Instructions on how to build my custom hockey stick display brackets. Mostly so that I have it documented next time I need to do it.
My latest fight with technology in the face of COVID: Setting up accounts for my daughter that don’t allow for parental controls that respect her blended family.
I think about hockey sweaters a lot. I’ve collected them since I was a kid. I doodle jersey concepts for fun. I study their history. Of the ones I owned growing up, my favorite was my Steve Yzerman Team Canada jersey from the 1998 Olympics. White with the alternate captain’s A on it. Pro-weight, with that […]
So Jenny is obsessed with Hamilton and has been for months. We got our tickets to see it in Chicago last week, she’s had tickets to see it in New York for months, she’s had the recording on a near-constant loop for quite some time, all that. Of late, I’ve found myself listening to it pretty […]
Part of why I love software development is that I get to make things. Through my efforts, something new has been created. It’s a pretty awesome feeling. As much as I love it, there’s something even better about building physical things. Even something as simple as an Ikea bookcase. You start with a box. It’s […]
Seemingly everyone has a Comcast horror story. No one likes the company and people who use their services do so begrudgingly. Except for me. Oh, sure, I know they’re ridiculously overpriced but I recognize that they can get away with that. I don’t expect them to charge less than market value out of the goodness […]
Like any self-respecting nerd, I have capital-t Thoughts on The Force Awakens. I didn’t see it on opening night but I did make it before the weekend was out. I’m sure my thoughts aren’t anything new but I want to get them out of my head so they’re coming out here. It should go without […]
So a little while ago I was thinking about Ricky Robinett‘s blog post about using Twilio to get notified about World Series ticket deals. Specifically, I was questioning the use of Twilio to drive the notifications. Personally, I prefer my notifications via email. To the point that I look at that post and think, “Come […]
The team I’m on recently released a new product. We’ll call it ShinyNewThing. Several weeks of work and discussion and a soft roll-out to some beta users and we were feeling pretty good about ourselves. People were excited about ShinyNewThing. Oh, sure, testing had revealed an issue early on, but that was clearly an invalid […]
Anyone who follows the DetroitHockey.Net Twitter account has probably seen me rant about jersey numbers more than once. Jersey numbers (in all sports, but especially hockey) are interesting to me – to the point that I once created a database of historical player jersey numbers (the now-defunct HockeySweaterNumbers.com). Today I was cataloging some hockey cards […]