@danhauk, the piano bar star

While the Akismet team was in Florida on our meetup, we had the good fortune to stumble on a pretty good piano bar in the resort, Rum Runners. On our last team outing there, Dan (our Design Czar and karaoke enthusiast) impressed us all and wooed the crowd with a live performance:

And of course the obligatory photo of the two stars after the performance:

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OHIO!

Improvisation

Olive Garden. The box wouldn’t reseal after adding breadsticks. You can’t leave those behind, you’re throwing away a second dinner or midnight snacks if you do.. Sometimes you have to work with what you have on hand, in this case it was several straw wrappers. Despite what the rest of the group had to say about my technique, I truly believe this to be an ingenuitive approach to keeping the box shut.

(and then I forgot to take the leftovers)

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Sunset .. finally

As our meetup comes to a close, the fog has finally lifted, the rain stopped, and we were able to watch a sunset. For the first time in maybe a week.  Photos don’t do this justice, it was really quite impressive.

I spoke with a couple earlier today who go out and watch the sunset every night; their daily tradition. It’s the little things in life, right? We don’t appreciate them as much as we should.

Akismet team descends on the firing range

This morning, the Akismet team headed out for a some time on the range. The firing range that is. We spent several hours shooting different types of weapons: handguns, revolvers, long guns, and even a World War II Era sniper rifle. Among my favorites were the .45, the PS90 (which was amazing) and the AK-47. My hands down favorite was the Scar MK 17 which was just badass. When you fire a round from that thing, people take notice. All in all, we had such a good time, and as it turns out, most of the Akismet team is a pretty damn good shot.