Meet

our founder,

jules porter

Esq., MBA

Hometown

Minneapolis, Minnesota
The proud home of Prince

SKOL VIKINGS!!

Education

Florida A&M University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

 

University of St. Thomas School of Law and
Opus College of Business

Favorite games

God of War Series

Assassin's Creed Series

Fallout Series
(except for Fallout 76)

Civilization Series

BloodRayne Series

Heroes

Thurgood Marshall

Bessie Coleman

Mahalia Jackson

Madam C.J. Walker

Coretta Scott King

Maya Angelou

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Dr. Mae Jemison

Alice Walker

Amiri Baraka

Nina Simone

Napoleon Bonaparte

What Jules Is Up To:

Currently Playing:

(Updated April 30, 2020)

Current Playlist:

(Updated May 7, 2020)

I am still playing Death Stranding.  Hideo Kojima is such a visionary!  The themes and gameplay centered around human connection during a time of fear and isolation is PERFECT for our current day.  I looked up some of the game's criticism and it seems in November 2019, some players found the NPCs difficult to connect with because there were only interacting with hologram projections and not face-to-face.  Fast forward to April 2020, and our connection with others is through Zoom and phone calls for our own protection, much like the game.   So far, I am finding Death Stranding to be fantastic.  I hope I can meet the great Hideo Kojima one day.  I am thankful for him and all he done for gaming. 

When I first started Death Stranding, I was also playing Civilization 6.  I am a huge Civ 4 fan, but I skipped Civ 5.  This made Civ 6 tough to get into.  There's so much for me to learn as none of my instincts developed in Civ 4 seem to do me much good. I will get back to it once I finish Death Stranding.

During game development this week, I've been playing Toni Braxton's full lineup.  You are welcome for the following: 

For Seven Whole Days, I have been playing the Spanish Guitar trying to Un-break My Heart.  Always left wondering How Can An Angel Break My Heart.   I'm just trying to Breathe Again and Just be a [wo]Man About It. But at the end of the day, I need to Let It Flow and Hit the Freeway while I focus on The Little Things.  I hear a polar vortex is on the way, but Long As I Live... I Wish for The Heat.   Yesterday, I talked to my Best Friend In the Late of Night about how My Heart was Coping. She said "Woman, I Heart You, How Many Ways can people Hurt You"?  Then I woke up and realized it was all just Another Sad Love Song.  It was time to get back to working on my game.  I knew I should just Do It, but I Didn't Want To; however, my Hands [were] Tied.  Finishing this game Mean[s] the World To Me.

Last Movie Watched:

(Updated April 30, 2020)

Mermaid Down on Amazon Prime.  I don't really get what I just watched...especially the ghost.  Why was there a ghost?    It was a decent film to watch during lockdown - if you want a story about what happens when immoral people catch a mermaid, and don't mind the random ghost.

Ask Jules

Jules Answers Your Questions

You are a lawyer, how did you learn to code?

I am self taught, but I have been learning my whole life. I started with HTML and later moved on to C++ then the Unreal Engine. There are a TON of free resources online if you are willing to take the time to learn.  Coding is not as difficult as you think, especially if you are applying the information as you go. Just dedicate the time to learn.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I was a kid when Dr. Mae Jemison went to outer space, when Hon. Sharon Sayles Belton became Mayor of Minneapolis, and when Hon. Pamela Alexander became a judge in Hennepin County. This inspired me to want to be an astronaut, President of the US, and a judge.  

Who is your favorite Jackson?

I feel like this is a loaded question.  Janet Jackson made some great music in music in Minnesota with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.  Therefore, I have to go with Ms. Janet Jackson.

 

Her nephew, Jaafar Jackson, released a song last year that I really like.

What inspires you to continue to progress in your endeavors?

Dr. King once encouraged us to Keep Moving Forward.  Gandhi inspired us to be the change we want to see in this world.  I have a vision for my life and the systemic change I want to enact to uplift folks everywhere.  Things that are worth doing aren't always easy and sometime the oddest obstacles stand in the way.  But just like each of those heroes I listed at the top of this page, I have to keep moving forward.  Perseverance is in the blood.

How to you avoid becoming cynical?

The glass is half full and each day is a new beginning.  I am driven by optimism and I don't let the haters win.  I can't control how others treat me or how folks treat one another, but I can stay positive and provide opportunities for people to be better and do better.  However, when people fall below a certain standard of conduct they must be called out and held accountable. Sometimes life just throws insane curve-balls.  I don't give up, I just pay close attention to the trajectory and I keep swinging.  Eventually, I will hit one out of the park. Time keeps moving and ensures there is always a new dawn.  In short: I have to stay positive and I can't afford to become cynical.  There is too much work to do and it takes all of us to stay encouraged.  Cry when you need to, but keep moving forward.

Who is the King of R&B?

This is another set up question. There are at least 100 people with legitimate claims to the throne.
I decided to survey my friends for the answer.  I tallied up my friend's votes and came up with a top 4:

Usher

Babyface

Luther Vandross

Marvin Gaye

In terms of influence, no list is complete without Stevie Wonder.

If the question were about Neo-Soul, I would have an extremely hard time choosing between Maxwell and D'Angelo. 
So, I pick them both.
 

Independent artists?
Rahsaan Patterson
Long live the King!

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