avocado8: regaling the web with tales of whoa

Where the Rubber Duck Meets the Road (posted on January 27, 2015)
I swear a good part of my day is spent listening to developers make a case for why something can't be done—it's too hard, it will take too long, it will introduce another bug, it will require convoluted code or introduce a tremendous amount of technical debt—and then synthesizing their argument and making a case to the product owner or the engineering director that the work should be altered, put off, or just axed entirely... only to find that...

The Ice Hockey Escapades: sequins and skirts it's not

So. Much. Pain. (posted on August 26, 2013)
Ugh, had a major head-to-head collision in last night's game against Team Silver, and it's left my neck a throbbing, stabbing mass of pain. I'd hate to think what the pain level would be like *without* the four Advil I've ingested this morning (not to mention the ice I put on it last night and the four Advil I took then as well). It feels like I was in a car accident. The guy who hit me was not...

about town II: philadelphia

about town: san francisco bay area

sabbatical journal

What I did on my summer vacation. (2001)

inside the peel

As if you didn't already know everything about me from reading my journals.