Archive for May 2013

I don’t think this is a coincidence.

This is the Pizza Hut logo: This is the toilet seat cover dispenser in the men’s room at work: I haven’t eaten Pizza Hut food for years. It’s one of the few foods that always messes up my stomach, so I avoid it. I don’t think the similarity in a certain shape is a coincidence.…

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Even in Denver, you have to be specific about Omelets

I’ve been to plenty of cities that have a specific food with which they’re identified. Buffalo has chicken wings. Philly has the cheese steak. Memphis his BBQ ribs. And my most recent home town, Denver? The Omelet. Specifically the Denver Omelet. I originally thought that when ordering an omelet in Denver, if you didn’t specify…

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Happy Memorial Day

Thank you to all who have served this great country since the very beginning. Your sacrifices have allowed me to live in the greatest country in history. Sure, I grouse about our awful politicians, but I suspect that’s been happening since July 5, 1776. The men and women who have volunteered (and in unfortunate times…

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Doggedly determined in Boulder

A few weeks ago we were in Boulder acting like tourists. On the way there, we saw this dog driving a Toyota RAV4. I sometimes like to lean my arm out the window, but hey there, pooch! Be careful getting that much torso out the window and trying to drive, too.

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I’m quite backed up

I have been a firm believer in redundant computer hardware for years. I have my important data on RAID 1 (which is two mirrored drives so that if one fails, there is another drive with intact data). It’s a bit expensive, since you pay twice for storage, but after some close calls, I have realized…

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Yelp is no help

I used to make fun of PC Magazine’s John Dvorak, but have grown to appreciate his insight and writing over the past couple of years. He recently posted an article called “Rethinking Yelp“. It resonated with me in that he mentions an excellent sushi place close to him with poorer ratings than the nearby Taco…

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