Month: July 2022

  • Netflix: Why People Are Leaving You… (The Unspoken Reason?)

    Netflix: Why People Are Leaving You… (The Unspoken Reason?)

    I can be long-winded in my blogs, I know, and there is a lot to unpack here. I’ll try to keep it brief. Famous last words =) Any Netflix engineers reading, it will be worth your time even if you skim fast. In the last month there has been global news coverage about Netflix losing […]

  • 2022 #MakeHimHurt Challenge

    2022 #MakeHimHurt Challenge

    On the back of my Cross-country Drive blog, Part 5 specifically, the fine folks at Sonflower have decided to put me to the test and try to “make me hurt“. This came in the form of a Give Lively fundraiser and two donations to kick it off. The ringleader in this effort, Alicia, not only […]

  • 2022 Cross-country Drive (Part 5: Crisis of Confidence)

    2022 Cross-country Drive (Part 5: Crisis of Confidence)

    While this is part 5, and final, in my series covering my recent cross-country road trip, this one will be considerably different in topic. It will also be somewhat depressing to animal lovers at the start but hopefully swing back to a happier tone by the end. This one will not cover aspects of a […]

  • 2022 Cross-country Drive (Part 4: Food)

    2022 Cross-country Drive (Part 4: Food)

    As someone who has worked entirely too much, and grinded through too many 12+ hour days, food has been one bright spot the past ten years. That occasional chance at a meal that is above and beyond, that becomes breaks, lunch, dinner, and an island of enjoyment in an otherwise crappy day. With a three […]

  • 2022 Cross-country Drive (Part 3: Lodging)

    2022 Cross-country Drive (Part 3: Lodging)

    For those who travel a lot, myself included a long while back, talking about lodging is not very interesting. Unless the room is spectacular or perhaps a grim experience, most of us have experienced average hotel rooms. The biggest fail here, in the context of my trip, is not taking pictures of the single worst […]

  • 2022 Cross-country Drive (Part 2: The Road)

    2022 Cross-country Drive (Part 2: The Road)

    Warning, this will be a photo-heavy blog sharing some pictures I took throughout the three weeks on the road along with commentary. Cities Bigger cities are all so different and it always astounds and pleases me. On this trip I passed through Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., and Atlanta. Each are light years […]

  • 2022 Cross-country Drive (Part 1: Overview)

    2022 Cross-country Drive (Part 1: Overview)

    Overview Over the last 10.5 years, I have taken all of two weekends completely off from work. Just those two times that I did not work at all. No other vacations, just working hard in start-up mode well past the start-up phase. I do not have strong enough words to warn you off from doing […]