4 Things from Palo Alto

September 17, 2018, 11:48 am palo alto travel powerlifting

Last week, I got to travel to Palo Alto for work. It's been about a year since I've been. There were 4 things that made life less stressful this time. The first two had to do with public transportation, as I am determined not to start using Uber. (You know what you did, Uber.)

  1. Clipper. I bo...

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So, as of this year I have been able to say I've worked in information technology for about 20 years. I've had nine different employers and at least 21 different bosses. We truly do not live in the one-career, one-employer environment of past eras, particularly in the technology fields. Given my...

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Recently, I've become interested in powerlifting. I got some books from the library and studied YouTube videos of active powerlifters. I bought Starting Strength and The Barbell Prescription.

Granted, the disciplines of powerliting and software development don't have tons in common. But w...

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Legacy Code

August 20, 2018, 5:26 pm legacy code

I remember back when I was a computer science student, talking with a classmate. We discussed whether or not it was a better idea for our instructor to give us a program with the part missing that was relevant to the lession, and have us fill in the missing piece, or to make us write each program...

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