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Archive for the 'Personal' Category


It's interesting how you can be so destroyed and yet so built up again by one person. It's amazing the power your own imagination can have, and what distance can do to two people. The seed of doubt, a joke taken the wrong way, and a random comment here or there can burn down a […]

My Country Tis of Thee

While discussing the difference between "people" and "the software they write" (right along with the shitty dialogue in Star Wars and creepy fans): me: I wonder how many customers Adobe would lose if they found out that John Warnock liked to sing yankee doodle dandy while masturbating in the morning? me: probably 0 from any […]

Protected: A Crush Realized

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It's a shame when reasonably good people are afraid of heartbreak. I'm not its biggest fan, but I'd rather have my heart broken than go through life without knowing the highs and lows of love on a semi-regular basis. Sometimes simply feeling is a good thing. It doesn't matter if what you're feeling is good […]

The Ol’ College Try

Brent talks about something he calls "collegiality" and which I've long called "just being a good person." Collegiality is working together for a common good. It's equal parts "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" and other good bits of motherly wisdom and common sense. It's what one of […]


Everyone has moments of immaturity. Moments that are not their shining best. Readers of this blog know that I'm an opinionated, strong-willed guy who will stick to his guns. But readers also know me as someone who will plainly admit when he's wrong, who will blog the "less than sunny" moments in my life (as […]


I watched the The O.C. season finale today (while I was without internet access for seven hours) and at the end they played a song which had previously been in West Wing when Mark Harmon's character was shot. Like a Tori Amos song I've written about before this song, the cinematography, and the story combined […]

Georgia on my Mind

I'm going to Georgia to visit my friend Kate Tuesday through Friday of this week. I haven't seen her in two years, and I owe it to her not to check email, go online, or in any way be "connected." I will be calling Brad daily to check in on PulpFiction, but our bug count […]

Old Flame

An old flame emailed me today. Can you have one-way flames? The gal responsible for my screen name (hey, I was eight!) contacted me tonight via a form on my software company's site. The last I heard, she'd married some rich guy and moved to Pittsburgh. Her last name is still different but she seems […]

Smart Geek for Hire

Is anyone in the south Florida area looking for a smart geek? (Is there any other kind?) I know of one who is eminently employable. Drop me a line via email or, preferably, AIM, and I'll put you in touch with him. Said geek is a PHP/MySQL developer, Cocoa developer, Mac guru, Unix afficionado, and […]

New Couch

Today I picked out some new furniture for my living room. Rob's getting the "old" couch and loveseat, and I'm getting this: The couch is very, very (very) comfortable.


To the friend who knows what I'm talking about. That is all I have to say.

High Standards

People continue to let me down. Day in, day out. I know myself pretty well, and I've got damn high standards for myself. I let myself down quite often, and I beat myself up for it. But dammit, how low do my standards for other people have to be in order to survive in this […]

Rock Star Review

Hey, a 5 out of 5! I couldn't ask for a better birthday present! Thanks Tim. It's interesting to look back a year ago and see how things have changed: the gal has revealed herself to be a bit, uhhh, less savory than my first impression, and José has been nothing but a good friend […]

Filing My Taxes

So, I'd like to file my taxes online. I'll pay $25 or so to do it. The question is: where the hell can I do this? The site is horrendous. I want to claim some deductions (business expenses, as some of my income is 1099) and I also have a standard job that's paid […]