Test Driven Development

Test Driven Development has been something I have done off an on (and generally not well) in my recent projects. This has led to me returning to projects later and making changes that introduce new bugs. It takes more time to write good tests, but it is super important to developing great software. I am getting better at doing this and have been trying to read a lot of programming masters books to improve myself. I still am not great at refactoring code even if I have tests (I’d rather build new stuff!), but am slowly starting to follow best practices.

Trader Joe’s Blue Stilton Cheese

Trader Joe’s Blue Stilton cheese is delicious. It has just the right combination of saltiness, stinky flavor, and buttery smoothness to make me very happy. I actually just eat it by the block. I am at work right now taking bites off my loaf. So good!

Electoral College

Apparently some folks in the Electoral College are considering banding together to try to vote for someone other than Trump as President. This might not be a bad idea, but it is very unlikely to happen I think. The people in the Electoral College are selected for their reliability.

Dreams

I have a lot of dreams where I am in scary or angry situations often somewhat based on worst case scenarios that my subconscious pulls together from actual experiences. I am currently undergoing a two year old small claims lawsuit that doesn’t have much material effect on my company, but due to the nature of the opposing party has become quite onerous. I had a bad dream last night where I was doing the final hearing but had no expert witness and the other side had all of my enemies through the years there to testify against me. Very frustrating dream and even when I woke up the emotions stayed with me.

I feel like dreams are a place where your mind often presents you with worst case scenarios and let’s you deal with them there. I feel like in my daily real life I rarely run across situations that are as bad as my dreams present me with. It’s sort of like super hard practice runs so that when you go out on game day, everything feels easy.

Big Bear with Laurel and Scott and Kristin

“Carrion Comfort” Review

I just finished reading “Carrion Comfort” by Dan Simmons today. I really enjoyed it! This was a great recommendation from my rock climbing friend Max. It’s a fascinating horror story built around essentially a cabal of mind control vampires. The concept sounds cheesy, but the execution was really good. The big thing Mr. Simmons did in this book was to really bring the victims to life. In most movies or books, the victims are usually one dimensional. Mr. Simmons really made you care and think about each person that was harmed by the antagonists of the story.

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Thanksgiving with Laurels Family 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Ill play your game…

I am thankful for my awesome wife Laurel, Jordan working with me, Justin and Josh being great brothers, Bestemor and Grandpa having raised me right and still having good health, the rest of my family, my successful business -Coalition Technologies, great friends, Rocket League, programming, books, fun TV shows like Westworld, rock climbing, trips, my good health, and all of the other things in my wonderful life.

Laurel is a Unicorn!