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Abstraction

One thing that I often see in code that is written by people who are new at writing code is the absolute love of abstraction. Everything needs to be a constant that’s stored in a different file, because somehow this is a...

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A year

Each of us has gifts that we possess. And at the same time every one of is a flawed human being. You meet people… you develop relationships… You go through life poking for people not only who’s flaws you can...

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Last of the cameras

Now I’m complete with the install of the cameras. The side walk of the house now has good coverage as well. Unless you’re coming from the sky, there’s no real practical way to get to the house without being on...

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Something I will miss

Honestly, one of the things I will miss about Seattle when I leave is the waterfront. Most cities don’t have something as cool as this. There really is something cool about the scenery out here. I just wish the rest of the...

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Vulnerabilities

Today this site was mostly down. When I was checking on the logs it looked like someone was trying to send a few of my pages via email to I have no idea who on the internet.This is, of course, a problem.Another problem is that...

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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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