Ruminations a place to sit and think

Favorite poem i heard this year

Everything is waiting for you by David Whyte

Formative resources 2016

​ These are the things i enjoyed, made me think deeper about an issue, or helped me find myself again this year. Maybe it will help you do the same?



Does that Matter? by Jason Fried

Wisdom from Victor Wooten

Victor Wooten is a master communicator, whether it’s music or english :wink:.

  1. Music as language:
  1. Play the chromatic scale to learn that notes that don’t fit are only transitions to notes that do fit, and therefore can be made beautiful:

Fun bee video

Last weekend i picked up another nuc (the first didn’t have a queen and i’m too inexperienced/not confident enough to introduce a queen right) and installed them into our hive. i wasn’t able to find the queen in there (after 2 passes through each frame!) but i did make this video:

Saying and doing

At work, i’ve been experiencing some hard drive issues in my main computer that i use for programming. So i spent a couple days trying to figure out what’s wrong and what i should do to fix it.

Turns out i’ve misunderstood the way my computer has been working. i thought that Windows was running on my “blazing fast” hard drive (my SSD) but instead it was running on my much slower, much older (7 years old at this point?) hard drive. Fortunately, this has only been the case since i switched to Windows 10 at work (September/October 2015?), at which point i made a lot of sweeping computer changes.

i’ve been running around the office for years telling my co-workers that they’re wasting their time running their operating system on slower hard drives and that once they switch to a solid-state drive, they’ll never go back, yet i have not been doing that!

This whole incident has been a reminder that even though what i have been saying has been correct, that doesn’t mean i’ve been doing it.