bookmark_borderFive for Friday – August 20, 2021

That light I thought I saw at the end of the Covid tunnel just a few months ago seems to have disappeared. Please vax up, stay safe, and chill out a while and see if things settle down.

Here’s some stuff to read while we’re waiting this one out.

bookmark_borderSaturday Six – A Cyrcular Bonus Link

Wanted to throw out one more link for the weekend to share a really cool kickstarter project.

The Cyrcle Phone – is a circular Android phone developed by dTOOR. It’s not a flagship Samsung or Apple, but it IS an innovative take on smart phones that’s well worth checking out. Even if you think you want to stick with your canonical rectangular phone, this is one of those super-interesting kickstarters worth checking out and supporting.

bookmark_borderFive for Friday – August 13, 2021

It’s a non-lovely hot and smoky day in the Seattle area. I hope everyone is staying cool and safe out there no matter where you are.

Here’s some stuff I found on the internet this week.

bookmark_borderFive for Friday – August 6, 2021

Go. Get. Vaccinated.

For the rest of you, be sure to flash your vaccination card at your screen before reading about some of the interesting articles I found this week.

Thanks again for reading – see you next week.

bookmark_borderFive for Friday – July 30, 2021

It’s been, if you believe it, a busier than normal week in weasel-land. Even so, I found a few interesting and insightful things on the internet that I think are worth sharing.

bookmark_borderFive for Friday – July 23, 2021

This was a tiring week – don’t know why, it just was. Here’s some stuff I found between naps that I thought was worth sharing.

bookmark_borderFive for Friday – July 16, 2021

I took the week off from work this week, and the week flew by far more quickly than I expected. Here’s some stuff worth sharing.

  • I got up early on Monday morning and hiked up Mt. Si, and made it to this breakfast spot by 8:00 am.
  • I took Friday’s off for a month straight last summer. I was more productive, and more rested, and I think the 4-day work week should be “a thing”. This study agrees.
  • After sitting on my kindle for over a year, I’m finally reading Sapiens. It’s a little dry in places, but overall, completely fascinating and poignant.
  • Never realized it was worth mentioning until it didn’t work for a few days this week, but the Boost app for Reddit on Android is fantastic, and worth the download (and it’s working again)
  • Finally, something I can relate to – The Snowball Effect of Procrastination

bookmark_borderFive for Friday – July 9, 2021

We made it through another week, and things continue to look slightly brighter. Here are a few things I found this week:

See you all next week.

bookmark_borderFive for Friday – July 2, 2021

  • It’s the beginning of a 4-day weekend – Now that the weather is more manageable in the Seattle area,I’ll probably go on a hike or two this weekend. The Hike Finder Map from is a great way to discover new trails.
  • The TestBash Home 2021 talks are up (including mine), on the “future” of test automation.
  • I’m a sucker for articles that describe what senior/principal/staff ICs do – this one from a tech lead at Facebook is concise, but good
  • Loved this article on mapping out your services. Here be Dragons!
  • In case you somehow missed it, you should know about Github Copilot

bookmark_borderFive for Friday – June 25, 2021

It’s been a weird week as I see more and more unmasked people milling about, but while still unnerving, it’s nice to see and end approaching. Here are some covid-free articles I found that seem interesting.