Jordan Cauley

Happy Thanksgiving

I’m writing this as I drink a glass of scotch after getting ready for the journey to my in-laws; I’m stealing myself for the 1.6 mile drive. Our normal even adult to child ratio will be thrown into disarray and there will chaos.

Chaos is part of holidays when you have young children, they drive me crazy but I don’t ever want to be with out them.

Node Knockout

So we flamed out of Node Knockout. First I goofed the start time, which wasn’t a big deal, really our choice to throw in the towel was about dealing with real life.

About 2pm on Sunday we came to the conclusion that we could probably have something working by 7pm but we wouldn’t be happy with it and winning wasn’t the point of the effort.

We kickstarted a project we were interested in, and that was what mattered to us.


I’ve spent the last 2 years self-employed but circumstances have led me to take my first “job”in two years. What is normal for many has been a dramatic lifestyle change for my family.

The flexibility of self-employment traded for the stability of an 8 - 5. I didn’t realize how bad I was at mornings until I had to get out the door by 7:30am. Until a couple of weeks ago I didn’t often get out of bed until 7:30. Things they had been team efforts for my wife and I have been thrust almost wholly on her. He kids haven’t taken the transition well either, I don’t think I truly understood how much they liked me until they showed how much they didn’t like me being out of the house.

Everyone misses me at my desk in the office off the master. I miss it too, but I’m not sure that I miss it the most.

Working in an office is weird.