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  1. To All The Mothers

    When we were expecting our first, when we couldn’t actually do anything but wait while Emily’s body did all the parenting that could be done, when we spent a lot of time on idle research, I looked up mammary glands on Wikipedia.

    The theory is that they began ...

  2. Being A Manager Is Lonely

    Management is new for me. I have spent a lot of time focusing on the craft of programming, now I focus on the people who focus on the craft of programming.

    During the fifteen years I’ve been participating in something I’ll call a developer community, I’ve seen ...

  3. Middleage

    This year I’m starting to understand what it is to be middle aged. I think I became middle aged in 2011, but this year maybe I know what that is.

    When I was young I viewed middle age through the lens of a young person. I would think: to ...

  4. Saying Goodbye To Python

    This post is long overdue; this isn’t a declaration of intent (any intent was long ago made real), just my reflection about my own path. I left the Python world a long time ago but I never took a chance to say goodbye.

    While I had moved on from ...

  5. Why Isn’t Programming Futuristic

    If you think someone is asking a rhetorical question, it is usually most interesting to treat it as though it is a legitimate question. Especially if we’re talking about something hard — driving down to underlying assumptions through this questioning process is interesting.

    Applying this to Bret Victor’s talk ...

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