Boy is it easy to be cynical and unimpressed these days. In fact, that’s the problem. It is much easier to be critical, jaded, and generally unhappy than it is to be pleased with simple things and in awe of what’s around us. A simple experience reminded me of this, and of how easy it …
If you’re a guy that’s ever been on a business trip with a collared shirt (of the non-button down variety) and left your collar stays at home, boy have I got a tip for you.
Who hasn’t taken a second to think about the ways in which computers have changed, and will continue to change, our lives? It’s a tired topic, but I was thinking about the unnoticed ways in which growing computer power (in shrinking package sizes) is continuing to change things.
I’ll admit that this one is a little odd, but I nonetheless found it interesting. I was reading a magazine, saw an offbeat business opportunity, and that led me to this tidbit about dog poop. I knew dog waste was unpleasant, but I didn’t realize it was toxic.
I recently witnessed a clever way to refresh customer service. Basically, the idea is to go off script without going off message. This recent experience with Delta explains what I mean.
If you’ve ever eaten a meal with me, you probably know that I like pie, or any dessert for that matter. I can’t say that I’ve ever had raspberry pie, but I bet I would like it. I know that I think this Raspberry Pi looks good. It’s a really small and inexpensive computer aimed …
I’ve noticed an unintended consequence of the relentless drive for low cost products. We’re getting so good at cutting the costs out of products that it is frequently cheaper to replace something than to repair it. This is great for the consumer but terrible for the environment.
A number of my professional colleagues have probably heard of ITAR, but I think its an interesting topic that a lot of people don’t know about. My work relates to managing the data that engineers create on a day-to-day basis. ITAR are the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
For a little family entertainment this weekend, we caught up on another excellent Pixar film, WALL-E. The movie is a nice story about robots (which explains one of the reasons I liked it), but its one of the themes that made me think of this post.
I have struggled with note-taking for my entire life. No matter how many techniques, programs, or apps I’ve tried, I have yet to find one that really “clicks” with me in every way. But I think the problem is probably me.