Gravitational Redshift

There's been a gradual, ongoing, change in my personal development. I'm edging towards a different direction in Ideology, Technological and methodological work. It's reflecting who I am, how I behave, what I believe in and how its all integrated in a coherent personality. This has happened often to me. Each season, each age, each year I change. There's a core of oneself that gets redesigned, built and worn out as you grow. Everything I am is shifting.


The Word of an Engineer

I find this inspiring: She's built of steel From deck to keel, And bolted strong and tight; In scorn she'll sail The fiercest gale, And pierce the darkest night. 'The builder's art Has proved each part Throughout her breadth and length; Deep in the hulk, Of her mighty bulk, Ten thousand Titans' strength.' The tempest howls, The Ice Wolf prowls, The winds they shift and veer, But calm I sleep, And faith I keep In the word of an engineer. Along the trail Of the slender rail The train,


Placeholder pages can be fast too.

Due to my background in SEO and constant fidgeting with speed and user experience optimization I tend to write usually tight, expressive code with comments all over the place. I was mucking around with mod_pagespeed in my new VPS and decided to make a PageSpeed test to see how I ranked and know what I could improve. Most developers I've met would have hung up a JPG and called it a day. My cow-orker actually setup a Polymer page, though. All things considered, I think I've done well enough:


The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first