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WanderingEng  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 20, 2017

Mud holes on mountains baffle me, too. Why doesn't the water just run down hill?

WanderingEng  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 20, 2017

After your last Banff trip, you said your running felt like starting all over. How long did that feeling take to go away? I hiked Sunday through Tuesday and then did my regular Thursday and Saturday runs. The Saturday one was my worst long run in a year, though my Tuesday run yesterday felt a little slow but otherwise fine. I'm hopeful I'll be back in the swing of things by this weekend.

Dang that looks good. I'm the kind of car person that says "that car looks good" and then happily drives my completely stock Subaru to the grocery store. But if I had all the money in the world, I'd pick up a couple neat cars. At one time I loved the 1940s fat fenders, but lately it's the late '60s Mercedes Benzes that turn my head.

I can really appreciate a sort of ho-hum car turned into a rad car like this.

    “I need to hear you are alright.”

My mom told me this week she was glad to hear my voice when I called to check in. But that was after a well planned hiking trip where she knew my plan in advance and had GPS tracking of my location. Up to this point I didn't think this article would make me cry, but wow. While our lives took very different paths, the concerns of our loved ones are very similar.

You mention luck and privilege in this week's pubski. This article makes me think more of my own luck and privilege than reading this on a smartphone in an airport on a weekday while getting paid time off does. Reading this feels like reading about life in 18th century China. It's completely foreign. It's hard to understand that this is real life right now for many people.

WanderingEng  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 13, 2017

I went hiking this week. I fucking crushed it, bagging five summits in three days. Four of those summits are among the most remote in the park, and a fifth is one I attempted unsuccessfully last December. I have two mountains left to complete the Adirondack 46ers.

Here's a picture from the summit of Skylight.

No, but a somewhat similar company. We monitor the GIC current as it has the potential for serious impacts.

(Some quick legalese: my comments here are my own and may not reflect the views or opinions of my employer)

I'm able to monitor the geomagnetically induced currents at work. Looks like the storm hit about 6 AM central time. It's still going strong.

It's overcast here. I'm at 43°N. Too bad this isn't when I'm out in the wilderness next week.

    Ethereum as an investment in future clock time on a massively distributed mainframe

Is there any way to estimate the value of future distributed click time? What terms would that estimation use if crypto is valued differently from fiat or gold? I don't mean that to be a leading question; I don't fully understand crypto or how it's valued.

WanderingEng  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 6, 2017

I'm at the point where I'm likely closer to the age of our interns' parents than to the interns. I don't feel old, but apparently I am.

    Some days I feel like I am winning at the game... and others I feel like I've already lost.

Lately I feel less like this. It's the running and hiking. I've lost both of them before I started. It's a different perspective for me, and I feel mentally healthier for it. Knowing I'll never be the best makes it easier to try to be ok.

WanderingEng  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 6, 2017

Road or trail? Much elevation gain?

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