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  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • 21:56 (UTC -05:00)
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Last active January 31, 2024 17:57
Favorite Audio and E-Books

These are not in a particular order of preference. Yes - I have read/listened to these and more :)

Favorite Audiobooks

I listen to books on long trips in the evening when I need a break from screens. This is a list of some of the books in the audiobook collection, with more than 200 books. I also own many of these in e-books of physical form.

Favorite Non-Fiction

  • The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution By Walter Isaacson
  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - 30th Anniversary Edition By: Eliyahu M. Goldratt , Jeff Cox
  • The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 5th Anniversary Edition
  • Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien"
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Last active February 17, 2023 03:33
Steve Sparks

I am a Manager and Enterprise Technical Architect working on various software development projects for my employer. I work remotely at home and in a coworking space in the CIC. So feel free to say hello anytime.
Most recently, I have been working with my team on
  • cloud-hosted enterprise application templates and
  • an enterprise scale integrations platform.
Microsoft Store Games

Simple Text Games -

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Last active February 17, 2023 03:04
Simple Text Games

Welcome to

Simple Text Games

These games are a passion project of mine that has grown over the recent years as I have been working hard to increase my skill set supporting a complex Microsoft Technology Stack as part of my role as an Architect. You can always learn more when you code something fun and interesting to you as a developer. You don't need to code a generic app to learn. Games that support logic and puzzle-solvingare excellent learning tools. (View Full File:

The Games

I have recently began to push my "Simple Text Games" out on the Microsoft Store as free games. The games using a simple approach but a complexit that is what I hope is unique to games running inside a console app.

The Blackjack game is a version of standard single-deck Blackjack you might find in many casinos. You don't play for money but for points. I am very proud of