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Feb 14, 2022

The Start of a (Very Expensive) New Journey

Well, after 4 years of very strongly desiring a townhome, the dream has happened! (Sidenote: “the dream” is something that just suddenly popped up in 2018 sometime–not sure what spurred it, but now I can’t remember the feeling of ever NOT wanting a townhome.) We recently closed on a rowhouse! Huzzah!

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Aug 20, 2021

Moving After 7 Years

…led me to discover how many knick-knacks (doodads, doohickeys, trinkets, curios, you get the idea) I had accumulated.

This much:

So many jars

It’s kinda baffling that I have enough stuff to put under this many jars

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Nov 23, 2020

Interviewing after 4 years of…not doing that

I recently went through the job interview process, for the first time in 4.5 years, and for the first time as an experienced developer. And I didn’t really expect it to be a different process from when I did this in 2016, but it actually was.

I’d always heard how some experienced devs got “mad” at being asked data structures/algos questions during interviews, and had thought it was perceived as a blow to their ego (“my work and experience should speak for itself!”). But now that I’m in their shoes (kinda–a lot of those stories feature people who have twice as many years of experience as me, or have achieved a lot more), I realize it’s not quite that–or at least, not every one of those stories is about that.

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