Arriving Las Vegas
I’m in Las Vegas for a business trip. The usual scope definition/requirements gathering type of planning meeting. You just have to love the slot machines in the airport. They seem to attract badly dressed tourists like moths to a flame.Read More
PageRank in Decline. Is it Nofollow's Fault?
My PageRank has been in decline lately. I was as high as a five, but
just checked and am now down to three. Was it something I said? Or is
this the result of
Good Design Makes You Go Unnnhhh...
You ever work on a project trying to change out how something works and uncover a beautiful elegant extensible design that just makes it a snap? Me neither, but if I do run into such a phantasm, I’d probably get very excited.Read More
Starting a Magazine: Desert Survival
Well I’ve decided to start a new magazine called Desert Survival. Check out the inaugural issue.Read More
Putting the ball in the back of the net in a competitive game of Soccer is one of the most exhilarating feelings around. Why, I think it can feel as good as … well I won’t go there. Suffice to say, it’s a great feeling, even in a city rec league. As long as there are teammates patting you on the back, refs blowing a whistle and a net to capture the shot, it just feels great.Read More
Post a Secret
UPDATE: They now have a book on Amazon.com!Read More
What Is It About Joel?
After reading over my last blog post, I wondered why my posts take such a virulent tone towards Joel Spolsky when I think he’s wrong. Looking around the web, I noticed I am not the only one.Read More
Well That Does It
Well it had to happen sooner or later, my first gray hair. Today, a gray hair, tomorrow I’m shopping for Depends. I need to quit working so much.Read More
Misunderstanding Agile Design
Now I like to take shots at myself for producing drivel now and then, but today, I’m going to take a shot at someone else’s drivel. I really should be working right now, but I really need to stop a moment to respond to some FUD. Once again, Joel Spolsky sprays more ignorance on his readership with this quote…Read More
This Could Remove All The Fun From When A Coworker Leaves Her Computer Unlocked
I don’t know about you, but running into an unlocked workstation in the office is like finding a voucher for a free airline ticket and hotel stay at Vegas complete with gambling money. In other words, pure fun. (Ok, perhaps I overstated that a bit. I’d much prefer the free stay in Vegas. Anyone? Anyone?)Read More
My Coffee Mug Today
Cool Video: Balloon Bowl
Funny Video: A Very Big Ad. My God, It's Huge.
Man, I’ve been so heads down busy with work lately that I haven’t had time to regale you with the fantastical events that have been going on around here. Tales of wizards, warriors, and actuarials. Seriously, kick-ass actuarials.Read More
Off Color Joke Involving a Farmer
Ha ha ha! Thanks for publishing this one Robb. If anyone is offended, my finger is pointing at Robb. I’m just the messenger.Read More
Is It Always Bad To Swallow Exceptions?
FUNNY: The REAL Automatic Update Message
Oh yeah, this little curse is going around right now as Microsoft recently released some new security updates. I love Robb’s take on the real message underneath the Automatic Update dialog.Read More
VIDEO: Aswesome Rock Balancing Video
This is the must see video of the month. I would love to see this video in reverse.Read More
Welcome Home Discovery, Thanks for Setting Off the Car Alarms
Very early this morning my slumber was disturbed by an extremely lound noise. Like Maverick in Top Gun, those durn shuttle astronauts did a fly by enroute to Edwards, setting off car alarms and howling dogs in the neighborhood. Couldn’t y’all have flown by quietly. There were people sleeping you know. Next thing you know, them punk astronauts will attach a huge bass subwoofer in the back of that thing, spinners, just to let you know what’s up.Read More
Podcasting Audio Logo
So you’re ready to bore the world with your stuttering lisp via podcasting. Congratulations! Join the thousands of others podcasting their mind numbing undifferentiated message.Read More