Development Tips

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Development Tips

I have been writing programs since I was in 9th grade, that would be 35 years (Yikes!)  I have more than put in my 10,000 hours to attain some level of mastery, but I like to think of it as wisdom.  Studies have shown that there can …

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Moving to Nikola

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When I moved this blog to Octopress in January, it was inspiring in many ways. There were two things that slightly bugged me.

  • Octopress is entirely too ruby based. Rake, and all of that made me feel bad, like I was cheating on Python. Surely there must be a similar …
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the long winter

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When I was little, I read all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, including The Long Winter. That was the winter of 1880-1881 in case you are wondering. Lately my reading tastes lean more towards the Game of Thrones and the coming long winter in that story. Yesterday I arrived …

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chapel talk - 11/4 nehemiah 13 1-3, 23-31

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This is the text from my chapel talk yesterday. The video (mostly of the top of my head) can be found on the Luther Portal. Make sure you go to the On Demand tab and look for me on November 4.

I’m going to begin today with a slightly …

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john riedl tribute

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This is the short tribute speech I gave last Friday at the University of Minnesota.  Actually, I had to edit my speech to be shorter than this, so I thought I would just post this longer version, plus it contains some fun old images I dug up that I didn't …
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oh the insanity of it all!

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Oh the Insanity of it all!

April 19th, Josh is 18 today!

The Cabin got what looks to be between 6 and 8 inches of new snow!!  In April.

I'm going to set myself a reminder to come back and look at this picture on July 19th so that I …

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