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

Fiction Tennis, Volley 11 as reply to Fiction Tennis, Volley 10

Greg took the offered Coke and started walking towards the office bar just across from the conference room.

"It already has some in it," Dempsey called out. Greg stopped walking and shot a devious look at Dempsey, then tipped the bottle up, taking a big swig.

"One of your many virtues," Greg...
2022-04-05 01:38:46

Fiction Tennis, Volley 9 as reply to Fiction Tennis, Volley 8

It had been too long since Dempsey had been in a good, old-fashioned street brawl.

"It's been too long since I was in a good, old-fashioned street brawl," Dempsey thought as he spun to connect his elbow with the man's face. Blue Collar Man had sucker-punched Greg, who was just now...
2022-04-03 01:57:57

Fiction Tennis, Volley 7 as reply to 🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾

Dempsey stared at Greg. He didn't have to say anything.

"I get it," Greg said, and they returned to their silence.

When the waitress returned to their table Dempsey ordered a whiskey on the rocks. He wasn't thinking about his wife when Greg asked, but now he was. Contemplating their relationship immediately...
2022-03-20 13:36:27

The New Not So Great Updates

In the last 12 hours, I both updated my Windows computer to Windows 11 and received the new Gmail update. They’re both disappointing, although Windows 11 is on another level of bad. Within minutes of using Windows 11, I had experienced so many jarring UI transitions and UI elements that...
2022-03-09 15:26:22

The Delightful Anachronisms of _Why's Poignant Guide

_why’s poignant guide to Ruby, Chapter 4, from one of his famous sidebars:

So this new book. The Scarf Eaters. It’s a coming-of-age novel. But it’s also a beginner’s guide to Macromedia Flash. It’s like Judy Blume crossed Praystation. It’s like 0sil8 starring Hillary Duff.

I don’t want to give away the...
2022-03-08 19:34:30

🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾 as reply to 🎾🎾🎾🎾

“You did it again,” Max’s partner said as he slapped him on the back. “I don’t know how you always manage to get us out of these scrapes but somehow you always do. I just wish my blood pressure could understand.” He took another long drag off his cigarette. “Early...
2022-02-28 12:33:31

🎾🎾🎾 as reply to 🎾🎾

It turned out his replacement barber that day was better than his regular. Maybe his blade was sharper. Maybe his hand was steadier. But there was hardly any sensation as the metal ran across his neck. There was something about that feeling that exhilarated Dempsey. The other man behind him,...
2022-02-26 04:56:26

🎾 as reply to You've never seen Max Dempsey's beard

So it was with some surprise and considerable anxiety that Max woke up that morning. The undeniable smell of hotel air hitting his nostrils and the blinding light sneaking past the curtains inspired a surge of adrenaline in his bloodstream. He glanced over at the woman in the bed next...
2022-02-25 02:55:34

I wrote this around the time of my divorce in 2003

We rail against suburbia, but it is not the enemy: it is only our version of the enemy. And enemy is not even the right word for it, this unseen power we feel over and around us, pushing us from behind into the crowd, or a dark pit, the fall...
2022-02-23 02:05:24

Everything Else
Refactoring Legacy Code

Sometimes the Idea was a good idea, but it didn't pan out in the end, and that's ok, just delete the code.

Sometimes the Idea was a good idea, and while it didn't pan out at the time, it still might in the future, but the code is really bad code,...
2022-02-22 05:58:08