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.

bookmark_borderFive for Friday – June 18, 2021

Hello again – for those of you who were there, the highlight of my week was definitely a 60-minute AMA with Tristan Lombard at TestBash home. Ministry Of Testing Pro members should have access to the recordings shortly.

In other world news, here are some links I thought were interesting this week

  • I’m in the generation and geographic location where I never heard of Juneteenth until a few years ago. While it pisses me off that I was taught a history of convenience, there’s still time to learn
  • Juneteenth aside, now is as good of a time as any to recommend Lies My Teacher Told Me – a fantastic read on lies, half-truths, and missing items ignored (at least for me) in school history courses.
  • Jack Black – check. Kevin Smith – check. Dungeons and Dragons – check. I’m a big fan of all three, and they’re all coming together.
  • I try not to link to every single Michael Lopp post, but his post on decision making hit really close to home. I Think in Flowcharts
  • A horrible, horrible chain of events in Finland led to a lot of lost privacy and a lot of lost trust – What Happens When Everything Goes Wrong

bookmark_borderFive for Friday – June 11, 2021

It’s a sort-of-sunny day in the Pacific northwest, and I have the day off from work (which probably means I’m cleaning the garage today. Here are some links to ponder from my recent browser history.

See y’all next week.

bookmark_borderFive for Friday – June 4, 2021

Survived my second Moderna shot this week – had a few hours of general ickyness about 24 hours after the shot, but been great ever since. Here’s what I found in the meantime.

bookmark_borderFive for Friday – May 28, 2021

Coming in a little late tonight. Today was a day off from work, and my non-computer errand list took up most of my day. Once again, here are a few interesting things from my week.