colin's blog

  1. Equity

    Tue 19 September 2017

    The gospel of Matthew suggests that Christ's heaven is an equal opportunity saver. That is, it is not a place where those who worked the hardest receive the best, or those who took and never gave suffer. The parable of the vineyard laborers more or less spells out a universal …

  2. Spacemacs

    Tue 19 September 2017

    Emacs is very powerful. Amazingly so. But it's so arcane, the keystrokes could take you years to master. So what's a developer to do?

    Enter spacemacs. I honestly don't know where this idea came from, and my brain is structured in such a way that I could have ever pulled …

  3. Monarchs

    Sat 16 September 2017

    I knew that monarch butterflies were born somewhere in the north and then migrated to Mexico for the winter. But today on a hike on Sears Island we got to see a field of wildflowers, predominently milkweed, that was set aside specifically for monarchs to develop in.

    Indeed, we saw …

  4. Put your mask on before assisting others

    Mon 07 March 2016

    There is a cool, almost inhuman calculation to emergency manuals. As the flight crew walks you through the various safety features of an aircraft before a flight, they remind you to tell them if you physically can’t open the over­wing door. There is no room in an emergency …

  5. "A year in review"

    Tue 05 January 2016

    Welcome to tomorrow ... today! I can hardly remember what happend last month, let alone January of last year, but let's give it a shot, eh?

    We're still raising pigs, kids and occassionaly vegetables in Castine, Maine. Colin is still happily working as a software developer for Five Q. Emma continues …

  6. "Marathon running as test but not destruction"

    Tue 20 October 2015

    A little over a week ago I finished the Chicago Marathon. Me along with about 40,000 of my closest friends. But seriously, that's about a factor of 50 larger than my current home village here on the coast of Maine. By my own calculation I finished fifth out of …

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