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  • Car Lift: Concrete (part 2)
    I’ve spent some time over the last few weeks getting ready for pouring the concrete. Busting up the floor was step one, but I had to back-fill with gravel, pack it down then add some reinforcement from rebar and remesh. The existing concrete wasn’t thick enough to dowel into (drill and epoxy in rebar) so I ended up using many…

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  • Car Lift: Concrete prep (part 1)
    Moving the car lift from the old home.It’s a beast and has been very helpful in maintaining the family vehicles and critical to the work on fixing up the 71′ Corvette. The new shop didn’t have the right thickness and strength concrete so I’m having to cut and bust up sections to be reinforced. I’m needing to make sure I…

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  • Guest Bath remodel
    Last year we updated a bathroom and thought the result was pretty fantastic.We recently moved homes again (9th move in ~20 years) and started right in on the new place. The guest bathroom needed some work and my wife wanted to try and do some “shiplap” on the ceiling, here is what the room looked like after removing some cabinets…

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Technology

  • Reusable components: design or extract?
    Are you always DRY or perhaps you follow the Rule of Three? I’m currently working at a software company that has two business models, one is the familiar contracted services dev shop, the other is publishing a public set of API’s to accelerate application development. We always try and look for opportunities to extract a reusable component out of project…

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  • Blank Slate: Building API’s for public consumption
    So, next week I’m heading off to a new company.  A true startup, no existing product to speak of.  Blank Slate… We will be building a SaaS based product.  The way people interact is entirely API driven. We know we want a developer friendly experience. Documentation needs to be solid and reliable. Going from documentation to trying out our API’s…

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