Stories of My Life

Who wants to be a Happiness Engineer?

Who would want to be a millionaire when you could be a Happiness Engineer? If you know me at all, you know I love my job. A lot of you have asked how you can work here, too, or whether there’s a college class you can take. Here’s my answer: Happiness Engineers need intuition, critical […]

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WordCamp SLC

You might not realize this, but WordCamp changed my life. I went in 2008, only curious about WordPress at the time. I knew some hosting customers used it and loved it. And it seemed nice. It wasn’t the easiest thing to convince my then-husband that I needed a Saturday off. But my friend Joseph who […]

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Don’t call me fat ;)

Backing up my claims that I feel much healthier at 185 (BMI 29) than I did trying desperately to get to 130 (BMI 22) in 2010-2011… The study, by Katherine M. Flegal and her associates at the C.D.C. and the National Institutes of Health, found that all adults categorized as overweight and most of those […]

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Fixing a Paneled Door

As much as the kids and I love the new place, the door has been absolutely dismal with peeling paint, tape marks, and dozens of inexplicable dents. When the property management company asked if I had any questions, the first one out of my mouth was, “May I fix the door?” Well, I finally got […]

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More Women, Please!

This is a test post more than anything, but when looking for something to upload, I found this photo I took at the Utah Open Source Conference. The conference was great! It’s getting bigger each year! But we still don’t see very many women there. Women in tech: I know you’re out there, even in […]

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Oh, Friday…

Bet you’ve always wondered what a cute Single Mormon Mommy does on a kidless Friday night. Let me count the adventures! – Went out at 6 to my friend’s graduation open house, mainly so I could meet her dad who just flew in from Vietnam. – Noticed that party ended at 7. Asked my brother […]

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New Contract + Summer – MAT1010 = ?

I’ve got a bit of a problem. And a story. You know what that means. I’ll write it all in one big hairy paragraph and mix in some irrelevant details, just like they do in my text book: MAT1010 (UVU uses the “MATH” prefix for remedial courses) is four credit class that costs roughly $800. […]

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Adding it all up.

Math is my worst subject, and always has been since I was a kid. It’s not that I’m horrible at it. It’s that every other subject out there is pretty easy in comparison. As a kid and a teen, I thought that if it took a lot of work, it just meant I should give […]

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What is FOSS?

I’m speaking at Utah Open Source conference next weekend. Yes, it will be a geekfest, but to say FOSS is only for geeks is like saying cupcakes are only for bakers. This is a cupcake I made recently. I found a frosting recipe online, tweaked it to my liking, and then shared my changes with […]

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