Category: Thoughts

  • Incremental Simplicity

    I just finished reading Code Simplicity, and, as someone who has a tendency for perfectionism, one thing that stood out to me was the idea of not worrying about building something perfect. It’s OK to not aim for perfection on version one. Or any version. You don’t even know what perfection looks like at when […]

  • It’s OK to Move On

    It’s OK to Move On

    As a joke (with some seriousness), I bought a glass-like impossible puzzle. It’s made of clear acrylic, has eight corners for extra trickiness, and it’s impossible to see which side is “up.” My wife is much better at puzzles than I am, and I thought this might be finally be her match. After an hour […]

  • Flickering Lights and Simple Fixes

    For months, our bedroom light would not turn on. Well, at times it would, randomly illuminating the room whenever it seemed fit. And at others, turn off without warning. As far as we could tell, there were no signs of ghosts. We were having our attic turned into livable space and the contractors had recently […]

  • More than a Seat at the Table

    Pre-COVID when we could go to restaurants, there were times I’d sit down at the table unnoticed. The servers would walk by. After a few minutes, I’d wave to get their attention as they passed by again. It’s happened to all of us. It’s not a big deal. But what if the server continues to […]