Maybe, Yeah

So last night while I was sitting here thumbing through NetNewsWire on my iPad I came across a post Doc Searls had authored about branding. In his post Doc Searls pointed to this post by Yvonne on BlogHer. In her post Yvonne talks about the changes blogging has undergone and the pressures we all feel…

Are you insured?

So a little over a month ago on my birthday I was on my way back from a friends house when I was rear-ended at a stop light. Calmly I pulled to the side of the road and got out to survey the damage. It wasn’t too bad all things considered. My back bumper was…

Building Fences

It’s been my experience that lots of people will tell you how to build a fence, but very few will pick up a hammer to help you.

How Smart Are You and How Does it Affect Your Employment?

Here’s an article I found (age unknown) that has some pretty interesting insight into an adults IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and their employability. Definition of IQ: “Generally, one’s mental age stops rising rapidly when one reaches the latter teens–e. g., 16. Consequently, on some IQ tests, ’16’ was taken as the chronological-age divisor in an IQ…

The Problem With PC People

Dave Winer has realized the problem with some developers. They don’t realize there’s a whole other world out there of people who don’t use Windows’s but still want to buy their programs and use them. Dave Winer: “I just had my first experience clicking on a link to install some software and groaning when I…

Zipfizz

One of my friends at work brought in a couple of tubes of ZipFizz, the self-carbonating, just-add-water energy drink. For No Sugar (uses sucralose), 5 calories, and 1 carb this stuff was pretty good. It contains ginseng, caffeine, taurine, several amino acids, and 41,667% of the USDA’s recommended dose of Vitamin B12. I kid you…

Creative Cooking

Interestingly enough, I don’t think Jack Daniels cooks out of spaghetti sauce the way wine does. It was good though. Damn I have a headache. In Addendum: Robert’s comment wasn’t able to get past MT blacklist (sometimes it works just too well) so here it is. Robert Brown: That’s hilarious, Loyd. One of my favorite…

Understanding

Resistance to change Difficulty in expressing needs; uses gestures or pointing instead of words Repeating words or phrases in place of normal, responsive language Laughing, crying, showing distress for reasons not apparent to others Prefers to be alone; aloof manner Tantrums Difficulty in mixing with others May not want to cuddle or be cuddled Little…

Dogs Are People Too

I’ve always said “dogs are smarter than humans” and now there’s proof. Finally, an Old Dog That Can Learn New Tricks In a report being published today in the journal Science, the researchers say a 9-year-old border collie named Rico was able to learn the name of a new object in one try, by a…

Was it supposed to do that?

Mental note: Sometimes creating an .htaccess file can have “interesting” side effects (e.g. not being able to see your site anymore). Good news is writing over the file with a blank file seems to cure the problem. Remind me not to do that again.