Monthly Archives: April 2015

the siren call of starting fresh

Technical debt is hard to measure and estimate. There are code quality metrics you can include. You can measure how long it takes you to implement new features. You can measure how long it takes you to land bug fixes. … Continue reading

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a few weeks ago

3/23/2015. Tonight, like every night, I put down my daughter, waited till I knew the last escape attempt had been foiled, and go retrieve my infant son from mommy. Kathryn breaks his latch and waits awkwardly while I position myself … Continue reading

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next door – part 2

Since putting up the fence it’s simply inconvenient to gather trash in the alley. This trip I put in my trash bag an empty pack of newports, a high top sneaker with $100 bills painted on, a beer bottle, and … Continue reading

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next door – part 1

“All my liiife,” the sisters crooned, “I prayed for someone like you.” We were stopped in the alley outside our house. Fenwick, our dog, patiently stood around. Originally, the girls had planned to pet him. “Hiya, Foowick!” He was a … Continue reading

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