Photos of mom and cub polar bears. I hoped O’Reilly would use these for the cover of the Scala Cookbook — because of the whole “scalable” thing, and to help raise awareness about climate change — but whoever puts images on their book covers had something else in mind.
A year or two ago I did some regression work, focusing on my childbirth. The overwhelming feeling I remembered was of a distinct separation from a female entity. For some reason I jumped to wondering, “Wow, did I have a twin sister that nobody told me about? Maybe she died during the birth process and nobody ever said anything.”
I hadn’t thought about this for a long time, and then this morning when I was wandering around the thought came to me, “You know, there was another female there that day ...”
In case you need a gift for the mom that has everything, here you go. :)
I’ll be driving to Mesa, AZ shortly to see my mom, so I’m working on a map. I did this once before, and as I remember, it is 6+ hours to Santa Fe, and another 10 hours from there to Mesa.
This is a video of Tina Turner — yes, that Tina Turner — and a bunch of young people performing the “Peace Mantra.” Great to hear her voice again, great video.
(If you happen to know my mom, you’ll notice that there’s a young girl near the end of the video that looks like her.)
As an indicator of how weird my life has been lately, back on December 1, 2015 I bought a new, little iMac. The most important things in my life at that time were that I wanted to be able to run Sarah, and I wanted to be able to run a series of new stock market apps I had written, and my old 2007 iMac wasn’t cutting it any more.
Then my mom had an accident and ended up in the hospital for eleven days with a head injury. Then I ended up in the hospital myself. She was on the 3rd floor and I was on the 4th floor, or vice-versa, I don’t remember, I was pretty out of it. After that there was a long series of doctors’ appointments and tests. Now, about 120 days later, Lil iMac still sits there in its original box. Funny how priorities can change so fast.
I can appreciate this sentiment, seen outside a local Whole Foods store.
The Scala Cookbook may set the Guiness Record for “World’s smallest printed dedication.” I have no idea why such a small font was used, but it reads, “For my mom, who loves cookbooks.” (My mom is well-known for buying every cookbook she sees, though she usually goes more for Julia Child than Scala.)
My normal Login Use Case -- and what OpenSSO did to it.
When I first start working on a new project, it's often hard to get customers to talk about a new web application. They tend to vaguely know what they want, but when I ask them specific questions things can come to a grinding halt. It's like they realize they need a software application, and they've thought it through partially, but they just don't know how to get started.
Well Steve, it's taken seven years, but it's finally come true.
Seven years ago I stood on a stage, taking random questions from an audience, when someone asked what I thought of the new operating system from Apple, Mac OS X. I said "It will be the first operating system my mother and I will both be able to use and enjoy."
This week, when my mom (and my sister and nieces) open the Christmas present shown below -- an entry level iMac -- that statement will finally come true.