I recently saw Across the Spider-Verse, the sequel to Into the Spider-Verse, which was one of my favorite movies — and certainly my favorite animated movie — of at least the last decade. I really enjoyed Across — I highly recommend it — but I left the theater feeling that,
Everyone is familiar with Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. It’s a sad fact of life, no doubt related to entropy. But sometimes the !Q#$#@!$% works overtime. I had one of those experiences today. Last night as I was getting ready for bed I noticed my
The other day Barbara & I were flying back from Grand Junction, Colorado after taking a wonderfully scenic Amtrak train ride from Denver (definitely worth doing, BTW). Our route home to the Bay Area had us connect through Salt Lake City Airport. Which I will strive mightily to never, ever,
This post was sparked by an exchange on Facebook about communism, socialism and capitalism. At one point the following argument was made: “Communism or socialism has never worked, anywhere. Human nature will not permit it. As to whether socialism can ever really work, I wholly doubt it. Give me one
…involved in designing and determining the budget for building, my bookcase, greetings! Engineer If you thought creating a drawer-locking design which had a hidden mouse-trap in it was a reasonable thing to do please turn in your degree and your professional credentials to their issuing institutions. Because you’re a nitwit.
A few years back I started using photos of distant galaxies as desktop wallpaper. Why? Because they’re beautiful…and because they serve as a reminder about how small even seemingly monumental problems are in the scheme of things. The nearest major galaxy not orbiting the Milky Way is Andromeda, at about
My good friend Seth is a wonderful writer…who also happens to share my views of His (Soon to be Former Thank Ghu) Majesty :). This is an article from his holiday newsletter I thought worth sharing. It’s been very lightly edited for the online environment The End of an Error