I am one of the world's unhandiest men (the image above is not my handiwork, but it could have been). It goes back to high school when I scored a 7 out of 100 on the Armed Forces Aptitude test for General Mechanical Ability. I've used that as an excuse not to fix anything for … Continue reading How I Used WordPress and YouTube to Replace Our Bathroom Exhaust Fan
Could This Be My Ticket to a Life of Fame and Fortune?
Here is an excerpt from a post I wrote over five years ago: A couple of years ago I happened to walk outside my house and I noticed one of the neighborhood cats chasing something down our street. When I went to get a closer look, I noticed it was a baby rabbit that appeared … Continue reading Could This Be My Ticket to a Life of Fame and Fortune?
Co-Founder of YouTube Dislikes Google’s Decision to Make Dislike Count Private; I Like It
The following is an excerpt from a statement issued by YouTube on November 11, 2021: "... earlier this year, YouTube experimented with the dislike button to see whether or not changes could help better protect its creators from harassment, and reduce dislike attacks — where people work to drive up the number of dislikes on … Continue reading Co-Founder of YouTube Dislikes Google’s Decision to Make Dislike Count Private; I Like It
Graduates from College, Gets Fired From Five Jobs, Now Earns Several Million per Year. All by the Age of 26.
Of course, it should be obvious to everyone that I am talking about Ludwig. What? You don't know who Ludwig is? That likely means you are over the age of 30. I did not know who he was until earlier today when I read about how a hacker had broken into Twitch's servers, and released … Continue reading Graduates from College, Gets Fired From Five Jobs, Now Earns Several Million per Year. All by the Age of 26.
Practicing, Not YouTubing, Makes Perfect
This post may seem a bit odd coming just one day after I wrote about the controversy surrounding behavioral economist, Dan Ariely. While I personally don't think it looks good for Dan, I'm hoping it's an isolated incident and it doesn't negate all the other research he has done. Plus, people are supposed to be … Continue reading Practicing, Not YouTubing, Makes Perfect
Teaching to a Screenful of Students
It's different, to say the least. That's me, teaching to a class of 25 students in real-time, using Zoom. Who knew that an old desk could be used as a teaching podium. Today was Day 4. and I've made a tech mistake each of the first four days. Here's a recap of those mistakes: on … Continue reading Teaching to a Screenful of Students
My Retirement Is Not Looking Too Productive
These past 10 days have given me a glimpse of what my retirement might be like. Since I finished teaching my class the first week of March, I really have no teaching responsibilities right now, so my days are fairly wide open. And let's just say I have not made the best use of those … Continue reading My Retirement Is Not Looking Too Productive
Uh-oh. It May be Time for Me to Stop Using the Company Laptop.
The Wall Street Journal recently had a story about how more and more companies are using software to monitor its workers' habits. ActivTrak software can track "every little thing that happens on the computer from the time it’s fired up.". If you're on ESPN for five minutes it knows. It knows how much time you … Continue reading Uh-oh. It May be Time for Me to Stop Using the Company Laptop.
If You’re into Watching People Faint – Then You’ve Come to the Right Place
I just read a story about cam models, people who can make a fortune online catering to the unusual fetishes of their clients. One woman has filmed herself rubbing her feet with oil and glitter and she claims to have charged $20 a minute just to allow someone watch her sneeze. Videos of her eating … Continue reading If You’re into Watching People Faint – Then You’ve Come to the Right Place
Music Monday: This Is What Music Can Do To Us
I'm guessing that many of you have already seen this video, and if you have, it's worth seeing again. If you haven't seen it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do (it's at the end of the post). The video of 11-month old Thomas A. was recorded by his mom while they … Continue reading Music Monday: This Is What Music Can Do To Us