It's like family, only weirder…

As a Multi-Millionaire…

My wife and I like to think strategically about our future.  Planning and foresight can save you a lot of grief and work in earnest. In the event that we should become multi-millionaires in the future, we want to make sure we know what we’re going to do with the…Continue Reading

Twitter Updates for 2008-09-03

Discovered a new artist (musical) I dig: Zoë Keatinghttp://is.gd/2a4s # Road rash is getting better, but I’m not quite out of the woods yet. Tomorrow is exactly 1 week. # Dropped off a crying kindergartner. It’s worst when I take him. # Who saw Bush read a prepared statement to…Continue Reading

Status Upgrade: “Celebrity”

An associate from work recently pointed out to me that the likelihood of the names, “Fox, Olaf, and Balthazar” from Gainesville being someone other than my family is a losing bet. A bit like solving the geometric theorem that three points make the line, I presume. It turns out that…Continue Reading

Charter Communications: “Value of Services”

“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…Continue Reading

Federal Bureau of Inefficiency

A romantic notion in the recesses of my mind really loves the F.B.I., C.I.A., and the like. I like spy novels. I like James Bond. I like super heroes fighting super villans. However, the real world of federal investigative services is far different than the portrayal delivered through metaphor and…Continue Reading

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

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…Continue Reading

Falun Gong Cultivation

I recently saw the BODIES exhibit, where it is rumored that the cadavers on display are actually those of the Falun Gong. Could be. But I don’t compare this to ivory blackmarket trade. The prisoners are being executed regardless of whether or not people are buying organs and bodies.

Canon EOS 20D

My wife just picked up a new camera – digital for once. She’s generally opposed to the medium, but I think the competition and my bantering are finally winning her over. The issue, of course, is that she’s a medium-format user and digital cameras are oft-not capable of reproducing images…Continue Reading