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Cream of the Cool

What is the plan?

First up, sorry I've been away. It's been difficult trying to balance things, but I'm committed to the long-term future of E2. I've never been super far away, and have managed the operations and business, but haven't spent a lot of time on dev. I've also needed to really get my head around some web concepts and I'm doing more managing than coding these days, but I'm back to having focus and that focus has helped me to see the path forward. I'll go through the places where I've…

At the Cornell Bird Laboratory, the Northern Cardinal is the “WTF?” bird. That is, hardly a week goes by that someone doesn’t call them up and want to know what this gorgeous bird is in their backyard. It’s all red, and has a little peak on its head like a cockatoo and it sings really loud. Man, it must be like, ultra-rare or something, I’ve never seen anything like it before, and it, like has been flying around for several days now…

Olykoek noun, Hudson Valley: Older Use.

1. doughnut.

"Such heaped up platters of cakes of various and almost indescribable kinds, known only to experienced Dutch housewives! There was the doughty doughnut, the tender olykoek, and the crisp and crumbling cruller..."
-- Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Sketch Book, 1820
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I'm about to get on an airplane tomorrow. I'm sitting in my hotel, in the bar, in London. I've been in the UK for just over a week, and in London since Monday. I've worked four days at my company's office in Soho, I've drunk with noders in Hackney Downs, I've been all over central London, I've smoked Cuban cigars in Hyde Park, and I've (OXFORD MOTHERFUCKIN' COMMA) bought suits in Fulham under the guidance of the inestimable Clockmaker. Oh, and I went to…