Programming is hard

I was greeted by this on my Verizon account page today. My first thought of course, "Don’t you have a test case for this?" And no space between the period and the "Y"? Automated tests and proofread!

Questions of the Day

As we prepare to sell our house and I just finished our fifth trip to Goodwill the past week, I like to use these questions for the determining what to save. The first two are from Joshua Becker. The last two add some additional motivation for me to get rid of the item.

  • Do I need this?
  • Why do I have it?
  • Is it easily replaced?
  • What would I use if I didn’t have it?

6,811 miles to go

map of the United States with route shown

As we contemplate the next phase of our lives, we have decided to sell our house and move into our RV for a year. Today we decided on our approximately route. If we don’t want to travel more than 300 in a day, we need only move once every couple weeks to complete the circuit in a year. #feelingexcited

The Indispensable Man

Sometime when you’re feeling important;
Sometime when your ego’s in bloom;
Sometime when you take it for granted,

You’re the best qualified in the room:
Sometime when you feel that your going,
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions,
And see how they humble your soul.

Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining,
Is a measure of how much you’ll be missed.
You can splash all you wish when you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop, and you’ll find that in no time,
It looks quite the same as before.

The moral of this quaint example,
Is to do just the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself but remember,
There’s no indispensable man.

~ Anonymous

Becoming Distinguished

A great list of ways to distinguish yourself from Joshua Becker on Becoming Minimalist:

  1. Be faithful with a little. (With your money, your body, your talents, your education, your upbringing, your opportunity, or your position, be faithful and disciplined to make the most of everything at your disposal. )
  2. Choose to live differently.
  3. Remain focused.
  4. Live humbly.
  5. Include others in your growth.
  6. Show grace to others.
  7. Appreciate different opinions.
  8. Bring optimism into every day.