Jacob Heric


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Superbowl, Valentine's Day & beyond
February 16, 2010

For Valentine's Day we dipped fruit in chocolate. For the superbowl we made pasties.

February, 2010 Pics/Vids


the pretzel
January 30, 2010

I made pretzels for last week's Vikings Saints game. We had a bunch of people over and ate wings and drank beer and had an all american family afternoon. My (almost) two year old daughter calls these events "sissaball parties." I have know idea why she does this, but the name is a strangely appropriate way to describe a sport that features so many towering, corpulent hulks. So it stuck and now we feature regular sissaball parties.


January 19, 2010

What would you do if you were given three months off to do whatever it was you wanted to do? What if you were allowed to hit the pause button on your career, take a break from work during your prime earning years, and just do whatever it was you wanted to do?


January 05, 2010

This is not a list of my top three songs of last year (they weren't even released last year). They are not my favorite three songs of the year. They aren't even the songs I listened to the most. They are the songs I remember the most.

(all three songs are embedded below the fold)


December 30, 2009

I'm not going to offer anything groundbreaking here. But having worked with a variety of teams of talent over the years, I wanted to articulate what I think makes a good Java developer. By putting these thoughts down, I hope to forge a little more of a formal idea of what I'm looking for the next time I run into new talent and have to assess it and work with it.


December 28, 2009

It's hard to think of a better accompaniment to Kazuki Tomokawa than that boxer barking in the background.


December 21, 2009

"People always mean well. They cluck their thick tongues, and shake their heads and suggest, oh, so very delicately."


December 16, 2009

Rosa and may get some kitchen gear.>p/>


winter fun
December 15, 2009

The snow came pretty early this year....and so did the rain....standard oceanside weather. We got our first snowman made and our tree up....

xmas tree cutting may ornament

December 15, 2009

Rather than take responsibility for my lack of activity, I've decided to dump drupal (why is everything so complicated) and install wordpress. I've moved over posts....images didn't come over so well...oh well....I may fix those as some point. We'll see if this makes it easier to add content.


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