Halo and Jedi Knights a.k.a. Mental Mazatlan

JellyBarn, INC. For the past few months I’ve been working on some seriously brain wrenching projects for a company called JellyBarn, INC. based out of Lynden, WA. The company is creating new media mainly to solve the problem of what to do with your digital photos after you’ve taken the picture. There are tons of digital “photo sharing” companies out there, but they don’t really solve the problem. So, I take some pictures, put them on my computer, upload them to another computer and tell everyone, “Hey, come check out my photos.” But really, what does that solve for the person taking them? Only sharing those photos. What’s the difference between that and just sending them physical copies? Nothing. So, then what?


So, we’re working on some solutions to that problem. About 12 or more, in fact. It’s been a crazy ride this far, and seems like the pace will probably continue along the same lines. What’s my point? Halo and Jedi Knights…. right. Well, the benefit these games have on my life is more than simply entertainment and a waste of time. For some reason, I find these games taking all the mental anguish that comes with time sensitive and very complex coding (at least for me) away for a few minutes. It gets me to relax. It’s wonderful.

Halo Wives of coders, this is a desperate plea to let your man play some games to relax. It doesn’t take more than about a half hour or so depending on the intensity of the day, and it’s worth every second to him. Thank you for your understanding.

Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

One Comment on "Halo and Jedi Knights a.k.a. Mental Mazatlan"

  1. madscientist says:

    All your warthogs are belong to weeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEE. After that, we can spend some time in Puerto Vallarta… Or mazatlan if you truly wish. But for now, keep crouching… Don’t get stuck by a plasma… And always pack a hidden rocket launcher in your backpack.

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