Category: Random Thoughts

The Science of Organic Milk

The Science of Organic Milk

If you’re like me, you’ve noticed that organic milk tends to have a longer shelf life and tastes better so I tend to spend the extra money because aside from our 1 year-old, the family drinks milk erratically and I...

Why Cursive Should be Taught in the Age of STEM

Why Cursive Should be Taught in the Age of STEM

It’s a topic that comes up from time to time in various channels on the topic of education and modern curricula.  NPR just had an article today on it and how Alabama passed a law requiring it to be taught. ...

Pau Gasol on Kobe Bryant

Pau Gasol on Kobe Bryant

SI has an excellent “farewell” from Pau Gasol to Kobe Bryant. One of the key takeaways, for me: He was challenging me because he expected more from me. When somebody cares about you, that’s when they challenge you. When they...

5 Pitfalls to Software Project Failure

Poorly Controlled Scope Scope is enemy number 1; it is the amorphous blob that threatens to consume and grow until it is an uncontrollable monster, swallowing all of your carefully planned man hours. Increases in scope are often the result...

Thoughts on Burnout

Thoughts on Burnout

I was reading an NPR piece on worker burnout and some different tactics taken by different companies to deal with it and came across a very nice, concise definition: Christina Maslach is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley,...