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Hello, my name is Danny Forest and I’m a serial entrepreneur and a polymath. I’ve worked professionally as a software engineer, video game producer, writer, photographer, and more…

Hardships of being with a humanitarian worker

From left to right: me, Nate, Audrey

When Audrey, my wife, left the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to meet me in Colombia after being apart for six months, I never expected we’d have an argument almost immediately. Sitting on bar stools at a simply decorated Japanese restaurant, I remember her asking me about starting a family.

A funky crew teaches kids math better than a teacher can

Luma and crew, copyright Ululab

Full disclaimer: I worked and am still working on this game. I’m a senior backend engineer for the makers of Math Makers — Ululab

*I’ll refer to Luma the llama as a “she” but in all honesty, no one really knows if she’s a female or a male…

It started…

When I’m drunk, I get (overly?) philosophical

Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash

I don’t know about you, but I have multiple stages of drunkness. At stage one, after a beer or two, I’m just tired. At stage two, after a few more, I’m joyful. At stage three, the furthest I’ve been to, I get philosophical. Like, let’s-discover-the-meaning-of-life kind of philosophical.

What follows…

You really only need one good habit to change everything

Photo by Hasan Almasi on Unsplash

From January 2018 to December 2020, I wrote daily in the morning. I went from being a hobbyist to a professional writer, writing over 700 stories and 4 books along the way. When things started getting too serious, I completely withdrew from the profession.

For the first six months, I…

The hidden cost of not improving enough

Photo by Hanna Postova on Unsplash

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin

Are you familiar with the concept of inflation?

If not, here’s Investopedia’s definition:

Inflation is a quantitative measure of the rate at which the average price level of a basket of selected goods and services in an economy increases…

Actually, most times it is

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I used to be a gadget freak. Every time something new came up, I felt the urge to buy it. I’d rush online the minute it would go live and be the first to purchase it. I collected every gadget and every game I could get my hands on.


No, they’re not that easy — because accountability just isn’t easy

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Recently, I signed up for a nearby climbing gym. To help keep me accountable, I decided I would go for a brief period of 30 minutes daily. While this won’t make a pro climber any time soon, it will be enough to create a habit out of it.

Sure enough…

These could help fast-track your career

Photo by Adam Satria on Unsplash

It’s hard for me to believe, but I’ve been programming for about half of my life. Along the way, I’ve learned things through experience that I wish I could have learned faster.

The best programmers are way more than good coders. As such, this list doesn’t include any technical advice…

Using one of my favourite free online tools — Emberly

Sections of my visual resume on Emberly

Here’s is my (interactive) visual resume in all its glory:

My fully-interaction visual resume

I’ve been an Emberly user since the day it launched in Alpha and have been using it in a variety of ways. …

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