Author: patrixmyth

Car Pets

What if… you combined a pet rock with a cocker spaniel?  You’d get a Car Pet. Ok, maybe you’d just get a cocker spaniel humping a small boulder… Maybe that’s why they’re called cocker spaniels?  Did you think of that?…

Religion as Technology

I was thinking today.  About?  Well, what will be the next big socially spanning world changing disruptive technology?  By my reconning, they occur about every 200 years or so, and I think a new one is due.  I started by…

turned off my tv today

I don’t want to remember 9/11.  Remembering is about avoiding past mistakes or getting revenge.  Honor the victims, absolutely. 9/11 wasn’t a mistake.  We were sucker-punched.  There’s always something we missed, but really there’s not a lot to beat ourselves…

So far so good.

I am an indulgent parent.  No, seriously.  I’m the parent you tsk at.  I’m the dad that says no candy, and when one of my sons cries in response, I say ‘ok’ and get the candy.  I let my kids…

Social Funding: Could it work?

Social Funding, the next installment of my continuing, though usually soon deleted series of blog posts called Whatifz. Background: Recently, I heard a radio interview with  David Graeble, author of DEBT: The First 5000 Years.  Here ->(http://www.amazon.com/Debt-First-000-Years-ebook/dp/B00513DGIO/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2) is the Kindle Link, if…

What the hell am I doing, anyway?

Just finished my second IT Certification in a month, and starting up another.  That’s the good news.  Certification has always been something I’ve explained away in job interviews, and I’m looking forward to having them on my side in the…

Welcome to the Jungle Gym

Sitting outside the Mall play area watching my kids interact. It’s not quite as Lord of the Flies-ian as some places, but it does have it’s code. Rule #1: There’s no crying in the playzone. Any parent who fails to…

Damn you, Licorice!

I recently read about a Japanese researcher developing synthetic meat from sewage protein.  I think he’s missing the real opportunity.  I’m fairly selective about my steak.  I’m really not going to be ordering a shit steak, anytime soon.  If licorice…