What is doubleWordPlay and why do you write it like that?

doubleWordPlay all the way!

Hello world! I decided I wanted to have a creative outlet for myself and what better way of doing that than creating your own blog, right? Now when I say creative outlet, I mean a place where I can show the world what I've made, be it text, audio, video, software, hardware or anything else I may feel like creating.

As to why I stylized doubleWordPlay as camelCase? That's because I'm using 3 specific sources of inspiration for this blog:

  1. By using camelCase and the word DOUBLEWORD I am nodding to my technical background as a software engineer (camelCase is a very common method of capitalization when creating variables in programs and DOUBLEWORD is a unit of memory where the size is dependent on the underlying computer architecture. For example on the 8086, a DOUBLEWORD is 32 bits or 4 bytes).

  2. By using the word play I am recognizing my inherent competitiveness and my love for all sorts of games. From my first favourite board-game (chess) to last favourite VR game (SUPERHOT), I am fascinated with game design and why we, as animals, play.

  3. By using the word wordplay I am acknowledging my deep love of fiction, comedy and writing. I used to hate reading as a kid up until middle school when I actually started to read more and found books I enjoyed (e.g. Harry Potter, His Dark Materials). Reading funny series like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and The Dresden Files definitely helped with that too. Also is it just me or do most programmers enjoy puns?

So with these powers combined, this captain is doubleWordPlay: my creative outlet for writing about tech, games, linguistics, history, philosophy and just writing.

I hope you enjoy your stay. You can check out anytime, but you can never leave.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.