Category: Current Events

  • Book Review: Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive

    Book Review: Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive

    I remember walking into the Fred Meyer on the corner of Lombard and Interstate with my backpack, a $10 bill, and a need to eat for a week. It wasn’t the easiest thing to do to mentally track the cost of every item in my cart. For the most part, fresh fruit and vegetebles were […]

  • Top 10 posts I didn't publish this decade

    Top 10 posts I didn't publish this decade

    Over the last 10 years, I’ve not published a lot. By that I mean I’ve started drafting a post 198 times and left it in purgatory. I also have 4 that have sat for over a decade. Some of those are things I’m working on, but the vast majority of those will never see the […]

  • Four Short Things – 25 January 2019

    Inspired by O’reilly’s Four Short Links, here are some of the things I’ve seen, read, or watched recently. The Greatest Olympian You’ve Never Heard of: Eddie Eagan and an Unlikely Double Eddie Eagan is a unique individual who did something no one else has done: he won gold medals at both the Winter and Summer […]

  • I’d Really Rather You Didn’t…

    I’d Really Rather You Didn’t Challenge The Bigoted, Misogynist, Hateful Ideas Of Others On An Empty Stomach. Eat, Then Go After The Bitches. #5 on the 8 “I’d really rather you didn’ts” list, aka the sacred suggestions given  by Flying Spaghetti Monster.

  • Being an Ally

    In his first week, Trump has targeted women, people of color, immigrants, transparency and our values. That's not populist. It's just wrong. — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 25, 2017 It’s even more important than usual for privileged allies to be good allies right now.  I’m “safe” compared to many others since it’s my beliefs that […]

  • Commit Messages are about Intent

    Commit Messages are about Intent

    Commit messages are user experience for developers.  Both for other developers active right now and for developers (including ourselves) days/years/months from now. Think about the last time you were looking at a piece of code and asked yourself “Why is this here”.  This is for you, this is your experience. I shared my four rules […]

  • Donate Today – Planned Parenthood

    I stand with Planned Parenthood @PPFA because I believe everyone should have access to the care they need. Source: Donate Today – Planned Parenthood In memory of my grandmothers who can’t march today, I just donated to Planned Parenthood and encourage everyone else to do so as well.

  • Dark enough to see the stars

    Every year, on the day we celebrate Dr. King, I listen to his final speech.  And each year, it’s a different line that stands out to me. This year, it was near the beginning when Dr. King is answering the question about “which age would you like to live in?” and after going from ancient Egypt, […]

  • Three things I read this week

    Here are a couple of things I read this week that I would recommend. Finding time to read interesting things isn’t always easy, but thankfully I found the time to read these three articles this week. I Dropped Acid and Saw Into the Future: My Surreal First Time At CES CES is strange enough not […]

  • Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

    Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

    Earlier this year I got a chance to see Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at the American Shakespear Center in Staunton, Virginia. It was an incredibly fun and entertaining show. As a populist president who rose to power on a racist platform, and committed one of the worst transgressions the United States has ever seen, I […]