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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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Gears and springs

There’s something about not just analog cameras, but cameras that are built like a watch. Gears and springs. The primitive nature of the simplicity of the camera. Light and glass. Celluloid and silver. Gears and springs....

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Automation

There was an article last week in ArsTechnica about how Tesla was over-automate their car plant to the point where it was actually less efficient than just having people do the work. You can wind up a scenario where you have...

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Frameworks that work

I spent the past month or so I was working on a framework for my team. It winds up being a replacement for something that we’ve been working with for a while. The level of complexity that we had in the previous was...

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Importance of photographs

When I was together with Lita I took lots of pictures. It’s what I do, it’s how I get my art fix. I posted them yesterday. Later that day I got pinged on behalf of the Seattle Times. Today KIRO7 called me to use...

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Squeezed

Too little space and too much talking over me makes me a very unproductive George. In case you’re wondering I’m the desk nearest the camera. High density + loud people + traffic freaking behind me as people...

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Sharing the joy of a thing

I was talking to my bro over the last couple of days. He brought up knives. That got me overly excited about knives, and and the general vibe about them. I have a bunch in my collection, and one that I happen to carry just...

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