Author: George Burgyan

Northern Exposure

I’ve been a fan of the show Northern Exposure when it first came out. I was only 17 at the time, which wasn’t really the target age range for the show, but somehow I just loved the quirkiness of the show; it...

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Forty-six

Another year, another birthday. Seven years ago I was doing 39 years old as my first birthday in Seattle. This year I’m doing my first here in Nashville. It has certainly been a change, but it’s something that I feel...

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Space and nature

There is something to be said about living out in the country. Just in my front yard is a bush that has some beautiful flowers. I don’t know what it is, but it’s just chilling in my front yard. I love that when I go...

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Teaching

I had an interesting conversation yesterday about teaching and learning. Specifically about how Amazon teaches newcomers to their internal build systems. This also dovetails nicely with my overall ideas about how programmers...

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Throwback

Today was my last full day here in Seattle before I pack up and head back home to Nashville. It was also a fine day to get together with some old co-workers I had worked with last at Amazon. It’s amazing how much has...

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Lava tubes – Ape Cave

Just south of Mount St. Helens there is the longest lava tube in North America… and you can walk through it! I had been in a lava tube before at Lava Beds National Monument, but this time I had someone to share the...

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