Category: Off the Bike

  • Mourning Loss of a Team Member as a Remote Team

    Damn. This is a rough reality of remote work. We need to be checking in on each other not just for deadlines but because we give a shit about each other. I struggle with wanting meetings to be super efficient so that I can get back to work, and spending some pre meeting time with […]

  • Turns out: Email not dead

    Telegram’s founder and CEO has responded to the Brazilian Supreme Court’s order to suspend the app in the country… by blaming email for the company’s failure to respond to orders. — Read on It seems strange to ask a vendor or government to change an email to use, and not leave the old address […]

  • Word of the day: Philomath

    I took one of those personality tests today as I needed to write about myself. It turns out that I’m bad about writing about myself so this gave me some filler content to use. Anyway… In the results I was identified as a philomath which is a word I had never seen before. The definition […]

  • Patience is practice

    Patience is practice

    I’ve been struggling to wake up and motivate for my workout this week. It’s partially that I’m not sleeping well but also that I’m overthinking things. I’m sure this is due to moving into my new position at work. Before I got out of bed this morning I committed my worst sin and checked my […]

  • Eleven


    Yesterday was the eleventh anniversary of our wedding on 3/11/11. Last year we went on a week long bike ride through southeastern Arizona. This year we took a long weekend and are gonna get four days of skiing and snowboarding in at Crested Butte ski resort. Neither of us have visited Crested Butte in the […]

  • 100 days and more

    Today marks 100 days since Dec 1st when we started an internal blogging challenge at Kinsta. I missed a few days but overall wrote a lot of posts over the last 100 days. While I didn’t get a perfect score I feel like it was a successful challenge nonetheless. I got to know a lot […]

  • The Flying Enzo!

    The Flying Enzo!

    This is my boy Enzo. He is maybe 9 years old but is still the same dog we got from the foster all those years ago. If you cannot tell he loves running in the snow.

  • Night snow blowin

    Night snow blowin

    It’s been snowing here the last couple of days. Today we woke up to a few inches of new snow so I had to get the snow blower repaired. I broke the impeller which is the piece that throws the snow into the chute and blows it off your driveway. It is also the piece […]

  • Tech Companies Are Reopening Their Offices, but Tech Work Has Changed Forever – WSJ

    “We’re moving into a world now where leaders have to be so aware of every employee individually, what they need and how they work best,” Ms. Katsoudas said. “So there isn’t a one-size-fits-all with work.” — Read on Good article that covers some practical aspects of remote work. I cannot imagine ever working in […]

  • Scripting News: Evolution in software

    Scripting News: Evolution in software — Read on Interesting thoughts on why we have a major disconnect in software tools for the web. When the web took off in the 90’s it was based on Unix tools since that’s where all the networking came from to make the web and internet work. Since then […]