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The Right Work with a Bad Result

The poker player has bet well for a few rounds and thinks they have the best hand, all the way up to the river. Now she feels like the one opponent remaining may have been holding onto a straight draw they way overplayed… until it just hit. After a minute of deliberation, she folds the […]

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Work They Would Miss

Next week is my last one full-time at ye olde web agency. It has me a bit emotional because the is the first job I’ve left where I feel like I’ve truly left a mark. I’m proud of my earlier jobs too but in all of them I think I was a cog in a […]

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The Year of Refactoring

At the beginning of 2018, I recommended an episode of Cortex that was all about discussing “yearly themes.” I’ve genuinely been working on this idea in my head all year. The closest I ever really came to making a theme for this year was “the year of flexibility.” I wanted to become more open and […]

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No One Ever Tells You

No one ever tells you your well seems dry and you should do what it takes to fill it back up. No one ever tells you to work on your framework technology instead of their project. No one ever tells you to stop the unpaid overtime you’ve worked for them. No one ever tells you […]

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Another Day, Another Deadlift

Today Second trip to the new gym. Deadlifts and overhead presses plus walks there and back. Made some decent choices about food – the only irresponsible thing being a trip to Dairy Del in the evening. Grocery shop, dishes, laundry folding, straightening up the house all as a matter of course. Tons of time with […]

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Library Haul

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6 Months at Makespace

And they finally put me on the website. To be fair we’ve been so swamped with client work this whole time I have no idea who would’ve had time for the photo editing or page updates anyway. But it’s nice for people to know I don’t just make up my job. Also, check out that […]

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Stealing From Cortex: Year Theme

The latest episode of Cortex was so so good. Myke and Grey have discussed in previous years that neither is fond of New Year’s Resolutions and tend not to have personal goal setting in the strict sense. But Grey liked the idea of having yearly “themes” and Myke stole the idea from him. Now the […]

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Nerd Recovery

Most weekends are pretty dull. We keep them that way. We prioritise sleep, go to the grocery store, and if there’s anything special it’s usually D&D with our friends. This is life because 2-year-olds like nothing more than to ruin plans so it’s usually easier to not make them and put on hours and hours […]

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Just in Time for Ice Cream

In the late summer, ice cream is my vice of choice. Milkshakes can cure what ails ya, and a carton of Moose Tracks is available in my freezer. During those phases, it’s not uncommon to find my ice cream scoop in the sink: dirty and in the way. As soon as it’s clean, I scoop […]