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Remembering You are Going to Die

"Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." - Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Speech, 2005

Spaghetti is a Tough Lie

Flashed Faces Effect

What the frig?

Watch it once without looking at the cross. The second time, stare just at the cross.


Pouring Ketchup (or Catsup)

An MIT team created a bottle that pours ketchup more effectively.

We know that "oleophobic" means something that resists oil, so would this be "ketchuphobic"? Or is it "catsuphobic"? 😛

Does anyone call it "catsup" anymore? Why did they ever? 😛

P.S. This could save a million pounds of food from being thrown out each year.

Zooey iPhone 4S Ad

One has to wonder how similar to this character (and the character she plays on New Girl) Zooey really is.

I'd bet fairly close.

On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs

A good article on guns, the military and police, and gun issues in the U.S. and human nature.

The “Reveal” service could not be used

If you get this error in Preview, quit Preview, trash this folder, and relaunch Preview:


Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Boston Marathon in 8 Minutes

The Boston Marathon takes place on Monday (which is why your taxes aren't due until the 17th, I believe - the 16th is Patriot Day).

I have no plans to ever run the Boston Marathon or any other marathon for that matter. I haven't even run 26 miles the past two weeks. Super busy.

It’s Out

I'm calling it version 0.8.1 but it's out. The thing I've worked on.


I sometimes wish very much that I could express myself as well in person (or with my voice) as well as I can when I write.

It's not even that I edit things. I tend to get things right the first time through. There's just something in that small bit of added time that's required when typing rather than speaking that lets me say things that little bit better that makes all the difference.

Behind Again

I'm behind again on blogging. I have about 75% of the days filled with stubs right now, some half written, some more. I'll get to them eventually. 🙂

BetterZip 2

BetterZip 2 is out, and if you are not entirely content with the way Mac OS X handles zip archives (and more beyond that - including rar archives, cpgz archives, etc.) then you owe it to yourself to check it out.

Their free QuickLook plugin for zip files is GREAT.

Maker’s Mark Ambassador Since 2005

I'm fairly certain I signed up originally so that I could get three free logo golf balls (I have a small collection of about 600 such golf balls).

2005 was a long time ago!

This past Christmas they sent me a little tiny sweater, perfectly sized to fit over a barrel of Maker's Mark.

It's cute. 🙂

How to Use a Paper Towel

From TED.

Length of Time != Good

It's a common logical fallacy that the length of time a person spends doing something is directly proportional to their abilities at that thing.

For example, from a decade or so ago, "I've been training weimaraners for 40+ years." I'm sorry, but that doesn't mean you've been doing it well.