Category: rantz

capere duos in mane

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s a blank white page.  No, I’m not incensed by the racial makeup of the Congressional internship program.  I have writer’s block.  Saying you have writer’s block, of course, is an arrogant way of…

Rabble Rabble HP

The Great Touchpad Death March of 2011 continues, and if you’re not interested in getting a touchpad (or if you work in HP marketing apparently), you probably have no clue why people are getting so angry about it.  I’ve decided…

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…

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…