Family and friends in Venezuela without power for close to 50 hours. Most hospitals without backup generators and airports closed. It’s a nightmare of our own making, but please know (and share) that the dictatorship lies when it says the situation is under control.

I was also surprised by Shawn Blanc’s switch to an unhipster drip machine. But have to agree with this post. I probably can’t tell the taste difference either, but the ritual is what makes it fun. quanttype.net/posts/2019-03-06

Visited my favorite Costa Rican coffee toaster today. Hacienda Real peaberry has been the daily bean on the AeroPress since I tried it and was curious of their operation. It’s literally a micro toaster (3 room house). They ship to the US/Canada if anyone wants to try. goldenbean.net/

Watching The Umbrella Academy yesterday and a David Gray song came up. The flashbacks to his White Ladder album actually gave me pause. Must never forget/understimate the power of music. open.spotify.com/track/1dQOMZz

I always develop an interest in projectile physics and spatial awareness when the kids get the stomach flu.

Since December I’ve been working very hard on measuring developer output, software CapEx, and organization level indicators. All with as little overheard to devs that doesn’t improve PMO flows. This comment on HN is an amazingly distilled version of many of my learnings. news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1

Domain names are like battery packs, make it cheap enough and I can always self-justify one. Luckily rmateu.dev or 5typos.dev doesn’t sound that interesting. domains.google/tld/dev/

Ordering coffee at 130 degrees in Starbucks is the hipster idiom that I’m least ashamed to say out lout. Thank you André Hess for all the hipster-millennial wisdom. instagram.com/betogess/

I have welcomed emojis into my heart and keyboard. I held out long enough ;) but we lost the war, and it’s time to accept it. Long live the 🤓.

A few seconds before this photo, Bettina grabbed my face, turned it on the side, and planted a big kiss on my cheek. This is what happiness filled with a melted heart looks like.

Yesterday we celebrated Ana’s birthday. My better half has given me two better wholes – each as beautiful and intense as their mom. Which makes the amount of love and effort she gives all of us quite literally infinite. We love you.

This week Robie decided we had to wear (clean) masks for the bedtime story… and last night Bettina joined our book club.

weird, @help the quoted md displays correctly on the Posts page, but it doesn’t seem to be parsed on the feed/app/blog roberto.mateu.me/2019/02/07/da

Dave Winer:
> If it doesn’t have a feed it isn’t a podcast.

I subscribe to Marco Arment’s theorem:
> On a long enough timescale, Dave Winer is usually proven right. scripting.com/2019/02/07.html#

Just getting started, but Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke has me glued to the first chapter. A few more insights like the difference before decision & result – and it may be my favorite non fiction of the year.

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