Remembering Scott Avery

Scott Avery Scott Edward Avery passed away in Seattle, WA on October 24th after a sudden illness.  Scott was born June 19, 1969 in Roseburg Oregon to Donna and Stewart Avery.  He graduated from Roseburg High School in 1987 and Oregon State University in 1992. Scott lived …

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Leaving Microsoft

  Executive Summary / TLDR version: After a great 15 years I’m leaving Microsoft– my last day at the company is Friday September 14, 2012! Long and rambling version: Just over 15 years ago (June 30, 1997) I moved to Seattle to come work at …

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1977

For me, the peak occurred sometime in the spring / summer of 1977. Prior and up until that point, things had a certain sense of reason about them. Beyond that point, things slowly devolved into a world that makes less and less logical sense. Consider …

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The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

Very cool use of rapid-deploy airbag technology for a “just in time” bicycle helmet alternative – the “invisible bicycle helmet”.  I can totally see this working in Europe, and possibly North America.  For urban cyclists / commuters / casual bicycle riders, this might be a …

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Obesity and Incentives

The annual CDC report detailing Obesity trends in America has just been released, and the results are depressingly predictable.  We’re getting more obese and unhealthy across the board. 2011 CDC Obesity in America report This is a scary trend that shows no signs of reversing. …

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Strava KOM Hunting

By now, most semi-serious cyclists have at least heard of Strava – the online application + community service that allows you to upload your GPS data from cycling and running workouts in order to see them mapped out, segmented, timed, and compared against the results …

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