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Archive for November 2013

Self-Made

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I feel moderately successful at this point.  I feel like I will have a house paid for before I retire, and have a reasonable career path.  However, I owe very little of my success to my own hard work.  Yes, I’ve spent tens of thousands of hours programming, and yes, I did enough work during school to earn a degree, but much more of my lifestyle I owe to those who came before:
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Written by eswald

19 Nov 2013 at 8:57 pm

Posted in Lifestyle

Invisible Bike Helmets

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My spouse casually mentioned the inventors of the invisible bike helmet, thinking that since this was something right up my alley, of course I was the one who originally pointed it out.  Had I done so, there’s no way I would have forgotten it so thoroughly.  An idea so elegant, but so hard to execute properly, that of course my brain would crunch through the implications.

So yes, they’re now available for purchase, from one of the more beautiful websites I’ve seen.  Sadly, the site is broken, in the sense that navigating in any but the most canonical way will generate error messages, but it truly is beautiful.

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Written by eswald

12 Nov 2013 at 10:25 pm

Posted in Cycling

City Elections

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Today’s elections were purely local. Mayor, council members, and two taxation propositions. Naturally, each of the candidates had an opinion on each of the taxes, even though neither was particularly oppressive.

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Written by eswald

5 Nov 2013 at 8:50 pm

Posted in Politics