Just finished my last day at 18F. Dropped off my #FedEmployeeInABox at UPS. Feeling all the feelings right now, but mostly gratitude for the opportunity to use my technical skills to benefit so many people.
I wrote this Medium essay about my experience.
I’ve realized this many years ago, about my attraction to computer programming:
The world, which consists of analog phenomena infinite and unknowable, is reduced to the repeatable and the discrete.
Problem is, the world cannot be mapped entirely to a technical model, nor should it be. My career-long ambivalence about digital technology hinges on that core belief.
After a decade of the same non-responsive layout for this site, I have paid off some technical debt to myself. The blog is now on WordPress with a clean mobile-friendly style. The server has been upgraded from CentOS 5 to CentOS 7. And thanks to the good folks at letsencrypt.org, every site hosted on this server has been updated to support SSL (HTTPS).
Found this link perfectly helpful.
Hadn’t read of someone else experiencing this. I have.
Hadn’t heard that quote before. Want to remember it. It’s credited to anonymous, who as Virginia Woolf tells us, must have been a woman.
I get asked from time to time, always by non-software-developers, why it is that I start my email replies at the bottom of the thread.
for their mental dexterity and I admire them read from bottom to top, but a select few from top to bottom, most people read
Today is the birthday of the inventor of the odometer. I find the origin story fascinating.