A while back I make a random post to the publishing platform by the name of Medium, just to try it out. The text was a thought experiment that amused me and thus, I...
A couple months ago I switched my voicemail to using Google Voice. It was much easier than I expected, mostly because my cellular provider is Sprint, who have a partnership with Google Voice that...
One of my favorite SNL skits from a couple years ago is actually good solid financial advice: Don’t Buy Stuff You Don’t Need.
You’ll get pretty much the same advice from the likes of Dave Ramsey, albeit with less tongue-in-cheek humor. (I said less, not none.) I would highly recommend taking one of his Financial Peace University courses if you can find a nearby showing; I know it made a huge difference for Ainsley & me so we’re more ready to ride out these economically unstable times.
If you read this blog, you probably are someone who would appreciate the online comic XKCD. Or you’re my Mom.
Example: if you think this is funny, then you should probably check out his site every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for more laughs.
And, of course, you should keep reading here too… on the off chance that I say something funny. That includes you, Mom.
Recently I took a fresh-looking notepad off the top of the stack in the office supplies cabinet near my desk. Today as I was using it, I noticed there seemed to be a page out of alignment, sticking out a little bit from one side. I flipped to that page to try to straighten it and found that it was actually a full-page crossword puzzle that someone had completed—presumably they kept it hidden in the notepad for those boring meetings…?
Recently I read over most of The Jargon File, an ancient (in web years) document of hacker lore. (Recommended: check out the Hacker Folklore for some great stories.) One of the appendices is a “portrait” of typical hacker characteristics, and I was quite surprised to see how well the page on Personality Characteristics fits me. Woah.. deja-vu all over again.
I’m not dead yet. To prove it, I’ll quote from somebody else who hasn’t been writing much lately:
Think of how much better the world would be if everybody—young and old, black and white, American and Russian, Time and Newsweek—spent part of each day playing with an Etch-a-Sketch. Think how great it would be if they had public Etch-a-Sketches for you to use while you were waiting in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles. And imagine what would happen if, instead of guns, our young soldiers carried Etch-a-Sketches into battle! They would be cut down like field mice under a rotary mower! So we can’t carry this idea too far.
-Dave Barry, from “Making the World Safe for Salad,” as published in Dave Barry’s Greatest Hits ©1988