Monthly Archives: December 2011

QCon SF 2011 Software Engineering Conference Notes

It’s sometimes possible to forget when reading all of the posts here about travel, diabetes, triathlon, and photography that they’re just a small part of my life. I have a job to which I devote a whole lot more time. … Continue reading

Posted in Computing, Fodder for Techno-weenies, From the Yellow Notepad, Software Engineering | Leave a comment

Hurry, Christmas! Don’t Be Late!

I’ve been laboring all week under the impression that it’s the last day of the workweek. I actually awoke Tuesday morning when the alarm went off wondering (a) “Why is the alarm going off?” and (b) “Is today Saturday or … Continue reading

Posted in General, New York, OPP, Photography, Swimming | 1 Comment

Progress Report

I went for a run today on the treadmill. (I like watching “The Walking Dead” while I run and go nowhere. It seems appropriate for the brainlessness of the treadmill.) It was my first run since I felt the pain … Continue reading

Posted in General, Historical Record, Life Lessons, Reluctant Triathlete, Running, Swimming | 1 Comment

Outing

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . Yesterday, my work group went into Boston for an outing: lunch at Legal Seafood’s “Test Kitchen” and then a guided tour of the Institute of Contemporary Art. I had a great time. … Continue reading

Posted in 101 in 1001, Cycling, General, I am Rembrandt | 3 Comments

Floating Down the Amazon, Slowly

We have received new release date information related to the order you placed on October 19, 2010 (Order# [snipped]). The item(s) listed below will actually ship sooner than we originally expected based on the new release date: Alec Soth, John … Continue reading

Posted in Book Notes, General, Whining | 1 Comment

What (Kinda) Works Now

Chris sent me a message saying that someone might ask me about running with type-1 diabetes. I haven’t yet heard from him/her, but it got me thinking about what I’m doing now and how it’s going. It’s not perfect, of … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Diabetes, General, Life Lessons, Reluctant Triathlete, Running, Swimming | 7 Comments

All Politics is Horse-racing

I’ll confess. I bought my first e-book over the weekend. See, it was like this. Saturday night Lisa was out singing her big, wonderful heart out in the second of three holiday concerts. I stayed home, since some friends and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Notes, General, Hoarding, This is who we are | 2 Comments

Before There Was Facebook: A Short, Subjective, Incomplete Insider’s History of PlanetAll

This is one of the posts that I wrote on Wednesday during the great NaBloPoMo purge of 2011. My first job out of college was as a “Customer Service Ambassador” at PlanetAll, a startup in Cambridge, Mass. Before there was … Continue reading

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Occupy This!

This is one of the posts that I wrote on Wednesday during the great NaBloPoMo purge of 2011. A recurring thought in my mind is what would have happened if I had been born 20-25 years earlier than 1974. Would … Continue reading

Posted in Life Lessons, NaBloPoMo, NaBloPoMo 2011, This is who we are | 2 Comments