I mentioned this on social media the other day, but it’s lodged itself in my head and I rather like it so I decided to put it somewhere maybe a bit less ephemeral:

The phrase “Chronic Unaligned Duck Syndrome” worked its way into my head today and I don’t know if I heard it somewhere or I made it up but I can think of many areas of my life where it applies.

I have a very clear idea of what “Chronic Unaligned Duck Syndrome” means to me. What does it mean to you?

This one is a bit of a changeup. I had originally planned to top my nachos with something boring like chicken fried rice, but alas I missed the boat on those particular leftovers. Instead I spotted some hard boiled eggs in the fridge, so I shelled and crumbled one of those bad boys onto my chips.

The flavor was about what I expected. The saltiness of the chips complimented the egg, while the tang of the salsa and Mexican cheese blend rounded things out pretty nicely.

Kimchi Nachos!

When I worked from home full time it was often my practice to open the fridge and assemble for lunch an unholy concoction of leftovers and carbs from whatever I found in there. In that grand tradition today I made nachos and topped them with some homemade kimchi lovingly fermented by my wife.

Despite the look she gave me when I showed her what I was doing it was pretty tasty. I’ll probably have it again tomorrow to finish off the kimchi.

Peaches the Cat

Our family welcomed a new cat last week. He’s about a year old. We adopted him from Humane Animal Rescue last Thursday and he’s been adjusting to his new home ever since. The child named him Peaches, which is about as apt a name as I can think of.

He’s still in quarantine for now but he’s briefly met the older cat a few times and they seem to be on amicable terms. We’ll see what happens when he has the run of the house.

I had to write the following to my colleagues at Canonical today:

Warthogs,

After just shy of 6 years I’m afraid my time here has come to an end.
This has been a dream job for me, in no small part due to the people
I’ve gotten to work with and call my friends.

So thanks to all of you, especially the oft-renamed team that for now is
called system enablement. It has been an absolute pleasure and I hope to
see you again.

Cheers,
~Scott

I meant every word of it.

As it stands I’m on the lookout for some new challenges, but first I think I’ll take a few days and enjoy the extra time with my family.