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Making Laws

The whole Kavanaugh fiasco that’s going on now has completely gotten to my nerves. You have people in hysterics talking about how the Supreme Court isn’t going to do their bidding if he gets confirmed to the seat....

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Apple Watch – Series 4

I already wrote on Friday that I picked up the new iPhone XS from the Apple Store. While there I checked out the new S4 Apple Watch. I didn’t pre-order it so of course, they had none for me to purchase. I had a Series 2...

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Fence Mending

There were a few holes in my fence after I was done sanding the whole of it. This wasn’t a problem with the sanding, but the underlying wood. Of course I’m generally not in the mood to actually rebuild the fence; I...

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New Phone Day

Today I picked up the new iPhone XS. If I wasn’t on a plan when I give my phone to Ennie every year, I don’t think that this phone is really worth the upgrade. Objectively is it a better phone? Yes, it is. It feels...

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Streaks

I was planning on a different post today, but this just happened and I’m happy about it.  :-) We went out to Wing Dome for dinner tonight and on the TV was the Cleveland Browns playing the New York Jets for Thursday Night...

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Done with Seattle. Like immediately.

Today, while I was at work my house got broken into. Ennie came home and pulled into the driveway for a second and someone called and she had to go pick something up. I got home a few minutes later and the rear window was open...

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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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