Monday, September 24, 2007

On money

On Sept. 21, 2007, for the first time in my life, I didn't view the Canadian quarter in my pile o' change as fake money.

Friday, September 14, 2007

On Apple

Think different.
Write good.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

On Unix UIs

Only in Unix is using `sed 's/\.\.\/\.\.\/src\/\([a-zA-Z0-9_]\{1,\}\.c\).*/\1/` to isolate filename.c from ../../src/filename.c considered good UI design.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

On Autism

We've all seen those people who are basically human calculators, but some people find this-counting and basic arithmetic-impressive.

Most people can't do that, but they can approximate concrete calculus problems just as quickly. Running to catch a ball requires successive estimates of ball distance, projected ball position, foot, leg, torso, head, and arm position, and plotting intersecting trajectories, all while compensating for variables like traction and wind.

Personally, I find real-time calculations like that far more impressive. They might not be perfect, but there's a difference between intelligence and a calculator, and I see no reason why the latter should impress me.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

On the Corporate Ladder

Job requirements:
  • CEO: proficient in MS office.
  • Director: good communication skills, proficient in MS office.
  • Manager: good communication skills, works well with others, proficient in MS office.
  • Engineer: degree in engineering, good communication skills, works well with others, proficient in MS office.

Monday, September 3, 2007

On Labor Day

What better way to celebrate the American work ethic than to sit around all day and watch TV.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

On the Internet

Assholes in a world without consequences. See preceding blog entry.

On Miss America

It's a competition about looks. Come on people, have some standards.


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On Pride



White Pride


Black Pride

Straight Pride

Gay Pride


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

On Facebook

If I really wanted to see chain letters, I'd go look in my inbox.

Monday, August 20, 2007

On Wikipedia

Most content on Wikipedia is crap. When editing, "if in doubt, take it out."

On IPOs

The VMWare IPO sold shares at $29. Within an hour, they were selling for $50. In order to participate, most brokers require a $500,000 account.

"If I had more money, I'd be rich."

On 1984

In today's context, with "Cult of Mac," "The Apple Faithful," "Apple Evangelists," and the general Apple philosophy of first party utopia, third party chaos, the 1984 ad is at best ironically prophetic, at worst, just got it wrong.

On Student Goverment

Two words: puppet regime.