Google Survey: 39 Percent Of Smartphone Owners Use... →
This is too easy. Of course people use smartphones and iPads and Kindles in the bathroom. People used to read newspapers or books there. It’s the quietest place in the house after all.
The runner stumbles →
Inspirational. Sure wish I could run right now.
Diet cheat day reaction
Yesterday was diet cheat day (and Earth Day, yippee). In addition to the healthy breakfast I had a sandwich, a beer, some potato chips, a hamburger, a few fries (really didn’t do much for me) and a few more beers. Oh and a sandwich. And my stomach *hurts* this morning. The fries I could have skipped. The chips were tasty but I could have stopped after the first handful. I enjoyed the...
Kodu Cup, very cool
A teammate of mine is looking to get more kids into programming via Kodu. There is a US-wide competition going on right now! Calling all US kids! In case you hadn’t heard already, Microsoft has launched a US national Kodu competition, where kids aged 9-17 can submit their best Kodu games for a chance to win great prizes, a trip and $5000.00 cash! The winning entrant will also win $5000 for his...
Earth Day... Fail!
One is supposed to celebrate Earth Day by walking, running, biking, planting a tree, the usual suspects. For a variety of very good reasons I am not doing those things. In fairness and paying off my Earth Day debt I rode my bike to work three times this week. But I am celebrating today by buying a new car. Oops.
Trebuchette - the snap-together, desktop trebuchet... →
The ultimate desktop tool
Do you need college? And if so, how much can it... →
The headlines in the Seattle Times shouts about proposed tuition increases of 16% for the next few years. And there is a growing body of thought that says maybe college isn’t a great idea. Or great in all cases. I’ve also spoken to several colleagues who wonder if the education they got was in fact useful down the road. In my case I needed some time between high school (massively...
Welcome to the Nth dietcheat day
I should really count these up. As I have written before dietcheat day, a word my iPad refuses to recognize as a word for some reason, is not part of the Primal Blueprint diet. It is also essential for me to stay on the straight and narrow. I can pass by donuts and bread all the time as long as I know there is an outlet. The outlet this morning? I small tub of low-fat vanilla yogurt. Interesting...
Celebrating 20 Years of Linux:wow I feel old →
20 years of debating Windows vs. Linux. I once spent a year with an entirely Linux-based house. I wasn’t that bad, could have gone longer but ironically the synch tools for iPod just weren’t good enough then which compelled me to flee. Fun run indeed!
Plain and simple, the one thing I tell people to do is to “Eat Real Food”. ...– This resonates for me as much as anything else. It’s the simple Michael Pollan formula to some extent and is the easiest thing to remember. If it was processed, it isn’t good for you. There might be exceptions. But 99% of the time this is simple. You can get fancy and Paleo (pay-lee-oh...
Nothing new under the sun →
Many organizations have pieces of this. From what I’ve heard Amazon is probably doing this the most uniformly but that is based on limited info. The key items in my experience which thread throughout almost all successful projects: Doers to non-doers is 5-10/1. By doer I simply mean someone who is producing. Titles often don’t matter and whether the thing being done is code or some...
jQuery UI →
jQuery UI - one more technology I need to dive into when I finally get that sabbatical:-)
The McSoG Breakfast Sandwich →
One of my only complaints about my primal diet is breakfast. I love eggs but I get tired of eating them. I miss yogurt, I miss a nice bowl of cereal some days. And I miss egg McMuffins. So I was happy to find this recipe recently via TheFoodie.com. I haven’t tried it yet, but will.