If I were a muse, I’d be Calliope. (Wrapped up like a deuce, another runner in the night?)
It occurs to me that one great way to make a living would be to dress up as a fireman, carry a boot around, and hang out at highway/street intersections. Plenty of sunshine, lots of time outdoors. And carrying around… Read moreI’m a bad person
What is this monstrous thing they’re loading into that plane? Why, it’s a 5 meg hard drive!
Andrew Keen, bloviating sycophant of the media elite, claims that the current economic crisis will result in: One of the very few positive consequences of the current financial miasma will be a sharp cultural shift in our attitude toward the… Read moreI can hardly imagine disagreeing more strongly
I hope that recent events have put a skewer in the ZOMG, PEAK OIL WILL KILL US ALL! drama of the last year. We’ve had demonstrable evidence that increased oil prices caused a very direct decrease in gasoline consumption, and… Read morePeak Oil vs. Carbon Emissions
Democrats see Obama as having: The Charisma of Clinton The Integrity of Ghandi The Legacy of FDR and he Physical Presence of Stalin Conservatives, on the other hand, thing Obama has: The Charisma of FDR The Physical Presence of Ghandi… Read moreObama – Democrats vs. Republicans
Moral Hazard! Moral Hazard! Moral Hazard! Moral Hazard! Moral Hazard! Sigh
Mondays at 10 on NBC Starring: Christian Slater, Madchen Amick I’m not sure what I was expecting from this show. The concept is simple enough – a secret agent (Edward) has a double life as a boring, run-of-the-mill family man… Read moreReview ‘My Own Worst Enemy’
Ok, I have an interesting idea for a conference discussion topic (well, at least I think so). I decide to look around for conferences that might be suitable. I find a website (which will remain nameless for now), which appears… Read moreHow Not To Do Search
From the always delectable Cake Wrecks.
My kids are watching the 1985 Transformers. The oldest (10) say ‘Cool, Leonard Nimoy is in it’. I blink. ‘Dylan, who is Leonard Nimoy?’ He says ‘He’s Spock.’ I said ‘Dylan, you’ve never seen Star Trek… how do you know… Read moreKeeping culture alive
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Shark, that whoever swimmeth with him shall not perish but have eternal chum.
In the 21st century, everyone will be Spiderman for 15 minutes.
So far this season, Heroes has been pretty tight. Some great twists and turns, and only a couple of inconsistencies. And you can watch it all on Hulu, with a decent quality picture, for free, with limited commercial interruptions. One… Read moreHeroes Season 3
Snickers with drugs (handout / October 17, 2004) Handing out drugs In 2000 some kids in Hercules, Calif., came home from trick-o-treating with packets of marijuana done up to look like mini Snickers bars. The police traced the fake candy… Read moreDude, pass me the snickers
Spending some time quietly sitting, reading and contemplating what’s going on right now, I think there are some notes of optimism. Software – I think a significant chunk of software development is safe – much of modern corporate software development… Read moreThoughts on Depression 2.0
A useful read on the kinds of mis-steps you can make when you want to empower your team.
I am still plagued by some script storm bot thing that continues to break through WordPress security. Grr.
Take a picture of yourself right now. Don’t change your clothes, don’t fix your hair…just take a picture. (should be super-easy with Photobooth) Post that picture with NO editing. Post these instructions with your picture. http://blog.obiefernandez.com/content/2008/10/the-me-meme.html found at: Reg Braithwaite
Brilliant: Hat Tip: Prof. Greg Mankiw