The Fascinating Wayback Machine, aka the Internet Archive

If you’ve never heard of it, here’s a brief description of the Internet Archive, commonly referred to as the Wayback Machine, from its web site: The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to … Continue reading The Fascinating Wayback Machine, aka the Internet Archive

Warning: If You’re Not A Fan of Sudoku, You May Want to Just Hit Like and Move On

I came across this mesmerizing video today, thanks to Seth Godin. At least I found it mesmerizing, but my guess is most people won’t. It’s got two things against it - it’s long by YouTube standards, almost 26 minutes, and it’s a video of a guy solving a Sudoku puzzle (but at least the guy … Continue reading Warning: If You’re Not A Fan of Sudoku, You May Want to Just Hit Like and Move On

If This Is True, Then I Should Be the King of Brainstorming

I've written more than a few posts about some of my embarrassing moments (I have so many to choose from): Lobster Man Strikes Again Another One of Life’s Embarrassing Moments Embarrassing Stories – A Wonderful Way to Get to Know One Another? Another Benefit of Sharing Embarrassing Moments Add One More to Life’s Embarrassing Moments Well, That Was Embarrassing… The … Continue reading If This Is True, Then I Should Be the King of Brainstorming

Why Reddit Is My New Best Friend

It was just a couple of weeks ago that I wrote a blog post asking what was with people and tires. My most popular blog post of all time was one I wrote in June of 2018: “And the World’s Largest Tire Manufacturer Is… Drumroll Please…“ I didn't think there was anything particularly special about … Continue reading Why Reddit Is My New Best Friend

This May Not Be the Best Headline Ever, But Here Are Some That Might Be

If I worked for a newspaper, I'd want to be the guy who writes headlines. If I worked for an ad agency, I'd want to be the guy who comes up with a slogan or a jingle. So perhaps it's no surprise that my favorite part of writing my blog is coming up with the … Continue reading This May Not Be the Best Headline Ever, But Here Are Some That Might Be

“I just decided that I’d made a mistake.”

Those are the words of Warren Buffett, one of the world's most famous and successful investors. Buffett offered the apology at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting which was held virtually this year, to the disappointment of tens of thousands of shareholders who normally attend what is referred to as the Woodstock of Capitalism. In 2016, Berkshire … Continue reading “I just decided that I’d made a mistake.”

Everything in My Life Has Led to This Moment

Steve Jobs famously said in his Stanford graduation speech: "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let … Continue reading Everything in My Life Has Led to This Moment

What’s with People and Tires?

I would think when most people go to Google for help, they are searching for things like "Mexican restaurants near me", or "10-day weather forecast for New York", or "who's that really clever blogger that has blather in his blog name". But then there are whole subcultures out there using much narrower search queries, and … Continue reading What’s with People and Tires?

The Day That Changed My Life

Note: this is an update to a post from five years ago... Date: April 28, 1978. Place: a college party at Lake Valhalla, East Stroudsburg, PA It started off like many other Friday nights in college, heading out to a party with friends. Who would have known that by the end of the evening, my … Continue reading The Day That Changed My Life

How Do All These People Have Each Other’s Phone Numbers?

I'm starting to wonder if there is a master list somewhere of the phone numbers of all the famous people in the world, and once you become one of those famous people, somebody loads all of the other famous people's contact info on to your phone. For example, when a golfer wins a tournament, he … Continue reading How Do All These People Have Each Other’s Phone Numbers?