Author: George Burgyan

Force and finesse

I had an interesting talk with my brother tonight… about plumbing of all things. So many things in life are knowing when you need to apply finesse to something versus when you just need to go all caveman on the problem and...

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Mercator Projection

En’s friend Mike is on his way back to work in Saudi Arabia via Frankfurt. On FlightAware (as I’m posting this he’s in the air) it looks like, in En’s words, “veering off to infinity.” Then...

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Gilets jaunes

The unmistakable bit of yellow hanging from the tattoo shop on 2nd Avenue in Seattle. I’ve been by this place many dozens of times, but today there was the high-viz of the yellow. Sometimes movements can spread around the...

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Step One

Today we talked to a realtor on the Seattle side for the first time. Step one in a long process. Step one: complete. Now we just have to talk to a few more to decide how to how. We also did a bit of cleaning today as...

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Getting away from Java

At Insurance.com, neé ComparisonMarket, we did a lot of work on a pretty normal Microsoft stack of software. At the end, it was mostly based on C# with bits of C++ that were still leaking through from the code that we originally...

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The right tools for the job

We have a janky cabinet in the bathroom that we got for cheap. Maybe $10 used. Over time the top was developing blisters as the craptastic MDF it was built from. It had a few thousandths of some white coating that was crap. Once...

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