January 26, 2022

Camp Gear

In late July, Riley and I will be traveling to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico for two weeks of backcountry hiking with his Boy Scout troop. We’ll be joining a trek with other scouts from his troop that will span 12 days of hiking, and is likely to hit 7 of the tallest mountains in the region.

Of course, I’m all about the gear.

January 22, 2022


I’ve completely rearranged the way I take notes over the last month, using Obsidian as my primary tool for note-taking.

I’m using a kind of modified PARA system (Projects, Areas, Resources, Archives), where the top-level layers of my notes are organized into buckets based on their volatility. So things at the Projects layer change more quickly than the Areas, which change more quickly than Resources, etc. The names are, in my case anyway, just guidelines for how the documents in each section should be used.

September 26, 2021

Dice Roller

I’ve been poking at writing a Discord bot in Golang for the last few weeks. It’s actually weirdly easy to do with some of the libraries that are available out there.

I wanted to create something a bit more interesting in the long-term; something that lets you play certain kinds of dungeon exploring games. But I have been thinking to dip my toe into the bot-writing process by producing a bot that rolls dice. And here lies the rabbit hole that this post concerns.

July 28, 2021

Median Update

A few random thoughts today, taking a break from the vacation log, which is already a little overdue and getting stale:

Let’s be real here for a moment. Work has been pretty challenging lately. There have been some significant internal changes at the company, and combined with some retention incentives vesting, we’re having a lot of talented people - people I enjoy working with - leave for other companies.

Day three in San Diego was designated Zoo Day, where we would spendthe bulk of the day at the San Diego Zoo. We started the morning at the usual “roll out of bed early for a Californian” time, and had first breakfast at the hotel.

The say was set to be one of travel challenges. While the Uber/Lyft situation hadn’t been terrible, the mass transit options were looking more and more appealing. We checked out the bus schedules, and found a route that got us close to our destination. At $2.50 per person, that was a steal! And the busses were clean, empty, and air conditioned – very nice.