Journal of a Programmer
Short notes and essays about stuff that interests me (mostly technical stuff).
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
A Gentleman in Moscow: a very short review
So it came to be that Amor Towles's A Gentleman in Moscow was sitting on my bedside table, and of course I read it. What a surprise t...
Friday, September 7, 2018
Up, up, and away
Well, this is not the sort of news you want to see when you return to work after a long weekend: New Crack in San Francisco's Tilting M...
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Backpacking 2018: Marble Mountains Wilderness, Cliff Lake
It was time to go, so we packed up and went. The Marble Mountains Wilderness is in far, far northern California. If you get to Oregon, w...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
There can be no doubt that I am extremely fortunate
I was talking to one of my colleagues, and happened to learn that he had just lost his mother. This is now the 4th or 5th such colleague w...
Sunday, August 12, 2018
All The Light We Cannot See: a very short review
I was standing in the ferry line, reading Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See , when a man I (casually) know asked me: "Wh...
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Fair Shot: a very short review
Chris Hughes has had a very unusual life: prep school and Ivy League educated, he happened to be Mark Zuckerberg's roommate at college ...
Friday, August 3, 2018
None of this is good
Ouch. I don't exactly know what sort of celestial alignment caused me to run across these essays more-or-less simultaneously. Feel fre...
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