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Effective Antipatterns

My team has an “Effective Java Book Club” where we go over the book “Effective Java (3rd edition)” a few items at a time every couple of weeks. This is from Item 34 of that book. Whatever you do,...

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Background knowledge

There’s something cool about having some background knowledge on some obscure subject. I’m running into that with work. The obscure subject in this case is “photography.” So, you say that photography...

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Finally, a day off

Yes, Sunday.  :-) Today is the first day that felt like I wasn’t working two jobs in a couple of weeks it feels like. (Ok, so a week and a half, but I’m rounding up) I have my day job and I had my second job of...

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The right tool for the job

Yet another fence project… sorry. One of the pieces of kit that I got last week was a Festool MFT/3 workbench. It seemed kind of extravagant when I ordered it (though, I did get a discount when I ordered the bigger...

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Fence: Sanded!

Damn, this took a lot of effort. But I can say that the overall surface prep for the fence is a lot better than it was the first time this would have been painted. Hopefully chunks of paint won’t come off in strips again....

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Big Brother Sander

I wrote last week how I got a Festool 3-1/2″ (90mm) sander. Just yesterday I finished up the pickets of my fence. I liked it enough that I was motivated to buy its bigger brother, the 6″ (150mm) sander to do my back...

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Picket sanding: DONE!

It’s been a week-long journey (mostly on the weekend), but the picket portion of my fence has been sanded. There were a couple of broken ones and the posts need some help too so I started off on the project. Today, the...

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Seventeen Years

I work with a bunch of folks much younger than me. I don’t think the younger folks have the same visceral reaction that people in my generation have to it. Just a long time ago. But I remember every second like it was...

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Serena vs. Osaka

Peeps on the internet (and in real life) backing Serena are, in my opinion, completely nuts. I get that she’s a hero to many. But being a hero isn’t an excuse to act like a douche canoe. I think an interesting corollary to think...

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Fence work

I got a new sander and dust collection system… the impetus was to fix the fence. There are a couple of problems with it as it stands. If you look on the right side of the picture above there’s a picket with a missing...

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