As I have mentioned previously, I have an app in the Apple App Store called FlyOrDelay™. This is the ground stop it reported this morning at Chicago O’Hare: “Ground Stop. Pot hole runway 28C.” The ground stop has cleared, so they must have filled it in, but, really? A pot hole? I guess you can… Continue reading Pot-holes at O’Hare
“Anyone who has ever tried to share pizza with roommates knows that Communism cannot ever work. If Lenin and Marx had just shared an apartment, perhaps a hundred million lives might have been spared and put to productive use making sneakers and office furniture.”― Daniel Suarez, Daemon Daemon is not a great two-book set. It… Continue reading This amused me
33 years ago today I started work at Arthur Andersen. It was officially the Management Information Consulting Division (MICD) of Arthur Andersen & Co., S.C., but I figured I would jump ahead a year to the splitting off of Andersen Consulting. Andersen Consulting became Accenture, and it still is. It was a good run for… Continue reading It was 33 years ago today
My iOS app FlyOrDelay is out in the Apple App Store here. It shows airport delays, not flight delays, but this is the time of year where there will be a lot of airport delays. Lightning at MCO? Ground stop. Thunderstorms at DFW? Ground stop. Windy at ORD? Departure delay. You get the point. At… Continue reading Shameless self-promotion
…it sucks. I am in the midst of a Cox internet outage. While spending 49 minutes on “chat” to try to get a service credit, I learned a few things: Cox notification service does not notify of outages. That makes sense, if they were to tell all the registered phone numbers about their outages, we… Continue reading Cox internet stinks, no, more than that…
And I think I need a Learjet David Gilmour, get back! Money has been playing in my head for days now. Just. Stop. I owned Dark Side of the Moon on CD before I owned a CD player. It was the first CD I ever bought. I still have it. All that aside. Money is… Continue reading I’m in the high-fidelity first-class traveling set
Sitting in a hotel room, I saw this on the wall. Notice how it is yellowed and dusty and generally lonely. Remember when you would have plugged your laptop’s modem into this jack by the desk in the room? Remember going from 9,600 bps to 14,400 bps all the way to 33,600 bps? Do you… Continue reading What is this?!
Sometimes the punch lines for jokes are better than the jokes themselves. Actually, sometimes the jokes aren’t even worth telling. One of the most famous punchlines is, of course, “Wrecked ’em? Dang near killed him!” But that is only tangential to my point. My point is that there are a lot of good punchlines to… Continue reading Two popsicles and a cup of coffee
I recently published a guest blog in Austria. I’m going world-wide!
My NCAA bracket broke with Illinois’ loss. Now I am playing to come in somewhere between 36th and 68th out of 72 brackets. The best case has me in the last slot of the top half. So, mediocrity is all I have to hope for now. Wait until next year…