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Captain Walker, Unsung Hero of Martinez

This man has abandoned civilization, married a squaw or squaws, and prefers to pass his life wandering in these deserts; carrying on, perhaps, an almost nominal business of hunting, trapping and trading but quite sufficient to the wants of a chief of savages. He is a man of much natural ability, and apparently of prowess […]

The Martini — A One-Act Play About the Origins of the Famous Cocktail

Experience the real story of the martini by attending a performance of The Martini presented by Onstage Theatre at the Martinez Campbell Theater in June.

Ode to a Sump Pump

The sump pumps in my french drain
Of my existence are the bane,
The cause of too much pain,
But only when it rains.

Szeder XMAS 2016

  It’s time for John Szeder‘s year-in-review Christmas poem!   ‘Twas the night before christmas, and before it all ended, Half of the internet found itself unfriended. We are still waiting for the year of VR. It’s stuck in traffic, in a self-driving car. Blogging is out–all that writing is tedium, Unless, of course, it […]

Automated unit tests from Asis

This tool allows you to periodically grab stack traces and record calls to a library that are then saved as unit tests. It’s a shortcut to getting coverage for a library that’s already in production and stable. zavg/Asis ยท GitHub Asis – Tool to deal efficiently with legacy code through creating and running characterization tests […]

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