Goals for 2019

Over the holidays, I started to do some thinking about my goals for this year. My team lead at work has talked to me a number of times about “right to left” thinking, which I’ve found to be very helpful when pondering goals and ambitions. The idea is to start by envisioning the future that […]

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Reflections on 2018

I started off 2018 by sharing some of my goals for the year. Some went well. Some were left somewhat wanting. Goal 1: Get better at playing piano. I actually spent a good bit of time on this for the first half (or so) of 2018. It sort of died off later in the year, […]

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Happy New Year

As the new year is ushered in, I look back on 2018 with a great deal of gratitude. I’m thankful for this beautiful little province on Canada’s east coast that I call home. I’m thankful to be married to the love of my life and my best friend. I’m thankful for my job and co-workers […]

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A Year of Colemak

I just looked at my calendar the other day and realized that I’ve been typing full-time on Colemak for over a year now. I think that calls for a blog post. What is Colemak? In case you don’t know, Colemak is a modern, alternative keyboard layout. That is, it’s a replacement for QWERTY (the most […]

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Biking at The Gorge

I’ve started doing some mountain biking recently. I did it some last year, and I’m getting a little bit more into it this year. Still haven’t done much, but it’s great fun, and really good exercise. (Sorry for the blurry photos, it was a bit overcast and dim, which made it hard to get good […]

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New Quadcopter Side Project

Today I’m going to talk a little bit about a new side project I’m taking on. In short, I’m going to dabble in the world of autonomous flight. Sarah and I got into the RC aircraft hobby years ago, before drones were “a thing”. She had a fixed-wing platform that she used for shooting video, […]

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Goals update

So I was going to post an update on my goals at the end of January. Oops. But overdue as it may be, here’s the update. My piano playing is coming along nicely. I actually did shoot a video near the end of January, so check that out below. I’ve actually come a long way […]

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Muscle Memory

Every so often, mastering a new skill requires “muscle memory”. According to Google, muscle memory is “the ability to reproduce a particular movement without conscious thought, acquired as a result of frequent repetition of that movement”. For example, playing a musical instrument, juggling, and learning to “touch type” on a computer keyboard are all skills […]

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Goals for 2018

I like to regularly set goals for myself, to help me focus on things that are important to me. Things I want to accomplish. I like them to be “SMART” goals: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Relevant, and Time-boxed. I want to be able to evaluate whether I succeeded or failed to meet a goal, keeping in […]

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