Thank You, Again…

As I noted in yesterday's post, now that I have hit my goal of surpassing Cal Ripken's consecutive streak, I plan to start sharing some of my older posts. Since there's no time like the present, I thought I would start doing so today, by sharing my very first post. I was motivated to begin … Continue reading Thank You, Again…

Why Not Use the Self-Checkout?

I was at a grocery store today, and I was surprised at how crowded it was for a Sunday afternoon. The checkout lines were two or three people deep, and it looked like many of those people had relatively small orders. I then walked past the self-checkout area, and it was nearly empty, with several … Continue reading Why Not Use the Self-Checkout?

An Accounting Professor with a Flair for the Dramatic

Nothing like seeing a live demo of what the FBI and IRS are up against. Yesterday, our Intro to Accounting classes were treated to a presentation about forensic accounting by one of our fellow teachers. Professor Steve Liedtka, who I featured in a previous blog post (see the second video below), gave a wonderful presentation … Continue reading An Accounting Professor with a Flair for the Dramatic

I Want This Technology for My Blog

I was scrolling through my phone this morning and I came across this short story about Twitter and its stock performance yesterday (Thursday): Shares of Twitter Inc. slid 5.56% to $34.48 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index falling 2.44% to 4,477.44 … Continue reading I Want This Technology for My Blog

From Unemployed Factory Worker to the Face of (Hugo) Boss

Khaby Lame was born in Senegal in 2000 and moved to Italy with his parents when he was a year old. He has spent most of his life in public housing. Two years ago, Khaby lost his job as a factory worker. Today he is one of the faces of a major rebranding by luxury … Continue reading From Unemployed Factory Worker to the Face of (Hugo) Boss

Will Doctors Soon Go The Way of Pinboys?

In bowling, a pinsetter or pinspotter is an automated mechanical device that sets bowling pins back in their original positions, returns bowling balls to the front of the alley, and clears fallen pins on the pin deck. Prior to the machine's invention, pinsetters were boys or young men (pin boys) who manually reset pins and returned balls (see picture above) The first mechanical pinsetter … Continue reading Will Doctors Soon Go The Way of Pinboys?

Simple but Fun Word Game Goes Viral

I'd never heard of the game until reading today's Wall Street Journal. The name of the game is Wordle, and it was created by John Wardle (seems like he was meant to create such a game). Wordle is a word guessing game that tasks the player with correctly identifying a random five-letter word. You only … Continue reading Simple but Fun Word Game Goes Viral

When Worlds Collide

When worlds collide is one of my favorite expressions. One example that always comes to mind for me is what if Moms Demand Action, a gun rights organization, booked a hotel where there was also a meeting of the NRA taking place? Another example might be a vegan showing up at an all-you-can-eat steakhouse. And … Continue reading When Worlds Collide

A Tale of Two Halves: My WordPress Stats for 2021

If you're still reading this post, I guess the phrase "My WordPress Stats" wasn't enough to scare you off. So now you're obligated to read the rest... As you can see from the right side of the graph above, the views from the first six months of 2021 were all higher than the last six … Continue reading A Tale of Two Halves: My WordPress Stats for 2021

I’m Getting Closer to World Domination

I plan to write a couple of posts about one of my favorite blogging topics - WordPress stats. Tonight I'll take a global look at where my blog has been read, and where it has not been read, over the past seven years. The map above gives a nice overview of countries where someone, in … Continue reading I’m Getting Closer to World Domination