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Em <-> D

After maybe three or four hours of practicing just moving between E minor and D on the guitar, I managed to be able to switch between these two chords. It’s amazing how much practice it takes to get one’s fingers to...

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GoLang FTW

The latest project I’m working on is written in Go. Go is certainly a peculiar language, it being not object-oriented and all that. But today I had to transform a gRPC service I was working on into a REST service and...

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Thinning the brier patch

Between the grass and the trees (and extending into the trees too, but that’s for later) there is effectively briar patch. And today I decided to spend an hour clearing maybe 300 square feet of it. It took a while. I kind...

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I had a need…

I wanted to refill used bladders from box wine to store developer… and Ennie’s in Cleveland so she can’t help at this moment. So I measured up the dimensions of the clip-position of the bladder and in maybe 10...

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A weekend without as much stress

Last week was a bit of an affair. How does one navigate working between two groups that have differing views of reality without pissing anyone off enough? This week I got my sprint work done early. It feels like I can sleep...

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A year

A year ago yesterday was my last day at Amazon. A year ago today was my first day in Nashville in my life. A year ago and a few days we made an offer on a house. A year ago I hadn’t seen house that I’m in right now...

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Well-meant changes

You get these things all the time. You make a policy so you can move the needle in some direction, like saving money for instance, and you forget to look at the easily-seen consequences. The classic example of this is password...

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Same page

I always get so frustrated when two people have differing opinions of objective truth. It’s hard to have both A and NOT A true at the same time. But sometime it happens. Sigh

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Outrage porn

Yesterday En and I started watching the third of a series on Netflix: “Broken.” The first one was about makeup counterfeiting. I guess that was OK. The second was about vaping and tobacco. And somehow it came off as...

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Office Politics

Office politics suck. I so much prefer just being open and honest about the work I do than worry about who I’m annoying based on who’s ideas are right and wrong.

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DIY

Four 8×10″ (well, one is 8×11″). We’re finally getting to the point of feeling moved-in enough to start really decorating. With the help of Jackie we started the process. And thankfully I have a...

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Estimates

There’s one of those things you learn early on in your career as a programmer: be very careful of the estimates you give. If you ever give an estimate in passing, you can be expected to be held to that regardless of how...

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