Thankful for the Snow!

The snow at my home mountain has been pretty spectacular, this 2017-18 winter, and I feel massively grateful for the La Niña weather pattern that made it happen.  The snowboarding has been epic.

At the same time, I’m deeply troubled by the record low Arctic icepack this winter.  (more…)


2018-03-09 at 10:39 Leave a comment


I’ve been re-reading The Phoenix Project, which I find (surprisingly, for a manifesto) pretty enjoyable. It’s a believable novel that traces an imaginary IT manager through the travails of a botched deployment, and his journey to the promised land where Development, InfoSec, and Operations work hand- in- hand to seamlessly shorten their development cycles and deploy multiple times daily.

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MAMA CUP International Go Tournament in Bangkok 2017!

I don’t know exactly what the dialogue is, but I’m absolutely stealing the plot the next time I do a video advertising a tournament! –MMlvx


*Beautiful Commercial*

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2017-08-27 at 08:04 Leave a comment

Watching EGC 2017

I Logo for European Go Congress and sponsor have been watching the 2017 European Go Championship tournament games, on KGS, and the EGF live stream of Board 1 on Twitch. They have been doing a very good job with the broadcasts. Online chatting with other views is almost as much fun as watching the actual games. It’s not the same as watching with a group of friends in person, but it’s close.

Continue Reading 2017-07-28 at 21:31 Leave a comment

The Importance of Yose

Black and White Go stones in the corner of the board.As part of the Baduk Death Pact, I have been working my way through 200 Endgame Problems: Winning Tactics by Shirae Haruhiko 7P. As early as the preface, I am finding a wiser perspective that already has improved my play.

Continue Reading 2017-07-26 at 18:55 Leave a comment

Adventuring with Vim

Princess from Vim Adventures gameI’ve started streaming on Twitch myself (I’m mike_tac at, which is surprisingly fun. I’m not yet playing Baduk there, because I’m a bit chicken; but I’ve been playing a tutorial game called Vim Adventures, and streaming that.

Continue Reading 2017-07-22 at 09:59 Leave a comment

The Coding Gold Rush?

One thing that has remained consistent over the past three decades is the predicted shortage of workers qualified for the predicted vast number of tech jobs. Is it true, or is it a bubble? Update — two prominent coding bootcamps are going out of business.

Continue Reading 2017-07-19 at 21:15 Leave a comment

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