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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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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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