Polar Cities

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

I must prefix this post with a bit of back story…
A reader in Taiwan, Danny Bee, left a comment on an article I wrote (“Emily Yoffe Learns The Secret“). I had first assumed that the comment was spam, though the suspect spam did not follow my preconceived notions of spam. It had no [...]

Dragon*Con 2006: Day 3

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Sunday was our big day at DragonCon. It is usually a pretty eventful day for the conference itself, and we were looking forward to the Masquerade later, followed by drumming. Speaking of drumming, it’s 4:00am and we’ve just arrived home from the Hyatt where we beat the night away.
We had a real [...]

Walking Tall at L.A. Fitness

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Wow! Amy and I worked L.A. Fitness’ grand opening in East Point today (south side Atlanta). She painted faces for children for 7 freakin’ hours and I walked on stilts for 5. The gig itself wasn’t too bad. Just walk and provide ambience to the visitors and members alike. People [...]

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

I just ordered new tires for the Mazda3. It was a temultuous saga for me that has spanned several weeks now of research and stress. I’m the kind of guy that will research a product to death and still be concerned that I’m not getting the best value for my dollar. Normally, [...]

Today’s Memory Lapse

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

ARRRRGGHHH!!! I’ve done it again, only this time it’s worse! I left my clothes at home having left early for work to workout. It wasn’t a simple shirt this time, however. It’s nearly the entire enchilada. I did manage to bring fresh under garments. I also left my wallet [...]

Heritage Family Library

Friday, March 24th, 2006

The Heritage Family Library sent me the Young Peoples’ Atlas in the mail recently. This is one of those books that they ask for money in order to put your name in them, thereby granting you some imagined fame. It infuriates me that they’ve sent a product to my doorstep, telling me nothing [...]

The Dark Side of eBay

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

eBay marketers are potentially some of the seediest, unethical types out there. There are good deals to be found, sure. But there are also traps and deceptions around every corner. In this example, someone is using familiar practices to improve the sales of their product. I searched for “Jornada 720″ and [...]

Europe Unveils the Biggest SUV Ever

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

A new passenger jet, the SkyPig (a.k.a. Airbus A380), was debuted recently to the excitement of European engineers and pimps. The double-decker airliner can seat 555 passengers in all ranges of comfortable seating and has boogers bigger than the Boeing 747 (not really, though it does has a huge, bulbous nose-cone). There are [...]

Win XP Starter Edition Images

Monday, September 27th, 2004

NeoWin.net informs us of a new edition of Windows XP (though I’m certain there were other more official sources), the Starter Edition (SE). SE is an ambiguous cloud of hype that many industries implore. It could be anything from “Second Edition” to “Special Edition” or “Sales Executive.” By maintaining the “SE” non-clarification [...]

The Honda Experience (Update)

Wednesday, July 7th, 2004

Here’s the latest news in the Honda Experience. It turns out there was some unscrupulous actions occurring after all. My vehicle purchase price was changed without notification. Of course, I was a fool for signing the contract without calculating the simple interest loan values myself and backwards calculating tax, tag, title, doc [...]