Category Archives: Personal

Conversations From Engineering Hell: Part 1

Me: I spent an entire week going over every line of code by hand. The problem is in the database. Coworker: No, it can’t be, there’s nothing in there that can do that. You just need to buckle down and find it in the code. We’re wasting a lot of time here! Me, 1 week […]

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“Free” Public School

You know what it costs to send your child to “free” public preschool? $12000 per year. That’s how much. How is that possible, you ask? I certainly asked that too! Let me break it down for you: You pay more than $1800 per year to the federal government for education funding (approximately 3% of federal […]

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Product Review: Nokia Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch

I’m addicted to my smartwatch. It wakes me on time in the morning, it keeps me on schedule, it tells me when someone wants to contact me, and it’s a tiny, informational multi-tool. Unfortunately, it’s also a five year old Pebble, the company that made it is defunct, and it’s starting to break down, so […]

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Wise Old Sayings: A Facelift

As a business owner, home owner, dog owner, and now children owner, I have come to understand a great many things about life in the modern world. Based upon this vast experience, I have decided to update a few of the traditional aphorisms whose usefulness has begun to age out: “Necessity is a mother.” “To […]

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The Scion, The Sitch, And The Microbe(s): A Final (We Hope!) Update

Our boy Dashiell is home safe from the hospital! It was a long road, including six days and nights in the ICU and another three days in the regular hospital, three separate medical procedures, and an unbearable amount of suffering, but the worst is over, and he’s on the mend… There’s still more medical work […]

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