Family, Code, Cars, Coffee.
All opinions my own, not those of my employer.
This is getting comical...
So, most of Kentucky is shut down because of this snow/ice mess we have currently, and my august company has decided to go forward with their yearly kickoff meeting, despite 50% absentee rate at the moment.
As I type this, it’s 8:44 am, and I just drove 30 minutes in
10 miles of pouring rain to start the week on 4 hours of sleep.
I went to bed about 11:30, but didn’t fall asleep until
nearly 1am—very unusual for me.Like an
overtightened bolt, I felt my corners round-off just a bit yesterday, the
torque warping my mind just too much to sleep.
There’s much to consider, globally, nationally, and within
my own hearth.Much I can do little
about.Globally, there keeps being more
of us, and our impact on the planet worsens by the year.Humans certainly seem less education, humane,
and trustworthy than we did even 10 years ago.Perhaps my eyes are just open to our own debauchery, my naiveté burned
away like so much slag from God’s refiner’s fire.
I can’t recall Donald Trump.I can’t unsay some of the things he’s said.I can generally watch in horror and pinch
myself every time I hear the phrase “President-Elect” attached to his name.
I’ve found myself watching lots of post-apocalyptic films
from my …
At first glance (and second, and third) glance, this API doesn't seem to work. It promises to provide asynchronous notifications of state changes to the print objects in the spooler, but how the $#@^ does it work? Let's look at it more closely. (It's defined int he file prnasnot.h, if you've got your sdk handy.
I haven't bought a car for myself since 2008, at which time I bought an eighteen year old car I never should have sold.
In the intervening ten years, I've had two cars, both welcome hand-me-downs from my wife: The Camry-of-Doom and Sparky, my current 2010 Ford Fusion.
Having moved to Austin, paid-off my wife's Sienna minivan, and begun to sock-away some funds for a new ride, it seems time to consider what's next.
Idly checking KBB.com, I noticed my Fusion's worth has nose-dived from around $9000 during the $4/gallon fuel days to roughly $2000. There are other things: Some electrical gremlins are popping up. The traction control system was inoperative for an entire day, then fixed itself.The tire pressure systems likewise seems to be dying. Likely this is just dying batteries in the in-wheel sensors, but still.The Sync system seems more an more reluctant to work with my iPhone. Every iPhone firmware update makes this worse, it seemsIt's not as safe as a newe…