One of the most persistent challenges present in early meditation practice is the realization & remembrance that “you” are not the source of your thoughts, nor are “you” entirely composed of those thoughts.

Now technically speaking “you” a.k.a. the self doesn’t actually exist according to Buddhist beliefs. There’s no one…


A few weeks ago I (virtually) attended an interview with well-known rock climber Alex Honnold at a software platform conference (not sure how they’re related, but I didn’t worry about that too much). Alex is a fascinating guy to me. A highly skilled climber, he’s driven his profession forward multiple…


Overview & Thoughts on Chapter 1 of Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Background

In 2013 Thomas Piketty released a weighty volume called Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which examines the past ~300 years of capital in mostly the United States, Brittan, & France, and the lessons we can draw from it’s evolution, dynamics & affecting forces, effects on society, and response to regulations…


For years I’ve dabbled in & out of Buddhism. Many of the core concepts (no-self, impermanence, meditation as a path to liberation, the fundamental “oneness” of all things, meaning that us & everything around us is comprised of atoms & energy that cycle around & reform into different structures that…


Any iRacing user with more than a dozen races under their belt has probably been crashed out of races quite a few times, often times as the victim of situations that ocellate between genuine racing incidents & full-on malice-fueled attacks. iRacing attempts to reduce these incidents through the safety rating…


With a new year comes a new challenge, and with the dawn of 2020 comes my new role of a Developer Chapter Lead, or DCL. Through hard work, passion, and a love of software people I’ve been chosen as one of the first in my organization to take on this…


When we first start writing code, many of us will find ourselves falling into one of two camps. One focuses on the code itself, considering clean, intelligent, modern code to be the ultimate goal, with working software as the happy byproduct. …


Scrum is claimed to do many things. Create awesome software in no time, immediately turn average teams into unstoppable juggernauts, cure cancer, etc.

In reality, Scrum doesn’t do anything. It’s simply a framework to help teams handle complex projects prone to change. …


The Journey

To be fair, I was never an “elite” runner. Freshman & sophomore years of high school I was one of the slowest kids on one of the fastest X-C teams in the state, which means I usually finished around mid-pack in races. I trained my butt off every season, but…


While serving as Scrum Master for much of last year, I had more than a few mini-existential crisis-es. Not the run-of-the-mill nihilistic ones that have served as a near-keynote to our 21st century, but ones surrounding the purpose of process in software. I put hours-upon-hours into this role, and yet…

Grant Gadomski

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