HRD Cafe Opened…

The cafe is right out the window, so I have eagerly awaited the reopen. I went with a coworker a few days before they closed, and the place was smokey as can be, and in dire need of a facelift. They closed for about two months, and have remodeled with new tables, kitchen and paint.

When I finally got to order, they were out of the bulgogi beef, so I got the spicy pork. It was good, although a little overcooked, but pretty tasty.

An hour to wait for food is WAY to long though. Even for K-Mex.

How the Other Half Works

There is so much that is good in this article. Just perfect really.

When a programmer gets to a certain age, she knows a lot of stuff. But there’s a ton of stuff she doesn’t know, as well, because no one can know even a fraction of everything that’s going on in this industry. It’s far better, unless you’re applying for a junior position, to start at 70 and get credit for everything you do know, than to start at 90 (or even 100) and get debited for the things you don’t know.

via How the Other Half Works: an Adventure in the Low Status of Software Engineers | Michael O. Church.

So I went to North Carolina and drove one of the new Jeep Cherokees…

Man, that was fun to hear, but it was even more fun to do. A few weeks ago, I spent some time out in Raleigh, North Carolina, participating in what felt like a totally surreal experience. Not only did I go on an extended test-drive of the new Cherokee, but I was also interviewed and filmed in a manner akin to being on my own television episode. As an owner of a 1999 Cherokee, I was thrilled when I heard they were bringing the badge back in 2014, and was even more impressed when I saw it in person.

The full story is here, had a blast. Would love to put one in my driveway next to my XJ.