Fun trivia fact: I learned, way back when I was more into poker (and was watching a lot of it via TV and Netflix), poker champ Annie Duke studied “tells” by reading FBI manuals regarding body language.
Been a busy week, and just now catching up to old blog posts. I sometimes fall a few days behind here and there, but lately… I’ve fallen multiple days behind, almost a week’s worth of posts.
Not sure if this is a signal that perhaps I need to ease off the blogging thing, as it’s starting to feel like a requirement, like a chore.
Liz was working in the basement, cleaning things up, while I was out in the yard mowing the lawn. After I got done, we were planning to do some work up on the second floor. But instead, we began addressing the big stack of trim that we’d collected in the basement.
We did some preliminary research the week prior. And this time, we met with someone and talked at length about various preferences and options. A lot of this planning is partly to figure out what we want, but also to figure out what space is available for other things like windows and appliances.
On the heels of our off site work event yesterday, tonight several of us at work had plans to stay late to play some board games.
Some context: the work our team does supports the Care organization at Grubhub. And the internal name for the application is “Carebear,” and our team name is “Braveheart.”
Most people, when hearing the name “Braveheart,” tend to associate it with the Mel Gibson movie. But really, it’s a Carebear thing.
I think Liz and I both spotted this at the same time. There’s a block that we walk down that has various flowers along the way.
Happened across this video describing the happy accident of gated reverb, and how this particular sound shaped the 1980’s (and seems to be experiencing a bit of a comeback).
Slept a lot today. I normally get up around 5:30 or 6:00 AM most mornings. On the weekends, I’ll maybe, maybe sleep in until 7:30 or so. But today, I was asleep until well past 8:00 AM, which was a rarity. Liz slept in a bit longer as well, given how dark it was outside (lots of storms in the…
Continued work today on the second floor closet, getting rid of more lathe and studs. Today, the cleanup work was almost equal to the actual work.
A few weeks ago, I bought the game Rebel Inc. for my iPhone/iPad. I had played a previous game from the same company, Ndemic, and enjoyed the game mechanics a lot (that game was Plague Inc., where your goal is to try to wipe out all of human civilization).
I used to look at the world through a different lens back then, seeing shadows and movement. Wondering how I might recreate a certain instance or effect in Flash. I’d be taking the Blue Line to or from work, and the rapid shimmer of light within the train car made me think about keyframes and masks.
I was working from home (we’ve switched to doing early morning deploys at work, and I was handling our 8:00 AM deploy today). A nice benefit for me was I could quickly change into my work clothes at the end of the day, and get right into demo work.
Well, eventually. After I put up a lot of plastic to prevent the rooms from getting all dusty. But soon after that prep, I was able to remove a lot of studs defining the second floor hallway closet.
It’s an obscure reference. A really obscure reference, if I had to be honest. I’m wondering how many people would actually recognize this name.
I liked the scene from the West Wing a great deal. So much so, that it was one of the early YouTube videos I posted up.