Category: Just Me

Helium

Helium is one of those things that are interesting. It’s the first element that was predicted to exist. It was first discovered by looking at absorption lines from looking at the sun. Good old Sol. Helios. Helium. The...

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Getting in the groove

So, taking a step back from even the metaphor… to get in the groove is a term that was used by recording engineers when they were about to cut a record. If you were “in the groove” the record lathe was cutting...

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Microsoft Stack

On Saturday for my birthday I treated myself to an MSDN subscription. I finally got back my want to program that I had lost sometime at my time at Amazon. I had always had a fondness for C#. Something that I’ve not really...

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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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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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Another room done

We’re slowly working our way through the rooms of the house and finalizing the unpacking. The bedroom is, by and large, complete. Yes, we need art on the walls… but from a fundamental sense, we can live in it without...

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