paul nicholson

The Cobbler’s Children

In Blog Stuff, Me, Work on October 16, 2017 at 7:24 pm

Yes, I’m a web professional who doesn’t update his own site very often. I neglect the SEO. Let content go stale. And I don’t even dream about posting regularly.

What can I say:
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/the_shoemaker%27s_children_go_barefoot

At least I have a few drafts from ideas I’ve started a few times. Maybe one day…

Patch Notes

In Funny, Me on November 6, 2015 at 10:23 pm

One of the things that makes getting older the most frustrating is that it seems like so much of the physical issues that come with age are entirely unnecessary. While diseases are frustrating, maladies like kidney stones, cancer, and other malfunctions of the human body seem like the result of just poor design. I made the comment to my wife the other day that I really wanted to talk to God about why a few specific bugs slipped through product development. It seems like some common afflictions represent a major oversight of what should often be fairly simple issues to address.

daVinci's Vitruvian Man

This idea wasn’t entirely original of course. A frequent /r/AskReddit question goes something like “If you had to bug fix humans, what would you put in the patch notes?“. So, my first published blog post in (ok…I’ll look it up…skipping over the 4 unpublished drafts…) 1 year, 11 months, and 21 days is going to be my take on this patch list. Where possible, I’ll link back to inspirations from reddit threads.

Guest Post on On The Forecheck

In Blog Stuff, Hockey, Sports on November 16, 2013 at 8:17 am

Just had a guest post go live on On The Forecheck, briefly summarizing our adventure with security at Bridgestone Arena a few weeks ago, and warning parents how to deal with it themselves.