Month: June 2017

  • Search Standard

    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) worked together to create standards for the technology that powers web sites. Acronyms dear to my heart like CSS, HTML, and HTTP came from their defining how web browsers and web servers should behave in various situations. It made the Web a better place. Every time I find myself […]

  • Review: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

    The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt My rating: 5 of 5 stars Back in 2012, I took the Moral Foundations Questionnaire test. So almost five years later, I finally got around to reading the book that explains it. Since it is now Facebook integrated, I kind […]

  • Review: Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works

    Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works by Rick Santorum My rating: 4 of 5 stars Santorum believes the family is the core unit of society not the individual. That has interesting implications such as what does that mean where there are so many divorces, single parents, and “failures to launch”? Making policy […]

  • 50th Anniversary of Loving v Virginia

    Supreme Court decisions often have clear have day-to-day impact in one’s life. This one, though, has all the impact in the world to me. It allowed my very black father and very white mother to marry. Without, I could have still existed, but it would have been much more challenging for them to date and […]

  • Why you need a pre-performance routine

    As he moves toward the OR, McLaughlin is running through a precise series of thoughts and visualizations, which he calls the Five Ps. First is a Pause: He tries to forget what’s happened earlier in the day and focus only on the present. Next, he thinks deeply about the Patient. “This is a seventy-three-year-old man, […]

  • Confuzzled Exchange

    I check accounts from two different Exchange domains with Outlook. Check might be a bit of an overstatement for one as it is maybe once a month and more like every couple. Both require me to periodically change the passwords. And both send daily email warnings leading up to the deadline. Because I might miss […]

  • Review: In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

    In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have not read Moby Dick. My guess is if I had read it first or been a fan of stories about ship life, then I would care more about the sailors, the details, […]

  • Hard Work

    The CEO of Basecamp wrote about his definition of “hard work” being the work others do not want to do like construction, farming, cleaning, etc. Manual labor is hard. Six years ago, Georgia made a law making it easier for law enforcement to catch undocumented residents. People left the state. They experimented with… … Out of […]

  • Stores Tracking Me Could Be More Helpful

    I know the stores track my purchases. They have tons of data on each of us. Their apps and rewards cards are precisely for knowing who I am and tracking me. The other day, my girlfriend asked me to buy something using her rewards card to push it over the $1 she was short to […]