Contracts are scary business. Usually a business’s default contract is strongly favorable to them and it can be hard on the relationship to push for tons of changes. I was sent a subcontractor contract today that just made no sense, so I sent back my default contract instead along with a big list of changes they would have to rewrite into their contract if they wished to work with me.… read more “Contracts”

Delice De Bourgogne

I really like this cheese named Delice De Bourgogne. As a matter of fact, I am sitting at my desk at work eating a block of it with a knife. Very good stuff. Very filling. Lots of calories to power my brain at work.

Trump Election

Here is my Facebook post from yesterday after Trump’s election:

What are the actual results of Trumps win last night?

Pros and con’s of Trump and the Republicans winning out as best I can see them. These are all just guesses as Trump is extremely unpredictable and never laid out firm plans.

Cons – climate change won’t be addressed, globalization of trade will face setbacks, minority and womens rights will not advance, an ugly bigot will be Americas leader, the risk of war is far higher since Trump can’t control his anger

Pros – tax simplification reform might actually happen, business regulations might be simplified, libertarian leaning supreme court justices

Not sure – aca reform

Remember – Trump is not a true Republican… Many of his ideas run in the big government direction and I think we will be surprised by some of policies.

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Depression / Gratitude

Science shows that writing down what your grateful for can help combat depression and increase happiness. It has worked for me for sure! Every day I write down one thing I am grateful for. See my list recently:

Relaxing honeymoon day
Happy life
Good honeymoon
Visiting grandparents
My family
Jimmy running with laurel and i, grandpa and bestemor
Healthy life with laurel
Nice family visit
Able to work from home when sick
Laurel is great
Things to do
Its the weekend
Laurel is best wifey ever
Back in the office
Freedom to structure my days
Great CT team right now
Healthy lifestyle
Going to portland on wednesday
Back in my routine tomorrow
Home sweet home
Top ranked for everything
Laurel is an awesome wife
Not in debt
I have a good brain
Healthy diet
Very happy, perfect life now
Choose my own schedule
I am proud of what i do
No hangover, i feel great
Lots of free time
Flexible schedule
Fun man date with jeremy
Laurel being reasonable and open to change
Visiting grandma gross this weekend
Back home
Driving purpose to my life
Great friends like Victoria and Jeremy
Laurels family here in LA
Laurel great wife
Romy is actually solid
No lawsuits of big size going on
I drink less usually nowadays
Generally good health
Business is super good
treadmill desk
Kickoff call a day this week
Fun rock climbing with scott b yesterday
Renewed motivation this time of year
I am not crazy like everyone else lol
Fun weekend with friends (jeremy bbq, scott’s gf mel bday)
More social contact lately due to my regular morning and evening calls
Productive week
Fun purposes to work on
Bishop trip this weekend
Excited about bishop in 2 days
Done with work for the week!
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Crushing Grip

I should be a politician as rock climbing has really helped strengthen my handshake grip. I can impress all the yokels with a firm, manly handshake.

That’s the extent of my claim to fame.

Todo management application

I have been building an internal todo management application for Coalition. The key difference between my todo application and others out there is that it has automatically sortable priority lists by client and by user that synchronizes across multiple users and multiple clients. I am also tracking a user activity log and going to sync it with Basecamp.… read more “Todo management application”