Posts in Category "personal"

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As every company I've ever bought a product from has been reminding me all morning, today is my birthday. 32 revolutions around the sun. Still ticking.

Obviously it's been a pretty busy year; most of that is in my post from last month. According to the accelerometer on my wrist, I've walked 2,904,398 steps in the last year1 but I'm mostly still in the same place as I was. Probably by the time I hit 33 revolutions around the sun, it'll be a very different story. Still got that baby on the way (another ~6 weeks to …

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Trees in the Park

park

There are trees growing out out of the sand at the park near my house, closed for the last few months due to COVID-19. What a weird world.

Life Updates

Hey, so, it's been a while since I posted. I guess I just wanted to post and update. Let's see… what has happened since February 2020....

Family

fetus

Yeah, so, we're having a baby. If you didn't see that on other social media already. He's1 due at the end of July2.

Lockdown

As you and everyone else knows, the world has been in lockdown since March due to the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 causing COVID-19. My company sent us all on mandatory work-from-home on March 12th and I haven't been across the bridge into San Francisco since. Working from home …

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New Car

After more than 10 years of avoiding it, I've finally rejoined the ranks of the private-car-owning bourgeois. $SPOUSE and I spent the past few weeks doing research and reading reviews, spent Saturday and Sunday test-driving a bunch of vehicles, and ended up buying a brand new Cosmic Blue1 2020 Honda Insight yesterday afternoon.

new car

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Austin, TX

Went to Austin, Texas this weekend for a work event1; it was my first time in Austin so I figured I'd write up some notes:

  • Cities are so indistinguishable now. Downtown Austin has the same restaurant and store chains as San Francisco, Boston, Miami, or any other American city.
  • Its is weird how much Confederate stuff there still is for the supposedly-liberal Texas city. Until '96, the Capitol Visitors Center was administered by the Daughters of the Confederacy; lots of Confederate flags.
  • Live music everywhere, even at the broiest bars near the hotels — even at the hotel bars! This …
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Twenty-Teens in Review

Well, here it is, the end of 2019, the end of the decade1. 🎉 The end of the decade of my twenties, so probably the most eventful decade I'll experience2. Ten years ago, I was at my parents' house in Fall River, a senior in college on my last Christmas break of all time. I'd just accepted an offer from Yelp to start as a Software Engineer in June, 2010, reporting to Neil Kumar3. The world was uncertain before me. Today, I am sitting in my own house5, married, working for my third employer, sitting pretty in …

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