Seemed like a good idea at the time...

Aug 20

Sometimes, I have to remind myself that I am pretty smart.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I’m stupid. It is just that the way I grew up caused me to see my abilities and talents as a given, expecting a lot from myself, yet undervaluing great results and becoming disappointed when I fell short.

Friday afternoon, I had a meeting with two other engineers, two product managers and a product designer. We were there to discuss a big, new feature for our project, pretty close to our development deadline. It was decided that I should take a week to hack on it to find out whether it would be feasible. If, at the end of the week, I determined that it would require too much work, it would get dropped to avoid letting the deadline slip.

Naturally, I took two days. Not just to determine it was feasible, but to actually complete the implementation.

It took a bit of complimentary gushing from the rest of the team before I really stood back and realized it was pretty badass.

On the continuing trend of things I’ve wanted for a while that suddenly go on sale: the Gilmore Girls box set for $54.

Sorry dudebros, it was a one-day sale as far as I know.

On the continuing trend of things I’ve wanted for a while that suddenly go on sale: the Gilmore Girls box set for $54.

Sorry dudebros, it was a one-day sale as far as I know.

whatsdifferentincanada:

Metric vs. Imperial

whatsdifferentincanada:

Metric vs. Imperial

Aug 19

“Well, I have a star badge that says that I’m a Grand Teton National Park Ranger and all you have are facts.” —

On the list of things I’ve said in the last 24 hours.

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I’ve had my eye on this stackable Tetris lamp on ThinkGeek. It recently went on sale, so I pounced!

I’ve had my eye on this stackable Tetris lamp on ThinkGeek. It recently went on sale, so I pounced!

ravishingtheroyals:

If you think a blog is “popular” and are afraid to message them because of that, just remember that most likely right that moment that blogger is in sweatpants, eating mac and cheese, and marathoning an entire season of a TV show on Netflix.

Your message would probably be one of the highlights of their day.

(via wellthatsjustgreat)

Aug 18

lolshtus:

You’re A Hazard, Harry

lolshtus:

You’re A Hazard, Harry

(via redcloud)

Aug 17

Soldiers and Sailors Monument at Riverside Park.

Soldiers and Sailors Monument at Riverside Park.

Aug 16

“She said I was good at expressing myself. So that was, like, an example of that shit.” — On the list of things I’ve said in the last 24 hours.

Picnicking in Central Park. It’s a nice day for it.

What open container laws?

Picnicking in Central Park. It’s a nice day for it.

What open container laws?

I don’t care how tired, hung over or drugged out you are, this is a crowded local train and you are a piece of shit.

I don’t care how tired, hung over or drugged out you are, this is a crowded local train and you are a piece of shit.

Aug 15

I am tired of pulling punches…

for friends with cheating or disrespectful boyfriends.

These so-called “men” who wouldn’t know an equitable relationship if it punched them in both sides of their faces equally or caring if it went to get ice for them afterward.

Fucking scum.

nicky36:

memenatoarisato:

remember when missing e was still a thing and tumblr practically destroyed their own website just so it wouldnt work right and there were constant popups telling you to get rid of missing e even if you didnt have it

Lol, remember cutlerish?

Yup. That campaign started the day I arrived in NYC for a vacation. I also remember the late evening ambush phone call from what seemed like half of their support team. The threats of closed accounts. The strongly-worded email from their lawyer and the even more strongly-worded reply I sent.

Nostalgia!

Sadly, it over-shadowed the nice things they had to say when I interviewed way back when they still liked Missing e.

Today, I Learned

letao said: ugh yr one of those robin hoods that can't speak in an english accent

How aboot I steal from the rich, give to the poor, and speak in a Canadian accent, eh?

Not the same, you say? For shame.