Archive for May 2013
I try to stress to my children that buying somethi…
I try to stress to my children that buying something never leads to true happiness.Read the Full Post
We aren’t in an information age, we are in an ente…
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.…Read the Full Post
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achie…
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.Read the Full Post
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…Read the Full Post
My work is a game, a very serious game.
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…Read the Full Post
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.Read the Full Post
War would end if the dead could return.
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…Read the Full Post
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
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…Read the Full Post