I assume you know that the shortest distance between two points on a sphere is a curved line. If you don’t then, you are probably not going to be amused by the title of this post. Back to what I was saying, the shortest distance between two points on a sphere is a straight line.… Continue reading Not just a good circle. A great circle.
For the umpteenth time, I just had the spelling correction “feature” correct my spelling to a different word that meant something, well, different. It occurred to me that if it had corrected the title of this post the same way that I would end up with “mucking telling collection.” So, that is what I submit… Continue reading Mucking telling collection
I know cannabis is all the rage right now, but even with all the hype, I can’t imagine that this product is really good for what it says it is. Maybe there is something I don’t know, but IDEAL for filling joints seems like a stretch? Just like they say about smoking a turkey…the tough… Continue reading Um, if you say so…
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
…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