Insect-ival

Got some pictures down at the botanical garden today. Reviewed a few and posted them over at Freelove Photography (tagged Insect-ival). I’ll get everything on Flickr eventually. Insect-ival was cute. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but 400+ screaming kids wasn’t it. The best part was the butterfly release where the few stragglers who could… Continue reading Insect-ival

The Pointy End Goes In the Board

Congrats to aya1081 for coming out to darts last night to watch brittsaqt and I throw in league. The team lost 14-3. 🙁 I did pwn one of their better players at 501. I’m on fire @ 501. Even at practice I was getting the double-in on my first turn.

Naked on the Net

The typical response to a “OMG Users Don’t Have the Privacy They Think They Do” article is to never post anything online or just never visit web sites where you would post something. These seem…. Paranoid. People have an expectation of privacy. People also inherently trust web sites unless they have been burned enough in… Continue reading Naked on the Net

Why One Should Not Connect With Egoists on Social Networks

“Second, if you add me as a friend I assume you want me to send you emails and interact with you.” — Plaxo: the social monster? – Scobleizer Robert is the geek equivalent of Paris Hilton or Brittany Spears or Lindsey Lohan: A sad trainwreck we all thank a higher being that its not us.… Continue reading Why One Should Not Connect With Egoists on Social Networks

January 15, 2004 RESPOSTED: Did a Stupid Thing

Originally posted January 15, 2004 to Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v3.02 (MovableType and replaced by Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4 WordPress). Back to the post: Did A Stupid Thing No, really stupid. About the stupidest thing I have done in years. So stupid that it proves my idea that I am the luckiest person ever.… Continue reading January 15, 2004 RESPOSTED: Did a Stupid Thing

Never Go in Against a Sicilian When Death Is on the Line

Much of my adolescence was spent bullying my male peers with snide remarks. While, I don’t think there is one kind of humor, I can see part of humor coming from male hormones. Creatures with horns butt heads. We human males use humor to express our dominance. The best is the sly offhand comment where… Continue reading Never Go in Against a Sicilian When Death Is on the Line

Circle of Friends

Americans’ circle of friends is shrinking, new study shows | Science Blog: Americans’ circle of close confidants has shrunk dramatically in the past two decades and the number of people who say they have no one with whom to discuss important matters has more than doubled, according to a new study by sociologists at Duke… Continue reading Circle of Friends