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

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.…Continue Reading

Twitter Updates for 2008-08-20

My ping pong game was good today, but I hear the Olympic players are legendary! # I want a hydration pack that holds 1.5L or less and has a water-resistant/proof MP3 pocket w/headphone port. Ideas? # @HamWithCam Don’t hit the silver lining – some of us are banking on that!…Continue Reading

VMworld 2007 – San Francisco

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…Continue Reading

A Surreal Morning

Monday morning I began my day like many others. It was the first day of school for many, and it was the beginning of the work week for me. I also managed to get out the door in record time (related) that morning; the sun was just creeping up above…Continue Reading

How to Reboot your BlackBerry 7100

Open the battery compartment by smashing your finger against an immovable plastic button Remove the battery which undoubtedly has a red indicator sticker demonstrating that it has been in an environment with humidity greater than 20% Reinsert said voided battery Slide the plastic cover back onto the phone Wait 8…Continue Reading

Hide from the Color Blind

Isi sends me updates from the science department regarding cloaking. Apparently, it is relatively simple to obscure objects from specific wavelengths – like a copper disc surrounded by an electromagnetic field. Unfortunately, the only thing that’s particularly useful for is hiding from someone who, say, can only see in a…Continue Reading

Musical Inspiration

I’ve recently gotten really inspired to do more with music. Growing up, I always played an instrument – piano, saxophone, guitar, drums, etc. I’m playing drums a lot lately, but I’ve started picking up the guitar again and finding great opportunity there. I’ve also gotten a slight bug to really…Continue Reading

The Modern Family

Just now, I was trapped into playing Ka-Glom on my BlackBerry and had to do so for a couple of games before I could put it down and attend to the evening duties. I walked into the living room where my lovely wife was laying on the couch playing Tetris…Continue Reading

The Sound of Music

David, a cube neighbor near me, has clued me into his day’s annoyance. There’s someone over the cube wall silently-ish humming to whatever music they’re listening to through headphones. If it weren’t for the fact that they’re at least partially tone deaf, we might be able to pick out the…Continue Reading