Category: Awesome

Indoor Rock Climbing – Try It!

One of my recently discovered activities that I’m falling in love with is indoor rock climbing (though I suppose I may try outdoor rock climbing and bouldering one day, too). In a weird way, it’s the ultimate thinking person’s type...

DEATH TO INFOPATH!

DEATH TO INFOPATH!

There are few technologies that I truly hate and InfoPath is right up there.  The problem isn’t necessarily InfoPath itself (okay, yes, I do hate it and it sucks hard), but the misconceptions from many former and current customers and...

Setting Batch Variables Dynamically

Setting Batch Variables Dynamically

One of the challenges of managing builds and deployments of source on multiple developer machines is that it can be complicated to contain and manage different variations in developer environments. For example, often times, it is useful to know the...

The Nuclear Arms Race and Deep Space Exploration

The Nuclear Arms Race and Deep Space Exploration

Wired has a fascinating article which focuses on the world’s dwindling supply of plutonium-238, a veritable super fuel in the field of deep space exploration: In 1977, the Voyager 1 spacecraft left Earth on a four-year mission to explore Jupiter...

The Real Reason the Republicans Lost

  While there has been a lot of chirping about the shifting racial makeup of Americans, Republicans already have a very big problem that crushes any discussion of the Latino or minority vote. The Latino-American vote issue is going to start...

Obama’s Address to the UN Assembly

Obama’s Address to the UN Assembly

A great speech; too much to quote: It is time to marginalize those who, even when not directly resorting to violence, use hatred of America or the West or Israel as the central organizing principle of politics, for that only...

Book Review: 17 Equations That Changed the World

Book Review: 17 Equations That Changed the World

What could be more boring than mathematical equations?  The majority of folks would be hard pressed to find something to answer that hypothetical query. Myself included 🙂 I’ll be honest, I’m a math minor and I picked up this book...

The ESAM 5600 Arrives!

Ever since my trip out to Switzerland, I’ve been jonesing for an espresso machine.  After a lot of research, checking out lots of youtube videos, almost pulling the trigger various times, I ended up purchasing the DeLonghi ESAM5600 SL from...