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Venturing Out to Vote

It did feel a bit eerie to me. Like we were at the very start of a zombie movie, where the main characters look around and realize just how few people there are walking around.

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Weathering the Coronavirus with Beef Stew

It’s a slow cooker meal, meaning it’s got to sit on “low” for about 8 hours. This morning, I needed to be online to help verify/test a significant deployment for our team… and that kicked off at 8:00 AM. So to have enough time to prep and get our meal started, I began cooking around 6:30 AM.

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Grubhub, Coronavirus, and the Local Economy

Anticipating a decline in people patronizing local restaurants, Grubhub has decided to forego all marketing fees to restaurants for the foreseeable future, up to $100M. The thinking behind this being that, during the Coronavirus epidemic, smaller, local restaurants are going to be struggling more – and this action would result in more money remaining in the hands of local businesses, during this time.

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Working Remote

I debated for a long while and ultimately decided today that I’d be working from home tomorrow. And though I hadn’t really admitted it, that also meant I’d be working at home next week as well. Indefinitely, perhaps.

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The Extraordinary Decisions Facing Italian Doctors

I happened across an article tonight, entitled The Extraordinary Decisions Facing Italian Doctors. And ever since reading it, I’ve been unable to shake it. I know there’s a lot of Coronavirus news and articles out there, and I’m trying my best to keep a balance of being informed vs being alarmed. This article though, really shook me. And made me…

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Reaching out to the Satellites

The header pins I have are a bit loose (I’m a far ways away from trying soldering), but with a little wiggling around… I was able to see GPS information showing up via the Serial Monitor. Which, I have to tell you… was MEGA exciting.

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Last Dining Room Drywall

The last 1/2″ bit of drywall was, of course, the trickiest for us to install. We got the measurements right, and dryfitting was pretty good. But we had to lift and almost get the piece fitted from an angle. It was really awkward and stressful, but once it went in it was pretty good.

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Basement Door Drywall, Re-Do

This was a disheartening thing to see: most of our work, in piles of rubble around the room. Apparently, we didn’t have a beveled edge over the door, and there were waves in the pieces we installed. So he spent a while tearing that out so we could start again.

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Another Late House Night

It was late in the evening by the time we got to putting up more 1/2 by the basement door. We were making a lot of mistakes in our measurements and cuts – partly due to how late it was, and partly due to the fact that we’d been working a lot of late nights for some while now.

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Fountains of Wayne: Fire Island

I’ve been playing it again on my commute, to and from work. And so many of their songs on this album – incredibly catchy, and just a lot of fun. I’ve been listening to the album a lot, and the hooks even make their way into my brain when the music is off.

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Dining Room Drywall, Continued

We’ve noticed that, as the night wears on, we get tired and start making mistakes. While I’ve been really proud and excited by all our progress and momentum these last weeks, tonight just left me feeling bad – ending the whole evening’s work with a mistake.

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