David Owens

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2019-01-31: It’s time to pickup some nice keyboard and mouse pads for work. This table surface just …

2019-01-22: Ugh… bike was towed from the garage at work. Can’t catch a break with my vehicles lately!!

2019-01-19: Whelp, took my daughter on her first dungeon run in WoW. She didn’t die! However, dungeons seem a …

2019-01-16: Sometimes it’s the simpliest things we want to do that turn into time syncs! Whew! Rainy day …

2019-01-15: The adventure continues… driving home from LA, hit a pot hole front tire blown. Much drama …

2019-01-06: sudo do-release-upgrade 16.04 => 18.04. This upgrade may take several hours. WHAT!?

2019-01-06: I picked up my old SE tonight… man, I miss this phone.

2019-01-05: PSA: If you see a family with a lot of kids. Here are some things not to say: Are they all yours? …

2019-01-04: Ah, one of the great joys of parenthood: feeling like crap, but still having to pick through your …

2018-12-30: Jury Status: Telephone Standby… try again tomorrow after 5:30. I really don’t have time …

2018-12-27: Finished reading Ready Player One… Pretty good book; I would recommend it. I should probably …

2018-12-26: Not even sorry.

2018-12-21: That feeling when you make the problem significantly more complicated and spend way too much time on …

2018-12-19: Jury duty summons on Dec 31st… really?

2018-12-18: No sympathy: youtu.be/xoxhDk-hw…

2018-12-13: Wrote some new code, wrote the tests for it, ran the tests. Passed. 🤔

2018-11-30: Friday, 4:50pm… the tests all pass… Yeah, I’ll wait for Monday morning to check …

2018-11-29: Ugh, these EV chargers are work are so slow…. charging for nearly six hours and I’ve only …

2018-11-21: My 3-day old niece went in for open heart surgery today. After a long procedure, she came out …

2018-11-17: I picked up the iPad Pro 12.9 last week. The only regret I have with the purchase: the keyboard …

2018-11-14: Well, today was the big suck. Until tomorrow!

2018-11-14: Wow… it’s already been a bit over a year since I joined . Time is a funny thing.

2018-11-12: It’s 74F outside, but my house is freezing. It drops to 30F during the night, and the house temp …

2018-11-12: I wonder what’s happening in “Twitter-land”. Well… that was a poor choice …

2018-10-29: The past three weeks I’ve had this lingering sickness that just won’t go away! My body …

2018-10-26: Imagine trying to track down where an errant . is coming from in a large code base with very little …

2018-10-22: Gah. Always hate waking up from a nap and feeling worse then when you laid down to begin with. …

2018-10-19: I find it a bit amusing that I get to work in less time when leaving the house at 7:30am vs. 4:20am. …

2018-10-12: The worst thing about my Model 3 so far: I really want an X now too.

2018-10-09: The experiment of stopping at the supercharger near work - not so good. Travel took a lot longer …

2018-10-09: This was not the route to take to work today… 😭

2018-10-04: Supercharging is so fast!! A quick 15 minute stop charges nearly the same amount as an all day …

2018-10-03: Frustration levels for the day: 🥃💀

2018-10-01: Love me some 240V/60A electrical work... ✓ Power at 240V/60A breaker box ✓ 240V to the line in at the disconnect box ✓ 240V to the line out …

2018-10-01: Joy… after an all day install for my wall charger, I go to plug it in (the charger had the …

2018-10-01: My favorite thing about at Tesla DIY project is the ridiculous home charging solutions that people …

2018-09-27: Well… I started with an estimated 260 mile range home. Traveled 197.5 miles with an estimated …

2018-09-27: The test: can I make it home when my car says I have a 260 range??? The go-no-go is about 70 miles …

2018-09-27: First real commute in with the Model 3. First thoughts: - effective range is much lower when going …

2018-09-25: Does anyone have or know of a Bluetooth door lock that isn’t obnoxious, tacky, and actually secure?

2018-09-25: Hmm… no more car key means I’m going to be constantly forgetting my house key. At least …

2018-09-24: Model 3 picked up, looks great. Only 73 mile range… better find a charger for the drive home.

2018-09-24: Hmm… series 4 watch comes out and I manage to scratch my series 3 on our quartz countertops. …

2018-09-21: It’s here! =) Oooh… new outer wrapper packaging that doesn’t require cutting the …

2018-09-21: New Commute Vehicle After much deliberation on a commute vehicle replacement for the motorcycle (lots of reasons …

2018-09-19: Nearly spilled coffee all over my work MacBook Pro. 😱

2018-09-18: I test drove a Model 3 today… so much I thought I wouldn’t like going into it, but I …

2018-09-17: At 17mpg, my Jeep makes a terrible commuter. The best options I’m looking at are the ‘15 …

2018-09-15: I sometimes get far too angry about programming annoyances. Latest example: private var session: …

2018-09-14: I guess it’s time to retire my iPhone SE - its been fun, but back to the giant phones I …

2018-08-30: Ah. No more boiler-plate! I hate boiler-plate. Test infra is now all completely generated for my …

2018-08-29: Some days it seems like I’m just spending a bunch of time trying to figure out the least hacky …

2018-08-29: More Customer Service Fun This time, it’s with Microsoft. As some of my previous thoughts (that’s what I’m …

2018-08-28: I think something is wrong with me… I like writing parsers. 🤔

2018-08-28: Oh my… I just got a random call tonight confirming my delivery for my IKEA furniture I …

2018-08-27: Of course all of IKEA’s customer support “circuits are busy”… the pain …

2018-08-25: Why is this so hard!? This is beyond ridiculous and just terrible customer service. Just a brief summary for the fun …

2018-08-24: I got to ride my bike into work today for the first time in about three weeks: it was nice. =)

2018-08-23: I hate graphs like this; they provide no actual information and are clearly meant to tell a story …

2018-08-23: After switching cases with my daughter, I got downgraded to a Ryzen 2200. I tried to suffer with …

2018-08-21: Unit Testing Doesn’t Need to be Involved: owensd.io/2018/08/2…

2018-08-20: 30 minutes until my D&D session… that’s enough time to write some code…

2018-08-20: The RTX 20* series looks pretty interesting, but my guess is they offer little, if any, gain over …

2018-08-19: I’m currently using the hosted micro.blog service, but that still goes against the spirit of …

2018-08-19: I swapped my CPU and graphics card out with my daughter’s PC so she could have a smaller case …

2018-08-18: I’ve been looking at a photo editing computer for my wife the past few weeks. I went back and …

2018-08-18: Ah, now this is looking much better. Nether with it’s annoying plug though. 😠

2018-08-18: This is just ridiculous. I have nearly three feet of extra coax length here. Hopefully I can shove …

2018-08-17: IKEA desk comes tomorrow. Still debating on a 13” MacBook Pro + external display or just …

2018-08-16: Projects: Back to C One of the things I really enjoy doing in my space time is playing D&D. Now, I don’t get a …

2018-08-16: Taking it Back, One Step at a Time Today I’ve started the long process of transitioning all of my online profiles over to places …

2018-08-16: One of the things I like most about micro.blog is having the ability to easily separate out the idle …

2018-08-16: Hmm… I was worried about losing out on YouTube Premium (removing ads). Then I proceed to look …

2018-08-15: Hmm… ok, so how do I get the GitHub Pages integration working? I have the access key setup …

2018-08-15: Social Cleaning I have a bunch of stuff to cleanup my social profile that I’ve been meaning to do for a long …

2018-08-14: Better claim it. =)