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Mike Bowler
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Agile & Technical Coach, entrepreneur, speaker, scout leader, dad
Agile & Technical Coach, entrepreneur, speaker, scout leader, dad

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I've moved all my new content over to https://plus.google.com/u/0/114158381110902421138/posts so unless you're looking for my older stuff, you should probably look over there.
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Interesting analogy, comparing a companies dependence on overtime to a patients dependence on morphine.

HT to @chadfowler
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First day of robotics camp, with Lego Mindstorms, was apparently a success. My son loved it.
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I am transferring my Google+ account to a different email address and I'm not expecting this to go well so you'll have to bear with me.  They claim that it won't even start for seven days and then I'll have "limited" access for the next 48 hours after that.

So at some point, seven days from now, I may disappear.  Hopefully I won't be gone for long.

Would this be a good time to rant about how much I hate the fact that Google ties accounts to email addresses?  I have multiple email addresses but  I don't want multiple Google accounts.  Why am I forced to jump through hoops because I want people to find me at a different email address.

Why am I having to do this?  Because I signed up for this account with an email address that I'm likely to lose in the next year so I have to switch it to one that I have complete control over.  Also, people searching for me by my work email address aren't finding me.

As I understand it, it's going to leave all my content stranded on my personal address and that's extremely annoying.  If that address gets shut down then I expect to lose all that content and I'm really not happy about that.  

Google needs to get their act together on this one.

For those who are about to say "but you can have multiple email addresses on your G+ account", sorry but no.  That's not true if the domains are hosted on Google Apps.  Yes, the irony of Googles own services messing up Google are not lost on me.

Wish me luck.
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The fact that Google being inaccessible is a CNN breaking news story is a testament to how significantly society is now dependant on the internet.
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The view out my bedroom window...
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Nice visual although it would be nice to have more detail
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The chemistry of 4th July fireworks. I think a couple of these might be mislabeled. The fact remains that the science of fireworks is incredibly complex, and really freaking awesome!

Sodium produces yellow/gold colors. Barium creates green, copper compounds produce blue, strontium salts give you red and titanium metals give you silver colored sparks. 

Other commonly used chemicals are carbon which provides the fuel, oxidizers which produce oxygen for burning, magnesium which increases the overall brilliance and brightness, antimony that gives you a "glitter" effect and calcium which deepens the colors.

h/t to IFLS for the great pic!
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Interesting article on the benefits of taking notes as an aid to remembering.

HT to Michael Feathers
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While I disagree with his conclusion, this is an interesting read.  I'd rather see these explanations in the code where they can help us understand, rather than buried in a commit log where we're likely to overlook them.

http://blog.jgc.org/2013/07/write-good-commit-messages.html

HT to @berndschiffer
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Google Now has decided that I'm going to the Entomological Society of Ontario and has given me driving directions. Does this mean I'm going to spend all day fixing bugs?
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