Starting at around age 10, when my brothers and I received a Nintendo for Christmas, video games are something that have always been a part of my life.
Yesterday was the anniversary of one of the most tragic events in US history. It feels like so long ago. Another lifetime. At the same time the memories of what happened that day are still vivid.
Two Hands, Ten Fingers, and a Brain
Randomly, my sister and I had a brief discussion about the loss of a finger. Me: “Could you imagine trying to work with just 9 fingers?” Her: “No”.
Getting Rid of Everything
This morning junk haulers came to my parents house. They trashed about 90% of what was in the house. The things that were left were momentos, things that we will keep with the house when it goes up for sale, and smaller things that we could manage to get rid of ourselves.
At the beginning of the year I returned to the world of individual contribution. For the previous 3+ years I had been in a leadership position. Leadership started simple enough. Managing one or two people, not too many meetings, still able to write code a good chunk of the day. But by the end of year three I was managing 9 people, constantly in meetings, and never had the time to do meaningful work.