A year ago I was on a military deployment to Somalia. At that time I was uncertain about my future upon returning home. I would be retiring out of the Oregon National Guard, turning 50, and moving to a new city in southern Oregon. The economics and types of jobs in the area are notContinue reading “One Year Later”
A year ago, in August, I was out enjoying some Oregon outside. I was soon to deploy to Somalia and I wanted to soak up some Pacific Northwest. I’d been hiking a lot and on this particular night I had a spotting scope and an adapter for my iPhone and was attempting to take aContinue reading “Taking pictures of Nighthawks before/after deployment”
So there I was, up at dawn, looking at distant mountains with my cup of apple juice. I was toying around with f/ stops and shutter speed and exposure and manual focus. There were no clouds in the sky, promising a less than dramatic sunrise. I also wished I had coffee instead of apple juice.Continue reading “Wabbit season”
I had a dream last night where I saw a landscape and passersby didn’t notice it. One person stopped to ask why I was enthralled. I pointed out all the colors and shapes and talked in various geometric forms. I spoke at a level much higher than I normally do with pictures. Normally I’m aContinue reading “Got myself a camera”
For the #100DaysOfCode I make sure to do something everyday. I went back and reread a chapter on lists and tuples. It seemed straightforward enough the first time. I can comprehend it, but I don’t grok it. It’s the little things. At the end of the chapter, it said to “create a list of favoriteContinue reading “Playing with Python lists”
I woke up this morning and couldn’t wait to get started on my #python for #100DaysOfCode. I was itching to get started. Had a continuation idea from the night before of adding to a global variable and depending upon that value, having different loops run. This threw me for a loop and I could barelyContinue reading “Choose your adventure in Python”
I can’t tell you how many videos and books and articles I’ve consumed on Python. At first I was driving myself even crazier because I was also doing the same for Swift code. But I stopped Swift and have been focusing on Python. Unsure if I’m making progress. Not really, no. I’ll follow along withContinue reading “A project in Python”
Last night I was tucked away in my mosquito net cover on my small bed in a tent in Somalia, streaming the Apple WWDC 2020 Keynote. I freaking love Apple products. And, I think that I’d love their culture as well. Plus, typing this on my iPad, I just discovered if you type aapple youContinue reading “What would good look like?”
Why Remote Work is So Hard — and How it Can Be Fixed Cal Newport in the New Yorker on the history and future of remote work: “When only three per cent of a workforce is remote, managers can get away with business as usual. When that number climbs to thirty per cent, fundamental changesContinue reading “Remote work”
One of my young soldiers needs a certificate to be input into records so that he is promotable. If you’ve ever worked in the Army, you know how lousy the bureaucracy can be. Things fall through the cracks everyday. To counter this, more redundancy is created overlapping what is already a swamp of redundancy. IContinue reading “Starting out with Todoist”
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