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"Murphy was an optimist!"

Life is Pain December 4, 2016 10:21 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
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That is all.

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Yes, I used a spreadsheet December 2, 2016 8:46 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Cathy, Daily Life, Of Being Dad, Sex, Touchy Subjects
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After 16 years, I have finally figured out when I can and cannot ask my wife for a special dates. Data is beautiful!

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A quick disclaimer about social media and live events November 29, 2016 10:11 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Announcements, Daily Life, Of Interest
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A quick disclaimer about social media and live events.

I recognize that the chance for some of the information I’m distributing could be inaccurate. For example, Arrowmont having burned…we now have pictures that most of the structures are still standing.

I hope most people know that social media brings awareness at the sacrifice of accuracy. Our sharing of information is second or third hand and anecdotal. I am 45 minutes to an hour and a half away from the fires. I am not witnessing any of this first hand.
The choice between posting these things is one of awareness versus accuracy. I’d rather put it out there and have people know what’s going on and what is at stake and make corrections later. I am not always good about including words like “second hand” and “unconfirmed” I think that’s all implied right now.

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And the vacation comes to a close…with a missing sweater November 28, 2016 7:27 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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I thought today would be a perfect day to wear my favorite cashmere sweater. Unfortunately, it has gone missing. Hopefully, I find it in the car. Sorta defines these past two weeks. See, I’ve been on a working vacation. That would be two weeks off of the day job to solely focus on the side job. It was a wonderful vacation. Had plenty of positive experiences (mostly centered around family fun), some negative (my 11-year-old received frostbite on his fingertips and I felt like a cad), and good progress on my project (albeit, the intention was to have it completed before this morning…it isn’t).

My vacation plans had been this: Do everything in my power to finish my side project BEFORE the vacation began. Spend the vacation working on the house and spending time with my family. Unfortunately, software doesn’t always cooperate. I’m very close to having it wrapped up. My software muse is in good spirits. Let the code flow!

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Humbug November 27, 2016 2:55 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Christmas, Daily Life, Holiday
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The older I become, the more I appreciate Ebenezer Scrooge.

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Sliced cheese, hidden employees, and cops November 25, 2016 12:25 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Touchy Subjects
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Yikes! Two black men want sliced cheese. Hit the safe room! Call the cops! #thankstrump

‘All I asked for was sliced cheese’: Richmond roommates bewildered after store employees hide, call the police

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Oddities of Adulthood November 22, 2016 1:27 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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Adulting: Spending $1200 to save $1700.

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When your history teacher tries to break into comedy November 21, 2016 12:36 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Philosophy
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When your history teacher does comedy to make ends meet.

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From the mouths of babes November 21, 2016 12:17 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Evan, Family, From the mouths of babes, Of Being Dad
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Is your pet a healthy weight?

Context: Evan, our 11 year old, helped me drop one of the cats off at the veterinarian for a comprehensive exam last Wednesday. Behind the scale is this sign. Recently, both our 12 year old and 9 year old German Shepherds died.

Evan, 11 years old, studies the sign: "Dad, I think our next dog should be a three, four, or five."
Me: "Evan, that’s not a menu."

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That time of the day November 11, 2016 6:08 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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Time to take my evening dose of Phokital.

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Trump is going to ruin this country November 11, 2016 9:43 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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Reading Trump’s first 100 day plan made me physical ill. He’s going to set this country back 50 years.

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Deep Thoughts November 5, 2016 2:46 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy, Quote
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For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Developer tools November 5, 2016 11:16 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Software, Technology
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I like SourceTree so much better than Github Desktop.

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From the mouths of babes November 5, 2016 9:49 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Evan, Family, From the mouths of babes, Of Being Dad
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Me: "Alexa, play the Ramones."
Alexa: *jams*
Groggy 11 year old Evan walks into the room: "Dad, could you turn down the music?"
Me: "What are you guys doing?"
Evan: "Sleeping…"

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Living right November 3, 2016 9:07 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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Tomorrow’s dinner was cooked tonight!

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