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Category: holidays

03/17/15 12:15 - 40.ºF - ID#59909 pmobl

St. Patrick's Day

The weather wasn't as nice as many of the other years but it was still quite fun. I wish I liked beer more or that the Italian festival was instead a parade where people chugged wine out of cornicppias.

My brother got me to funnel a beer through a St. Patricks horn which I am sure (e:Joe) is about to post a pic of.

Afterwards there was an impromptu bear party at our house.

The best part of all was that (e:libertad) cleaned the house while they waited for their taxi. My brother tried to take credit but we all know that's impossible.

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Category: toys

03/16/15 11:36 - 38.ºF - ID#59906 pmobl

My Little Leprechaun


I have a new favorite toy.

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Category: work

03/13/15 12:24 - 28.ºF - ID#59898 pmobl

Outsourcing Software Developers


This article is so on point. It's about IT in government but it applies to healthcare just as well.

"Unintended consequences of outsourcing for government

Outsourcing software means outsourcing knowledge. This may not be obvious, because the people doing the human portion of the service provided are still employed by the agency, yet that's only a superficial assurance. When no true software specialists are available in government IT procurement, gullible career bureaucrats will go with the most charming vendor. Too many hugely consequential technical decisions are made by administrators with superficial knowledge. Even if one refrains from the cynical position that government employees operate under loose financial restrictions, how could one expect them to accurately assess the potential or monetary value of a piece of software?

When a big company comes to a real software professional with an estimate of $200,000 for what is otherwise conservatively estimated as two weeks of work, they will get called on it. When they do that to a glorified Excel clerk promoted to decision-maker as a reward for their dedication, critical assessment cannot be expected. Because all technical expertise and a substantial portion of the business knowledge is essentially deferred to the outsourcing entity, they act as the ultimate authority on the subject matter. This is not about demonizing the private, profit-oriented enterprises. There is nothing inherently ill-intentioned in vendors' behavior. However, the dynamics in this public vs. private relationship are skewed."



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Category: work

03/13/15 12:22 - 28.ºF - ID#59897 pmobl

Asbestos Pit


I feel like there is constantly asbestos in my building needing to be remediated. considering how much everything else seems to get messed up, it terrifies me.

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Category: haircuts

03/12/15 12:22 - 33.ºF - ID#59894 pmobl

Haircut


Before and after. I look like a totally different person. I kind of prefer the before.

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Category: body

03/12/15 12:18 - 33.ºF - ID#59893 pmobl

Broken Toe?


Don't run and jump onto slippery wooden stairs with sandals on.

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Category: kenmore

03/06/15 09:02 - 16.ºF - ID#59886

Kenmore's Dirt Roads


Look at that pot hole. I feel like baby Jessica could be down there. This winter killed it. This winter killed everywhere. I think the entire city is going to have to be repaved.

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Category: food

03/06/15 08:29 - 16.ºF - ID#59885 pmobl

This Isn't Your Nonnas Garlic


This isn't some cheap $2.99 Italian garlic. No this is White garlic. Not just white garlic but White German garlic. You know because the Germans are so into garlic. Because of its exceeding rarity it's also like $9.99/lb at the coop. Sometimes I feel like they have some bougie thesaurus for marketing.

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Category: work

03/05/15 11:12 - 7.0ºF - ID#59884

Terminal Poop

Its a perfect end to a perfect day.
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Category: kim

03/04/15 12:47 - 35.ºF - ID#59881

Kim Kardashian is a Programmer


She really is everything.

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