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2020-11-17: I watched ♕ The Queen’s Gambit which is amazing. I rarely play chess, but have fond memories …

2020-11-09: pg_search at 10 years 🎂 Ten years ago today, I pair programmed with Petra Jaros on the first commit for pg_search, my Ruby …

2020-11-05: @nytimes This has been bothering me. That’s not time!

2020-11-03: 🍔🍟📱

2020-11-03: Thanks to all the DevOps teams at large media sites. It’s got to be a huge amount of work to handle …

2020-11-03: Patience.

2020-10-26: Checking out nb, a pretty cool tool for keeping notes on the command line and syncing them between …

2020-10-24: I’m reading How do the COVID-19 vaccines work? by @fancycomma

2020-10-17: Just hit my 1000th test run for pg_search over at Travis CI. Hope it passes! 🤞

2020-10-14: Voting! The line at the Holiday Inn in Travis County is short right now. About 10 minutes.

2020-10-10: Anytime I read a news article that mentions the “novel coronavirus”, it makes me want to …

2020-10-10: I just released version 2.3.4 of pg_search. Fix issue when setting various options directly on the …

2020-10-07: 🌮

2020-10-07: Always Be Closing (browser tabs) ❌

2020-09-29: 🍿

2020-09-26: At Jester King brewery 🍻

2020-08-08: Today I imported dozens of posts from past blogs and homepages dating back to 2001. Check out my …

2020-08-05: I enjoyed Jason Snell’s write-up about the Power Mac G5, which was my first Mac back in 2005.

2020-08-03: Today I checked my Timehop and I had content from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, …

2020-08-02: I migrated this blog to micro.blog hosting today. Definitely not missing managing my WordPress site. …

2020-08-02: We watched Domain, a fun sci-fi B-movie about a pandemic-ridden society that exclusively …

2020-07-25: @Chris Aldrich Sort of like a hyper-modern version of purple hyperlinks. It would also be fun to be …

2020-06-11:

2020-05-03: I’ve just updated a couple of my old personal project websites. Twitter Sucks! - Upgraded all Ruby …

2020-05-02: I’m catching up on MacStories’s “iPad at 10” coverage from last month. I …

2020-04-22: Been having fun the last couple days working on some Rails jobs that download multi-gigabyte gzipped …

2020-03-15: My wife and I have been having fun staying in this weekend and watching season 1 of The Outsider.

2020-03-08: I just read Dealing With a Once-In-A-Century Pathogen and I feel like COVID-19 will prove to be very …

2020-03-08: On Super Tuesday, I was surprised to find a new episode of Election Profit Makers in my podcast …

2020-02-23: It has been great catching up with my former coworker Joe Masilotti who happened to come to …

2020-02-23: Today at IndieWebCamp 2020 Austin I’m figuring out what my personal site nertzy.com has on it and …

2020-02-22: It’s been a fun afternoon of discussions at IndieWebCamp 2020 Austin today. I just led a breakout …

2020-02-22: Everyone is presenting their personal websites. I just hopped up and presented nertzy.com and how I …

2020-02-22: I’m going to post a lot today 😉

2020-02-22: @nataliekayh at IndieWebCamp 2020 Austin talking about people coming over to micro.blog: “It’s not …

2020-02-22: I’m at IndieWebCamp Austin 2020 this weekend.

2020-02-19: WINDOWS VARIAT~1 Loving this Windows-MIDI-themed tribute album …

2020-02-02: At T22 at 2:02 on 2/2/2020 (@ Tumble 22 in Austin, TX) via Swarm

2020-01-26: My wife and I tried out climbing at Austin Bouldering Project last Friday. It was a blast! …

2020-01-13: Had a great first day at my new job. Great view on this foggy 🌫 day from our corner office. …

2020-01-12: I just started reading the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. I appreciate his attention to detail …

2020-01-11: I’m getting excited about Play Date, an upcoming handheld video game system from Panic. They …

2020-01-09: Grabbing some cookies from Tiny’s 🍪

2020-01-08: Had a great time at the IndieWeb meetup tonight here in Austin. Met some new folks, and recognized a …

2014-01-03: Ford’s solar-powered electric car takes transportation off the grid - Quartz Ford’s solar-powered electric car takes transportation off the grid - Quartz. One day I hope to have …

2012-02-20: How Much More Does Crossing The Holland Tunnel Cost Today? How Much More Does Crossing The Holland Tunnel Cost Today? Show me a case where a toll highway, …

2009-04-10: The Slowening of Faster Devices The Slowening of Faster Devices My Sharp HDTV suffers from this greatly. It’s miserable …

2009-02-23: If we don’t have something original to say, we won’t. If we don’t have something original to say, we won’t. — Newsweek’s editor, Jon Meacham

2009-02-17: A Tribute to Fallen Sodas A Tribute to Fallen Sodas | Gunaxin Out of this list, the ones I most miss are Josta, Surge, and OK. …

2009-01-26: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - Errol Morris Blog - NYTimes.com A fascinating and lengthy in-depth look …

2009-01-15: The Stoopid Student: Top Ten Nicest College Dorms The Stoopid Student: Top Ten Nicest College Dorms This blog post didn’t get Franklin W. Olin …

2009-01-15: On Reading In the last couple years, I have started reading several books, but finished very few. It would seem …

2009-01-08: The El Pelon Taqueria (which I ate at once) burned Moonset & Apocalypse from Mike on Vimeo. The El Pelon Taqueria (which I ate at once) burned …

2009-01-07: Great Great A new webcomic about a hapless fellow.

2009-01-06: Jonathan Denmark Makes Hip Hop Blush Jonathan Denmark Makes Hip Hop Blush My good friend Jonathan Denmark just got some press coverage …

2008-06-02: Something is afoot Dan and I have just had a pun battle. Check it out!

2008-05-20: Garlic Hamburger Spinach Salad Start with a seasoned hamburger patty. The one I used was from Whole Foods and was covered with …

2008-04-28: I found this ring So a few months ago I lost my Olin College class ring. I figured I’d find it eventually, given that …

2008-04-27: New site for my music Tonight I put together a website to showcase some of the music I’ve written over the years. …

2008-02-29: Now I Really Have A Game Boy Back in high school I discovered the music of Virt, a video game musician who back then was using …

2007-10-05: Update on First Logic Song Jonathan Denmark has added vocals to the song I wrote in Logic earlier this week. Check out …

2007-09-30: Writing my first song in Logic Studio A couple weeks ago I got the new Logic Studio, Apple’s professional-level music writing software. I …

2007-09-21: Warning Forever Recently Austin (the person) and I have been playing Warning Forever, an innovative freeware video …

2007-09-20: Campbell's Soup I’m a big fan of Campbell’s Soup. It’s simple, easy to make, and as American as …

2007-06-03: Local Austin flavor In two months I will have been in Austin for a year, and so far I’ve had a blast. From Austin …

2007-02-07: Just started breakdancing class While most of you were watching Super Bowl XLI, I went to my first breakdancing class. I’m …

2006-08-29: I'm doing fine So after all that brouhaha I still managed to make it out unscathed, save for a couple hundred …

2006-08-14: Grand Misadventures on US Highway 290 On Sunday I drove to Houston to shop for furniture at IKEA, since my apartment only has an …

2006-08-01: Hired by Spiceworks, moving to Austin I have been hired on as a UI Designer at Spiceworks, a startup company in Austin, Texas. This …

2006-07-26: In Austin for a few days I’m in Austin, TX, for a few days for a job interview. Anything I should check out? I’m …

2006-07-15: The military flew over me Today as I was going to get some dinner, about six Chinook helicopters flew overhead. They were …

2006-07-04: Get rid of all the cathode ray tubes! I just realized that in the course of a normal day I no longer have to deal with cathode ray tubes …

2006-06-21: The Kilpatrick Turnpike About a mile from my house one finds the Kilpatrick Turnpike. You might wonder who this toll road …

2006-06-07: A stillness in time Tonight I went outside. There was no wind. I saw a tree and was impressed by its stillness.

2006-06-05: I want to get into open source Lately I’ve been thinking about getting into open source development. Right now, I’m …

2006-06-03: Back in Oklahoma City I’ve graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Olin …

2006-05-10: Great article on Olin College in IEEE Spectrum IEEE Spectrum, the magazine of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, ran a feature …

2006-05-04: People are humans Lately people have asked me frequently what I want to be doing once I graduate. I’ve finally …

2006-04-07: What does dining out-rank? “Dining moves up on the college priority list” is an article that talks about the …

2006-03-28: My comment featured on Signal vs. Noise I was just featured as a good commenter on the popular blog Signal vs. Noise. 37signals is a pretty …

2006-03-23: Thoughts on work styles in Los Angeles I spent a few hours today walking up and down Venice Beach and reminiscing on life. I’ve …

2006-03-14: Fun with SketchUp I’ve just discovered SketchUp, a fun 3-d drawing program that Google bought out today. Anyway, …

2006-03-10: I want this watch I have found a watch that I just love! It gives a relative time readout on a handwriting-styled LCD …

2006-03-09: So much out there Lately I’ve been checking out a lot of books from the library. I used to be quite a book …

2006-03-08: We found this key My roommates and I started a website today in honor of the key that we found. wefoundthiskey.com

2006-03-06: Coming up for air Swimming in the Earth is back! Sorry about the downtime. I found old copies of my articles in …

2006-02-21: Ushering for "The Suicide" I ushered for a play at Brandeis the other night. It was a comedy entitled The Suicide, being put on …

2006-02-08: You Beta believe it I’ve just joined the up-and-coming group blog alwaysBETA. My first post, The Beta is Strong …

2006-02-08: Grant Page X is done Announcing my new blog, Swimming in the Earth. Grant Page X is through now. Thanks to everyone who …

2006-02-08: Grant's Take moves on Grant’s Take is officially closed. The idea I had for this blog was too restricting in my …

2006-02-07: What is Swimming in the Earth? Hello everyone. Welcome to Swimming in the Earth, my new blog. I will be posting anything and …

2006-02-07: Why I think Verizon won't win the bandwidth battle with Google Verizon is threatening to start charging Google for the traffic it generates over its internet …

2006-02-02: I’m going to make a new blog soon. Keep watching in the next few days for the link. For now, …

2005-12-08: Salubrion featured on Boing Boing My former roommate’s company, Salubrion, had its featured product mentioned on Boing Boing …

2005-11-06: Jimmy Massey, the Marine who committed atrocities? Via Michelle Malkin comes this St. Louis Post-Dispatch article: For more than a year, former Marine …

2005-11-06: Iraq battle stress called "worse than WWII", but article never makes claim This London Times article has the headline “Iraq battle stress worse than WWII”. …

2005-08-03: We’re about to leave for New Mexico on a family cartrip. We’ll be going by the Los …

2005-07-10: Blogs try to malign Brit Hume's reaction to the 7/7 London attacks Over at mediamatters.org there is a video clip of Brit Hume reporting on Fox News and an …

2005-05-29: Today I happened upon the Paseo Arts Festival. That picture doesn’t really do it …

2005-05-23: I realize what I’ve been missing from Oklahoma. The smell of the air at night after a hot …

2005-05-17: Time for a couple of updates from the Grant Hutchins camp. First off, I’ve started a new blog, …

2005-05-17: Doctors portrayed as bandwagon followers unnecessarily Well it looks like you found this blog somehow. Welcome! My plan is to take everyday news articles …

2005-04-19: Ten years ago on this day I sat working on an assignment for my math class.  I had tested out …

2005-03-26: Hello everyone. I’m in Oklahoma City, about to head back to Boston.  I didn’t get …

2005-03-13: My streak ended.  No, not that streak.  Maybe later for that one. But anyway I forgot to …

2005-03-11: Quick post to keep my streak alive… I have an 8:00 am class today!  It’s 3:52 am …

2005-03-10: Today is my Xanga’s 250th day.  That’s right, it’s the “quarter …

2005-03-09: I wonder if it will be a snow day.  The weather is completely horrible and miserable.  If …

2005-03-08: Grant: “Why is J. Lo a popular singer?” Dan: “Cause she’s got a nice …

2005-03-03: Someone needs to tell Google that their stuff isn’t in beta anymore.  Napster killed that …

2005-03-01: I remembered what I was going to blog about last night, but forgot to. Yesterday my professor …

2005-03-01: Back to blogging!  A lot of people are getting involved on the Olin College blogring these …

2005-02-04: Today. Check local listings. Interview with the Edmond Sun.

2005-01-06: Hello everyone.  It’s been too long since I’ve posted.  The next installment …

2004-11-22: I’m back in Oklahoma City for Thanksgiving. Last night I went to Rima’s birthday party …

2004-11-18: Sorry I haven’t posted in a while.  To tide things over, I’m going to start posting …

2004-10-22: Eyedropbc58:hey, is this grant? Grant:yes this is Eyedropbc58:thats good Eyedropbc58:uh hello? hwy …

2004-09-22: October 19, 2004 - Tape date January 26, 2005 - Air date

2004-08-17: Hello everyone. So it’s been awhile since my last update. No photos today.  I’ve …

2004-08-04: Last Wednesday Cagle and her friend Erin came from Alabama to visit for three days. We wandered …

2004-07-27: My luck continues to rise.  When I walked home from work today I found a Yamaha DX7 synthesizer …

2004-07-22: Today I received a postcard from the daily version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.  They …

2004-07-18: I have spent the last few days with little social interaction. Today when my friend Mara came to my …

2004-07-16: Hello everyone.  I have several important Grant updates for the last couple days. Last Tuesday, …

2004-07-12: Saturday the fabled trip to Staten Island finally took place.  We hopped on the red line subway …

2004-07-10: Hello everyone.  Today I didn’t take any pictures, so I will pull some from my summer …

2004-07-08: To appease all of my kitchen ceiling’s fans, presenting the final installment of the Kitchen …

2004-07-07: Hello everyone.  Time for the daily kitchen ceiling update.  My cell phone alarm did not …

2004-07-06: Ceiling update:  The waterproof latex paint that caught the water and sagged down off of the …

2004-07-05: Hello everyone and welcome to New York City. You’re on 123rd Street between Amsterdam and …

2004-07-04: This morning I was awakened by two Chinese men asking me if I had a “twisted pair wire cutter …

2004-07-03: Hello again everyone.  I have just returned from Spiderman 2, and I loved it.  I am a big …

2004-07-03: I told myself I would never stoop to such a level as having a website I didn’t code …

2004-03-04: Too much going on! So far this week, I have slept through my business class, I have prepared and …

2004-02-20: Tetris! I remixed the Tetris A theme from the Game Boy. “Tetris A (Filter House Remix)” …

2004-02-04: Life is good. This weekend will be very busy, however. Tomorrow I am booked straight through from …

2004-01-29: BSE will live on! BSE has one fewer member, as you may well have heard. Chris, you will be missed, …

2004-01-28: BSE! This webpage is officially back in action! That's right, Brian and Sheeva, this page is turning …

2003-10-28: What's new? A lot of changes for me lately. Tonight I'm singing up for my new courses. I'm excited …

2003-06-17: Change of plans In order to rescue this page from its abysmal status, I am now announcing that Grant …

2003-04-05: It’s April! And there is snow outside. It doesn’t feel like the end of the school year is near. I …

2003-03-08: What about last month?! OK so that last update didn’t say a whole lot. I know, I know. Well here is …

2003-02-06: Linux! I finally have windows again! Yes I started this post with “Linux” and then followed up with …

2003-02-06: Quick and dirty and lazy update deklab: yo deklab: whats the latest nertzy: yo nertzy: hmm nertzy: …

2003-01-30: Longer two weeks. I apologize for the lack of updates. I've been swamped with work and maybe I'll …

2003-01-16: Long week. This week, I worked on a film crew for a live telecast to the Undersecretary of the Army …

2003-01-09: Bicycles That’s all you see at the Super Wal-Mart up on Danforth in Edmond, OK. Just go there and …

2003-01-03: Documentration I'm filming the behind-the-scenes documentary for Jon’s new short entitled “Jeremy”. …

2002-12-30: Monkey ball These two words have dominated the previous week. As Jon was out of town, the gang and I …

2002-12-22: Back home. Oklahoma, that is. I’ve seen a bunch of people so far. I haven’t seen Erin, Jim, and …

2002-12-18: Jesse, my photographer friend, has a photograph of me from a few years ago up on his site, Painting …

2002-12-17: Oklahoma in 2 days I poked around on the Internet a lot these last few days of freshman semester I. …

2002-12-12: Where to start? Yesterday I went to the WBCN Xmas Rave Moby show at the Paradise Rock Club in …

2002-12-10: No more teenagehood. My twentieth birthday was yesterday. It was one of the busier days I’ve had in …

2002-12-06: Today I’m feeling creative. Maybe it’s the great amount of light outside reflecting off of the snow. …

2002-12-03: Don’t worry. I’ll post up here really soon! With a lot of new material, including details of my trip …

2002-11-17: I bet you didn’t know that JFK did cocaine. December 10, 2002 No one pointed out to me that it said …

2002-11-11: 11/11 I’m sitting at my desk sipping an Orange Slice. Newton’s Principia was stolen the other day. I …

2002-11-05: Pretty much everything is done! Not really, but I don’t have much to do anymore. I got my EC lab …

2002-10-31: Will everything ever be done? I have shown up approximately 2 minutes late to each and every class …

2002-10-29: hey! k. sitting. Austin made an AI bot for AIM. You can talk to him and he will spit out a mish-mash …

2002-10-28: Another day, another dollar. I'm eating Trader Joe's Shredded Bite Size Wheats while waiting my turn …

2002-10-26: There's a lot going on, but also not much. I'm going to NYC next weekend with Kathleen (Dupaya). I'm …

2002-09-10: Everything's on the up and up. Right now I'm in between classes. This morning I had my Arts and …

2002-09-03: Anyway, hopefully I'll post a new message up here when I have something more positive to report. I …

2002-09-01: No more complaining. I've actually updated my site! Unfortunately this is one of those crappy …

2002-08-23: Move in day is tomorrow! People are arriving in droves. The anticipation is building. Sweat is …

2002-08-22: Two more days. For lunch I had McDonald's. It was fun. I hadn't been in awhile. I ordered the Double …

2002-08-21: Tired. So very tired. Today was quite a long day. It all started simply enough, with yet another day …

2002-08-20: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 Sometimes you just gotta let the nerd out of yourself. I generally try to …

2002-08-19: Welcome to the future. Have you ever noticed that we live in the future? I know we literally don't, …

2002-08-18: Yet another day in Needham. There has been a preponderance of food here at Olin. We feasted today …

2002-08-17: Today was spent in Hudson, NH. Susan invited us all to her house for a pool party. It was grand. We …

2002-08-16: It's 3 AM and I'm writing this from in my bed. Today was yet another fulfilling day at Olin College. …

2002-08-15: Insert first sentence here. I saw the new campus today!!! I went to the Campus Center to help Sara …

2002-08-14: It's alive! Or more accurately, it's not. While Joles, Kate, Will, and I were returning from …

2002-08-13: A change of pace would be nice. I'm writing today's update from outside. I'm sitting on the deck …

2002-08-12: It has that certain I don't know what. Today I slaved away in the ECE lab. Will and I spent several …

2002-08-11: One day or another, I'm gonna find ya, I'm gonna gitcha gitcha gitcha gitcha. Linux weekend is …

2002-08-10: Five for a floppy? Today I went to the PC Show and bought a bunch of stuff. I got a new case, …

2002-08-09: It seems you know me both inside and out. Today I ate at Cafe Sol Azteca, a pretty nice Mexican …

2002-08-08: Drink from the punchbowl of knowledge. Today my job required unusual things of me. I spent hours …

2002-08-07: Yet another day at the school called Olin. I worked again today, as usual. Part of the day was spent …

2002-08-06: Work is already becoming routine. Today I fleshed out the papers I've been writing for explanation …

2002-08-05: Today was the first day I've ever worked. I now have a job at Olin. I spent today working with Sean …

2002-08-04: Happy birthday, Mom! Today started out with Dan and I attempting to configure his new install of …

2002-08-03: The Area 2 Festival was great! Let me run down what it was like. First I came in and barely missed …

2002-08-02: I’m back at Olin and I’ll probably be starting work on Monday. I had the hardest time …

2002-05-30: My old web page from a year ago is now available at http://students.olin.edu/ghutchins/old/. It's …

2002-05-19: Time to head home for a few weeks. My flight is later today, around 5. This space may not change for …

2002-05-17: It's really late. I need to pack "tomorrow" (today) so I should probably go to bed, eh? Today was …

2001-06-10: I stayed home all day today. My aunt and uncle and two cousins came over. We ate barbecue then …

2001-06-09: Today I went to the Omniplex with Veronica, Jason, and Leigh Ann. My favorite part was the …

2001-06-08: Woke up when Jon complained loudly to Jesse not to make meow noises and wake him up. Perhaps I …

2001-06-07: This was a very fun day. Jon asked me to visit Norman with him. We went to OU to look at their film …

2001-06-06: Today I went to the orthodontist. I checked out OK. Then he took an x-ray of my wisdom teeth to help …

2001-06-05: I woke up much earlier than usual, 10:30 AM. Yeah, I know, poor me. Little did I realize I was …

2001-06-04: Discovered that there isn’t much to do on a Monday in Oklahoma City. I met up with Veronica …

2001-06-03: Today I went to Jesse’s again, to see A@ron’s play he put on at Occidental. It was (and …

2001-06-02: Where to begin…? I woke up this morning when my aunts came over, with my little cousin …

2001-06-01: Spent the night at Jon’s, woke up around 12:30. Then we wrote a song. It was OK, but too …

2001-05-31: Before I spent the night at Jon’s, we ate at another Whataburger. The same manager from the …

2001-05-30: Woke up a happy camper. Didn’t do a darn thing all day for once. Talked to Josh for a long …

2001-05-29: Josh called me at 8:30 or something. I forgot to call back. He called me about an hour after I went …

2001-05-28: Jim dropped by. He has the back of his neck pierced. Then nothing happened all day. Then I went to …

2001-05-27: Today I spent 5 hours (!) at CD Outlet. For those of you who don’t know, CD Outlet is …

2001-05-26: Hung out with Veronica today. We drove all around. We must have passed Martin Luther King Blvd about …

2001-05-25: Today I went to Wherehouse Music and bought… nothing. After that I went to a Casady …

2001-05-24: Added some more links. I wrote all my thank you letters for graduation gifts today. Also added …

2001-05-23: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 Added a couple more quotes. Did the news page. Wow. Played Super Mario World …

2001-05-22: Page launched, added some quotes. Not much content. Hopefully will come later. All sentences …