Spamming the Feed

It has come to my attention that my plethora of posts on so trivial of topics has been construed by some as the equivalent of spam, the blasting of electronic bits down the proverbial throats of others, the unsuspecting masses of web surfers caught in the maelstrom of my mad malignant mind.  Which of course…

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Outside of the Box

I should not be able to type right now.  I shouldn’t be able to move my arm to lift my hand up to the keyboard.  My arm should be too sore to do anything but hang limp from my shoulder.  I think I have enough drugs to keep me going for the day, so I can…

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Farm Fun Fantastic

 I had the chance to visit Remlinger Farms today.  It is a working berry farm turned into a park used for office picnics and such; somewhat like a mini version of Knotts Berry Farm, but with only teeny rides for toddlers.  This was the year end picnic for my sons preschool. It was his first experience…


Hacking the Bozo Bit

Eons ago, back in the heyday of high school, there was this antiquated multi-user mini computer that we all used for course work and such.  There was a computer ‘club’ with elected officers and a bunch of pre-geeks that gathered in the computer room after hours to muck about with projects and writing silly games…


Good to be back

The vacation is over.  The bags are unpacked.  The laundry is done.  The house is restocked of all those perishable food items.  Days have gone by and I’m no longer feeling the jet lag, or the tightness of skin left over from the Sun and the heat.  It’s Monday morning and I’m back at work. …


Lazy Days

So the Summer is finally here, almost.  In a few weeks most people with kids will enter that phase of the year where summer vacations happens.  Lots of people go away on vacation during this time.  It becomes hard to schedule people for meetings, so conversations get delayed, decisions get postponed until some future date…

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Juiced Up

The flight back yesterday was generally pleasant, except for a few mishaps that I’ll gladly go into detail here.  Everything seemed to be going smoothly.  Charlie and I were sitting together, he had the window seat.  Soon after the plane took off and after there was nothing much to see outside except for clouds he…


Connecting Flight from Hell

Everyone has a story about the connecting flight from hell.  I suppose I do too.  This would not be it, but rather an observation about it all.  Why is it when you have a connecting flight the respective gates are at the opposite ends of the airport, every time?  You’d think the airlines would figure…

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Analogies and Metaphors

I thought that when I went on vacation I’d have a lot of time to think of brilliant new analogies that I could spin into a few thought provoking bits of prose that would shed light on life as a programmer, code and our reason for being.  I thought that the sights and the sounds…


The Hard Life

There was a surprising derth of posts over the last week.  The vacation was great, but the ‘brand new’ resort had no internet connections in the rooms.  I suppose they figured everyone was there to relax.  I could have dialed out, but that’s always been a tiresome and agonizing process so I refrained.  Luckily, the resort…