Category Archives: General

And the Oscar goes to…

We went to Bonefish Grill in Concord today and while ordering I mentioned to our waiter that we were running out of things on the menu we haven’t tried. There are a variety of glazes and salsas you can get … Continue reading

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On the durability of ephemera

If 30 years ago a merchant had told me “We’re sorry, your shopping cart no longer exists” it would have freaked me out. I don’t have a screen shot of the message I just received because it wasn’t until after … Continue reading

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An ode to mediocrity

Meanwhile over at Dead Penguin Society, DScott writes about The spork, the pressure cooker, and the back burner… and it got me thinking about sporks.  Not quite a spoon and not quite a fork, these are the utensil apparently designed … Continue reading

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Google Male

Tried Google Voice yet?  I use it as my primary business phone number and it’s an amazing service.  When a call comes in it simultaneously rings my cell phone, my desk phone, and any other phone I point it at.  … Continue reading

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Suspending promises

A reader contacted me recently to ask why they are seeing ads on the blog now.  It wasn’t that many posts ago I proudly proclaimed the site to be ad-free, after all.  I have, so I have been told, broken … Continue reading

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Insider trading and Schrödinger’s Law of Toxicity Attraction

I’m pretty sure it was Schrödinger who posited that the attractiveness to your cat of any food dropped on the floor is directly proportional to that food’s level of toxicity to your cat.  Our cats are all on special diets … Continue reading

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The Red-Shift of IT History

When in Middle School I discovered that “Allan-A-Dale has no faggots for burning” I became quite fascinated with how the meanings of words change over time.  I didn’t exactly become an etymologist, but I did make an effort to understand … Continue reading

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