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Done

After smoking a turkey for 7 hours… I’m done. After eating appetizers for a spell… I’m done. After turkey… done.

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Relativity of time

No, I’m not talking about the Einstein-style relativity you get in physics. It’s the notion of how one perceives time as they proceed through its thoughtless embrace. If you were to look at time from the physics...

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Practical security

Designing a secure system is a tough nut to crack. You need to have the ability to do your job as well as the capacity to prevent intrusion. Couple all that with what it is you are trying to secure, that is what’s the cost...

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Seattle Parts Unknown

Sitting in the Shanghai Room just walking distance from us watching Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” with a crowd of people — awesome. The bar we were at (with some amazing food, BTW) was featured a bit...

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Stranger Danger

I was reading about how people are getting scared of each other in Seattle and how developers are fueling an emotion of fear. In terms of that fueling of an emotion of fear, I can assure you it’s not simply a Seattle...

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Leica M10 – The Wait

Ok, a half a week ago I wrote about my dealer and how I’m waiting for the camera. The funny thing is that I can see Glazer’s, where my camera will alight, from my office window. There it sits… the gray building...

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Dogs at work

I have to say that one of the big perks at Amazon is getting to play with the doggies that people are allowed to bring to the office. My pod started off with one doggie that came in rarely — then another (the half brother...

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Quick and dirty scripts

Without getting too far into the specifics about the stuff I’m doing at work (random on-call stuff to fix problems that have cropped up in systems) one of the common tasks is to make a quick throw-away script that’ll...

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