Category Archives: Personal

Thought-policing Triumphant

Today, Facebook and Twitter began a purge, ostensibly to get rid of “spam”. In their announcement, Facebook described their reasons in some detail, and at least one of those reasons chills my blood. *I* discovered what was going on because two of the Facebook pages I tend to watch because they twig me to political/social […]

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A Borrowed Musing on Fatherhood

From my all-time favorite poet… My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky; Contrariwise, my blood runs cold When little boys go by. For little boys as little boys, No special hate I carry, But now and then they grow to men, And when they do, they marry. No matter how […]

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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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