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MN United v. NY Cosmos

Panorama at National Sports Center of MN United game.

Panorama at National Sports Center of MN United game.

I recently upgraded my Comcast cable modem and for the first time ever it looks like I’m connecting out via IPv6!

Last login: Sun Jan 25 20:07:50 2015 from 2601:2:5e80:491:4454:cac:b1a5:7271

Very cool!

Update: Sure enough, a visit to this IPv6 test site confirms IPv6 capability!

A couple of weeks ago I submitted an account deletion request to Facebook, logged off and erased my Facebook cookies. If you’re looking for me there, trying to tag me, or otherwise wondering why I’m not reading your Facebook posts this is why.

Nearly everything in this Minimum Vacation Policy post from Travis-CI is spot on. I’ve never been a supporter or believer of the unlimited vacation policy. Having managed teams for a long time I know that the majority of people faced with uncertain guidance like “unlimited” just will never take it. The dialogue inside someones head is something like:

Is it really unlimited? Of course not, there is some limit. What is that limit? I don’t know. Well, I better not take any time off.

Even worse I think this type of policy is a punt on the part of the leadership team to not actually specify what the operating practices for the organization are. Oftentimes this is considered “cool” but I think it’s really just shortsighted.

The idea of instituting required vacation each year however is interesting and is probably a very healthy thing. I think you can get much of the same affect by having the leaders in the organization set a good example of taking time away and disconnecting.

I Voted 2014!

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Doing my part for democracy.

Boomboxes

I really hope this happens. Having an MLS soccer team, but more importantly a team playing in downtown Minneapolis, would be great. I’d definitely look at season tickets!

United Properties says pro soccer is an option for a site it may develop near the Minneapolis Farmers Market — a sign that the Minnesota Vikings may have a serious rival in their bid to bring Major League Soccer to their new home in Downtown East.

via Investors eye site near Mpls. Farmers Market for MLS soccer stadium | Minnesota Public Radio News.

Business Hours

I wonder how you put this into Yelp? From the mini-donut stand in Nisswa, MN.

MoLo Kubb

Mayday Did It!

I’m very happy to be one of the over fifty-thousand backers of Mayday PAC.

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