Author: George Burgyan

Shootin’

Today is my bro’s birthday. Pete is turning 31 today. As a gift we all took a pistol shooting class over at Stonewall Range. We have some of my dad’s guns and I wanted to make sure that we can use them safely....

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Programming: Is an an art?

I raised some hackles with the previous post about programming being a trade. It’s certainly not like hanging drywall… So, is it an art? It shares some aspects of artistry. People talk about code that looks good or...

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Programming: Is it a trade?

Look at the various things that go on in the world of programming: Pair programming Design and code reviews People self-learning the skills needed The list can go on as well. A lot of these translate into the same type...

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Lack of power

In many ways really. The literal interpretation, lack of electricity is rather accurate: we have no voltage on the mains and haven’t had it for about an hour or so. Thankfully other things, like the iPad, are still...

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Transitions

They’re not just for glasses any more. It’s moving from one space to another. Moving from one state to another. Most of the time we spend our time in the same mental place not moving far. Brownian motion subtly...

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Red pill or blue pill

It’s not often in life where you have a say in the trajectory of your life. Normally one plods through life and things happen. Decisions seem to get made, but they are all the right ones — the default...

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A ride in the rain

Today a group of us from Insurance.com (and alumni) took part in the annual Sweet Corn Challenge put on by Eddy’s Bike Shop. Dan (the instigator), Ata and Greg joined me on the ride. Dan originally proposed the 50-mile...

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Guns from my dad

When my dad passed away a year ago he left behind a range of various guns. They lived in my mom’s house ever since he moved back to Hungary. We simply ignored his requests to smuggle the guns in (!) since Hungary has...

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