Not me! I am not death. I am not the destroyer of worlds. Perhaps I am the destroyer of words because of my sometimes atrocious writing. Come on now, it's not that bad, is it? Anyway, the title of this post comes from a quote from J. Robert Oppenheimer who uttered it after the first nuclear bomb test. Oppenheimer's words have been on my mind because last Saturday, I visited … [Read more...] about Now I Am Become Death, The Destroyer Of Worlds
Ask the Readers returns next week. This week, we're in Portland on spring break, so I'm taking the opportunity to regale you with gratuitous pictures of doughnuts. One of the best parts of not being confined to a traditional job is being able to wander around without the constraint of time. Usually, this means that I go for aimless walks around my neighborhood or hikes in the … [Read more...] about Adventures In Oregon: Doughnuts, Dairy and Beer
One of the great joys of living a life of FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) is not having to be anywhere. I don't have to be at work at 8am. I don't have meetings. I don't have to be in front of my keyboard for 8 hours per day. I appreciate my freedom more than most because I have a very hard time sitting still. At home, I have to get out of the house multiple times … [Read more...] about Seattle: Hot Cars, Cold Rain and Alien Flowers
We're back from vacation now, but I have one last travel update. Ask the Readers returns next week. Mrs. 1500 and I spent the last part of our vacation visiting with the Mad Fientist and his wife, the Mad Fientista. We spent four days Edinburgh followed by two in London. I had never been to the UK, so didn't know what to expect. However, there was one thing I couldn't stop … [Read more...] about Vacation Update 4: Sleep, Sheep, Covfefe
I'm on vacation, but I can't quite stay away from the blog, so I'll regale you with vacation pictures and tales from the big city. This post was supposed to go in chronological order, but after seeing the September 11 Memorial, I have to go there first. My 9/11/2001 I was at work writing code when the attacks happened. A co-worker named Ginny mentioned that a plane had … [Read more...] about Vacation Update 3: NYC!