Loan the car…

I loaned the car to David (Karen’s cousin) and Krista (his wife) for a little trip up the San Juan islands. They apparently had a lovely time, except that my alternator determined that while someone else had the car should be the ideal time to die. Completely.

They’ve made it back to down, but apparently subaru’s dont run all that well on just battery juice. The dash went dark, and the whole car sputtered and died somewhere on Westlake near the south end of Lake Union. My hero Leah is rescued the stranded travelers, and then myself, for an evening of “where to get the car fixed” via some assitance with AAA.

You wouldn’t think the alternator would go this quickly, but there you have it.

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Joe has broad software engineering development and management experience, from startups to large companies. Joe works on projects ranging from mobile to multi-cloud distributed systems, has set up and led engineering teams and processes, as well as managing and running services. Joe also contributes and collaborates with a wide variety of open source projects, and writes online at

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