Daniel Miller @dealingwith


Daniel Miller last shared their writing "I see"
He smiled and lit a cigar.

"We're just here to ask you a few questions.”

"I'll answer anything you want, but can I ask one thing first?"


“Why not?”

“Because we do the question-asking around here.”

"I see."

"Now, can you tell us what you were doing on the night of November 17th?"

"I was at home,...
Daniel's Pantry
🍵 11 Teas
🍫 9 Chocolate Bars
🍍 17 Pineapples
🍓 11 Strawberries
🧇 9 Waffles
🥟 14 Dumplings
🥚 9 Eggs
🍣 11 Sushis
🥓 10 Bacons
🍪 10 Cookies
🥃 9 Whiskeys
🥩 10 Steaks
🍊 11 Tangerines
🍺 7 Beers
☕️ 4 Coffees

Just Start Any Way You Want To

There is one thing infinitely more important than ability, skill, talent, intellect, domain knowledge, or prior experience. That thing is just starting.
There are a lot of resources out there about how one should start, according to the author of the resource. Lean, MVP, 200 words a day, 750 words a...
2021-02-18 13:03:57

Give it away as reply to Capacity for Work

...he's spent a lot of time sorting through the thoughts that pass through his mind and working to decide which ideas make sense and which he can safely let go of. This has lead him down a more spiritual path of understanding outside of any organized religion. As such, he's...
2021-02-13 20:39:39


Yesterday I learned of the news that Chick Corea had died. It's always sad when a brilliant talent is lost to this world, although in this case it was buffeted by the fact that he continued to make amazing music right up until the end. He released an album each...
2021-02-13 05:31:57

Jilted Joe

She broke up with him over text. The bitch. They say love and hate are just two sides of the same coin, and she'd picked the coin up off the table and slammed it back down on the opposite side. How could she just do that like that?

She'd done this...
2021-02-09 03:35:05

Winter in Texas / Easy Rule #9

New dark theme, eh? I like it.

We don't get much snow here in North Texas. Once every few years, maybe. And maybe an inch. Actually, usually less than an inch.

More often the temperature hovers between the thirties and sixty. Hoodie weather.

Yesterday I rode my bike with the in-the-forties kit. Thick...
2021-02-08 00:33:10

You might not be a senior engineer if...

The tremendous demand for software engineering talent has resulted in a lot of "senior engineers" who are only two years into their careers. This is doing a disservice to those engineers and new engineers just entering the field.

You might want to reconsider your "senior" title if...

...other engineers can't comprehend your...
2021-01-22 15:45:44

Rainforest Crunch

When I was in college I had a fantastic metabolism. I also rode my bicycle a lot. As a result, I ate pretty much what I wanted and in large quantities. Often what I wanted was  Ben & Jerry's Rainforest Crunch ice cream. A pint of Rainforest Crunch. All at...
2021-01-20 02:13:19

I don't feel safe

I am near middle age
And I never felt so alone
But I think I feel safe
In my home

(from Vague)

I've been thinking about safety lately, specifically the lack of it. There it sits, right towards the bottom of Maslow's hierarchy of needs, as a "basic need". Based on Maslow's theory, we aren't...
2021-01-19 03:49:34

In defense of the backlog

Some programmers like to hate on the backlog. It's just an endless list of tasks that we'll never get to, they say. It's demoralizing, they say.

Some of these same programmers love Getting Things Done, though. The GTD process includes the "capture" of stuff (thoughts, todos, etc) into an inbox. It...
2021-01-14 05:18:26

Notion all the things

(This one is really just for the streak.)

I currently use Notion to manage large chunks of my life. I use their table object with multiple views which apply different filters and sorting. My methodology is an unholy mashup of kanban and Getting Things Done. Each item has a "status"--Backlog, Up...
2021-01-05 05:41:29