The Nintendo Switch lineup

The Weary Parents Guide to Buying a Nintendo Switch

Note: This post is one of those things that I started writing up for a family member, then realized very quickly I should share this with the broader world. If you feel like something is missing, please feel free to suggest it. Also, I may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs.* Someone in your life wants a Nintendo Switch, and you don’t know what to do....

December 13, 2023 · 8 min · Chris Short
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The most annoying 1Password error after Mac Migration

New MacBook Air 15-inch I recently decided to buy one of the new 15" MacBook Air M2 models announced at WWDC this year. Nothing was wrong with my M1 MacBook Air aside from the fact that I’ve always wanted a bigger screen and more RAM. The 15-inch MacBook Air delivers on both fronts with its larger screen. But, only being able to put 24 GB of RAM in the MacBook Air 15-inch shows Apple is scared of a solid Air model cannibalizing the MacBook Pro line....

June 17, 2023 · 4 min · Chris Short


Abstract Burnout can happen at any point in everyone’s career. But, what happens when burnout is taking place amongst other things? Your s/o having a miscarriage? Veteran dealing with time in service and injuries from it? Becoming unemployed? Let’s discuss realizing you’re approaching or are burned out, the why behind that, and coping mechanisms. Description What is Burnout? Definitions (sourced) Who it impacts? Yes. Even kids deal with this. Personal Story Thread: The year of yes can turn into years of “please stop” Burnout+ Veteran Injured (disabled veteran; disability in general) Have Kids (always stressful or worrisome) Contribute to open source (never feel like you’re doing your best) Have a side hustle (Yeah, I wrote a weekly newsletter for six years) Dealing with it all (do it before you snap) Introduce a Little Chaos A miscarriage A job lost/layoffs A global pandemic Toxic family members Personal Story Thread: A Netflix series that hit WAY too close to home Welcome to burnout++ — Managing the Chaos Friends & Family - Prioritize family, tell your friends, be forward Compartmentalization (lock it in a box for short bursts) !...

April 10, 2023 · 3 min · Chris Short
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Life after DevOps'ish

Update (2023-06-23) I’ve created a page on the DevOps’ish site so that you’ll always have the latest access to what I’m sharing out to social media. The DevOps’ish Firehose is available for your regular consumption (Bonus: there’s an RSS feed) In the last issue of DevOps’ish, I stated, “I’m under explicit doctor’s orders to cut stressors out and do things that bring me more joy… I need to stop doing so much....

February 20, 2023 · 10 min · Chris Short