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Fiction: Two Wishes

I have lived two lives. In my first life, when I was old, I wandered through a shop of antiques looking for a lampstand. My cat had finally knocked over my wife's light; it was a gift for her from years before, given by one of my sons, and while I couldn't repair or replace [...]

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Five Laws of Open Source

In order to work effectively, open source as a paradigm has a set of rules. There are a few examples of rules out there, but I think I can help, because I've got no problem flouting the rules when I feel like it. (Guess which ones I'm flouting!) Be thou not a jerk. Conserve not [...]

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It's important to remember that your development and deployment infrastructure uses programs, written by programmers. Because of that, sometimes things will break, and while that's not fun, it's still just programming - report bugs, try to figure out fixes and workarounds, discuss, and contribute, just like you would with any other programming situation. Of course, [...]

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Introspection Time: MBTI Types

A few days ago I was reading something about relationships with the INFJ psychological type, from Myers-Briggs typology. Something about the description got me wondering, and I'm still wondering: am I an INFJ instead of an INTJ? Normally I test very strongly as an INTJ: Very high on Introversion, because I'm an introvert Typically fairly [...]

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2016 Warriors against 1996 Bulls…

ESPN has a set of videos where they're comparing the 1996 Chicago Bulls against the 2016 Golden State Warriors. They're talking about this while the championship series is still ongoing (with the Warriors up 2-0 against the Cavaliers), so it's a little premature - but having watched the Warriors eviscerate the Cavaliers twice, I can [...]

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Extremism

I find that I'm okay with extremism. If you want to hold to anti-Semitic views, okay; if you want to destroy America, fine; if you hate the President (whoever it is) so much that you wish something bad would happen to him or her, cool beans; it doesn't really bother me that that's how you [...]

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Accountability in Writing

I've been writing a lot lately, a trend that makes me very happy. I'm writing a fairly large variety of materials, too: poetry, fiction, even some nonfiction. However, most of it is still under wraps. I have one fiction piece that took a while to write and edit (to be published soon, along with author's [...]

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Poetry: Run

I tell myself I am not afraid Of being consumed By the thing Eating me But I am afraid Of losing my soul And forgetting Who I was Who I am And so I run Not to run away Not to run toward But to run To be To remain.

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I think that history will look back on Donald Trump's presidency and smile. That presumes, of course, that we survive Trump's presidency, which I think we'll manage; those who think we won't are betraying a fundamental distrust of our resiliency as a society, and that distrust itself is a result of that very resiliency. But [...]

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Poetry: Said

I don't know what I might have said If I had had the room To say It

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