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Brett Johnson
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Technical writer, runner, cyclist
Technical writer, runner, cyclist

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"Overfull cache" ... and the proposed solution is clearing the DNS resolver cache.... Are you kidding me? 

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Parse Server was announced yesterday. Today you can run it on +Google Cloud Platform. Follow along with this slick NodeJS Parse Server tutorial!

#parse #parseserver #googlecloudplatform #gcp #parseshutdown

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Got the results of the MRI on my plantar fascia back. The video shows toggle through the levels. Annotated one of the pics to show the problem, which is basically chronic plantar fasciitis that lead to degenerative ligaments on the bottom of my foot near the heel attachment. Shockwave therapy is next. It will "hammer" the ligament 11 times per second for about a 15 minute period over three sessions to induce deep bruising and promote new blood flow.

This treatment may or may not work for getting me back to running.
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Plantar fasciosis
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My team helped with the documentation for getting up and running with Spinnaker on Google Cloud Platform.

Tutorial: https://cloud.google.com/solutions/managing-deployments-on-gcp-with-spinnaker

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Haven't posted for some time on the progress on my run+ride+walk every street in Seattle effort. I've expanded my area to include up to 145th street, which is the current Seattle city limit. This represents 2066 miles of running, 1460 miles of biking, and somewhere over 400 miles of walking over the last 22 months. Since hurting my foot in July, most of my efforts have shifted to biking, which is making my commutes on average about 16 miles to pick up one or two new streets per ride.

#rideeveryroad   #runeveryroad  
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Back in July, I was up in Canada to run the Sinister 7, which is a 100 mile ultra race that we did as a relay. We had two teams of 5 runners with each of us getting about 20 miles a piece. I really enjoyed the scenery, the terrain and running with a lot of my former IBM running buddies as well as some of my current Google running buddies.  My team ended up placing 7th overall, which was awesome and unexpected.

I had 20.5 miles with 3800 feet of elevation gain during a thunder storm with around 25 creek crossings. I felt great through about 15 miles when all sorts of various muscles decided to start randomly cramping. This was my longest run ever time wise and I was really happy when I saw that transition area come into view 2 miles before I expected it (it was supposed to be at 22.5 miles). 

The Frank Slide was impressive. Hard to imagine a whole mountain giving way, wiping out part of a town, and leaving boulders 30 feet deep 2.5 miles away and up a hill on the other side of the valley.
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Sinister 7 - Crowsnest, AB, Canada
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18.5 mile trail run[1] with 3500' of climbing kicked my butt (with my quads, calves, and toes all cramping), so took a nice soak in the tub afterward with some Epsom salt and then wondered does this actually do anything? Entertaining read.

[1]: http://app.strava.com/activities/330897283

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I used to race these events all the time back when I was younger and later when I was coaching. Cool to see quite a few names that I recognize on the records, including my old coach at BCC Stella Orechia others that I coached against (Mike Sayenko and Ryan Brown), or watched in awe (Ja'Warren Hooker). This summer I may head back as an old timer to run a 5k; the last time I ran that distance at this event, I brought an up and coming 8th grader (+Sam Ahlbeck) who kicked my butt and ran 17:30+ in his street shoes and would later win the WA cross country state championships.

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At $519 (preorder price), this looks almost as functional as the AirDog following drone at less than half the price with some nifty features of its own. 

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Green Lake in Seattle at dusk. Loving the late sunsets: it was still twilight at 9:40pm.
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