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Attempted Drive Repair

I held off doing this for a long time because I was worried I’d damage the drive. That said, the drive is pretty much non-usable for now, so it’s not like I could do that much more damage.

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Comic Book Suggestions

I like binging on a big long story at once. I got into comics after being introduced to Sandman in college, and ever since… I just like having a solid volume to go through at my leisure.

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MyKey: Sweet Tooth

“Tastes like Skittles with a cigarette
Break me off a piece of something you’ll regret
And if only I’d known, I’d have taken the road less sugar-coated”

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Left Left Left Left

While in Scotland, we’re planning on renting a car to get around. I’m aiming to be the primary driver, and it’s going to be quite the adventure (this being my first time driving across the pond).

Any tips or suggestions? I expect the first few days will be me muttering to myself “Left Left Left Left” over and again.

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Parkway Damage

We’ve had issues in the past where workers have clipped some plants here and there. But nothing to date has been so egregious and so damaging. They were like a full 3 feet into the parkway, as they pulled into the driveway.

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Itinerary Work

Honestly, there’s a part of me that is less concerned about “all the things,” and will be content to just be. I’ll be happy to take in a new country, a new landscape, a new culture, and just be somewhere other than my room… pecking away at a keyboard, staring into a monitor.

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The Bee and the Cart

The thread on Twitter is about game development, but I think it easily extends to software development (particularly when you’re talking about multiple apps and services, all talking with one another). Silly and fun.

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Beyond Expert

It’s fun to listen to his thought process, and to also share in his excitement and glee, as he goes about the course. I’m really curious now how many trails there are like this out in the world, and who exactly sets about creating them for others to enjoy?

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Good Bones

“Life is short, though I keep this from my children.
Life is short, and I’ve shortened mine
in a thousand delicious, ill-advised ways,
a thousand deliciously ill-advised ways
I’ll keep from my children.”

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Planning Day

There’s a lot of logistical concerns: we’ll be renting a car, and also having to navigate ferries to move from island to island. Fun stuff. Stressful stuff. But technically fun stressful stuff.

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Garden Arbor Construction, Part 15

I’m itching to see the arbor painted, as right now… the white moulding seems just a little chinzy against the natural wood. But since it’s pressure treated lumber (that wasn’t kiln dried afterwards), we need to wait a while until the wood has properly dried out.

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My Fall Plans vs. The Delta Variant

For those not familiar with the above images, they come from two different Sean Connery movies: Highlander and Zardoz. While I’ve sene Highlander once or twice, I really only know of Zardoz through references made by others. And, truth be told, from this image of Connery in the thigh-high boots. It’s really all I know of that movie.

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