The Human Alarm Clock

Modern alarm clocks and apps usually have a setting which allows them to become progressively louder or more obnoxious as the minutes tick away. I realized this morning that I have become this for my family, as my tone and language escalates . . .

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Resolutions

A new built-in app has recently been telling me how many hours a day I spend using my phone. My numbers are VERY shocking and unsettling. Downright embarrassing really. . .

“Evangelical” Search Terms

I always find it interesting when search engines like Google share the top search terms of the year. I also know they have the ability to break down searches by demographic type and wish they would share that info too. I would especially like to see what the "Evangelical" Christian population searches for around the … Continue reading “Evangelical” Search Terms

Password Fatigue Episode 2 – Still Fatigued

And then there’s this kind of tech-insanity: “Please enter your password:” ME: ChemistryRules “Sorry, that doesn’t match our records.” ME: Pretty sure it’s ChemistryRules “Sorry, that doesn’t match our records.” ME: I just entered this earlier today. It’s definitely (types slower) ChemistryRules “Sorry, that doesn’t match our records.” ME: "What is happening!" (Types one letter … Continue reading Password Fatigue Episode 2 – Still Fatigued

Aside //5 – More “Wisdom”

In a rare second-post in as many quarter-days, I offer another peek into my forthcoming* book, A Handful of You Will Be Succesful.  It is certain to fly off of the shelves, and not in the super-cool Harry Potter way. Thanks for absorbing more of my wise words reading! Words of Wisdom for the Class of … Continue reading Aside //5 – More “Wisdom”

9// Niceties

The meeting request from the sales manager said that The Scientist was "cordially" invited to a work-related dinner later that week.  While most would consider it a pleasant thing to be invited to ANY dinner, he supposed, and while the restaurant the company was springing for was fairly upscale (or so he had heard - he … Continue reading 9// Niceties

A gift for my friends on Facebook

Note: I've been a keen observer of social media trends.  Below is a post you can use as your own Facebook status, one which will definitely win (virtual) friends and influence (no actual) people.  You. Are. Welcome.  "If you ask me, we need to stop trying to be like everyone else, trying to mimic or … Continue reading A gift for my friends on Facebook

Password Fatigue – 40by40

If you're like most folks, these days, when more and more business is conducted online, you struggle with the sheer number of passwords that you're required to create and remember. If you’re like me, you often choose meaningful passwords, ones that are applicable to the current stage of life, but often even those expire, forcing … Continue reading Password Fatigue – 40by40

Finally, a Campaign to Get Excited About!

I want to give everyone a heads up about a Kickstarter campaign which I will be launching in the very near future: I’ll be designing a vehicle for parents or guardians who struggle with children who argue over where they’re going to sit on trips. The basic design is just like a normal car or … Continue reading Finally, a Campaign to Get Excited About!

A Moment with Overly-Polite Technology // #2

I was at the gas station the other day, and when the screen asked if I wanted a receipt, there were two options: >Yes >No Thank You Now, I guess my mother taught me well because I tend to say "Please" and "Thank You" whenever possible.  Still, I think this is a bit presumptuous of our … Continue reading A Moment with Overly-Polite Technology // #2

Couldn’t We ALREADY Eat Pizza Anytime?

Sometimes, when I realize how much I love something that's bad for me, and thus feel a bit of shame and/or embarrassment, I lash out and blame others. Perhaps this is where the following rant comes from? Perhaps it's that I'm the guy who has no qualms about, OCCASIONALLY, eating a piece of pizza for … Continue reading Couldn’t We ALREADY Eat Pizza Anytime?