New Year Chaos

Good morning software developers and engineers. Hope your work week has started on the right note! After a few rather warm days, we are back to highs in the low 70’s F. Trees in this area are losing leaves. It is very typical for the season. This year it seems that fall has been delayed by a couple weeks.

My wife and I will have company for lunch. A family member is joining this afternoon. Due to the changes in weather my wife and I no longer walk in the mornings. We are walking around noon. The sun (if it shows its face today) is above us at that time. Having it on our face on our way back is no fun. In addition it seems that around 06:00 PM bugs like to be active.

We just lost Internet access. I reset the router but at no avail. My wife will call our provider to see if the problem is wide spread or specific to us. It is amazing how dependent on technology we have grown to be accustomed to.

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Find K Pairs With Smallest Sum

Happy Monday! Hope your day and week has started on the right note. With travel opening in Europe many are making plans and some are already travelling to Europe. It seems that most countries are eager and hopefully able to receive visitors in a safe manner.

Spoke with my youngest son this morning. He was heading to his office. Since the pandemic started he has been working from home like most people in the world has including me. Since the pandemic appears to be under control in many countries, including the USA, schedules are quickly changing and most people will be full time at the office at their place of work. Some companies will allow more flexibility than before with schedules allowing employees to work one or two days from home. Keep in mind that most studies have determined that face contact and casual meetings are associated with more productivity. Interesting fact, because most of us thought that chatting by the water cooler was a complete waste of time! Continue reading “Find K Pairs With Smallest Sum”

Baby Names

Currently we live in a world of deception. The overflow of data that we are exposed to every day via news channels, companies and social media streams does not allow us to easily distinguish what is true, what is somewhat true and what are just plain lies.

I am not a political fanatic. Last week president Trump paid a visit to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. He had a presentation at Target Center in downtown. My only thoughts were not to be in or around that area the day of the event. What was interesting is that some Tweets showed pictures of the event before it started while people were starting to arrive. The Tweets stated that very few people attended the event. This is a premeditated lie. I happen to know a couple people who attended the event and had pictures and videos. Target Center was packed. Continue reading “Baby Names”