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Choices

En and I made a choice of realtors today. It was a choice between a couple of realtors. One is head and shoulders above the other. The die has been cast I think.

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Inheritance Taxes

I used to be for the idea of inheritance taxes. It seems like a way to keep the rich from getting super richer. I’ve since changed my tune. Why? Because it does nothing except keep the middle class and upper-middle class...

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Upgrades

I’ve been bitten in the ass by an upgrade to the WordPress install on this site. Upgrade they say, it’ll be easy they say. Up until you realize that you have to upgrade everything else in your installation...

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Your best hours each day

You go to bed every night, and hopefully, you get a good night’s rest. Every day you wake up and you go to work. You spend your best hours each day at work, away from your family, working on stuff for other people. Sure,...

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Historical Facts

There are many bits of history that have been politicized over the centuries. Lots of things exist in terms of popular beliefs. The problem is that many of the beliefs and basically just that: “beliefs.” Beliefs that...

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Condescension

Talking to a couple of realtors, the same ones from last week, I keep just getting an overwhelming feeling of condescension from them. Not just me, but En as well. Even simple questions like “why is your estimate so far...

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Political Sausage

Most people (vegetarians excepted) seem to like sausage. But there’s the old adage that you don’t want to know how sausage is made. It’s messy business after all. The same can be said about lawmaking....

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Abstraction

One thing that I often see in code that is written by people who are new at writing code is the absolute love of abstraction. Everything needs to be a constant that’s stored in a different file, because somehow this is a...

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Timeline

As the day of reckoning comes closer, I think we really need to start firming up the timeline. Realistically, it looks like we should be listing our house here when we get a house purchased in elsewhere (likely Nashville by all...

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Force and finesse

I had an interesting talk with my brother tonight… about plumbing of all things. So many things in life are knowing when you need to apply finesse to something versus when you just need to go all caveman on the problem and...

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Mercator Projection

En’s friend Mike is on his way back to work in Saudi Arabia via Frankfurt. On FlightAware (as I’m posting this he’s in the air) it looks like, in En’s words, “veering off to infinity.” Then...

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Gilets jaunes

The unmistakable bit of yellow hanging from the tattoo shop on 2nd Avenue in Seattle. I’ve been by this place many dozens of times, but today there was the high-viz of the yellow. Sometimes movements can spread around the...

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Step One

Today we talked to a realtor on the Seattle side for the first time. Step one in a long process. Step one: complete. Now we just have to talk to a few more to decide how to how. We also did a bit of cleaning today as...

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