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The yard is done!

The side by the neighbor’s driveway is all cleaned up. The area by the creek is all good. The drainage ditch is under control. The backyard looks good. Even in the woods out back have a lot less pricker vines around. And...

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Another COVID-19

I’m pretty much convinced this will be over soon based on all the data I’ve seen. At this point it’s mostly a media-driven event I feel.So here’s the numbers as I understand them: Based on an Icelandic study around 50% of the...

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Adding value

One of those things that I just love… that feeling you get when someone else realizes that you’re adding value and wants you to do even more of it in a way that spreads it out further. :-D Happy!

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West Seattle is so screwed

The West Seattle Bridge decided to fail. Like pre-stressed concrete is broken. And this has nothing to do with the whole Chinese virus either. This will take months to fix from what I’ve been reading. So I decided to do a...

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Buyers regret, or not

It’s so infrequent when you buy something and you’re just plain happy with it. Over the past month or so we’ve gotten two tools from Sthil: a brush cutter and a chainsaw. They have higher-end versions of these...

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Labels

I think labels are words one attaches to one’s self as a shorthand way of letting people know something about them. Words have meanings in my opinion. And here’s the thing: I don’t think labels actually really...

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µService

One of those things that I’ve taken for granted in my time at Amazon is the concept of microservices and the rough assembly of a group of them to form a system. It’s super easy to try to apply a sense of a monolithic...

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Isolation

I love where I live now. I simply don’t want to even consider living in Seattle now. It’s so much nicer. I can see my neighbor’s house, but it’d take me a minute to walk there. I have space, both indoors...

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