Release the hound

The new versions of the Golden Retriever app have been officially released! I am so happy to finally have these released so I can start working on other modules for the GR platform. Except now I’m looking at Flutter and a part of me wants to re-write the app in Dart #SoftwareDevProblems To go along with the app releases I also did a quick revamp of the GR website. The old site was built with Wordpress and had an old theme that wasn’t going to work well with the new version of Wordpress.
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Mmmmm coffee

Man is McDonalds coffee good! Saturday mornings are becoming so great again. Now that our youngest boy is 4 our morning routine is so chill. The boys were awake around 6:30am but they know to hangout in their rooms until 7am and play quietly or read. At 7 I quietly go into their rooms and let them know they can go downstairs and play with Lego and watch PBS. Seth turns on the TV himself and they hangout in the TV room while I go work out and take a shower.
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I got sick

I guess it was only inevitable, I ended up catching the flu from the rest of my family at the end of last week and spent last weekend recovering. Then I had a few days this week to play catchup and then caught a nasty head cold. As tonight is our second last curling game of the season I am going to be loading up on the Dristan to skip us to victory!
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Migraine

I woke up this morning with a migraine and it would not go away. It has been almost a year since I have had such pain and light sensitivity which must mean it is caused by something seasonal. In the past I would blame a sudden change in humidity as that has usually accompanied my migraines but this year we have been entrenched in a cold snap for weeks so…. ¯\(ツ)/¯
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Employee Termination

Today I pushed out some new code to Work Tyme to add in something I am kicking myself for not thinking of sooner, how to deal with employee terminations. One of my clients recently asked how they can mark an employee as a former employee but still maintain their information in Work Tyme. I had just assumed an account admin would simply change the employee’s password so they could no longer log in.
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Patient Zero

Right before I sat down to write this post I had to clean chocolate Boost out of a brown shag carpet. Oh, and before the Boost ended up on the carpet it had been inside the stomach of a very sick four year old. Everyone in my house currently has the flu but me. Which likely means I am just tempting fate at this point. But as long as my body holds out until Erin and the boys are better, that is all I can ask.
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Vtigermods

In an effort to clean up my registrar account today I set https://vtigermods.com to not renew. I have had this domain for some time and I really could have pulled the plug on it sooner but I was one of my first websites so I always just kept it online. Way back in 2010 my workplace was about to make the move to a new CRM/Shipping software. They had previously used two separate services and were wanting to switch to a single piece of software.
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Alkaline Trio

Today I decided to listen to some of my albums from my youth and I had forgotten how great Alkaline Trio’s “From here to infirmary” was. Cover to cover that is just a fantastic listen. I may be biased as this was the first Trio album I ever listened to back in 2003. I still remember the first time I heard Alkaline Trio. It was in my brother and I’s apartment located above Edo Japan in Hub Mall.
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Back at It

It has been an insanely busy summer and fall here in the Umrysh household. But good busy, if that is a thing. I hear people say it, so I am assuming it is a thing. I’ve been very fortunate to have more projects to work on than time to work on them. As I approach my first year anniversary of starting my own software development and IT support company I am very excited for what the future will bring.
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Leonardo's Brain

I finished reading a book that had been on my to-read list for quite some time. Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding da Vinci’s Creative Genius by Leonard Shlain wasn’t the greatest book I have ever read but it did pose some interesting points that had me contemplating society and life. This was the first book on Leonardo I have read so a lot of what the author had implied was common knowledge was instead fresh and new for me.
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