsword.  One day at practice, we got into ...
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My Reading List for 2015
It’s amazing how much I’ve read this year, considering how little extra time I have.  In January I started teaching a course on algorithms and data structures for Brigham Young University’s Salt Like Center.  In addition to that, I began teaching a third-ye...
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Medieval Gems for Writers: Manners in the Middle Ages
One of the more common myths about the middle ages was that people had no manners.  To illustrate, several years ago my wife and I attended a medieval style banquet at The Excalibur, in Las Vegas.  We ate whole chickens with our hands.  For drink I had a la...

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What Did You Read in 2014?
If you're a writer, you're probably an avid reader as well, and if you're like me then you're always looking for something good.  January is a great time to set goals and try new things, so what a better time to blog about what you read in 2014? My Reading ...
What Did You Read in 2014?
What Did You Read in 2014?
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