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Catching Up

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.

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Trimming Down the Trim

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.

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Work Outing: Carebears and Tapas

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.

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Standalone

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.

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Slow Sunday

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…

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Remembering How I Used to Look at the World

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.

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Second Floor Closet Demo

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.

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