Todd Grooms

Started Advent of Code last night. I usually complete the first few days worth of puzzles before getting busy and forgetting to followup. I hope to get farther this year. I chose an unfamiliar language, Ruby, this year.

Beautiful animation of the lifecycle of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus. I found this relaxing, mesmerizing, and a bit frightening. via

While cutting a piece of pumpkin pie for my two year old daughter’s breakfast: “No! Don’t cut it!” Kid, I’m not giving you the entire pie for breakfast. 😂

It has been a long, but lovely Thanksgiving. We had friends over for a “Friendsgiving”, complete with good wine and three different kinds of pie. It is easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day minutia, but I have a lot for which to be thankful. Trying to practice gratitude. 🙏🏻

Difficult to read at times. It’s absurd, to me, that this is where we are at. Yet, here we are. The Right-Wing Mothers Fueling the School-Board Wars

At this rate, he would run out of fuel before completing the race. His crew chief instructed him to adjust his driving style so that his fuel consumption would decrease over the next few laps. With any luck, he’d be able to make it work. #mbnov

He searched the room, but his efforts were fruitless. His suspicion on the whereabouts of the file turned out to be incorrect. He had one more idea on where she may have hidden it. #mbnov

As she entered the door, she was relieved by the message on display. Her flight was on time. The last time she had flown this route, there had been delays that encroached on her vacation. #mbnov

Truly interesting times when a head of lettuce outlasts a British Prime Minister. It still amuses me greatly that this became a thing. #mbnov

There was a pit in his stomach. He had been frantically searching for it, but now he was certain that it was lost forever. #mbnov

The consensus between me and some of my closest friends is that our democracy is doomed. The consensus of people on the opposite end of the spectrum is that our democracy is doomed, albeit for different reasons. Anyway you slice it, I fear we all may be right. #mbnov

The deadline is quickly approaching. Without her insight into the inner workings of the system, they are sure to fail. #mbnov

The cave was dark and empty. “Hello,” called the man. A response of, “Hello,” was returned a second later. The voice was familiar, albeit distant. The echo was a friendly reminder of his isolation. #mbnov

He could finally breathe easy. The letter he had been waiting for had arrived. He was exempt from the latest tax hike. This exclusion would give him a little more money to save for his dream vacation to see the Northern Lights. #mbnov

I have a deep admiration for those who are writing more long form November entries. The creativity is inspiring. I would like to write long form fiction one day. #mbnov

When I was sixteen, I remember the joy of obtaining my driver’s license. I was umpiring little league baseball at the time and shared my accomplishment with the other umpire. He flashed his pilot’s license at me: “You haven’t earned shit until you earn this one.” #mbnov

⌨️ Useful alias for Fish Shell users who need to repeat the last command as sudo. Doh!

Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday. When I was younger, the Thanksgiving feast was the main draw. The thoughtful introspection and time spent with family members in my household is now the main reason for the affection I feel towards this holiday. #mbnov

RIP: Kathleen Booth, the inventor of assembly language I was unaware of this very important figure in the field of Computer Science. I do not recall hearing about her in college, even in my coursework that used assembly language! #mbnov

Our Halloween tradition includes building our Trader Joe’s Haunted Halloween cookie house. I love sharing this activity with the kids.

A sneak peak of Spaceship Earth

One of the unfortunate experiences of preferring git CLI: entering git restore . instead of git restore --staged ..

Cory Doctorow on TWiT with an eye opening view on the respect we show to others and other things.

We Spoke With the Last Person Standing in the Floppy Disk Business – Eye on Design when you’re 95% done you’re only halfway there

Leave it to @gruber to hit us with the term “stadium” in his iPhones 14 review. This geometry term is new to me.