Category: Just Me

A weekend without as much stress

Last week was a bit of an affair. How does one navigate working between two groups that have differing views of reality without pissing anyone off enough? This week I got my sprint work done early. It feels like I can sleep...

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A year

A year ago yesterday was my last day at Amazon. A year ago today was my first day in Nashville in my life. A year ago and a few days we made an offer on a house. A year ago I hadn’t seen house that I’m in right now...

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Office Politics

Office politics suck. I so much prefer just being open and honest about the work I do than worry about who I’m annoying based on who’s ideas are right and wrong.

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DIY

Four 8×10″ (well, one is 8×11″). We’re finally getting to the point of feeling moved-in enough to start really decorating. With the help of Jackie we started the process. And thankfully I have a...

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Estimates

There’s one of those things you learn early on in your career as a programmer: be very careful of the estimates you give. If you ever give an estimate in passing, you can be expected to be held to that regardless of how...

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Disagree and Commit

Amazon has a lot of thing. Many good, many not-so-go. One thing that they’ve gotten right I think is their leadership principles. One of the things I think they got right is “disagree and commit.” There is a...

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2020

Today during the sprint’s retrospective the ice-breaker was “new year’s resolutions.” I don’t really have a resolution, per se. I think I gave up on them long ago. But I want to become a bit more...

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Kendama

We met up with a friend of ours at the Parthenon today. He was in town for his birthday and brought along a few friends with him. But that’s not the story at all. This is something that I had never even heard of, but there...

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2019

This was likely the weirdest year of my life, certainly the one with the most change. I started off working at Amazon, until the middle of January. Then, the very next day, we were on a flight to Nashville to see what house we...

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Four months

That’s how long it’s been since I’ve seen Jackie for real. It’s been way too long, but in a few hours, that’ll be fixed. So happy! 😃

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Dealing with politics

Someone posted this… and I firmly believe this is a big reason for the dysfunctional politics we have going on here. Ya know how we got in this mess in the first place? When you have people like Ms. Clinton calling half of...

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