Aren’t Reorgs Fun?

(after laying out a new table of organization on the whiteboard…)
Manager 1: “We’ll call this group the ‘Application Security Services Penetration Engineers’…”
*writes name on the whiteboard*
Manager 2: “ASS Penetration Engineers?”
*awkward silence*
Manager 1: “Uh, yeah. Forget I said that. I’d better go change the documentation now.”

Tourette Syndrome

Is Tourette Syndrome an occupational hazard of programmers?  Because I’m afraid this codebase is giving it to me.  WTF?!  FFS!  FMH! (On that note, I’ll be starting a blog at for the sorts of things that made me consider this relationship.)

Primal Pasta Sauce

Ideally this recipe would use grass-fed meat.  I’m working on it.  The meat I used (both beef and the sausage) was lean enough I had to add olive oil to keep things from getting unpleasant, so if we don’t look too carefully we should be okay. It’s my birthday later …

Christmas Breakfast

Since my kids were born, my parents come over to my place for Christmas.  After we moved closer to them, we’ve split the hosting duties — morning (with the tree and presents, and breakfast) at my place, then we all go to their place for dinner. Because we’re having a …

Primal Egg Nog

So, I decided to take a run at primal egg nog.  It turned out to be really simple, though thanks to a verbal stumble I think it will be referred to around my house as “OG Nog” (note: guttural pronunciation is key; feel free to bellow) from now on. Pictures …

Salad is Boring, huh?

So, I’ve been told that salad is a boring meal.  I don’t think so. This is a pretty simple and straightforward salad with dressing.  The drink is a 20-ounce mug of water (yes, there’s that much salad there) with perhaps 1/2 teaspoon of lime juice. (That handle sticking out of …

Primal Turkey Gravy

As a bit of practice before Christmas I tried to put together a primal turkey dinner.  I got fairly close with Roast turkey Coconut bread stuffing (I’ll put up a recipe for coconut bread later) Curried broccoli salad Berries and whipped coconut milk Gravy The gravy was a bit interesting, …