Off but not out

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.

Finnish the Dishes

I wish I’d seen this before we redid our kitchen.

In the 1940s, inventor Maiju Gebhard calculated that the average household spent almost 30,000 hours washing and drying dishes over the course of a lifetime. Machines take less time but still require loading and unloading, cost money and occupy quite a bit of kitchen real estate. Sink-side racks add labor and clutter while taking up space

Source: Finnish the Dishes: Simple Nordic Design Beats Dishwashers & Drying Racks – 99% Invisible

Gliding up towards you with singular purpose

This song has taken up residence in the back of my head for days now, so I thought I would let it infect the poor souls who read this site.

I heard it on the latest episode of the fantastic Welcome to Night Vale podcast, which everyone should listen to all the time.