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Un-minimize in Mac OS

I’ve been a Mac user for about 7-8 years now, and you can’t convince me to go back to Windows full time (except for gaming). I’m not a shortcuts master, but I use a few quite a bit and try to learn...

Search engines - privacy please

Privacy is definitely on everyone’s mind, including mine. If I was 100% privacy focused I wouldn’t even have a website, but there are things that I do to eliminate some privacy concerns. I totally ...

Phone in the pocket

Lately my toddler is constantly correcting me about my phone usage: “put it in your pocket, daddy!”. It’s really cute and also quite eye opening. At her young age she can already tell that if I’m ...

How to succeed in an open office

Open office…maybe for some that phrase creates all kinds of bad memories. Or for others it is a place with a lot of energy and an atmosphere that combines work with fun. Whichever side of the spect...

Galyna's March Update and trip to Ireland

Hello all, It has been a while, and I am truly sorry for not providing updates sooner and more regularly. To be completely honest, I have postponed my “To-do” to write an update for weeks upon we...

Agile Meetup in Kyiv, Ukraine

Last Friday I had a phenomenal opportunity to join a meetup based in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was my first experience being the only remote presenter, and although it was challenging, I really enjoyed the...

Galyna's Week 5

As I write these, I realize there is an identical pattern to each of these posts (plus, I am no Hemingway!). Seeing how things are going, I would rather it continue in some sort of a routine, rathe...

Galyna's Week 3

I want to start this post with gratitude: we have gotten more messages, phone calls, meals, things in the mail, and visits than we can count! Someone at Grandpa Tere’s work even made bracelets sayi...

Galyna's Successful start

Today Galyna had her surgery to have the port implanted. It went very well and seeing her most definitely hurt us more than it did her. After she woke up from anesthesia we went over to the oncolo...

Baby G

Tara and I are asking for prayer. Our daughter Galyna has been diagnosed with a pretty rare disease called Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). Although she has been a very healthy baby about 2 wee...