I’m not sure if I’ve quite caught the bug, but I do feel some desire to know about my ancestors. But that feeling is certainly not shared globally, and I hadn’t always felt that way. What motivates me to do it: I can visualize my own descendants, and think of myself as an ancestor. I […]Read More Why do we get into family history anyway?
My last post was kinda a complaint about how tasks have sometimes been assigned to me at work. (Of course at church, where I’m currently serving as “elders quorum president” I’m kinda in the position of assigning tasks, and frankly I kinda stink at it. I’m so conscientious that I might offend someone somehow that […]Read More What I like about my Work
Amanda and I are listening to “the great courses”, and the current course is “practicing mindfulness: an introduction to meditation”. I’m only 3 lectures into it, but here are my initial thoughts and notes: meditation is not what you think all religions use meditation to some degree (although Buddhism is certainly the most prevalent), but […]Read More Meditation course notes 1
I do computer programming for work (php and python nowadays). It sometimes frustrates me, and I’m sure my employers too, how long seemingly simple jobs take. Eg want to change a website’s font size? Seems like it should just take changing one setting somewhere from 10 to 11, right? Yeah that’s it… but don’t forget […]Read More Things to Consider Before Assigning Me a Task
Today at church, someone gave a talk about humility which got me thinking.Humility, at the type we are encouraged to have, is not timidity, lack of confidence, or false modesty. I think as a youth, I was shy, timid, and probably had a lack of confidence. I’m not sure how I became like that. Maybe […]Read More Humility thoughts
Yesterday was Labor Day, and Amanda was looking for things to do with the kids while I worked basically as normal (really everyday is a holiday working from home, so most of us don’t usually take holidays off). She thought about taking them to “Tumble bums” (an indoor paid playground) in Langford. So she looked […]Read More Fortunate error
At church today, I gave a lesson in Elders Quorum, mostly based off President Eyring’s talk “O Remember, Remember” from October 2007 general conference. After we read a bit of his talk (especially the part that reads “…I heard in my mind ‘I’m not giving you these experiences for yourself. Write them down’…find ways to […]Read More Church lesson that inspired this blog
At the recent WordCamp I attended, one of the speakers mentioned how when you’re working on your own website or software, you’re never “done.” There’s always some way to improve it (also, there’s always some new bug you never noticed before, and some integration that makes a change that breaks it.) And that sounds about […]Read More Two kinds of Infinity