“The Story of Stuff”: Trash In, Trash Out

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

I just watched “The Story of Stuff” by Annie Leonard and was inspired. I am already one against disposable or individually wrapped goods, so this story really hit home with me. Because I’m a technology guy, I immediately watched “The Story of Electronics” which mentions planned obsolescence and perceived obsolescence. For instance, how often do […]

Tips for Blogging, Puddin’ Brain

Friday, August 24th, 2007

There’s something to be said for focus. Hitting the hot spots on the web for news is well and good, but it’s probably more productive to focus on those places that can offer you something to comment on, rather than simply steal your attention away from what you came there to do.

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 […]

Pope *Hopes* for the Best, Pagan Babies Okay

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

It’s a bit late getting to my attention, but I was made aware recently of the Pope’s exoneration of pagan babies in limbo. The documentation on this subject is actually quite lengthy; I had to follow a couple of citations to other fascinating topics regarding in vitro fertilization and other immoral acts of life […]

Oh Captain, My Captain!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

The Death of Captain America
On his way to an arraignment at the Federal Courthouse in New York City, Captain America was shot in the right shoulder by a sniper’s bullet. Several subsequent shots were fired point blank at Rogers by Sharon Carter, brainwashed by Dr. Faustus who was allied with the Red Skull. Sharon, unaware […]

First Time on the Mazda

Monday, August 28th, 2006

This weekend was a fun-filled one in which Balthazar was introduced to automotive repair. He really enjoyed it, which means at age 6 not only will he be mowing the lawn, he’ll be changing my oil too.
My goal was to replace all of my brake pads this weekend; a goal, which in reality, turned […]

Word of the Year

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Answers.com has this to say about phatic:
phat·ic (făt’ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being speech used to share feelings or to establish a mood of sociability rather than to communicate information or ideas.
I don’t know how Web 2.0 missed this most appropriate word for the new wave of Internet stickiness, but it’s a lost opportunity in marketing. […]

Celestial Studios Site Update

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

I just recently finished updating my wife’s website for her photography/art business downtown. The new design is a far cry from the old, and now works in more than one browser :) It was ridiculous actually that it took me as long as it did to get around to re-designing it, but she […]

Syndicate

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Some of you may remember the greatest years of gaming as a dynasty ruling from the late 70’s through the 90’s. When graphics took over the mainstream competitive edge, companies began disregarding “fun gameplay.” Today, computer games and even some console games take 100’s of hours of investment to actually beat or become […]

2006: The Year of the Landfill

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Last year, and for roughly ten prior, I collected material goods as the situation arose. In 2006, I threw them all away. Well, I didn’t exactly throw them all away, though if you were to ask my wife you’d get a different response. My wife and I both took the first week […]