This afternoon (June 24, 2009) at 2:30pm Eastern Time, the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the United States Senate’s Appropriations Committee will be marking up the FY 2010 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. For those of you feeling lost by that sentence, the plain English translation is: this afternoon,Continue reading “The Launch Pad: Successful NASA Program in Jeopardy!”
Category Archives: Think
We like to move
My wife and I are creative people. We’re creatively different (you might say opposite) but often known as people with the ideas. I didn’t say “all the good ideas”, just “ideas”. We like to change. Your brain is wired to recognize patterns. It’s very very good at it. The lazy thing for your brain toContinue reading “We like to move”
Everything’s amazing and nobody is happy, Part 2
Louis CK revisits his famous Conan appearance and reassures us that while all the examples he gives of our cultural impatience are actually him, he also thinks we’re a shitty generation. Not a shit generation, though. Just shitty. If we had jetpacks, we’d think they were the crappiest jetpacks out there.
On reading the important stuff, like say the Constitution
The Oaths of Enlistment and the Oath of Commission in the Armed Forces of the United States both include the line: I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; That’s a powerful statement. I’ve repeatedContinue reading “On reading the important stuff, like say the Constitution”
Always be the worst musician in the band
I just finished Chad Fowler’s book “The Passionate Programmer“. There are a lot of great concepts in this book and I recommend reading it even if you’re not a programmer. There is a concept in this book that he talks about that really stuck with me: Always be the worst player in the band. ChadContinue reading “Always be the worst musician in the band”
Where do I find THAT level of conversation?
There is a movie that you’ve probably not heard of that I can watch over and over again without tiring of it. The Man from Earth, a mostly overlooked independent film from 2007 made on a shoestring budget rivets me to the screen. It takes place entirely inside a tiny house and in it’s yard.Continue reading “Where do I find THAT level of conversation?”
I’m not good enough is not good enough
I’m hearing this stuff WAY too much lately: I’m not smart enough for that I’m not ready for that yet I want to but this is outside of my area of my expertise I want to, but I can’t because of my job When I get this degree/certification then I’ll be ready for that dreamContinue reading “I’m not good enough is not good enough”
Why is Evernote asking to be paid bad?
One of my most used programs is Evernote. I use it all day, every day. From my Mac, my Ubuntu boxes, my Blackberry and my iPod touch. I’m a premium user which costs me $45/year. A reasonable price to me. Last night, they updated the Mac client to include a small ad box in theContinue reading “Why is Evernote asking to be paid bad?”
I should know better than to leave home without paper and a pencil
I’ve been doing a lot of writing lately. I gave myself a deadline of today to finish an article I’ve been thinking of for a week and spent the whole day having writers block. As soon as I walked out the door to pick up our Chinese takeout for the evening, 100 ideas came swarmingContinue reading “I should know better than to leave home without paper and a pencil”
A little perspective
Here’s a quote I overheard this week about the economy in the US: “You have to close your laptop because you can’t stand to look at your retirement fund any more.” Let’s think about this for a second. This one sentence is very indicative of many of the situations I hear people in. This sentenceContinue reading “A little perspective”