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No Spelling Awards for You!

None of their listed awards were for "Great Spelling." The tacos were great, but the desserts were a bit dry…

Making a Deep Dish Pizza

I'm going to start figuring out how to make my own Deep Dish pizza. Real Deep Dish .com looks like a promising start… as does the Chicago Style sub-forum at

A strong man did this when I was in high school. Who knew it was more a magic trick than a demonstration of strength? I didn't. P.S. I've done this, now, and it works exactly as described.n

On Writing Well… Again

I'm reading On Writing Well again. I try to do this yearly, but I fail more often than I succeed. I spent five minutes writing this post.

A friend/co-worker and I will be self publishing a book soon. Good quality, paperback, 200 pages or so. We've found 48 Hour Books and an order of 1000 with the options we'd like (200 BW pages, 70# white paper, 12pt CIS Silk Cover) comes out to $4,454.50. They're also in Ohio so we could probably […]

Couldn’t Care Less

One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone says they could care less.

AmEx patented those little numbers on your credit card, and then for the good of the industry and consumer protection donated the patent to a non-profit, who promised not to enforce the patent against banks… and then proceeded to sell the patent to Intellectual Ventures who is now suing banks over it. :facepalm:

"You don't really remember a notebook or the pens and pencils you used. But maybe you remember your [Trapper Keeper]." Harris says that the binder "wasn't a regular school product. When you got it, it was almost like a Christmas present. You were excited to have it." I had a few and I didn't even […]

I predict I will spend hours reading The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Seriously, this is a big list.

Logo Showdown part 1 - Path, Pinterest, and the Phillies - the letter P and branding.

27 Pictures That Will Change The Way You Look At The World My favorite is probably number six, though the inverted photos are always interesting just because of how weird they look.

Fascinating to watch.

Executive version: you can't. The minimum wage in this country is reprehensible. If the minimum wage had kept up with inflation it would be over $10 an hour. If it had kept up with productivity? It would be $21.72. Seriously… wow.

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