Hi!

I’m Harrison. Among other things, I’m a Technologist, a Creative, and a Dad. You can read more about my background in the About section. My interesting professional and personal projects are all described in the Projects section. Everything else here is a collection of my own ideas, and combining my ideas with $2 will get you a coffee at most fast food places!

Fedora 31 on the Razer Stealth GTX (Late 2019)

My hunt for a shiny new laptop always starts with the best of intentions, but well-intentioned laptops usually don’t come with gaming-ready GPUs. What do I mean by a “well-intentioned” laptop? I have a lot of respect for System76 and Star Labs for their lovely Linux-first systems, and particular respect for Purism‘s holistic approach to the union of open source hardware and privacy. But I’d be lying to myself if I didn’t admit that my ideal laptop is just as capable of running triple-A video games as it is of running Linux-based workloads.
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2019: Year of the Spartan

In October of 2018, I got my annual physical and came face-to-face with the reality of my current weight and fitness levels. I was at 30 BMI and at my lowest amount of regular physical activity in years. The trend was not good. My wife encouraged me to try Noom – I signed up for it the same day as my physical – and the support and coaching that I got through that little mobile app was transformational.
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TGIF

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That App You Love – Headed to DevConf.cz!

Starting back in September I published a series of articles for the Red Hat Developer Blog under the series title “That App You Love”. I’m psyched to announce that “That App You Wrote”, my followup presentation, has been accepted as a talk at DevConf.cz this month! Didn’t read the original series? You can follow along here: Making a Connection Immutable but Flexible – What Settings Matter?
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A Sunbeam for Mia

We lost Mia today. I’ve always read posts like this with some amount of indifference because in the back of my head I am thinking “this is just an animal” and “this is not a person”. And so I forgive you for feeling the same way. I understand that response. This stream of thoughts is really for me, and it is also for my wife and kids and anyone else who feels the loss of our “just a cat” as acutely as I am feeling it right now.
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