Entries for the ‘personal’ Category

Short Term Pain for Long Term Gain

A recent story that’s shown up a number of places concerns a Houston couple giving away around $4 billion for causes they deem worthwhile and, more importantly, that appear to be provably effective. The idea being that they want to make sure their dollars go toward things which have a higher likelihood of permanent change […]

Mitt-Math

Mitt Romney has been proclaiming his tax plan is designed to lower tax rates in a revenue neutral manner without reducing the share of taxes paid by the wealthiest Americans and without increasing the tax burdens on middle class and poorer Americans. His general theme includes several points: Cut all tax rates by 20% in […]

Interviewing for Your Next Tech Job

For those unaware of such trivialities, I recently found myself needing to find a new employer. This weekend caps my first week with my new employer, Resource Data, Inc. As was recently (minutes ago!) pointed out to me, “You never quite know if you’ve made the right decision until the first few days have passed.” […]

Occupying the Occupation

I’ve been reading the Occupy Wall Street movement for awhile now. I’m sure many have. I’m interested for several reasons; I believe there is an inequity though I don’t know that I’ve managed to put my finger on the precise nature of it, there is potential for a great deal of change which may be […]

Silver Linings

I have been hard pressed to focus on the blog of late. My 9 year old daughter plays soccer and several days ago, during practice, was on the receiving end of a kicked soccer ball. Unfortunately the ball was kicked by one of the dads and from about 10 feet in front of her. She […]

Genius

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. -Albert Einstein Apple – iPod nano with Multi-Touch 12 Key Features Apple iPad Lacks Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities. – Oscar […]

The Best Programming Tool… Ever

The best programming tool I’ve ever used was a whiteboard with dry erase markers. When I worked for IBM, we had a team of, oh, about 10 or so developers working on an internal project with usage spanning the globe. We turned out tight code on a tight schedule and we did it with relatively […]

More MiniStumble Hacking Fun (We Have v2.0!)

Just a quickie here. We have a version 2.0 of MiniStumble, the StumbleUpon Safari extension bar! You can find more details on the MiniStumble page.

Netflix and Qwikster, Breaking Up Is Hard

I swear, I’m going to quit sleeping. I go to sleep and all sorts of things happen overnight. I wake up and it’s like gremlins have come in and moved things around. Now it seems my DVDs aren’t coming from Netflix anymore, they’re coming from some Qwikster place? Same label and everything, just a different […]

Katy ISD Air Quality Alert

Ordinarily, I reserve my blog for tech related content, but I just got this from KISD and wanted to share for those who may have kids in the district but don’t receive these messages. Updated @ 12pm: This morning, the concentration of smoke from wildfires to our north has significantly increased and is not expected […]