The Year is 2035…

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Perhaps some of you are aware of Charles Lindbergh’s other work.  Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, but a few years later he was able to get some time with the surgeon, Dr. Alexis Carrel to discuss some common interests.  It turns out that Lindbergh believed it to be possible to build a heart [...]

Seasonal Inspiration

Friday, October 5th, 2007

At this time of year, every year, I start getting a fever for some serious woodwork. For some reason, the change to Fall brings out the craftsman in me and I begin planning new designs and reviewing old plans for carpentry projects I’d like to do. Some are extreme, long-term projects like a [...]

VMworld 2007 – San Francisco

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

VMworld is a technical conference virtualization-vendor VMware puts on every year. Last year, we did this trip in Los Angeles. The conference was really good this year and took place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. At the VMworld Party event, convention goers were given first-class treatment on Treasure Island [...]

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

I broke out of my comfort zone in two big ways this weekend; both involving drumming. When it comes to personal challenges, those involving my creative efforts are the most difficult to engage. A failure at something coming from creativity is a personal one, to me. However, I don’t feel that I [...]

TED – Ideas Worth Spreading

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

Technology, Entertainment, and Design. TED, for short. Where the most innovative, brilliant people of our time talk on issues that are important to the world. TED began back in 1984 and represented those three concepts; technology, entertainment, and design. Since then, the genres have expanded, but the goal remains [...]

Gun Laws

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

You might have guessed at this headline. With the news of the Virginia Tech shootings so fresh in everyone’s mind, debate about weapon laws entered into this morning’s conversations at work.
Yeh – an Asian man with grand visions of America’s wild west compares those good ole days (notably via Hollywood entertainment and the likes [...]

Gym Jones – The Discipline Behind “300”

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
The men of Zack Snyder’s “300” trained 10-12 hours a day, five days a week, for four months – all while eating barely enough to cover their needs and recovery. It was at the invitation-only fitness center in Utah, Gym Jones, where strength [...]

Charter Communications: “Value of Services”

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

“Effective with your March billing statement, price adjustments will be made to…reflect the overall value of our services”
Part of the value of services they’re talking about is snowy reception on select digital channels (how is this even possible) and the very real possibility that the digital provisions offered like OnDemand and PPV will probably fail [...]

Dames A’Flame – Atlanta Burlesque

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Jeff McClure got a gig with this month’s Dames A’Flame burlesque show in Atlanta. Contrary to what you might imagine (and shame on you), Jeff was not decked out in the style of burlesque. No, he performed his magic act with some witty banter with the girls to get some laughs. It [...]

Medieval Times in Atlanta

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Amy’s birthday was celebrated this year at Medieval Times in Atlanta. I had heard some bad reports on Medieval Times in general, but nothing was going to stop me from experiencing it on my own. I’m certainly glad I did my own investigation. Medieval Times was a raucous good time for 8 [...]