Virtues of the off-season

Maybe there are some places not worth visiting during their off-season (try carrying all the water you need for backpacking in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park after the sources have dried up in mid-summer**), but here I’d like to advocate for a few that I’ve found especially charming in their shoulder or off-season [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Dissertator, Travel|0 Comments

Working Seven Time Zones Away

For the last three months, I worked primarily in Switzerland for a United States-based team and company. My team members were in Madison, Wisconsin. I learned a lot about how to be productive, work effectively with a very remote team and use the tools available to ensure success. Being Productive Without others around me during [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Programmer, Travel|0 Comments

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes is a large national park found in central Croatia. The park is known for its dramatic landscape with an incredible amount of waterfalls. There is a wood walkway built right above the water to allow you to walk throughout the park without disturbing the beautiful nature around you. How we got there We [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Programmer, Travel|0 Comments

Saint Cergue, Switzerland

Saint-Cergue, Switzerland My girlfriend and I started out our trip in Saint-Cergue, Switzerland. It's a small town north of Geneva in the Jura mountain range. You have extremely easy access countless miles of hiking trails through jingling cow pastures. We hiked and ran the range almost every day. We worked in the mornings and evenings [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

Four Projects I Started and Stopped While Traveling

I've been looking for something else to do besides PoshTools. I'm completely burnt out on it. Visual Studio 2017 changed the extensibility model and I am struggling to care enough to go through all the trouble to get PoshTools to work. I'm sure I will get to it eventually. That said, I'm always willing to [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Programmer, Travel|0 Comments