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Moving to a leadership role doesn't mean you won - http://www.wirewd.com/hacks...
While I was in the midst of transitioning from a software developer to a manager of software development, I was sitting in a Belgian bar drinking beer with a British gentleman on vacation who managed hotels. And so we got to talking about what it meant to be the boss outside of considerations of programmers, programming languages, wait staff, and housekeepers. I asked him what would happen if he tried to hire someone who had never worked in a hotel to manage one and he explained the disaster that would be. It's pretty much the same disaster you get if you hire someone with no software experience ever to manage a team of software developers... - Wirehead
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The best camera is the one you've got with you... or a mirrorless convert - http://www.wireheadarts.com/blog...
I really hate that my new phone doesn't have a keyboard. I've been using phones with keyboards on them for quite some time and I'm kinda annoyed that the whims of the marketplace have meant that nobody buys a keyboarded phone anymore. On the bright side, my phone now has a decently good camera, maybe as good as the previous generation of iPhone cameras. It's pretty good and it really demonstrates why people aren't buying compact cameras anymore. Why carry a camera that's only mildly better than your phone's camera when your phone is there in your pocket? - Wirehead
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Littlechef and the great refactoring of the personal infrastructure - http://www.wirewd.com/hacks...
One of my favorite DevOps thought leaders thinks I'm nuts. He's right. People should not run their own mail infrastructure, monitoring infrastructure, or DNS infrastructure. On the other hand I kinda started doing it a long time ago and it's worked out pretty well for me, so why should I change? - Wirehead
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Every single piece of bike gear I buy ends up with a broken power button and it's getting old - http://www.wirewd.com/bike...
Most of America has a bike. And, expensive or cheap, it usually lives in the garage on rubber-coated hooks and gets pulled out on random sunny days and then forgotten about the rest of the time. But then there's a small percentage of the population out there, which I'm part of, that rides their bikes all the time, rain or shine, and gets real stuff done on their bikes, like commuting to work and buying groceries. To do this safely requires a few pieces of electronic hardware. Some people, like myself, ride a bit more than that. And, at least for me, I've found something really annoying in all of the biking gear I've owned... - Wirehead
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Mirrorless Cameras Making Sense - http://www.wireheadarts.com/blog...
It's always tricky talking about buying camera gear. This becomes frequently a case of "Hey, please rob me!" or "Hey, look at me, I'm a douchebag with a well paying job" or other stuff. But since this story involves rage, my own stupidity, and a few thoughts about the whole freaking point of a lensless camera, I'll tell it. - Wirehead
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Mirrorless Cameras Making Sense - http://www.wireheadarts.com/blog...
It's always tricky talking about buying camera gear. This becomes frequently a case of "Hey, please rob me!" or "Hey, look at me, I'm a douchebag with a well paying job" or other stuff. But since this story involves rage, my own stupidity, and a few thoughts about the whole freaking point of a lensless camera, I'll tell it. - Wirehead
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Dissembled dreams... or the 6th Bike-a-versary - http://www.wirewd.com/bike...
One of my coworkers asked me the other day, immediately before tea-time, if I had always been bike-obsessed like this or if it was a new thing. And, given that I was fetching the teacups for teatime, I had to say that no, there's a bike-a-versary, it's coming up, and I'll explain the long story later, but it's just about time for tea and my response wouldn't fit in the time allotted. And I thought about that and realized it's quite a long story and that I might as well write it down. - Wirehead
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Monomaniacal littlechef: launching cloud servers, user cookbook, nagios cookbook, and DNS - http://www.wirewd.com/hacks...
I'm on a monomaniacal littlechef quest at home. See, I burned a weekend helping a friend set up her chef and vagrant infrastructure some months ago. And I wrote about it. And I figured that it would eventually get back to it and re-do all of my servers. Then I spent some time in sysadmin hell and ended up needing to re-construct my sites from the backups and realized that now was the time to fix this. - Wirehead
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The tumblr of my mind... or... katas of more than one artistic pursuit - http://www.wirewd.com/wh...
One of my coworkers joked that he'd really love to see a tumblr of "What's on Ken's mind". Because people get used to the idea that there's usually a bunch of stuff working it's way through my brain at the same time and that if I mention what I did lately outside of work in conversation, there's this endless cycle of strange things that I will mention doing. I'm eventually going to get to something I'm looking to try doing, but I'm going to get there through a circuitous route so that you can actually understand a complete set of thoughts... - Wirehead
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The tumblr of my mind... or... katas of more than one artistic pursuit - http://www.wirewd.com/wh...
One of my coworkers joked that he'd really love to see a tumblr of "What's on Ken's mind". Because people get used to the idea that there's usually a bunch of stuff working it's way through my brain at the same time and that if I mention what I did lately outside of work in conversation, there's this endless cycle of strange things that I will mention doing. I'm eventually going to get to something I'm looking to try doing, but I'm going to get there through a circuitous route so that you can actually understand a complete set of thoughts... - Wirehead
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Olympus launches PEN E-P5 - http://www.dpreview.com/news...
This seems to be the "If I had to buy a new camera" camera at the moment. A worthy upgrade from the E-P3 that I still very much like - Wirehead
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Olympus launches PEN E-P5 - http://www.dpreview.com/news...
This seems to be the "If I had to buy a new camera" camera at the moment. A worthy upgrade from the E-P3 that I still very much like - Wirehead
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Kodak joins the Micro 4/3rds party - http://www.petapixel.com/2013...
Kodak joins the Micro 4/3rds party. This is unexpected on one level, but Kodak has long been a member of the 4/3rds consortium, so on another level it isn't. - Wirehead
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Kodak joins the Micro 4/3rds party - http://www.petapixel.com/2013...
Kodak joins the Micro 4/3rds party. This is unexpected on one level, but Kodak has long been a member of the 4/3rds consortium, so on another level it isn't. - Wirehead
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Half Dome, covered in snow - http://www.wireheadarts.com/blog...
Half Dome, covered in snow
Half Dome, from the distance, covered in snow. - Wirehead
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Packing tire chains is snow problem at all - http://www.wireheadarts.com/blog...
The first photographic expedition of 2013 was east to Yosemite to play in the snow and take some pictures of majestic scenery while it's nice and snow covered... and to enjoy Yosemite while it's not loaded down with tourists looking for easy hikes... - Wirehead
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Half Dome, covered in snow - http://www.wireheadarts.com/blog...
Half Dome, covered in snow
Half Dome, from the distance, covered in snow. - Wirehead
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Packing tire chains is snow problem at all - http://www.wireheadarts.com/blog...
The first photographic expedition of 2013 was east to Yosemite to play in the snow and take some pictures of majestic scenery while it's nice and snow covered... and to enjoy Yosemite while it's not loaded down with tourists looking for easy hikes... - Wirehead
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A few thoughts on preserving the industry - http://www.wireheadarts.com/blog...
Some people think that digital photography has destroyed our industry. It's too easy to endlessly copy digital files in lieu of going back to the photographer for official reprints, too easy for a bad photographer to spray-and-pray their way to a good shoot, etc. - Wirehead
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A few thoughts on preserving the industry - http://www.wireheadarts.com/blog...
Some people think that digital photography has destroyed our industry. It's too easy to endlessly copy digital files in lieu of going back to the photographer for official reprints, too easy for a bad photographer to spray-and-pray their way to a good shoot, etc. - Wirehead
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The Claim: Cold Temperatures Improve Sleep | New York Times - http://www.nytimes.com/glogin...
The Claim: Cold Temperatures Improve Sleep | New York Times
“Studies have found that in general, the optimal temperature for sleep is quite cool, around 60 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. For some, temperatures that fall too far below or above this range can lead to restlessness.” - Anthony Citrano from Bookmarklet
Finally a study I believe! If I don't sleep in a cold room, I can't sleep. - Shevonne
Makes sense to me. It gets warm enough some evenings to where I have a hell of a time getting a good sleep in. - Jonathan Hardesty
60-68 seems REALLY low though. Dang, I thought setting the a/c to 77/78 was low enough already. - rönin
@ronin No way. 68 for me. - Shevonne
I can believe this. I much prefer a cool room, whatever the season. - John (bird whisperer)
Definitely have to have a cool room to sleep properly. Few things worse than waking up in the middle of the night sweating (and no, not in a good way...) - FFing Enigma
I don't want to be baking hot, but I can't sleep if I'm too cold. I get cold easily, and then my hands and feet go dead and white. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
I was just talking about this to a friend who asked me to split the cost of a hotel room. I had to explain how I always keep the room cool, while bundled under the blankets. - Anika
Side benefit of sleeping in a cold room: Wife is much much much cuddlier. - Wirehead
For those who, as I did, wondered how cold you feel at 60-68° F : its's a temeprature between 16° Celsius and 20° Celsius. - Zackatoustra
Yes! I love sleeping at about 65/66 degrees. Like LLL, I like to use the big comforter. I feel more comfortable and relaxed if I can breathe the cooler air. - Katy S
Sent this story to my wife, who likes it a bit warmer for the kids. - Hutch Carpenter
I thought it was just me. My sleep is much worse at 76-80+ temperatures. Normally I like 72-73 indoors, so 60-68 seems cool. Maybe it is better for sleep. :-) - Mitchell Tsai
Hmmm,I normally keep my house around 68 but then I'm British and used to cold old drafty houses - Sally Church
i think there is also cultural preferences/biases. when we lived in the UK we were amazed at how almost everyone turned their heat off completely at nite, thru-out the winter. when we came back, we began sleeping cooler, and love it. - Thom Kennon
Good point Thom, I find American houses far too warm and stuffy in the winter. - Sally Church
Sally, I'm with you: 68 is good, but 65 in the winter is AOK for me as well. I can wear socks and a snuggly shirt for less than I can heat the house to 70. - FFing Enigma
So there is a reason I use my ceiling fan at full speed at night. Interesting. - Ryan Massie
Ryan - indeed. love a good sleepybreeze. although your comment reminds me of how many hotel rooms and other rooms I go into where the ceiling fans are set incorrectly... I used to work in a lighting store so I notice such things. ;) [it's supposed to blow DOWN during the summer and UP during the winter] - Anthony Citrano
I'm always frustrated by the fact that hotel rooms do not have ceiling fans. I have trouble sleeping without the breeze. - Dennis O'Neil
I seem to be at the 68 degree end of the range, while my wife seems to be closer to the 60 degree end of the range for our optimal sleeping temperatures. :) - Blank of Two Blanks
I knew it! - Shey
LOL, silly Scott! In summer, the thermostat goes to 74 at night. In winter, I usually set it for about 67 during the day and 65-66 at night. Bundling up in blankets and comforter FTW! - Ordinarybug Heather
i believe it. - Carolyn Chan
i thought it was the opposite. - Kamamiya
You forgot to include Leif Parsons' name on the artwork for this webpage. - Jon Craig
Jon, you joined FF just for that? The photo credit is proper on the linked NYT page. This is just a share. If sharing on the internet concerns you, I'd say you have your work cut out for you. - Tinfoil 2.0
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Lack of speed leads to disinterest - http://www.wireheadarts.com/blog...
So I spent... well, the time starting around March of the year until very recently not doing much shooting, not doing much editing, etc. Now, some of this was because of silly drama completely unrelated to photography, but I had some conversations, made some daring moves, etc. and took care of that stuff but photography was still not happening. - Wirehead
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Lack of speed leads to disinterest - http://www.wireheadarts.com/blog...
So I spent... well, the time starting around March of the year until very recently not doing much shooting, not doing much editing, etc. Now, some of this was because of silly drama completely unrelated to photography, but I had some conversations, made some daring moves, etc. and took care of that stuff but photography was still not happening. - Wirehead
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The frustration that is trying to do DRM-free eBooks legally - http://www.wirewd.com/wh...
I've kinda come to terms with buying eBooks instead of physical books, even though there are a lot of archivist implications involved that bug me. However, I still heavily dislike the use of DRM, so I want to avoid this as much as possible. And this turns out to be tricky... - Wirehead
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The frustration that is trying to do DRM-free eBooks legally - http://www.wirewd.com/wh...
I've kinda come to terms with buying eBooks instead of physical books, even though there are a lot of archivist implications involved that bug me. However, I still heavily dislike the use of DRM, so I want to avoid this as much as possible. And this turns out to be tricky... - Wirehead
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API design: Presets, pre-patched, normalized, or modular - http://www.wirewd.com/hacks...
Making APIs is both easy and hard. See, it's one thing for a software engineer to make a piece of software aimed at a musician or artist who is deeply scared of what horrors lurk inside the chassis, because it's often times coming from a fear that you may have never understood. Writing APIs is different because you presumably are writing for someone who is closer to a like-minded individual.... - Wirehead
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Lance lost the doping battle - http://www.wirewd.com/bike...
Frankly, I'm not especially interested in pro-level cycling. In the real world, you have to consider details like flat tires and chain life and can't toss your bike at someone to have the bar tape re-done. You can't have a follow-car trailing you with spare bits and pieces or switch bikes as needed. And it takes something that is a beautiful participatory activity that is both transportation and recreation and turns it into a spectator sport for people getting fat watching on TV. It also means that people tend to want to buy whatever bike the tour de france riders are riding instead of a more rational and comfortable and sturdy bike. - Wirehead
+wirehead - chaz2b
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