The Judge, 16th Hole

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I think this is the hardest golf course I’ve ever played. I lost 6 balls, 3 of them hitting it where I thought I should. 3 of the 4 par threes looked just about like this. Each was a 180-ish yard carry over water to a green with water over the back. This post is…

Ross Bridge

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Write Code Every Day →

This starts next week for me (after vacation). I needed this as a kick in the patoot; I’m not making progress at the speed I want to on my current project and a big part of that is context switching costs for days when I don’t get to code. We’ll see how I do.

Executive Retreats →

My retreat a few years back with Dan and Scott was awesome. I can see how doing it with just your own team would also be awesome; in a different way. There are definitely some ideas that require distance to soak in them properly.

Heartbleed and Pinboard →

In layman’s terms, the bug was the equivalent of asking a stranger “hey, what’s up?” and having them tell you their most private thoughts, going on about their divorce, sharing their credit card info, whatever was on their mind at the time. You could keep asking “what’s up” as often as you wanted, and hear new things each time. Worst of all, the stranger would have no recollection that it had happened.

Incredible day at The Masters. What a golf course. I’m exhausted.

Now on to Pointe Vedre. TPC Sawgrass tomorrow.

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Augusta Photo Walk

In the evening I went for a brief stroll along the river walk and down Broad street. I took a few photos. Then on my way back to the hotel I had to pull over to take a few shots of First Baptist Church against an awesome sky. That’s a big church. This post is…

Blue Skies at Forest Hills

What a difference a day makes. Today turned into the kind of day I was hoping for on this trip and I took advantage of the weather to play a round of golf at Forest Hills. I was joined by two British chaps who had arrived in the wee hours of the morning. They were great company.

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The round itself started a little rough, but I got my posture figured out at the turn and had a great back nine. My most adventurous hole was number 14. It was a dogleg right and I hit my drive just through the fairway on the left side and found myself right behind a tree. I tried to draw a nine iron around the tree, but was mainly concerned about hitting the ball off the tree directly in front of me and having it come back in my face. So naturally I hit it thin and dead right out of bounds. :bang: I took my drop and hit nine iron again onto the green, then made a 30 foot putt to save bogey. :)

Here are a few more notes on Forest Hills and here are a few photos from the round:

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Augusta History Museum

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With a little time to kill yesterday I went to the Augusta History Museum. Pretty interesting mix of stuff. There was a bit on the revolutionary and civil war, complete with various weapons and uniforms. There was also a bit about golf and an interesting mix of stuff about famous people from the Augusta area.…

Hypothesis: I could eat at a different Waffle House for every meal on this trip.

Not going to test it.

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An Inauspicious Start

Masters Practice Round Canceled

Today was supposed to be one of my two practice round days at the Masters. Poseidon has intervened unkindly and I find myself instead in a Panera in a strip mall on my laptop. I’m on my way to check out a museum and scope out a place to watch tonight’s NCAA game – any…