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Blaise Hartley (BeerBruin)
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Don't ask questions you don't want answers to.
Don't ask questions you don't want answers to.

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Me: I spent an entire week going over every line of code by hand. The problem is in the database. Coworker: No, it can’t be, there’s nothing in there that can do that. You just need to buckle down and fingd it in the code. Me, 1 week angrier: I spent an…
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You know what it costs to send your child to “free” public preschool? $12000 per year. That’s how much. How is that possible, you ask? I certainly asked that too! Let me break it down for you: You pay more than $1800 per year to the federal government for…
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I’m addicted to my smartwatch. It wakes me on time in the morning, it keeps me on schedule, it tells me when someone wants to contact me, and it’s a tiny, informational multi-tool. Unfortunately, it’s also a five year old Pebble, the company that made it…
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As a business owner, home owner, dog owner, and now children owner, I have come to understand a great many things about life in the modern world. Based upon this vast experience, I have decided to update a few of the traditional aphorisms whose usefulness…
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Our boy Dashiell is home safe from the hospital! It was a long road, including six days and nights in the ICU and another three days in the regular hospital, three separate medical procedures, and an unbearable amount of suffering, but the worst is over,…
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This is the continuing update on our son Dashiell’s condition, for distribution to all! Short Story: The last three days have been a rollercoaster, but the overall movement has been positive. Long Story: What we have discovered so far is that there are a…
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For those who’ve inquired, as of 1AM, our son Dashiell is out of surgery with chest tube successfully installed. 300 liters of nastiness were siphoned out of his 1.5 liter chest, and his heartrate and respiration are the lowest they’ve been in 48 hours.…
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On a professional level, I try very hard to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and reject categorizations of people’s competence in their jobs unless there is literally no way to characterize someone as anything other than incompetent. Then again,…
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It had been a bad evening. Between little sleep due to a newborn, a long day at work, a three-year-old’s perfect-embodiment-of-an-upraised-middle-finger meltdown, and a previously house-trained dog’s homemade mud-wrestling-pit in the upstairs hall, my…
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We don’t actually need to worry about Trump doing the bidding of the . This isn’t because any particular suspected evil Trump-maker didn’t actually do the evil someone thinks they did to get him elected. Trump won’t be paying back any favors to ‘X’ simply…
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