01-23-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: Commodore: The Amiga Years (I loved my Amiga) Took the shorter leg of the Skywalker Trail and it was kind of a let down.  Only ran about 1.5 miles and it was rather unscenic. Got the Media room chairs delivered today, took the dudes almost 2 hours to get them all assembled and situated.  …

Getting mad skillz

Imagine how much more effective you’d be a month from now if you learned a new skill in the next 30 days. Think that’s impossible? Of course it is, if you aim too high. But why aim too high? I’m not talking about becoming the world’s leading expert in a month. Not going to happen. I’m talking about …

01-22-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles (I have a thing for 1976 Honda 400/4 Supersports, long story) Pretty good hike this morning with Molly, we did about 5 miles total, it was 30 degrees or so, but once the sun was out and hitting us, I was sweating.   Still can not get …

An Infant of Monstrous Aspect

Writing…always, always only starts out as shit: an infant of monstrous aspect; bawling, ugly, terrible, and it stays terrible for a long, long time (sometimes forever). Unlike cooking, for example, where largely edible, if raw, ingredients are assembled, cut, heated, and otherwise manipulated into something both digestible and palatable, writing is closer to having to …

Wealth as a teaching aide

In one of his essays, Seneca lists all the trappings of obscene wealth—a golden roof, purple clothes, marble floors. He describes the life of someone who has been blessed mightily by fate and fortune. They have imposing statues, the most brilliant art, teams of servants. They have country homes and fancy jewelry. What does having all these things …

01-21-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos T0day was spent running around, Grocery, Hardware, Pet store.   I’m beat from the driving. I watched an oldie but a goody this afternoon, “Panic in the Year Zero” if you have never seen it, give it a watch.  Trigger warning:  It was another time. Made …

01-20-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: Cnut the Great Day 2 of Molly refusing to get into the car.  She is now bouncing off the walls, and I figure it is going to be a long night. Spent an hour or so putting together (Partially) the quadcopter.   Got it mostly together and realized I had it all backwards.  LOL.  …

Uber Ads

Much like you see in any big city Taxi service.  Seat back ads for Uber/Lyft Drivers. A cheap tablet, and an uber driver who sells ads to local businesses.  The ads can be location based so they show via GPS coordinates, or even easier, a simple rotation of ads for local merchants. This would be …

01-19-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: Man’s Search for Meaning Well, on our Red Rock Loop hike, Molly refused to get back in the truck.   Which means, she will have to settle for long walks around the house on a leash.  That makes me sad. I got 2,700 words done today, pretty close to a chapter, in fact I …