It’s fun to build software. It’s fun to build a company. It’s incredibly fun to build things with other amazing and talented people. I’m tremendously grateful that I get to do this.

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Superb software I use every day: @1Password, Desktop Curtain from @ManyTricks, @EncryptMe, @LaunchBar. Thanks folks! #mbnov

Saw a poster on BART the other day using FUD (i.e. don’t miss out on scholarships or other federal programs) to direct folks coming of age to sign up with the Selective Service. Seemed far more negative a message than it needed to be.

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Murky fresh water may hold small bloodsuckers. This I learned early in life. Friends and family would check one another to ensure these creatures caused us no trouble.

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We’re looking for a Test Automation Engineer @SmileSoftware. Know anyone? If so, point them here, please: smilesoftware.com/company/j…

Thanks!

Today’s Microblogvember word “neck” made me think of the Axe Yell, a staple of Big Game week:

“Right in the neck, the neck, the neck!”

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…with a friendly nod to the many Golden Bears in the Micro.blog community.

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I am impressed with people who are able to blog daily, particularly with a word queue, as with Microblogvember. Only a small number of my posts are interesting, but I think I have some sense of that in advance (i.e. this isn’t one). I might do better with opt-in #mbnov

I must stay focused on the goal if I am to complete Microblogvember. Same must be true for NaNoWiMo. Hats off to those folks!

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Remember when iOS naming for crossover products was just your Mac product name and add “touch”? Simpler days.

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I find the sculptures atop 580 California in San Francisco creepy. Perhaps it’s that their “bodies” are formed with negative space. The sculptures were made by American sculptor Muriel Castanis and are nicknamed “The Corporate Goddesses.”

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Warm thoughts to the folks about to experience the cold “Arctic Blast.”

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I’m so grateful to our team at @SmileSoftware. Every one of them is a star, and it’s a joy to work with them every day.

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The unknown is just that which is yet to be known. It need not be frightening.

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In case my last post seemed a bit out of the blue, it was spurred by Microblogvember. Today’s word was “stick.” For more on #mbnov, see this post from @macgenie micro.welltempered.net/2019/11/0…

My favorite type of stick is a manzanita branch. Manzanitas grow well here in northern California. Branches dry out nicely with a deep red color. Dried branches look great as decor.

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In case my last post seemed a bit out of the blue, it was spurred by Microblogvember. Today’s word was “street.” For more on #mbnov, see this post from @macgenie micro.welltempered.net/2019/11/0…

Fauxsadillas, or not quite street quesadillas.

Buy: corn tortillas, mushrooms, shredded pepper jack, and salsa.

Sautée mushrooms. Heat tortilla on flat pan. Flip tortilla. Add cheese, mushrooms, salsa. When cheese melts, fold in half. Cook a bit more. Serve.

Yum! 🌮 #mbnov

In case my last post seemed a bit out of the blue, it was spurred by Microblogvember. Today’s word was “mean.” For more on #mbnov, see this post from @macgenie micro.welltempered.net/2019/11/0…

Punditry and mean need not go hand in hand. Before offering an opinion publicly, at least try asking the target of your ire directly. I bet they’ll answer you most of the time. I bet you’ll learn something from their answer. Informed punditry FTW. #mbnov

In case my last post seemed a bit out of the blue, it was spurred by Microblogvember. Today’s word was “fancy.” For more on #mbnov, see this post from @macgenie micro.welltempered.net/2019/11/0…

I enjoy fancy food, both when cooked with great skill by others and cooked at home by yours truly.

I saw @tomcolicchio live at the Gilroy Garlic Festival (yes, that one) this summer, and I was a bit devastated when he completely panned the idea of sweating eggplant.

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In case my last post seemed a bit out of the blue, it was spurred by Microblogvember. Today’s word was “mark.” For more on #mbnov, see this post from @macgenie: micro.welltempered.net/2019/11/0…

We have a friend named Mark, whose humor is often a lark. Sometimes it causes trouble, but rarely does it double. I like it much better than snark. #mbnov

(hat tip to @Limericking, who provided my inspiration with their Wednesday tweet)

In case my last post seemed a bit out of the blue, it was spurred by Microblogvember. Today’s word was “key.” For more on #mbnov, see this post from @macgenie: micro.welltempered.net/2019/11/0…

IMHO, a key to being a good software company is to offer prompt and helpful support. Since our start at Smile, we’ve tried to answer every customer in under 24 hours, and we’ve seldom missed. On major release days, many of us may not manage to get out of our pajamas. #mbnov