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
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…
Dear Big Questions: Is Library Paste Vegan? Asking for a friend… Dear Friend, it beats the heck out of me. So I did some research. The short answer is that library paste should be vegan, but it may not be. Library paste is essentially water and starch with a little anti-insect ingredient (like clove or… Continue reading Big Question #438: Is Library Paste Vegan?
I left twitter and deleted the app on January 10 after more than 12 years of using it multiple times a day. I cannot imagine buying a ream of paper that allows me to print only information that the manufacturer has pre-approved, so I found I could not imagine being a part of a platform… Continue reading Two months without twitter
You’d think that this would go without saying. Oh, sorry, your classical Latin is a little rusty? It says, “Never tickle a sleeping dragon.” This is most recently seen as the motto of Hogwarts. Chaucer may have put it in print first when he said, “It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake.” The… Continue reading Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus