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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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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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Disagree and Commit

Amazon has a lot of thing. Many good, many not-so-go. One thing that they’ve gotten right I think is their leadership principles. One of the things I think they got right is “disagree and commit.” There is a...

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Amazon logistics fail again

Yes, some Amazon idiot delivered my package to my freaking barn. Who would do that? This, after yesterday forgetting to deliver my package. This is just lazy and poor management. Someone needs to fix this.

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