Scout's training
Feb 4, 2023

Scout’s training has been slowly progressing and we’re finding it helpful in general. He now knows: sit (lay) down spot (as in, “go to your spot” / place training) paw / other paw stay recall is getting pretty strong (come) starting to get the hang of leash walking We recently started working with a professional trainer with him. He helped us with paw, strengthening stay, recall, and leash walking so far.

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2022 Year in Review
Dec 15, 2022

Big snowfall in January. Got to use the plow to clean off the driveway and sidewalk which was fun :) Promoted to Senior Manager at work as part of my performance review. Brought Scout home Year in Review Series

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Nov 4, 2022

Brought home a new puppy today, Scout

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April 18, 2022
Apr 18, 2022

43 trips around the sun.

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2 years working from home
Mar 12, 2022

Today marks the 2-year anniversary of when my employer sent us home due to COVID. COVID-19 U.S. Stats for 2022-3-12 Total Cases: 79,641,006 Total Deaths: 966,978 COVID-19 U.S. Stats by date

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Starting to exercise
Jan 29, 2022

Bought a rowing machine from Ergatta over Christmas. I’m not sure what I’ve done to myself… My legs are jello when I get off it.

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Jan 16, 2022

I recently had an idea for application to help on my home network. It’s called homed. I have various services / devices running on my local network like my DiskStation where we store a lot of our backups, photos, etc along with things like a Wiki where I take notes on things or the self hosted version of VSCode and more. Since I’m running all these services1, and want to access them from the public internet, it made sense to have some sort of a landing page so I could quickly get to them and I was using Authelia to require a log-in in order to access any of them2.

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2021 Year in Review
Dec 15, 2021

It’s been about 10 years since I’ve posted one of these, but I thought it might be good to give it a shot again. So, here goes… 2021 started off with a fair amount of uncertainty. Coming out of the first year of the pandemic in 2020, we’d heard news of a vaccine possibly becoming available. It did, and in March/April, Carrie and I were able to get appointments for our doses.

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September 8, 2021
Sep 8, 2021

We had been given a ‘return to the office’ plan of returning yesterday, but then that got moved to November 2nd. Given the uptick in cases for the Delta variant, folks are wondering if that will be moved. I won’t be surprised if it does move, and generally I’m ok with that. I’m fairly happy with working from home. Vaccination rates are still too low, just keeping this all prolonged longer and more dangerous than it needs to be.

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Jun 15, 2021

We had to have Atticus put to sleep yesterday. I met him when he was 2-3 years old, adopting him from the Richmond SPCA. At the SPCA, I walked down the long aisle and near the end was this lump of black fur, curled up and facing away from the front of his enclosure. I tapped lightly on the fencing and he lifted his head and looked over his shoulder at me, slowly standing up and walking over to me.

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