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Canada!

Just visiting a friend of a friend. And it’s nice to just take a few days off, especially since I’m bumping up to against the time off bank limit at...

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Ideas galore

We had a challenge at work to come up with some ideas and write them up. Each of us was supposed to write a “one-pager,” which sounds pretty much what it is–a one page sales pitch for an idea. I came up with...

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Seattle is fucked

So not only does the Seattle City Council want to add a head tax for employees (you know, a tax literally on employment, not on income) but they want to use to tax to fund the ill-thought-out-and-not-working homeless programs....

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Automation

There was an article last week in ArsTechnica about how Tesla was over-automate their car plant to the point where it was actually less efficient than just having people do the work. You can wind up a scenario where you have...

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Code that isn’t there

Like I was saying a few days ago I’m back to writing code. I realized that when I’m actively coding I wind up writing code not as fast as many people — when you measure it in terms of lines of code per hour. I...

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The Lithium Age

Humanity has gone through plenty of different “ages.” We started with the Stone Age. Subsequent was the Bronze Age, then the Iron Age. The names of the ages get a bit fuzzy as we hit the industrial revolution. With...

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Astroturf

Today there was the various marches across the country for the “March for Our Lives.” This is so completely manufactured — in fact it’s stated as such from the FAQ at their site. Each sibling march is an...

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Problems that go away

There’s a problem when a problem that you’ve been chasing just goes away without you doing anything to fix it. When something breaks and spontaneously gets fixed, you don’t know what caused the problem in the...

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