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Live the life you'll love

Posted on 09/16/2018 in misc • Tagged with Personal

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Two years ago today was the worst day of my life. It was the day Michelle called me from the parking lot of the hospital, in tears, because the doctor had just told her she had breast cancer. Somehow I had the clarity to insist she sit there and not …


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The Internet Needs To End

Posted on 09/05/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Facebook, Twitter

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I was reading the news online recently and realized something. I've been making an effort to get my news from the local paper via their online edition. By online edition I mean a digital representation of the day's newspaper, not the website. I literally flip through the pages, just like …


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Won't You Be My Neighbor

Posted on 09/03/2018 in misc • Tagged with Movies, TV

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We went to the Fred Rogers bio-documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor last night, and it exceeded my expectations in every way.

We saw it at the amazing Byrd Theater, a silent era movie palace that hasn't changed a whole lot since it was originally opened in the 1920s. That …


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Petersburg VA Battlefield

Posted on 09/01/2018 in misc • Tagged with Travel, History, Richmond, Virginia

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My son and I visited Petersburg National Battlefield yesterday. Visiting a civil war battlefield with a civil war expert makes the experience much better. I highly recommend it. Petersburg was basically Lee's last stand that turned into a 9 month siege in which Grant bet (correctly) that he could outlast …


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How to cook a burger indoors

Posted on 08/26/2018 in misc • Tagged with Food

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Like most right thinking people, I prefer my burgers grilled outdoors over charcoal. However, that is not always possible. I've tried a bunch of different ways of cooking a burger indoors, and the usual result is a less than satisfactory burger and/or the smoke alarm going off, because the …


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Five Reasons to Sponsor and Attend Open Source Camps and Conventions

Posted on 08/25/2018 in misc • Tagged with FOSS

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At Drupal GovCon this week somebody asked me if sponsoring the event was "worth it." I answered yes enthusiastically, and gave two reasons to support my answer. I've thought about it a little further and expanded that to five reasons more broadly relevant to open source camps and conventions in …


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