Month: September 2021

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The population of Alabama is shrinking. Due to the deadly combination of the pandemic and vaccination hesitancy, the state recorded more deaths than births. Not to be outdone by AT&T’s Flying COWS announced a couple of weeks ago, the Verizon PR team trotted out their own emergency response solution, THOR. Taking another step towards our […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    As cooler temps set in and songbirds started their migration south, the annual crashing of birds into the Manhattan skyscrapers season began. In-person schooling started but the bus driver shortage was so severe in Massachusetts that they had to call in the national guard. Japan announced that they have successfully tested a new kind of […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Snow came early to Mt. Fuji. 21 days earlier than last year. AT&T restored cellular service to the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Ida using flying drone antennas, also known as Cell-on-Wings (COWS). College football started up again to packed stadiums of hopefully vaccinated fans. The Hoosier uniform staff had to explain how they misspelled […]

  • Sept 11

    Sept 11

    Twenty years ago I was in Redmond, Washington at Microsoft on a business trip. Izumi called me at my hotel early in the morning to tell me something terrible had happened and that I should turn on the television to see. For the next three days I was stuck in Redmond with no way to […]

  • France 2024 Hype Videos

    Now that both Olympic and Paralympic Games have closed, all eyes look to the next Olympic Games, Paris 2024. During the closing ceremonies they played a hype video to get you excited for France and it did not disappoint. An equally impressive performance was shown at the closing ceremonies of the paraolympics.

  • PlayTime


    One more highlight from our recent visit to the MOMA was a clip from PlayTime, Jacques Tati’s 1967 comedic classic commentary on “confusion in an age of high technology” Tyler insisted we watch closely and upon multiple viewings you can see several story lines un-spool in the background. You can watch the full two hours […]

  • MOMA

    We stay-cationed over the long weekend and visited the Museum of Modern Art. We’ve been meaning to go but just never got around to it yet. We enjoyed it so much, we signed up for an annual membership (it’s tax-deductible). What I love about the annual museum memberships is that it takes the pressure off […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Toyota took its self-driving buses out of service after one of them struck a Paralympic, taking the judo athlete out of service. Toyota apologized for the “overconfidence” of its vehicles. In Ida-flooded Louisiana, a man was eaten by an alligator. The Humane Society removed an 80-pound cougar from a NYC apartment. According to the British […]

  • Catching Phish at The Gorge

    Catching Phish at The Gorge

    I’m writing this in case I’m asked why I took nearly a week off to attend a three-day concert all the way on the other side of the country in central Washington. I want something I can send out that satisfies and hopefully inspires people to dig in to learn a little more about this […]

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