September 11, 2007

Subtle Jab Of The Day

From the GNU Coding Standards: If you do support Windows, please do not abbreviate it as “win”. In hacker terminology, calling something a “win” is a form of praise. You’re free to praise Microsoft Windows on your own if you want, but please don’t do this in GNU packages. Instead of abbreviating “Windows” to “un” [sic], you can write it in full or abbreviate it to “woe” or “w”. Read more

August 6, 2007

The Hippiest Wedding Ever

Some people have been asking for pictures from the wedding. I’ll add photos to this collection at Flickr as I upload them.

August 6, 2007

Hotlanta

What a weekend. I got back last night from my trip to Atlanta, Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama. My friend from college, Thomas, got married to his gorgeous girlfriend, Jennie. It was a helluva trip. We went to Waffle House a million times, drank every night and saw the biggest aquarium in the world. We even got in an accident and stood on the side of the freeway in the sweltering Georgia heat for an hour and a half. Read more

July 10, 2007

Zombies Are Awesome

I’m back from the dead! Here’s what I did: I got married. I went sailing. It was all a blast. Now, back to real life.

June 20, 2007

You're Kidding!

From the why-kids-need-to-understand-natural-selection department: Antibacterial Products May Do More Harm Than Good. Unlike these traditional cleaners, antibacterial products leave surface residues, creating conditions that may foster the development of resistant bacteria, Levy notes. For example, after spraying and wiping an antibacterial cleaner over a kitchen counter, active chemicals linger behind and continue to kill bacteria, but not necessarily all of them. When a bacterial population is placed under a stressor – such as an antibacterial chemical – a small subpopulation armed with special defense mechanisms can develop. Read more

June 14, 2007

Sorry Excuse

As you probably know, I’ve been planning a wedding. Or, more accurately, sitting there watching as Kerri plans the wedding. I could say that’s the reason I haven’t posted in 19 years, but really I’m just lazy and out of ideas. I went to get my suit tailored last night. It’s awesome. I’m going to look like this: But fatter.

February 21, 2007

Customer Service

A couple of good articles about customer service: Seth Godin’s Starting Over With Customer Service and Joel Spolsky’s Seven Steps to Remarkable Customer Service.