Category: Life

Buy This Book!

Buy This Book!

This is quite exciting: my wife is now a published author (with her own ISBN and everything :-D)! Check out her book The Parent Connection for Singapore Math. 😀 She’s also got a media set, you know, if you’ve got...

Notes From Austin, TX

Notes From Austin, TX

Austin is just an awesome city.  There’s just something about it that attracts me to it.  I can’t really say why I like it there so much.  I’m not really a clubber or a bar hopper, so the 6th Street...

Programmathon VII Begins!

Programmathon VII Begins!

So I’m back in Utah.  Today is day one of Programmathon VII. This time, we have two new faces, Dan and Thuy (all the ways from Vietnam!) The highlight of any of the Programmathons are the meals and awesome sightseeing...

Commitment Chains, GUIs, Frustration, And Other Ramblings…

Commitment Chains, GUIs, Frustration, And Other Ramblings…

Warning: massive brain dump ahead… As I was laying down to sleep and having a discussion with my wife – much to her dismay – the topic of her current graduate class came up and she mentioned how much she...

Sticking It To The Man (Maybe)

Sticking It To The Man (Maybe)

There used to be a time, decades ago, when there was only one telephone carrier and everyone was forced to use it, regardless of whether the service or price sucked.  Nowadays we have a much greater variety of choices from...

5 Lessons For Barbeque’n

5 Lessons For Barbeque’n

Cut veggies into large sizes.  This makes it easier to work with them and not have them fall through the grate. Put small items onto skewers.  Items like shrimp just won’t work on the grill without a skewer. If you’re...

25 Up

25 Up

I just finished watching the documentary 49 Up. There’s something quite moving in watching people mature from 7 to 49 in a matter of minutes and to see the change in their ideals, dreams, and their lives.  It was fascinating...

Mortgages And Leadership

Mortgages And Leadership

I saw Thank You for Smoking over the weekend, a great movie, and I wasn’t planning on writing anything specific about it, but an article that I read this morning (and I guess thinking about the current circumstances of my...

Sandra In The News!

Sandra In The News!

How could I have forgotten to post about this? My wife was recently featured in the Home News and Tribune; not once, but twice! To begin with, gosh, could they have used worse pictures of her? But to be honest,...

Utah – Day 3, 4, 5

Utah – Day 3, 4, 5

Programmathon was fairly successful. While I enjoy the freedom of working offsite, it’s definitely good to get together once in a while and get face to face with everyone (although my gastrointestinal tract begs to differ). But of course, no...