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Long Work Day

One of these days, I really need to give TDD a go. I keep meaning to, but the urge to see something tangible and functional on the screen quickly is too strong a drug.

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The Decemberists: Sons and Daughters

I was scrolling around over old artists I had in my Spotify library, and returned to The Decemberists – a group I hadn’t listened to in a long while. I mostly know their album “The King is Dead,” and have my favorites there. But I started to look around at some older stuff, and began listening to “The Crane Wife.”

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Coding Day

I’ve not really had a personal project in a good while. I’ve noodled around, but nothing has realy come of it. I guess the last two days I’ve also noodled around a bit, but something might be starting to take shape.

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Long Weekend

It’s nice to be in the midst of a long weekend, this weekend. The last two months, there’s been a big push on a large feature at work, which our entire team has been focused on. It’s a large, company-wide initiative and our main goal was to complete work by Labor Day – which we did.

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Small Demo Night

I suited up after work, and kind of got into a steady groove. Got the wall done and debris bagged and cleared out to boot. Though it made for a late night, I felt quite productive. Conked out pretty soon afer dinner, though.

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Magic for Humans

Essentially, the show stars Justin Willman who goes around and performs a lot of “street magic,” purportedly without any camera tricks or actors involved. I found Willman to be a very charming host, whose comedic timing is pretty spot-on.

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Dreaming About Code

I was taking a late morning nap on Sunday, falling in and out of sleep. And during that time, I had two, possibly three separate dreams about code related to my work.

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Temporary Bunny Relocation

Last Saturday, I had to set up a temporary area for the bunnies in our basement. I spent a while cleaning up the area first, then got some blankets down for a makeshift pen.

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Water Problems

Yesterday morning, I got an email (we have an active email list for the block), saying that someone had spoken to the contractors who are doing all the street work. Those workers said it was the city’s responsibility. And apparently the city water department had come out yesterday, and said it was the contractor’s responsibility to fix.

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Water Rushing Out and Back In

It’s no small amount of water, so to have it rush down here, pool and swirl around, and then just seemingly disappear is kind of baffling. I kept expecting it to overflow and rush out, but it just gets here and… goes away.

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First Visit to the Chiropractor

She did an assessment, and did some adjustments – which were very surprising to me. I was somewhat ready for the man-handling, but was caught by surprise several times at some of the moves. The neck cracking thing wasn’t too bad – but there was one adjustment that happened with me on my side that had me say “Oh!” out loud.

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