Got a run in today before it got too smoky. This is one of my favorite runs because it hugs the Alameda ridge and has some great views. 🏃
My new wristband came! 🏀🔥❤️
Finally made it out to Adelsheim today to pick up my CJ McCollum wine. One for now, one for later! 🍷
My new home screen - iOS 14
After two weeks off because of smoke, this one was TOUGH especially the last mile. 🏃🤕
Just a short “maintenance” run 🏃 today. Too much going on to go for a long one.
To make the play-in, the Blazers 🏀 need to win their last game OR 2 of the following teams to lose: Grizzlies, Spurs, Suns. If they win their next game, they only need to win 1 play-in game. If they lose, they need to win 2. Unless all 3 of those teams lose. Nutso!!! 🤪
Damian Lillard. That is all everyone else can sit down. 🏀🔥🏀🔥
Rocking my new WNBA 🏀 shirt today!
Took a day off yesterday so decided to hit it hard tonight. Was able to get my 8 mile pace under 10 mins/mile. My headlamp ran out of power around mile 6 though so the last two were a little scary in the dark. 😳😳😳 🏃🌜🔥
There is very little in the sports world that is more difficult or gut wrenching than being a Portland Trailblazers fan. Also, I got to be a virtual fan today! 🏀🏀🏀
Finally hit one of my goals which is a sub-hour 10k! 🏃🔥
A grand day out for Olive
This is the largest spider I have ever seen not in a zoo. This was in our basement… 😱😱😱
Currently reading: The Auobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X 📚
At 96 degrees I wasn’t going to make it for a long run so I did a couple mile sprints. Best one was 7:40 which is a PR but still short of my interim 7:30 goal. I can’t believe I ran a 5:50 in high school. That’s not coming back! Getting old sucks. 🏃🔥🏃🔥
The old Portland Coliseum 🏀
Outside of Ionescu, the NY Liberty are awful 🏀
New PR for my 10k. Would have been even faster except my last mile I was dragging badly. 🏃
Pandemic home haircut #2 is in the books…
The WNBA🏀 kicked off last week with a couple really great games. Seeing Ionescu’s debut as well as Stewie back on the court was really exciting. This week, I’m looking forward to the MIN/SEA game on Tues, and the NY/DAL game on Wednesday.
Blazers scrimmage in the basement. 🏀🔥🏀🔥
New 4 mile PR. Sub-9 minute average. Very happy with progress this week.
The WNBA is back!!! 🏀🔥🏀🔥
I was a guest on Time Table with @manton today where we discussed the new version of Sunlit!
Another Rorschach test. I see a light/door at the end of a tunnel.
My run today is a Rorschach test. What do you see?
iPad -> Air -> MBP
Pretty sure my 15 year old could write a script to detect bots better than the engineers at Twitter apparently.
During the pandemic, we’ve been doing a family book club. Our latest selection was sold out at Powell’s and on Amazon so we are all reading on Kindle’s and iPads at the moment!
This is amazing.
- I will update this post with artist credits once I figure out where it came from.
Go Blazers! 🔥🔥🔥🏀🏀🏀
Strawberry season is upon us!
Olive has been hard at work on something new for you all!!!
Out for a walk!
Working remotely requires preparation. I’ve posted some of my thoughts/observations from having done it for 10+ years. jonathanhays.me/2020/03/2…
With so many people considering working from home, I’ve been blogging about how we operate remotely at Silverpine. You can check out my latest entries at jonathanhays.me And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. I’m happy to help folks make this transition.
With all the Corona virus news, I’ve had more people ask me about working remote than usual.
An analysis of what it SHOULD have taken to build the Iowa Caucus app: jonathanhays.me/2020/02/0…
Challenger Princess Diana 9/11 Michael Jackson Kobe
I will vividly remember where I was when I heard about them.
Seven Secret Benefits of Remote Work Revealed! jonathanhays.me/2020/01/2…
Time, Relativity and Distributed Companies - jonathanhays.me/2020/01/1…
Continuing my thoughts on Silverpine being a distributed company: wp.me/p3nknl-bN
Tools for a Distributed Software Agency jonathanhays.me/2020/01/0…
My daughter’s magazine won a national award from Columbia University. Help support them because they are awesome, amazing kids that are making the world a better place:
Helping my daughter study for a high school biology quiz and keep coming across these inane types of passages in her textbook. Not only is this not even a fact (just a generalization) it is written so poorly as to be totally sleep inducing.
Went on a beautiful hike at Beacon Rock State Park.
What color is this shoe?
Took a tapas cooking class today. It was 🔥🔥🔥
Pod Save America live!!!
What’s the oldest app on your iPhone?
Incredibly powerful video. I cried the day it happened and it still makes me cry. No one should ever think this is normal or ok. twitter.com/sandyhook…
I’m waiting for the day when the tinfoil-hat-wearing MAGA guy at the Republican convention realizes that there’s a 1% guy standing next to him. #grabmypopcorn
I totally agree with Jason Snell here. I could care less about the camera on the iPhone. www.tomsguide.com/opinion/w…
Wow. I had never heard of Pat Tillman until today. Make sure to read the “Aftermath and legacy” section: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_…
Phil Schiller talking about camera resolutions and neural networks processing images for the new iPhone camera has a lot of the same feels as Intel talking about CPU speeds in the 90’s: a lot of tech talk that consumers don’t care about.
I’ve also never fired anyone over Twitter. The clown show continues. What a joke.
I have had many different leadership roles in different companies and organizations in my life. I have never, ever threatened to fire someone, especially not for saying something contradictory to their boss. What a clown factory.
Waiting for Ben Folds. Gotta love Oregon outdoor concerts…
Why they let a train through downtown Portland at rush hour is totally beyond my comprehension.
Today I learned that Jeremy Renner has his own app for super fans… 😱🤯🤪
Today I got to take a behind the scenes tour of the Portland Timbers’ stadium!
Just had to drop one of our laptops off at the Apple Store for the battery recall. I can’t believe they will have it for one to two weeks and not offer a loaner or compensation. That’s pretty crappy customer service for a $4k machine.
The controversy with Hanna Thomas’ post on Medium about Agile and Feminism exactly illustrates the mission of Micro.blog: twitter.com/hannathom…
Why does Voldemort not have a nose? #showerthoughts
Sometimes I like to go to the math section of Powell’s and find the most obtuse applied mathematics book I can find, open it and say things like “Oh they just got that all wrong!” just to see how people around me react. 🤪
To me, being a parent often feels like an eternal cycle of yin and yang: my daughter watched The Notorious RBG and now wants to go into politics; my son just watched all 5 seasons of Silicon Valley and now wants to be an engineer…
This is a bit of a long shot, but if anyone knows any C# devs looking for an awesome wfh/remote position, please contact me. It’s a perm position with full benefits, etc. Only catch is that they need to occasionally be able to go onsite to a client in the Portland metro area.
Economic policies can change, but the things that can’t be undone are the things that will be remembered by history. This one will be in the tragedy column.
Today is the 40th anniversary of The Muppet Movie. I dare you to listen all the way through Rainbow Connection and not break out singing along with Kermit! I certainly couldn’t!!!
Land of plenty
Got some cool new stickers!
Futuristic communication pod.
The boy learned how to drive Grandpa’s tractor yesterday. He really enjoyed it.
Visited the Oregon Country Fair. What a trip!
I continue to be very concerned that Swift keeps becoming increasingly unreadable to people unfamiliar with the language. Watching my son learn it has been incredibly eye opening.
I now know why Santa is sad!
Following @manton’s announcement earlier, Snippets has been updated to support the new Tagmoji category list.
I feel like my coffee filters are being a bit passive aggressive…
After the end of the OKC/POR series this year, I never would have thought I would find myself feeling sorry for Westbrook, but here we are… 🏀
I got an award!
The Blazers starting 5 at the beginning of the season: 1. Dame 2. CJ 3. Hood 4. Collins 5. Whiteside
Starting 5 at the end of the season (I hope): 1. Dame 2. CJ 3. Hood 4. Whiteside 5. Nurkic That’s a pretty tight starting 5!
And Bazemore and Collins coming in off the bench!
The Sacramento Kings 🏀 have a security robot…
Beautiful ride over the Santa Cruz boardwalk.
Dinner on the boardwalk in Santa Cruz. Yes. Mustard. The correct topping.
Current status: 😱
The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles
I’ve never even heard of this kind of PlayStation controller before. I assume it was for the game of Life?
Congratulations to the Raptors! Happy for them, but I still find Kawhi to be incredibly difficult to root for. So, yay VanFleet! 🏀
Any chance someone is able to translate this for me? I found it in a very old family chest.
The boy has been working and saving and slowly buying parts for his first computer and tonight the final part arrived and he was able to put it all together!
Ready and waiting. #wwdc
The baristas at AltConf are heroes. #wwdc
Standing in line for AltConf!
You all rock! I promise this will be the last chart update I post, but THE MASTER PLAN IS WORKING! He just asked me what he could work on next!!! So grateful to everyone who bought a copy.
You all are incredibly awesome! He has been excitedly checking the charts all day. If anyone else wants in on the good karma, here’s the link again:
You are all so awesome! He is going to be so psyched!!!
My 14 year old decided to learn Swift by rewriting the app I wrote to learn iPhone development. I’m trying to get a bunch of downloads so he wants to keep doing this. If anyone is feeling 99 cents of generosity: itunes.apple.com/us/app/do…
Trying a new type of notebook: Zequenz. So far I’m enjoying it. Not sure if it will replace my Leuchtterms but this one is definitely a contender!
This is your brain on drugs. 😎
(Just testing a video fix…)
I found this really neat macaron shop in Seattle.
My 17 year old daughter informed us today that she is taking all colleges in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Ohio off of her potential visit list. She says she wouldn’t feel safe there.
My family does not like my waffle.io socks…
Blazers can’t get any respect. 🏀
I cannot describe the Blazers fever that has gripped this city. On Sunday after the epic game 7, I had a great conversation with a random older lady who resembled my mom at the meat counter at the store. She was totally excited. It’s made everyone just a little more pleasant. 🏀