Archive for February, 2008

Ouch! This Hits Home

I just saw this commercial that features rugby and nothing but rugby. That’s a pretty rare event, and it definitely got my attention. But a 39 year old scrum half? That club must be hard up for players. Not only is that old, but this guy reminds me of my all time favorite inside center. […]


Miami Drivers Unite!

Quick!  Take the opportunity this power outage has provided you to prove to the world once and for all that you are the biggest collection of jackasses alive. We were just watching Fox News here at work and they’re showing a busy intersection (79th and 10th I think) where the stoplights are out.  People are […]


All Your Children Are Belong To Us

At least one state senator, DiAnna Schimek, in Nebraska thinks so. Her bill would require home-school students to take state-mandated tests or have their schoolwork assessed by an outside evaluator. If students‘ progress falls short academically, they would be sent to public or private schools. That’s ironic.  One major factor in parents’ decision to homeschool […]


I Never Thought I’d Live To See It

Tennessee is the top ranked team in the nation? In basketball? Men’s basketball? You have to understand, I attended the University of Tennessee during the reigns of Wade Houston and Kevin O’Neil. I was a pretty die hard fan back then. Of course it was easy to sit in the front row of the student […]


More LOST Than I’ve Ever Been

I’ve been thinking a lot today about last night’s episoe of Lost.  Why am I thinking about that?  Why not?  What would you have me think about? Anyway, there are some spoilers here, so if you haven’t seen it yet stop reading.  Feed readers sometimes don’t pick up on the –more– from WordPress (that ruined […]


Yeah, What He Said

The other day I posted a meandering attempt at not ranting about information technology and the manufacturing sector. Today, Seth Godin wrote a post about basically the same thing. The difference is, his post actually makes some sense. Talent is too smart to stay long at a company that wants it to be a cog […]


The Trick to Leadership and Management

Forget what you learned in school or from some PowerPoint presentation at a conference you were forced to go to. Taylor has summed up everything in one sentence: People do not cooperate with those they do not trust.


BIG Manufacturing. Last to Know, Last to Go

I was mulling my current employment situation over yesterday, and I thought of something that I think not many people have realized yet. Dare I say this is a bold prediction? Big manufacturing companies are notorious for being late adopters of technology. From my experience, technology tends to happen to them instead happening for them. […]


In This Year of Political Calls For Change

I decided to make a few changes in my career today. Well, I didn’t actually decide today. I just put the wheels in motion officially. So there’s a good chance that I’ll be available for anyone who needs BI, software development, or sys admin work done. Of course, only high rollers need apply. I hit […]


Comments Off on Patrick Henry Would Have Loved David Lee Roth

Patrick Henry Would Have Loved David Lee Roth

Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty or give me death.” But that was before DLR and Sammy Hagar left Van Halen. I asked my readers to choose to replace the word death with a Democrat, a Republican, Michael Bloomberg, or VH with Gary Cherone. Cherone was chosen by 38% of respondents. That means that Cherone […]