Tag: posted 2013

  • Resolution Progress 2013: End

    Read 52 books. Today, at the end of the year, I should be at 52 books read. I reached that point back on October 18th. My total for the year is 67. Post 180 blog entries. Today, at the end of the year, I should be at 180 blog posts published.  This post makes 186. So I made […]

  • Collected Quotes November-December 2013

    My main page on quotes is Quotes to Make You Think. Additional ones can be found under the Quotes tag. I am certain there is too much certainty in the world. — Michael Crichton The men who cannot laugh at themselves frighten me even more than those who laugh at everything. — Anne Perry It always seems impossible until it’s done. — […]

  • 2013 Reading List

    By author with links to reviews where they were. DONE — Adams, Richard — Watership Down DONE — Aesop — Aesop’s Fables; a new translation DONE — Ariely, Dan — Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions DONE — Ariely, Dan — The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home DONE — Ariely, Dan — The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone–Especially Ourselves […]

  • Netflix Content Expiring Jan 1st

    Yesterday a friend pointed out Netflix is dropping some content on January 1st. This was in relation to the movie of a book we read for a book club earlier this month. So last night, while watching the movie, I noted through the web site all the movies in my list set to expire by […]

  • Review: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

    Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck My rating: 2 of 5 stars I wanted to learn more about how to use the growth mindset. I personally tend to fall too much into the fixed mindset. Only this book fell too much into the Self-Help traps: “This is how I am. What […]

  • Amazon Cloud Player Confusion

    When I hit the play/pause button the keyboard, a completely different song starts playing while the one I wanted to stop pauses. I kept hitting the button and listening to them alternate back and forth. Very odd behavior until I figured it out. Apparently both my normal MP3 player software and Amazon Cloud Player (ACP) […]

  • Review: Twelve Years a Slave

    Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup My rating: 3 of 5 stars An autobiography about a mixed race free man kidnapped into slavery hit a little too close to home. His experience being free made acclimating to the difficult masters more challenging. More amazing me is he did not break under the weight of […]

  • Counting Folders

    Back in June, after a whole seven months in our system, one of our clients hit Microsoft’s limit in the max number of folders within a folder. They are on track to do it again a year later. I lost the first script I wrote to figure out which directories were affected, so I wrote […]

  • 10.2 Upgrade

    Later this week both of our production systems will get upgraded from Desire2Learn 9.4.1 to 10.2. This will be an epic effort. Over several days a few dozen people will work on various aspect of the databases, application servers, and testing. Good ‘ole clean IT fun just in time for Christmas. Finding the magical gap […]

  • Hands on Their Hips

    Over the past couple months during football or football[1] games, I noticed announcers refer to defensive players already having hands on their hips. They mean the defensive players are already tired and out of breath, so breathing more heavily than they should. Also, the players are ready to be broken by the offensive players. So, […]