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Michael Cummings
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Flew up to Portland today to deal with some new house related paperwork over the next week. I’ll skip over the joys of getting up at 3, flying first class (worth it, probably more so if I hadn’t passed out for most of it), and my first Lyft ride (yeah,…

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I think the seasons affect my writing, and a lack of them is a detriment to my productivity. Looking back, I have almost four years of data on daily word counts. Like any activity, there are ebbs and flows in my productivity, but before our move to…

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In just under two weeks, I will be entering the Age of Enlightenment. That’s right, I’m turning 42. To celebrate (not), I’ll be flying up to Portland for a week to finish settlement on our new house. I won’t say I’m not excited, but I’m not thrilled about…

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I’ve been reading more paper books lately for a couple of reasons. The one that’s germane here is that I like reading at the end of the day to relax, but by the time I get to that obligation free time my eyes are tired, and even  the screen of my…

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Back in my heavy Linux days, there was a software package known as WINE. Self referentially, it was an acronym for WINE Is Not an Emulator.  And yet, that’s what it did – it let you emulate just enough of a Windows environment to run windows software on…

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It seems to me that there is plenty enough for us to read about in the world these last few months. I don’t want to make this political, and I don’t know about you, but following the US election this past November, I’ve had a lot to think about. It’s been…

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First up, I wanted to share this article from Polygon – DC Comics’ Rebirth worked because it’s actually good. Long read, but well worth it, and to be honest I happen to agree on many accounts. I tried buying into the new 52 when it came out, avoiding some…

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Writing has been hard these last few months. The interest is there, the stories continue to bubble and steam in my head, but the effort to take that next step and actually write has been lagging. The last week has seen a dramatic improvement – about 10k…

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Almost 16 months ago, I bought one of the (then) new $50 Kindle Fire’s. There were a couple of factors in the purchase, but ultimately what convinced me was the price tag. At $50, I didn’t expect much, but figured it was worth the risk. What follows is my…

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A moment to lament

Our oldest turns 15 today. The problem with that statement is that I still remember trading sleep shifts with my wife to watch this little bundle of human that could fit most of her body in the space between my wrist and elbow on one arm. I remember…
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