2019-07-10: Spent the long holiday weekend cleaning up our playroom/library and found this baby in an open …

2019-07-02: If I have any Michiganders listening: Say there’s a football game at Michigan at noon and …

2019-06-26: Whenever we forget or grow complacent with the fact that we’re parents of special needs kids (and …

2019-06-19: Things I said to my daughter today after struggling with martial arts board breaking: “Most of my …

2019-06-18: This isn’t fair because “The Doctor’s Wife” might be my absolute favorite Doctor Who episode (plus …

2019-06-18: I enjoyed the last series of Doctor Who (significantly so in parts), but (and this isn’t fair) …

2019-06-15: Surprising things that get me emotional: When Scarlet Witch confronts Thanos in Endgame The first …

2019-06-14: Played more Fallout 76 Nuclear Winter tonight and logged my first frags and dragged a team to third …

2019-06-12: My git confessions: Never rebase. Never squash. Avoid like the plague anything that …

2019-05-27: Happy to be home after a filled Memorial Day weekend in the Bay Area with Dad and my kids. A lot of …

2019-04-17: Current status: Waiting in an orthodontist’s office. And not my kids, but for me.

2019-04-06: Also, TIL and struck me funny: The Indiana Women’s Prison is located off Girls School Road.

2019-04-06: My perch for the bulk of the day today as I’m a Game Monitor for the Division III National Math …

2019-03-31: Congratulations #WarEagle. Take it as a WVU fan, beating an overconfident UK to punch your ticket to …

2019-03-16: All done. And #NotLast all around. Benjamin also got geeked about meeting a recent 2x2 record holder …

2019-03-16: Two events down and so far Benjamin has shaved 2s off his 2x2 average solve and also set a personal …

2019-03-16: He’s competing in 2x2, 3x3, and 4x4. 4x is a new event for him. As always our only goals are to have …

2019-03-16: At another Cubing tournament with Benjamin today. This time, it was a short drive. …

2019-02-16: Planning my 2019 football trips already. And noticing Michigan State and Michigan are both at home …

2019-02-09: Today’s fun with @benvannoy: A robotics competition.

2019-01-02: January 2 and a resolution already marked off! (Just canceled my gym membership)

2018-12-31: Yesterday: bought a whole chicken on sale ($5). Roasted said chicken. Ate it for dinner. Today: …

2018-12-08: So. Things got weird at the office Christmas party last night …

2018-11-17: I spoke at our quarterly company meeting yesterday. Afterward, a coworker called me “charismatic.” …

2018-10-31: Smaller #Fallout76 detail for a native West Virginian. The sign for Flatwoods is immediately …

2018-10-30: I quit smoking a year ago today. Notes from that day: Today was rough. Very distracted. Many …

2018-10-24: #Fallout76 is especially fun as a native West Virginian. Last night’s session involved the …

2018-10-20: At the Ohio State game I went to a few weeks ago, I told Buckeye fans around me that this defense …

2018-10-20: Had anticipated this game being a rainy and fairly miserable experience, but it seems the rain’s …

2018-10-20: If this game has an instant replay, there’s a very good chance Lauren and I are making the (ESPN3 …

2018-10-20: One more stadium to close out the birthday month. Greetings from The Glass Bowl, home of the …

2018-10-14: More photos from a crappy WVU game, but a top-notch game to catch at Iowa State (as in: as a CFB …

2018-10-13: Sliver lining: I was here for a patented Saturday Night in Ames. Shame my team on the receiving end, …

2018-10-13: Whelp. This sucks.

2018-10-13: Another week, another stadium. Greetings from Iowa State’s Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA. No …

2018-10-06: More photos from the cheap seats at Ohio State’s win over Indiana today.

2018-10-06: When I do these stadium visits, I have three rooting interests: WVU, Chaos, and the Home Team. In …

2018-10-06: Kicking off my birthday month with another stadium off the list (100 or so to go, next up Ames, IA). …

2018-09-08: I doubt they flew from Chapel Hill, but does UNC find an airport tarmac to fire Fedora at just on …

2018-09-08: I’m not a gamer. I suck at video games. I just bought an Xbox One (mostly for the kid). I have a …

2018-09-01: 🏈 I tear up a little every time. twitter.com/belkbowl/…

2018-09-01: 🏈 Let’s Go Mountaineers! That’s about the most enjoyable season opener I’ve watched in a while. #WVU …

2018-08-27: Every time I travel to a city that has a light rail system (this time, Salt Lake City), it makes me …

2018-08-26: Anybody I know heading to Pluralsight Live in SLC this week?

2018-08-25: Welcome to the TV kickoff of Week Zero of the 2018-19 college football season! Here’s to you, Hawaii …

2018-08-22: Said during my wisdom tooth removal today: “Next time I do this, remind me to take the sedation …

2018-08-21: Wondering if there’s a secret undercurrent of college football nerds like myself lurking in the …

2018-08-12: Quick trip home to visit family and we squeezed in a visit to the New River Gorge.

2018-07-25: A lot of today’s general awfulness was magically washed away by singing along with my kids to “It’s …

2018-06-14: I’ve sworn off DIY plumbing for nearly a decade (since almost burning down my house). But: I just …

2018-06-08: Somebody eventually showed up, so there’s that.

2018-06-08: Is @IndyPopCon trying to say something by having nobody show up for the opening day newbie panel? I …

2018-06-07: Hofstadter’s law rules everything around me.

2018-06-05: Thinking of taking my son and daughter to @IndyPopCon this weekend. Crazy idea or not?

2018-05-30: We got fresh Engineering team laptop stickers thanks to @Sigstrapp’s amazing design staff and our …

2018-05-27: Couple of notes while I cool off for a bit: It’s loud, but not as loud as I expected. Today, it’s …

2018-05-27: Views from my seat (front straightaway).

2018-05-27: I’ve lived in Indianapolis for nearly a dozen years. This is my first trip to the Indy 500.

2018-05-19: Fort Wayne’s been fun.

2018-05-19: All done with today’s three events, and Benjamin finished NotLast in all! He even made the initial …

2018-05-19: Benjamin’s first event of four - the standard 3x3x3 - is underway. Just waiting for his heat. As a …

2018-05-19: This competition is way bigger than our last, and Benjamin’s already gotten to freak out while …

2018-05-19: Greetings from another cubing competition with @benvannoy. This time the CubingUSA Great Lakes …

2018-05-10: As an aside: 15 years has been at once a blink of an eye and a lifetime. It’s a milestone, sure, but …

2018-05-10: Took the day off to spend with my wife on our 15th wedding anniversary. No real plans. We went out …

2018-05-07: Mindlessly formatting bad data, listening to Weezer for the first time in years and having to work …

2018-05-05: On a long enough timeline, every whittler makes a shiv.

2018-05-05: New outpost.

2018-05-05: My outpost for the next few hours.

2018-04-29: Here’s the full layout of today’s tournament. There were about 60 participants in total. Next one …

2018-04-29: Home now, and forgot to update y’all. Finished with an even better not-last! 50th our of 57! And his …

2018-04-29: Benjamin’s finished his first event (the Pyraminx) and finished not-last! Woohoo! …

2018-04-29: The first competition of the day is Megaminx (a ball/hexagon shaped puzzle with solve times in …

2018-04-29: The other competitors here are being really nice so far, letting Benjamin try out the timing …

2018-04-29: The event also promises live results. If you’re wanting to follow along, he starts with the …

2018-04-29: Today’s event is being held in a high school cafeteria. Ben’s off nerding out with other …

2018-04-29: This is his first competition, and goodness, there’s a lot of rules: www.youtube.com/watch …

2018-04-29: I’m at a Rubik’s Cube solving competition in Findlay, OH, today with @benvannoy. This …

2018-04-21: Feed Wrangler. Pinboard. Fastmail. Ngrok. Honeybadger. More Mac/iOS apps than can fit here. And …

2018-04-18: Slowly dawning on the realization that I could really use a Gantt chart right now …

2018-04-12: Braces day for Benjamin.

2018-04-10: Happy to see this, especially if it means Anthem will do less of this in the future. Having two kids …

2018-04-08: Some one recently asked me who my favorite Star Wars character is and I eventually came up with Rey. …

2018-04-06: The only way I interact with Twitter is through Tweetbot and I have zero interest in interacting …

2018-03-22: rails new cybernetic New side project time. This time something to use with the day job.

2018-01-28: Other meal prep stuff today: Snacks and salads to go to work with me (inc. homemade hummus). Four …

2018-01-28: Been prepping my work lunches for a few weeks now and hard at work today for next week’s: Breakfast …

2018-01-27: Also in the get-my-life-together department, I called Comcast today once I discovered I was still on …

2018-01-27: This is my son’s Pinewood Derby car this year. We half-assed it in nearly every way. Somehow, in the …

2018-01-26: Right before Halloween, I quit smoking after being a smoker (off and on) for 20 years. I feel …

2018-01-24: Fascinating thread about DACA/immigration and its reflection of World War II’s Japanese internment …

2018-01-10: Stream of consciousness Walt Disney World tips and tricks Fresh off a six-night trip to Florida’s Walt Disney World with the family (photos here, here …

2018-01-09: Anyway. We had a lot of fun (even if the weather wasn’t great).

2018-01-09: Even fireworks photos are pretty awesome. These taken from the train station at the end of Main …

2018-01-09: Had a fun trip to Disney World last week. And the iPhone 8 Plus takes fantastic photos.

2017-12-28: Tonight is the night we have “the discussion” about Autism Spectrum Disorder with our …

2017-12-27: Back from visiting family for Christmas. Waiting on a plumber to finish up with our two frozen and …

2017-12-25: Early afternoon update: I won Trivial Pursuit. Of note: Kids filled their pies, too … so I’m …

2017-12-25: Not yet 11am and already this Christmas morning I’ve played MarioKart, Sushi Go, SpotIt and Rock Me …

2017-10-19: Birthday plans sorted out. Crossing a college football stadium off my list @BallStateFB Saturday. …

2017-09-03: Ending sucked, but that was fun. Think we’re going to be OK this year. #WVU

2017-09-01: Ah, college football season. When I miss my @TheIronYard #sportsball fam most of all.

2017-08-26: Ya’ll have fun with the fight tonight. I’m watching Tree vs. Food (aka Stanford-Rice)

2017-08-21: Howdy, #Indy. Looking forward to seeing the whole shebang in seven years or so. Save those eclipse …

2017-08-12: Watching the new Duck Tails. Scrooge McDuck sounds familiar. Check IMDB. DAVID TENNANT!

2017-08-08: Minor quibble on the newish MacBook Pros: The headphone port is on the wrong side for right-handed …

2017-08-07: TIL: Sidekiq perform methods don’t support keyword args. github.com/mperham/s…

2017-08-06: Added a new “Talks” section to my blog: blog.chrisvannoy.com/talks/ … discovered …

2017-07-25: Gotta be honest, one of my favorite pieces of company swag in a while. @SigstrApp

2017-07-21: Last RT: @rposborne is a fantastic human being and Rubyist. He might not be avalable until …

2017-07-20: I wouldn’t be where I am today without @TheIronYard. My time there made me a better person and …

2017-07-19: Same. xkcd.com/1865/

2017-07-16: Watching a rerun of an Illinois win over a top-ranked Ohio State. Couldn’t remember the year, …

2017-07-13: I have invite codes handy for the excellent micro.blog. Ping me if you want one.

2017-07-11: Spotted in the alley next to work today.

2017-07-11: So many preemptive pardons coming. So, so many

2017-07-08: It’s an awfully pretty day today.

2017-07-08: We’ve started playing card games as a family - Spades and Hearts primarily. What else should …

2017-07-04: Took the kids downtown for fireworks. One fell asleep in the middle. The other has had her fingers …

2017-06-23: The true story of Purdue Pete, according to @edsbs. “Boiler up, my boy.” …

2017-06-16: At Symphony on the Prairie with @benvannoy

2017-06-15: Removed a poorly installed carpet from my son’s bedroom. Beautiful hardwood beneath. Not …

2017-06-15: Try having a kid on the Autism Spectrum and staying under a cap with Behavior Analysis Therapy. …

2017-06-14: TIL: High Sierra apparently comes with Ruby 2.3.3 installed (first upgrade of system Ruby since …

2017-06-09: I’m presenting @indyrb next week on using Ruby for Mac automation. …

2017-05-29: Put together three separate IKEA pieces this afternoon. I AM A GOLDEN GOD.

2017-05-26: Today’s Rails-API-I-just-discovered: Object#with_options - …

2017-05-26: Today at work: Used Ruby’s Float::INFINITY for a practical purpose.

2017-05-19: That was fun. Especially for a rather unholy amalgamation of Crystal and AppleScript.

2017-05-19: cracks knuckles Time to try out @CrystalLanguage on something real. Wish me luck.

2017-05-19: Folks have compared the news cycle to the BSG Cylon clock. I prefer Pacific Rim’s …

2017-05-18: Woohoo! Another WV-based @lorepodcast episode: Lore: 60: If Walls Could Talk …

2017-05-17: Still getting used to writing code without needing to also explain what it does at the same time.

2017-05-06: Working as a game monitor for a Math Pentathlon today. And, boy, there’s some nerdy t-shirts …

2017-05-05: Five days in. > 5 PRs merged. Some of them deployed. Nothing broke (that I’m aware of). Fun …

2017-05-03: Who knew Congress itself was the death panel they were warning us about.

2017-04-30: I don’t officially start my new job until tomorrow, but just submitted my first pull request …

2017-04-30: SPUUUUURRRRRSSSSS #COYS

2017-04-29: On the plus side: New shoes and new haircut out of the way. Throw in a proper shave and I’ll …

2017-04-29: In that awkward time between company Slacks. Starting to get the shakes.

2017-04-28: I like John Denver’s “Country Roads” more than most and have zero idea why the new …

2017-04-28: Current Status: https://media.giphy.com/media/xjJQ1QkJMyiuA/giphy.gif

2017-04-28: Demo Day always makes me a bit wistful. This one more than most.

2017-04-27: Unexpected perk of a new dev job: Going back to a dark theme in vim instead of a light theme in …

2017-04-27: What’s the opposite of St. Totteringham’s Day? I want to be able to mark the occasion …

2017-04-27: Testing from MarsEdit.

2017-04-25: Excited to have access to ye olde micro.blog. Just playing around a bit for now.