In Spite of it All

I know that repeating this to myself
doesn’t make it mean anything more.

But I once made a decision
that you would be someone
I would do anything for.

And it’s still true.

Insta-photo: #sf

It may not be the hottest joint in town, but my God if I didn’t learn why La Folie is a 30 year old institution in SF. The BEST meal I’ve ever had was five courses of Dungeness crab, butter poached lobster, mushroom & lobster risotto, and a transcendent 4oz of Miyazaki A5 Wagyu. (+ a very respectable chocolate ganache to close out the evening) If you love food, I can’t recommend this spot enough. #food #sf

It may not be the hottest joint in town, but my God if I didn’t learn why La Folie is a 30 year old institution in SF. The BEST meal I’ve ever had was five courses of Dungeness crab, butter poached lobster, mushroom & lobster risotto, and a transcendent 4oz of Miyazaki A5 Wagyu. (+ a very respectable chocolate ganache to close out the evening) If you love food, I can’t recommend this spot enough. #food #sf

Quietude

I must confess, I’ve never felt moved
to shout this love from the rooftops.
To demand the world take notice.
To let it reverberate in the ether.

Your love grows on my being
like a moss in the wood.
Quietly, do I stay my root
so as to know you more.

Role Models

Some of us are hoping to recreate
whatever it was that made us believe
our parents were meant to be.

Others of us have only learned
to recognize the warning signs
of conflicts which drove them apart.

Both are burdened by perspective –
one with great expectation,
the other with cynicism.

A Curious Nostalgia

I used to love imagining
what her smile might look like
with a few more wrinkles,
seen through eyes that didn’t bend light
quite like they used to.

And now,
strangely now,
I find myself unkempt with memories
of a future that will never come to pass.

PHP Sessions with AWS DynamoDB (SDK v3)

Lately, I’ve been undertaking a large-scale, back-office project to support our growing operations teams at Plastiq. The application started experiencing some hanging, which ended up being caused by native PHP session handling. I was able to fix the issue by swapping in AWS’s DynamoDB for session management and storage, and I thought it’d be helpful to document the steps I took.

More after the jump.

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