Michael Celey

Adventures in Tech, Games, and Beyond

S.T.E.A.M Powered Interview


I sat down with my good friend and host of the S.T.E.A.M Power Podcast, Michael Parks, yesterday to talk tech, education, and tips for getting into programming without jumping right into a degree program.  We discuss my background, how I got into the field, and what resources are available for new or aspiring programmers to […]

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Life Happenings


I’ve recently realized that being a procrastinator and making a lot of big plans and life decisions is a bad idea. When the opportunity arises to start doing things, I push them off little by little until they can’t be pushed off anymore. It’s at that time that everything starts to happen at once. For […]

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Journal by Aura Softworks


So maybe I won’t be making more frequent posts! I seriously tried to make more posts but ended up getting caught up working more instead. Go me! Speaking of work, I put out another app (update)! Back in 2011 I built an Android app called “Journal” that was really only built so I could test […]

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Glucose Tracker by Aura Softworks


I started working on an Android app back around Thanksgiving called Glucose Tracker that would allow diabetics to track their blood sugar levels using their phone instead of a paper journal.  I worked on the idea for about a week but had some trouble finding time to finish it with December being a busy month […]

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Using Google Glass


I wanted to do an article about Google Glass when I first got mine, but I figured if I didn’t use it first then I would end up giving some idealistic impression that didn’t reflect the actual experience of using Glass.  As such, I’ve been using Glass for the last month and decided I was […]

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End of Movember


Movember has ended and my mustache didn’t turn out quite as I intended.  That’s not to say that it didn’t look awesome at the end of the month, but it just wasn’t what I expected. I originally wanted to grow the hair out on my cheeks until it was good and thick.  Then, the goal was […]

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I like having strange looking facial hair.  My fiance, she hates it.  Being that it’s now November, I once again have an excuse to make my ridiculous facial hair possible.  Every November, the Mo Movement holds its annual Movember event to raise money for men’s health programs.  Some folks at work have a team that […]

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Unity 2D Support


Unity’s Unite conference was this week and every announcement they made just reaffirmed my stance on Unity being the best game engine out there.  Announced this week was Unity Cloud, an integrated Facebook and Parse SDK, a publishing arm in the form of Unity Games, animation and GUI improvements, and most importantly, a 2D workflow. […]

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Giving Up Drinking


This past week I went back to Maryland to visit with family, hang out with some friends, and work on some wedding planning.  During my time there, I was reminded that not everybody holds their booze as well as I do or makes decisions about their drinking as well as I do.  This isn’t to […]

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Back to School


It’s that time of the year again.  Kids across the states are winding down their summer vacations and weeping quietly about the impending start of the next school year.  That, is not what this post is about.  I recently applied for a scholarship program with my employer to go back to school and start a […]

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