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Jason Hanley
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Software Developer, Project Manager, World Traveler, and Private Pilot.
Software Developer, Project Manager, World Traveler, and Private Pilot.

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"Jobs" is the wrong metric
There's an old business saying: "What gets measured gets done." Politicians love to talk about jobs. Even better, how they are "creating" jobs. But is "number of jobs created" really a good metric to be tracking and optimizing for? Short answer: No. Why not...

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Trudeau: Implement PR, or prepare to lose
This is an open letter to Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. January 23rd, 2017 Dear Justin, You seem like a cool guy. We don't have a lot of time, so I'll get straight to the point. In 2015, you made a very specific promise (which is still online -- ...

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Foreign expressions
Over the years, I've picked up a few interesting expressions from places I've lived that I've incorporated into my everyday conversation :) People are often confused, so here are the explanations. Texas / Atlanta / The South "Y'all" Usage: Abbreviation of "...

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Leave Canada's oil in the ground (for now)
Recently, the Canadian federal government approved a pipeline expansion project that adds a second pipeline along an existing route from Edmonton, AB to Burnaby, BC. Here's the map: The pipeline has its own marketing site, touting the benefits: Helping us "...

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2016-11-14 - Garabaldi Hike
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How to win an election in 2016
This was the first time I've ever bet real money on an election. And I won. Even I'm a bit surprised. But only a bit. In mid-October, I posted " Why Trump Could Still Win " at a time when major news outlets said that a Trump win was virtually impossible . G...

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2016-10-30 - Halloween Weekend Walk
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2016-10-29 - Halloween Party Prep
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2016-10-23 - Weekend walks
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Why Trump Could Still Win
My original title for this post was "Why Trump Will Win." Since then, nearly every major media outlet in the world says that a Trump win is a statistical impossibility . October 17th prediction from fivethirtyeight.com We'll see. I've toned down my predicti...
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