I pace when I'm on the phone. How much? Yesterday I was on the phone more or less continuously bouncing between two calls for 10 hours during which I traveled just short of 12000 steps, never getting more that about 20 feet from my desk.

Phone calls are my fitness program.

The teams I lead and my leadership chain mean that it was a long week, but in no way a punishing one. I'm ready for vacation, but I'm also missing the team that I'm leaving behind for a few days.

Get yourself a gig like that, give up some money if that's what's necessary, but get there.


Today ends a relatively rough 50-hour, 4-day week. Just shy of 65-hours in the last 6 days.

I've had jobs where no amount of cash could keep me 1 minute over my hellish 40-hours. I've had gigs where the week I've had would be demoralizing being belief. Not so here.


So....no ramp from 696 to 75 today? Not a SUPER welcome start to the day...

The end of a 16 hour day isn't the worst thing. The fact that it happened on a Monday isn't the worst either.

No, the worst thing is ending some 30 hours of effort by having to roll back. That stings a bit.

Sometimes the risk doesn't land your way.

Koopa and I have a new favorite game. It's called "Face Bite"

We're both going pro.


There's no ligament damage visible to an x-ray, and the doctor didn't seem extremely concerned with the weird tendon behavior...so...sprained ankle it is! I've a boot and crutches, let's see how it feels in the AM!

I might...MIGHT I say...have really fucked up my ankle today. Currently at the urgent care hoping for merely a sprain. HOPING FOR A SPRAIN!

My favorite quote from this week's episode of @questionscast :
"I'm in a room with 10 people, they all understand this thing and I don't...and that's on them"

Also, what kind of a person's favorite quote is their own words?

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Tool finally on streaming services, I can at last delete the mp3s I've had for damn near 20 years 😭

If you're going to do an article about confusion between PEMDAS and BODMAS, learn how to apply PEMDAS correctly... foxnews.com/tech/viral-math-pr

Parens, Exponents, Multiplication and Division, Addition and Subtraction...each category as a whole left to right

PEMDAS is also 16

It must be the weekend, because a headache so bad it brought nausea is standing between me and things I've wanted to do all week!

A great birthday! Several teammates dressed in "Jer Cosplay" (cargo shorts, hoodies, sarcastic t-shirts, and more than a few bald caps and goatees); a cheese tray "birthday cake"; cheesesteak lunch with some teammates; and dinner was a lovely chateaubriand with @aglance_@twitter.com

This is why, for secure communication, I stick with @KeybaseIO@twitter.com ... I still have friends that are holdouts on signal or whatever...but sensitive commo doesn't happen on Slack. keybase.io/blog/slack-incident

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As seen elsewhere:

"If it's not from the Tenex region, it's not a 10x engineer, it's just a sparkling developer"

Welp, I just loaded beta 5 of Android Q...so...if I stop responding to things it's because I trashed my phone!

My wife is being unreasonable. She will not let me buy a simple lawn ornament because she doesn't understand what awesome is. mydinosaurs.com/product/Amusem

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