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  1. Seattle to Heathrow: Time Lapse

    On my latest flight from Seattle to Heathrow I took a stab at making a time lapse. We were scheduled to leave Seattle at 7:20pm1, so I was hoping capture the aurora borealis during the night portion of the flight since we would be flying at at a pretty high latitude, even dipping into the…

  2. Authenticity. Stories. Integrity. My Word.

    From whatilearnd.com: A lot of the lessons that were learned by others, I felt that I had already learned in the past couple years. But I did take some notes of little reminders of these lessons. I’ll share them here – mostly because I want to write them down. My main takeaways were these: authenticity.…

  3. The Bank Transfer Solution

    Problem: I have a checking account at Bank A and at Bank B, and I want to transfer money between the two. A bank-to-bank transfer takes three days and costs $5 per a transfer. There’s an option to setup an account through another interbank organization, but I really don’t want to sign up for yet…

  4. KC-46 Tanker Prototype

    For those that are curious, this is what I’ve been working on lately. I happened to be leaving work on Tuesday when N46IFT took off. I pulled the car over and she floated off towards Mount St. Helens as my eyes quickly looked over her body, stem to stern. Even in the distance I could…

  5. You Can’t Always Get What You Want

    Jeffrey Goldberg at Agilebits, who make 1Password, has a great primer on why law enforcement back doors are bad for security architecture. The entire article is worth a read, presents a solid yet easily understood technical discussion — but I think it really can be distilled down to this: From blog.agilebits.com: Just because something would…

  6. Version Number Philosophy

    From the documentation for Python’s distutils.version: StrictVersion Version numbering for anal retentives and software idealists. LooseVersion Version numbering for anarchists and software realists. Who ways programmers don’t have a sense of humor.

  7. Right Hand Drive (Timelapse)

    Having never driven on the left, I was actually surprised about how quickly I adapted as well as the things that ultimately tripped me up, roughly in ascending order of frequency: Shifting with my left hand was pretty easy…didn’t have any problems with this. Remembering to keep on the left required some mental concentration, but…