Bask in the glow

The white on white text is exciting. Is there a setting I can toggle?


There will be plenty of devices for everyone.
The PS5 will have a long life. The new Apple thing will be the old Apple thing in a year.

If you didn't trade money for nothing today fear not. You will get to trade money for a thing later.

It will be just as good.

It is fall.

The only reason to have Facebook is to keep tabs on your parents before a visit to make sure they're acting responsibly.

A Genuine Labor Day Miracle

 I can actually now use the Internet the way it’s currently being used by people — still slower than most, but with enough speed to get it done. That’s progress, here in rural America.

A Genuine Labor Day Miracle

John Scalzi shares a snippet of rural American internet in 2020. This is the reality 60 miles outside our nation's capital. And millions of other homes across the country.

For all the talk of remote learning and working. There's a conversation not happening around how this isn't possible.

Welcome to Rural Internet.

The sky and clouds were beautiful. The wind was stiff and constant all day. Sea gulls were hovering above us. Unable to make headway into the wind.

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Flan in repose.
Flan in preparation
Flan Gone

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07/10/2020 09:26:35 PM

Confidence and walking swiftly and importantly are two keys to success for tech folks.

The first means you may not know the answer but are confident you can find it.

The second because you get grabbed less in the halls if you look like you're late to somewhere else.

06/27/2020 10:02:50 PM

I love every single part of this story.

“During my walks I collected data on the visible address numbers attached to the front of each home along my route, categorizing each home as either serif or sans serif.”

I Walked All 1,114 Blocks of My ZIP Code Just to Catalog How People Style Their House Numbers… via Instapaper

04/20/2020 09:57:16 PM

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Tonight’s walk took us to a new part of the neighborhood. It was a beautiful with trees and shrubs in bloom. As the sun set, the light was perfect and the colors spectacular.

A good walk always lasts longer than you intend. Tonight was a good walk.

04/16/2020 12:48:34 AM

Yahtzee! I rolled three of them. It was ridiculous.

My best game of Yahtzee. Ever.

I'm not sure what luck I'll miss out on having used it all on this game.

04/11/2020 05:53:25 PM

Cinammon Rolls and bacon
Two Xboxes & Two TVs

Scenes from Coronavirus.

04/09/2020 03:29:23 PM

Today I have been:
- Technical Support
- Webinar Support
- Emotional Support

What I have not done is take any time for myself. It's vitally important as we give to others, we take some time for ourselves.

Hang in there.

04/08/2020 08:10:40 PM

Doing a better job than most humans I saw today.

04/07/2020 05:41:55 PM

So… Webex chats stopped working. Only private chats work. No groups like All Attendees or All Panelists. Not even “Panelist” or “Host. You must select the specific person to chat to. Or they simply fail to display, or send.

04/04/2020 08:33:23 PM

New Quarantine Skill.

Determining which Home Depot is least busy and thus has the shortest line for entry when you need to replace toilet parts.

Share Your Successful Cover Letter

Has anyone shared a cover letter that landed them a job?

I don’t necessarily mean it was the deciding factor, but when you applied, you eventually got the job.

I’m curious to see what a successful cover letter looks like. So many people give advice of writing a good cover letter, but I’ve not often seen what a good cover letter looks like.

Anyone have an experience or example to share?

02/24/2020 12:57:18 PM

“It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to."
– Jean-Luc Godard


Happy Birthday to me!

I splurged and got myself a new job working in the private sector. No more contracting to the government. 🎉