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The Linux CoC

This is a busy time of year for me, with lots of conferences and other events taking place. It’s busy most years, but this past October was especially busy in my life. I’ve been in New York, London, and Hong … Continue reading

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Understanding a UK Keyboard for a US developer

One of the very interesting parts of my job is that I run into UK keyboards on a regular basis. Redgate is a UK company and most of the trade show laptops that they bring to events are UK layouts. … Continue reading

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Refreshed and Back from Vacation

It was a nice break to get away from work for a couple weeks. My family and I traveled 2,000+ miles to Glacier National Park. We camped out each night, and managed to get to both Yellowstone (briefly) and Glacier. … Continue reading

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The Oddest Thing

My desk is a mess, at least, it’s a mess compared to many people’s workspaces. Not as bad as some, but certainly worse than others. I sometimes care and will clean clear things away, maybe even get rid of some items, but for the most part I … Continue reading

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Typing Alternative Characters

I tend to work in the US English world. I’m somewhat embarrassed to note that I really only know one language and most of my work has been with US centric industries. I’ve rarely had the need to deal with … Continue reading

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The Travel Review

I got a note from United this week that summarized my travel for 2017. I’ve been feeling a bit itchy as I haven’t had any trips scheduled for 2018 so far. Strange for me, but looking over the summary, I’m … Continue reading

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It’s the Engineers

There are all sorts of articles and blogs on the Internet that try and teach you how to use a particular technique or technology to solve a problem. Plenty of this information is well written, and showcases the knowledge of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2018

It’s the start of a brand new year, and hopefully many of you are not anywhere near your work today. I hope to be running a 5k this morning, so I’m up early, at my usual time for work, getting … Continue reading

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The End of 2017

This is it. Today ends 2017 for most of us at work and when we come back on Tuesday, it will be a new year. It’s kind of amazing to think another year has gone by, though it’s been a … Continue reading

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Back to Work

It seems like it’s been a long time since I wrote any SQL code or did any work. Two weeks ago I was in the UK for SQL in the City, which was a lot of prep work when I … Continue reading

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