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Matthew

TIL: Amazon.com does not validate account email addresses.

Related. Sorry random person that signed up with my wife's address.

Matthew

Early each morning, as I open my porch door for my morning coffee/reading ritual, I hope I'll not be greeted by heat and humidity. So far, I've been disappointing.

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The web is awesome

"The open web is a beautiful thing that empowers makers while offering users leverage. There's nothing else like it. It's constantly improving. It's up to you what you do with it."

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Why Docker is Not Yet Succeeding Widely in Production

"Docker’s momentum has been increasing by the week, and from that it’s clearly touching on real problems. However, for many production users today, the pros do not outweigh the cons. Docker has done fantastically well at making containers appeal to developers for development, testing and CI environments—however, it has yet to disrupt production."

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On bias, birds and parents

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First some background. I love birds! I have feeders and houses all over my backyard. I watch them from my workspace every day. I know the times of the day certain birds come to the feeder. I log when the Painted Buntings show up every year. But there is something about Blue Jays.

When these beautiful birds show up at the feeder my heads says "ick, go away". Jays aren't particularly aggressive to other birds. They don't thrash seed from the feeder. There is nothing wrong with these birds, but I do know where this bias comes from, my parents.

They also loved to feed birds, but for some reason I never understood, disliked Blue Jays. They complained about them when they were at the feeder and scared them away all the time. Apparently this bias, some might call it hate, stuck with me. It's something I think about every time I see a Blue Jay. It's something I force myself to ignore and process through. I think about this when I say things around my kids. What am I teaching them to hate, or to love?

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Current status: Ripping the house apart to find a tree frog that got in. Operation save the frog.

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People who bother to scoop their dog's poop then throw the plastic bag on the ground or worse, in a storm drain.

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ongoing by Tim Bray · Google + 1yr

It’s a highly-centralized or­ga­ni­za­tion, based in a part of the world that I don’t much like. I’m not say­ing that’s a bad idea; it seems to be work­ing for them. I’m not even say­ing that it’s a bad idea to do your next start­up in the Bay Area, if you can han­dle the lifestyle. ¶

But I do think the In­ter­net econ­o­my would be bet­ter and more hu­mane if it didn’t have a sin­gle white-hot highly-overprivileged cen­ter. Al­so, soon­er or lat­er that’ll stop scal­ing. Can’t hap­pen too soon.

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Slowly moving away from Google services/dependence. How about you?

Matthew