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October 2017

October was an unusual month for me, as I spent almost the entirety of it in EST. Hopefully I won’t be too jet-lagged coming back to the West Coast. I’m also hoping that the timing of daylight savings will help me adjust more easily.

Written on 8 January 2018

2017 In Books

Here it is, folks! The complete list of everything I read in 2017. Rather than write up a more detailed review of each book (like I did last year), I’m only providing the star ratings that I put into Goodreads when I finished each book. I’ll include some stats at the end, as well as links to the Goodreads pages that provided this information. As always, you can friend me on Goodreads.

Written on 6 January 2018

Podcasts In My Pocket

Reasons I Love PocketCasts

I just switched over from Overcast to PocketCasts. Overcast was just crashing too often. There was also an issue that seemed related to the crashes that caused my ‘System’ storage to balloon until my entire device was full. I am loving PocketCasts so far. Let me tell you why.

Written on 13 October 2017

Roundup

September 2017

September is done, which means we are officially three-quarters of the way through 2017. I can’t believe how quickly the year has gone by. I’m finishing up writing this on a flight to Cleveland, where I’ll be visiting CWRU for a week before heading to Rochester for some R&R. I have to say I’m very much looking forward to both.

Written on 4 October 2017

Commit Etiquette

git commit -m "considered impolite"

Ding! Ada’s Yes, the Ada Lovelace. phone buzzed, telling her about a new JIRA Believe it or not, JIRA was around even then. ticket assigned to her. It seemed like a fairly straightforward ticket - just fix this tiny bug in one of their older libraries.

Written on 25 September 2017


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