I’m Geoff Holden, a software developer living in St. John’s, Newfoundland. You can find out more about my professional life via my résumé, or perhaps on LinkedIn.

I’m not really sure what content will be here yet. I suspect it’ll be a mix of thoughts on software development along with me trying to take control of my own health.

Beginning Woodturning

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Over the past year or so, I’ve started to develop an interest in woodworking (because finding time for my existing hobbies hasn’t been hard enough). It started while doing some home renovation work and picking up a few new tools: router, table saw, etc. Then, as Jen got into spinning, I started to want to make round things, so I started looking for a lathe. Eventually I managed to find a small one on sale for a decent price and started turning.…

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Becoming a Tea Drinker

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I recently started drinking tea. Well, that’s not entirely true—I recently started drinking tisane (herbal tea), specifically peppermint tea. I started drinking peppermint because it’s supposed to have some medicinal properties, particularly in relieving IBS symptoms. At first I treated it as a potential treatment; I didn’t enjoy drinking it, but it wasn’t horrible. But over the past several weeks, the taste has really grown on me, and I now look forward to sitting down with my cuppa.…

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