59 min

273: Motorcycling Adventures with Kerri Miller Greater Than Code

    • Technology

02:28 - Kerri’s Superpower: Having an Iron Butt



The Iron Butt Association


06:39 - On The Road Entertainment



FM Radio
Country Music
Community/Local Radio
Roadside Attractions


The World Largest Ball of Twine
Mystery Spot


Mystery Spot Polka




15:11 - Souvenir Collection & Photography



Fireweed Ice Cream
Clubvan
Lighthouses
National Parks


25:42 - Working On The Road


27:37 - Rallies, Competitive Scavenger Hunts



Traveling Salesman Problem


30:40 - Tracking, Tooling, Databases



Penny Machine Locations
Penny Costs 1.76 Cents to Make in 2020


35:36 - Community Interaction; Sampling Local Specialties



Cinnamon Rolls
Salem Sue, World’s Largest Holstein


38:40 - Recording Adventures



Kerri’s Blog: Motozor
Stationary & Sassy (Jamey’s Podcast)


41:46 - Focus / Music



Bandcamp
Steely Dan
Neil Peart (Rush)


42:22 - Directed Riding vs Wandering/Drifting


Reflections:


Mandy: Taking time to enjoy yourself is SO important.


Jamey: Get started! Create a map, now.


Coraline: Permission to go down rabbit holes: wander aimlessly, and explore.


Aaron: If I’m not having fun, why am I doing this? Resetting expectations to your purpose.


Chelsea: Making “it didn’t always look like this!” stories accessible to folks.


Kerri: It’s a marathon. You can’t do a lot of things in a single step. We have traveled far from where we began.


Greater Than Code Episode 072: Story Time with Kerri Miller


This episode was brought to you by @therubyrep of DevReps, LLC. To pledge your support and to join our awesome Slack community, visit patreon.com/greaterthancode


To make a one-time donation so that we can continue to bring you more content and transcripts like this, please do so at paypal.me/devreps. You will also get an invitation to our Slack community this way as well.


Transcript:


CORALINE: Hey, everybody and welcome to Episode 273 of Greater Than Code. You may remember me, my name is Coraline and I’m very, very happy to be with y'all today and to be with my friend, Jamey Hampton.


JAMEY: Thanks, Coraline. I'm also excited to introduce my good friend, Aaron Aldrich, and it's our first time co-hosting together so I'm excited about that, too.


AARON: Oh, Hey, it's me, Aaron Aldrich. I'm also excited. I'm so excited to host with all these people and I will introduce you to Chelsea.


CHELSEA: Him folks. I'm Chelsea Troy and I am pleased to introduce Mandy Moore.


MANDY: Hey, everybody. It's Mandy. And today, I am here with one of my favorite people! It's Kerri Miller, and you may know Kerri as an engineer, a glass artist, a public speaker, a motorcyclist, and a lackwit gadabout based in the Pacific Northwest.


Generally, she's on an epic adventure on her motorcycle somewhere in North America. Will she meet Sasquatch? That's what I want to know and that's why she's here today because we're not going to talk about tech, or code today. We're going to catch up with Kerri. If you're not following Kerri on these epic adventures, you need to be because I live vicariously through her all the time and you need to, too. Kerri is a prime example of living your best life.


So without further ado, Kerri, how are you?!


KERRI: Oh my gosh. With an intro like that, how can I be anything but amazing today? Can I just hire you, Mandy just to call me every morning and tell me how exciting I am?


MANDY: Absolutely.


[laughter]


KERRI: No. I'm doing really, really well. The sun actually came out today in the Pacific Northwest. I've been telling people lately that if you want to know what living in Seattle is like, first go stand in the shower for about 4 months [laughs] and then get back to me. So to have the sun bright and it’s 53 outside, it’s amazing.


AARON: 53 does sound amazing. It's been like so far below freezing for so long here that I've lost track. Every once in a while, I go outside and it's like 30 and I'm like, “Oh, this is nice!”


[laughter]


JAMEY: Are we going to ask Kerri

02:28 - Kerri’s Superpower: Having an Iron Butt



The Iron Butt Association


06:39 - On The Road Entertainment



FM Radio
Country Music
Community/Local Radio
Roadside Attractions


The World Largest Ball of Twine
Mystery Spot


Mystery Spot Polka




15:11 - Souvenir Collection & Photography



Fireweed Ice Cream
Clubvan
Lighthouses
National Parks


25:42 - Working On The Road


27:37 - Rallies, Competitive Scavenger Hunts



Traveling Salesman Problem


30:40 - Tracking, Tooling, Databases



Penny Machine Locations
Penny Costs 1.76 Cents to Make in 2020


35:36 - Community Interaction; Sampling Local Specialties



Cinnamon Rolls
Salem Sue, World’s Largest Holstein


38:40 - Recording Adventures



Kerri’s Blog: Motozor
Stationary & Sassy (Jamey’s Podcast)


41:46 - Focus / Music



Bandcamp
Steely Dan
Neil Peart (Rush)


42:22 - Directed Riding vs Wandering/Drifting


Reflections:


Mandy: Taking time to enjoy yourself is SO important.


Jamey: Get started! Create a map, now.


Coraline: Permission to go down rabbit holes: wander aimlessly, and explore.


Aaron: If I’m not having fun, why am I doing this? Resetting expectations to your purpose.


Chelsea: Making “it didn’t always look like this!” stories accessible to folks.


Kerri: It’s a marathon. You can’t do a lot of things in a single step. We have traveled far from where we began.


Greater Than Code Episode 072: Story Time with Kerri Miller


This episode was brought to you by @therubyrep of DevReps, LLC. To pledge your support and to join our awesome Slack community, visit patreon.com/greaterthancode


To make a one-time donation so that we can continue to bring you more content and transcripts like this, please do so at paypal.me/devreps. You will also get an invitation to our Slack community this way as well.


Transcript:


CORALINE: Hey, everybody and welcome to Episode 273 of Greater Than Code. You may remember me, my name is Coraline and I’m very, very happy to be with y'all today and to be with my friend, Jamey Hampton.


JAMEY: Thanks, Coraline. I'm also excited to introduce my good friend, Aaron Aldrich, and it's our first time co-hosting together so I'm excited about that, too.


AARON: Oh, Hey, it's me, Aaron Aldrich. I'm also excited. I'm so excited to host with all these people and I will introduce you to Chelsea.


CHELSEA: Him folks. I'm Chelsea Troy and I am pleased to introduce Mandy Moore.


MANDY: Hey, everybody. It's Mandy. And today, I am here with one of my favorite people! It's Kerri Miller, and you may know Kerri as an engineer, a glass artist, a public speaker, a motorcyclist, and a lackwit gadabout based in the Pacific Northwest.


Generally, she's on an epic adventure on her motorcycle somewhere in North America. Will she meet Sasquatch? That's what I want to know and that's why she's here today because we're not going to talk about tech, or code today. We're going to catch up with Kerri. If you're not following Kerri on these epic adventures, you need to be because I live vicariously through her all the time and you need to, too. Kerri is a prime example of living your best life.


So without further ado, Kerri, how are you?!


KERRI: Oh my gosh. With an intro like that, how can I be anything but amazing today? Can I just hire you, Mandy just to call me every morning and tell me how exciting I am?


MANDY: Absolutely.


[laughter]


KERRI: No. I'm doing really, really well. The sun actually came out today in the Pacific Northwest. I've been telling people lately that if you want to know what living in Seattle is like, first go stand in the shower for about 4 months [laughs] and then get back to me. So to have the sun bright and it’s 53 outside, it’s amazing.


AARON: 53 does sound amazing. It's been like so far below freezing for so long here that I've lost track. Every once in a while, I go outside and it's like 30 and I'm like, “Oh, this is nice!”


[laughter]


JAMEY: Are we going to ask Kerri

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