Richard's Blog

Influencing Others as a Technical Leader

Oct 23, 2022, 8:20 p.m.

This post discusses some approaches for influencing others to get alignment on plans and designs in technical organizations. http://www.ranton.org/g/influencing_as_tech_leader

Time Management Tips

Oct 14, 2022, 6 p.m.

Today I finally got around to finishing an article I wrote around time management since I had been asked for tips on this and how I manage my calendar at work. You can view it at http://www.ranton.org/g/time-management-tips.

Ray Tracing Fun

Oct 14, 2022, 11 a.m.

I recently took a course, CS 636, at Drexel on advanced rendering techniques. The project work was focused on ray tracing which was quite fun. You can see my final results and links to more information at Ray Tracing page.

Epictetus and the Enchiridion

Jun 5, 2022, 11 a.m.

I started a site recently to play around with Ghost CMS a bit, and for something of interest content wise I decided to make it about philosophy and inspirational quotes. This morning I wrote a short article around Epictetus, my favorite Stoic philosopher. I hope others will find it helpful. Stoicism has brought me some measure of peace and calm over the past few years.

What are SLOs and Why They Are Useful

Apr 22, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

I have found myself in a lot of conversations lately talking about SLOs and related things so I decided to put down my thoughts on why bother with them and why they are useful.

Favorite Leadership Books

September 10, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

I wrote an article about some of my favorite books on leadership.

Site rewrite into static Flask and PureCSS framework.

July 3, 2020, 3:14 p.m.

Revamped my site to use new style, and serve as static site generated with Flask instead of Django.

Lua programming resources

June 3, 2016, 1:54 p.m.

I am fond of the programming language Lua. I have put together some useful resources for aspiring Lua programmers up at luasprite.com which is the site for a book I am working on for beginning programmers using Lua plus some support C graphics code using SDL.

Uploaded the source for Meme

Sept. 17, 2011, 3:04 p.m.

Back in 2009 I wrote myself a nice little interpreted language as a learning exercise named Meme which I finally got around to putting up on the site.

Meme

Ranton.org v2

Sept. 17, 2011, 1:07 a.m.

New ranton.org

I finally got around to updating my site, and it's now powered by Python and Django instead of PHP which makes me much happier.