Posted on May 11, 2021
Fed up with the Apple Keyboard, I bought a ThinkPad, installed Linux, and promptly decided that I hated computers.
My personal productivity dropped to pretty much nothing after joining Amazon. It wasn't just that corporate life sucked all the creativity out of me. The Amazon both brought and coincided with some substantial life changes, such as moving across the country, setting up a new house, and my daughter starting real school. Our lives are completely different compared to what they were three years ago.
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