The Quest

2022-05-28: Final tally for the day! Benjamin: Set six new personal bests (out of six possible) Made the second …

2022-05-28: First cubing competition since the pandemic started. Benjamin has already racked up personal bests …

2022-05-12: A work story about magical elves An email to a client: That custom report is generated by magic dwarves. To ensure they produce at …

2022-05-04: Really enjoying Glass. Giving me an excuse to scrub through my photo library and pick out the good …

2022-04-30: Great morning to get out for a quick hike at Fort Harrison to break in some new hiking shoes. Aside: …

2022-04-29: Find myself wondering if the NONULLS vanity license plate in front of me belongs to a database …

2022-04-26: Hi. I’m trying my level best not to read Twitter anymore these days. Luckily, I already have …

2022-04-25: Did an overnight backpacking trip on the Bloodroot Trail at Salamonie Lake State Park here in …

2022-04-09: Spend a day in Paris and now I can make baguettes. Weird.

2022-04-07: Westminster Abbey, on the other hand, feels old. Ancient, even.

2022-04-07: The thing that strikes me in retrospect about London’s St Pauls Cathedral is that it feels …

2022-04-05: Whenever I get around to writing that novel, or some future speaking gig, I think I’ve got the photo …

2022-04-05: Our day trip to Paris was a snowy April Fools Day. Trying not to judge on our short time, but felt …

2022-04-04: Happy to be home after a week spent traveling to London (and a day trip to Paris) with the family. …

2022-03-20: Achievement unlocked! Dinner without a single recipe. Brown butter garlic salmon, with …

2022-02-22: Kids home from school and solo parenting again means you get Fancy French Grilled Cheese for lunch. …

2022-02-13: I know they want us to call it “monobob”, but I prefer “Soapbox Derby on _ice_”

2022-02-13: Each year for the Super Bowl, I whip up party food for our family of four (typically making enough …

2022-02-11: It’s been a good week. I made an observation over the weekend. I’m the only one making me miserable …

2022-02-10: This is an known technique for most, but one I’m working on training myself to remember/rely on more …

2022-02-04: Since Friday afternoons are the best time to launch something … Excited to introduce exitimpact.com …

2022-01-28: See. Sledding was fun for all.

2022-01-28: Said hill for the curious.

2022-01-28: I’ve lived in Indy for nearly fifteen years. Today it snowed enough that I could take the kids (and …

2022-01-28: Stick around at a startup post-acquisition for long enough, and it starts to feel like the Career of …

2022-01-23: Update! Managed to hold off on that fancy French beef stew until today. Yum.

2022-01-22: Making tomorrow’s dinner - boeuf bourguignon - today means the house smells amazing … but I’m not …

2022-01-14: “Make more things more obvious” A goal coming out of this week’s therapy session. Now I need to …

2022-01-03: Volunteering at Second Helpings, a beginner's guide Toward the end of 2021, I started itching for a way to get out of the house and do some good. Over …

2022-01-02: Behold my fancy ass I wrote the below yesterday, planning to post it today. Over the course of driving back to Indy …

2022-01-01: 52 Things Learned in 2021 It’s 2022 today, and Happy New Year to you and yours. The year past was at a macro level, a bit of a …

2021-12-30: The first thing Dan mentions here is the new thing I alluded to a few days ago: …

2021-12-22: Building a thing with a friend. It’s at the exciting part where we give the thing a name and start …

2021-12-21: Not sure who needs to hear this, but it’s the time of year many do. It’s ok to feel adrift …

2021-12-21: Went for a five mile hike yesterday on the nation’s longest scenic trail - to make room for more …

2021-11-12: New thought technology from therapy this week: It’s not that I should do things, but rather that I …

2021-11-07: It’s been an excellent morning.

2021-11-05: “Remember, remember the fifth of November …” Happy Guy Fawkes Day (or, in America, “V for Vendetta” …

2021-10-31: Communing with the spirits* at home this delightfully spooky Halloween evening. (#mboct Day 31/31) * …

2021-10-31: Hanging out with Benjamin for Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra this afternoon for “The Nightmare …

2021-10-31: Spending my Halloween midday with a BBC adaptation of “The Turn of the Screw” I stumbled upon on …

2021-10-30: Four years ago today. Still going.

2021-10-30: Leaves are finally starting to turn into shades of red around here. (#mboct Day 30/31)

2021-10-29: Cycle. (#mboct Day 29/31)

2021-10-28: Interesting pattern underneath the roof of the back balcony at The Breakers in Newport, RI. (#mboct …

2021-10-28: Likely not a good sign for - an admittedly beautiful looking - movie that I needed an explainer …

2021-10-27: Taking our time sorting through the chaos that is our filing system here at home. Lots of old junk …

2021-10-26: I don’t know about “bliss”, but a freshly baked chili-cheese baked potato makes for a darn tasty …

2021-10-25: It’s the time of year when gravity does its thing to leaves, making my daily walk treacherous - if …

2021-10-24: Pretty strong connection between the first dreary, rainy day of fall and a warm bowl of chili (with …

2021-10-23: Story behind that pizza: Had a need for a bathroom. The pizza place seemed like the best option to …

2021-10-23: I don’t have a photo of it - my hands were full - but a favorite memory of this trip will be sharing …

2021-10-23: Also snagged a fresh photo of my previous lock screen- ~15 years later. Things are a fair bit …

2021-10-23: Each time I visit MoMA, I end up with a new iPhone background or two. New ones from this trip are …

2021-10-23: Now that I’m back home, here’s more travel photos featuring more than just me from the last week!

2021-10-23: Travel, especially with family, has always been a deep well of meaning in my life. Happy to be home …

2021-10-22: Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton turned out to be a fine place for a rest about halfway …

2021-10-21: Not a bad birthday: Walked the Freedom Trail Had chowda and lobsta roll in Quincy Market Did a …

2021-10-21: When I travel, my favorite space is often either the train station or the public market. In NYC, …

2021-10-20: Stretching for the theme a bit, but I reckon this is a lawn that has seen a croquet match or two in …

2021-10-19: Why thank you. It was good to be back after 15 years away.

2021-10-19: Me and Frida at MoMA. (#mboct Day 19/30)

2021-10-18: Finished a day traipsing around the Hudson Valley with the #pumpkinblaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in …

2021-10-17: I didn’t need a compass to tell which side of Pennsylvania I was in today. (#mboct Day 17/30)

2021-10-16: In the seemingly random rotation of my facial hair cycle, things came up clean shaven this time. …

2021-10-15: Far from ethereal, today’s dinner celebrates National Cheese Curd Day with Culver’s CurderBurger - …

2021-10-14: Well. One of my wheels at least. They can’t all be winners. (#mboct Day 14 / 30)

2021-10-13: Got my daily walk in early today - Four miles or so amongst the fog and the animals at Fort Ben. …

2021-10-12: The legend: Puccini’s Campfire pizza. Summer sausage, sweet onion marmalade, gorgonzola & fresh …

2021-10-11: When I think of hygge, I think of family time. Like this photo from New Year’s Eve last year. To be …

2021-10-10: Lots of bridges on yesterday’s hikes, but the highlights were the falls and the tunnel (from an …

2021-10-09: This part of this morning’s four mile hike didn’t feel safe, but turned out ok. Highly recommend the …

2021-10-08: Missed twilight (barely), but got the tent set up for a weekend with the kids at Clifty Falls State …

2021-10-07: Took the kids to the grocery store after school today, stopped by the spice rack for cinnamon. Came …

2021-10-06: Since I got an Apple Watch at the beginning of the year, I’ve been walking more. These days I shoot …

2021-10-05: Since I’ve been working from home, I’ve kept a few toys on my desk or close at hand. But this one? …

2021-10-04: Based on the leaves on the trail at Fort Ben this morning, we’re about to take a sharp turn into …

2021-10-03: Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are the majority of my lunch this week. Note to self: Have a …

2021-10-02: A fresh college football Saturday - this one at home. Still thinking about Michigan State after dark …

2021-10-01: We found our way out eventually, though.

2021-10-01: Got a touch lost in a corn maze this evening.

2021-09-21: Now that I’m not in engineering, I can name a git branch “at-the-coco-coco-kibana” and not feel the …

2021-09-18: Even before the pandemic, it had been far too long since I went to Shapiro’s Delicatessen here in …

2021-09-13: Next up for The Quest. September 25, 2021: 12pm FIU at Central Michigan 7pm Nebraska at Michigan …

2021-09-09: I tend to interpret “Only in theaters” these days as “Welp. Won’t see that until later.”

2021-09-06: Closed out the long weekend in Chicago with more walking around, a fountain, a big shiny bean, and …

2021-09-04: A few photos from walking around and gawking at buildings in downtown Chicago today. Bonus points to …

2021-09-03: A few notes from tonight’s experience: Missed kickoff because of traffic Parked on a golf course …

2021-09-03: From the shores of Lake Michigan, greetings from Ryan Field for Michigan State at Northwestern. And …

2021-08-28: These trips are always better when the home team wins. Congrats Illinois Football Team. And a Happy …

2021-08-28: Halftime at the kickoff for the 2021 college football season with Nebraska at Illinois. And my 19th …

2021-08-22: 18 of 130: The Quest to see every FBS team I grew up in my home state of West Virginia around college football. Each fall was spent either …

2021-08-21: Working on consolidating my old Jekyll blog into my micro.blog blog today. I have had an urge to …

2021-07-20: We’ve lived in our house for nearly 13 years now. In that time, we’ve never hosted anyone that …

2021-07-18: I think I’m getting better at this bread baking thing … 🥖

2021-07-15: My quest to see a home game at every FBS football team is back on after taking year off for …

2021-07-04: Happy Fourth! I celebrated of a sort by making everything you see here: Fresh tagliatelle Ragu …

2021-07-03: Good morning! I made muffins! From scratch! With fresh blueberries!

2021-06-28: I will make a longer post about this, but I’ve been thinking lately about my phone’s role as the …

2021-04-20: Sure. Snow in late April kinda sucks. Makes for a damn pretty hike, though. (Fort Harrison State …

2021-04-03: Finished up our Indiana adventure yesterday. Hit New Harmony, Harmonie State Park, Lincoln Boyhood …

2021-03-31: Pictures in the previous are from: Cataract Falls (Indiana’s largest waterfall by volume) Shakamak …

2021-03-31: Fun day exploring parts of Indiana we hadn’t been before with all my favorite people.

2021-03-28: Three-mile hike at Mounds State Park this morning with my other favorite person. So much chillier …

2021-03-27: I bought myself an Apple Watch back in January and started filling my Exercise and Move rings with …

2021-03-24: A year ago today, I tearfully reunited with my family after a two week cautionary quarantine away …

2021-03-20: Fun morning hiking around Spring Mill State Park with two of my favorite people. (The other one’s at …

2021-03-18: I’ve filled out two brackets this year. I have WVU losing in the Elite Eight in one, and the title …

2021-03-18: Of course, the 2009-2010 team also has a place in my heart. Beating this Kentucky team in the Elite …

2021-03-18: As a WVU alum and fan, the 2005 team still has a special place in my heart. The first 17 minutes or …

2021-03-11: A year ago today, I woke up in a hotel room in Atlanta, read that someone at a company all hands the …

2021-03-07: I ordered some delicious Kimchi for the fine folks at Fort Wayne’s True Kimchi (link below). Been …

2021-02-16: Yesterday, I posted something with a cryptic headline, that I figured I’d give another shot. …

2021-02-15: When shoveling snow, you make a big pile of snow. My kids took a break to play in said pile. They …

2021-02-15: Principled Speed I joined Sigstr fairly early on its journey, and for the first time, I was at a place early enough …

2021-02-14: Making a recipe that includes a 50-50 mix of soy sauce and Worcester sauce. Midway through, I …

2021-02-06: Each year for the Super Bowl, we make a bunch of stuff like we’re throwing a party but it’s just our …

2021-01-22: I had a therapy session for the first time in twenty or more years this afternoon. I cried a lot …

2021-01-19: Just finished “Ancillary Justice” and ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️‘d. It took me a while to tie the bits together, but …

2021-01-18: If, like me, you have trouble following or sticking with “Ancillary Justice” … it picks up a …

2021-01-18: In the later stages of this pandemic, I’ve started using a produce delivery service or two. This …

2021-01-06: As a further aside: Why, yes, I am in a good mood this morning. Why do you ask?

2021-01-06: A quick story from this morning that reveals entirely too much of my personality: For a year or more …

2020-05-24: So. I can make tiramisu. And it’s delicious. And it was easy to make. This is a dangerous moment.

2020-05-23: Today’s kitchen output: Proteins packaged and frozen for next week Potato salad for tomorrow …

2020-05-04: I really am hoping this feeling I have right now is “I’m an old, out of shape man that ‘slept’ in a …

2020-05-02: Camping in with the Boy Scouts. And introducing my kids to the Hillbilly Firepit.

2020-04-26: I know they look the same as yesterday’s pepperoni rolls, but today’s versions are filled with …

2020-04-25: Today’s production: 13 cups of chicken stock Eight pepperoni rolls Untold dirty dishes

2020-04-12: Cinnamon rolls in for the night. Pop them into the oven and make the icing tomorrow morning.

2020-04-11: Pierogi time! (verdict: tedious to make, but pretty quick and easy and delicious out of the freezer)

2020-04-05: Y’all can keep your bread. I made muffins. (And probably making bread in a few days anyway … …

2020-04-04: So far this fine morning, I’ve made: Two cups of coffee 24 beef pierogi (in the freezer now) One …

2020-04-02: Made a quick trip to a deserted downtown Indianapolis to pick up my office stuff to hunker down for …

2020-03-28: So far, a lot of this quarantine time has felt like living in a secret Chopped kitchen. “What can I …

2020-03-25: My kids’ taekwondo place (http://geistmartialarts.com/) is doing private lessons over zoom while …

2020-03-24: I’m home a couple of days early! Because my wife’s surgeon tested positive for Covid-19 and there’s …

2020-03-22: Considering leaning on home schooling resources for my kids while they’re elearning/home with …

2020-03-21: Catching up on “The Expanse” and was surprised and delighted to see David Strathairn pop up. He’s …

2020-03-20: Thinking of taking advantage of the crushing loneliness and boredom* by recording a few screencasts …

2020-03-17: Today has been a far better day than yesterday. I only cried once (at the generosity of others), had …

2020-03-17: Discovered on Hulu, for those like me that have run out of Rick Steves’ Europe episodes to comfort …

2020-03-16: My wine glass for the night is a 2015 Indianapolis Indians souvenir cup, but I’m stocked up, made …

2020-03-15: STATION REPORT ALPHA - Day Four CLASSIFIED. TOP SECRET CLEARANCE REQUIRED. I suspect our time here at Station Alpha is limited. Our …

2020-03-14: STATION REPORT ALPHA - Day Three CLASSIFIED. TOP SECRET CLEARANCE REQUIRED. It’s my third day stationed here in Safehouse …

2020-03-12: Jokes aside, I’m looking at two and a half weeks away from my family. Coinciding with my wife …

2020-02-15: This is a brilliant idea (he said as he stockpiles freezer foods for an upcoming situation and …

2020-02-01: I bought this on a whim (and a Wirecutter recommendation) and it turned into a really fun family …

2020-01-25: Pinewood Derby update! He won fastest in his den! And finished in the top 10! With a car that looked …

2020-01-24: It’s not the prettiest car, but after a last minute weighin of a quarter ounce to heavy, Benjamin’s …

2020-01-18: 👋 Idle Saturday thought. If you use Shopify, how do you do marketing attribution? As in: Sales by …

2020-01-12: When I was a kid (or more likely a teenager), my grandmother suggested I moonlight at a bartending …

2020-01-04: How I cook, January 2020 I’ve been diving deeper and deeper into a cooking rabbit hole over the last several years, and it …

2020-01-03: For Christmas, I got some actual bar gear. Things like a jigger, a set of shaker tins, and a …

2020-01-03: One step toward the stuff I talked about here, I also need to be reading Twitter a heck of a lot …

2020-01-03: I just don't know what to do with myself While reading Brent Simmon’s blog post on his New Years resolution to better channel his …

2020-01-01: Hindsight is 2020 In the just passed (observed) decade I: Had a second kid. Found out both kids are on the Autism …

2019-12-31: We are visiting with some friends for New Years and tonight was my night to cook. Last weekend, I …

2019-12-25: Started the day with homemade cinnamon rolls and ended it with a sous vide turkey porchetta. Along …

2019-12-21: Currently rewatching “The Force Awakens” post-“Rise of Skywalker” A) Yeah. The creators knew the …

2019-12-14: And we finish with a personal best single solve for 4x4, his first solve in less than 2 minutes. …

2019-12-14: That said, Benjamin still ended up trimming almost 10 seconds off his personal best single solve for …

2019-12-14: He missed making the second round by a quarter of a second. 0.25s. So. Close. (He’s taking it all in …

2019-12-14: Gosh darn it. They trimmed the number of competitors. Meaning you had to finish in the Top 69 to …

2019-12-14: The live scoreboard has switched to “Done” … and Benjamin’s name is still in green. HE DID …

2019-12-14: Update! Benjamin finished with personal bests for a single solve and average over five solves - and …

2019-12-14: If for some reason, you’d like to follow along with today’s competition, live results are here: …

2019-12-14: An interesting wrinkle to today’s competition: There are a lot of first time competitors, and the …

2019-12-14: With Benjamin at another cubing competition for the day. And this time, not only is it here in Indy, …

2019-12-11: The Louis CK episodes of Parks & Rec take on a different sort of tone these days … but maybe …

2019-08-25: Closing the weekend with red wine and Samoas. As you do …

2019-08-25: I’ve made better steak and the failure mode of popovers is an eggy muffin, but this didn’t turn out …

2019-08-25: Hawaii-Arizona 🏈 on the TV. Whole family’s asleep. First ever try at from-scratch biscuits in the …

2019-08-24: As much as I’m enjoying Week Zero of college 🏈 this evening (and especially the Arizona-Hawaii …

2019-08-24: Today: Homemade red sauce and chicken parm. Tomorrow: Grandma’s biscuits and sausage gravy, then …

2019-07-27: So, I had been eyeing a Michigan-Michigan State doubleheader in my quest to (eventually) see a game …

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.

2017-05-20: 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.

2014-09-12: Broken pieces and the anti-vaxx movement Yesterday, in advance of Nova’s program on vaccines (embedded above), I tweeted the following: …

2014-05-27: Your hiring mindset The reasons for why you’re hiring have a great deal of impact on how you go about the hiring …

2013-10-23: A couple of "The Outsourcing Playbook" notes I’ve had my short ebook, “The Outsourcing Playbook”, in the wild for a while now …

2013-07-03: [Around the Web] Hiring and management links for July 3 I'm kicking off a new weekly feature today where I compile together links that caught my interest …

2013-06-25: Getting hired as a developer or designer Before I started writing my current book (dingus down at the bottom of the post to get the first two …

2012-08-23: (no title) @nsbingham @coopman Done. In Reply To

2010-02-18: 'FollowIndy: An iTunes for News' I’m still waiting to hear back on FollowIndy’s status in Round Two of the Knight News …