The ramblings of a techie turned math teacher. Blog

Thanksgiving violation

I get it. The holiday season is upon us, and consumerism is going to swallow us whole. I am as guilty as anyone for enjoying the hunt of shopping. But seriously, I am disillusioned by the developments of this year. Many of the big retailers are having huge sales on Thanksgiving day. I find this abhorrent for both those who have to man the cash registers and those who would spend...

Bucky strikes on a rare bit of wisdom.

Smelementals…

I start every morning with a trip through my favorite comics… And on great days, I finish it by having another chuckle at the funniest ones… PVP Online Bucky’s self-proclaimed enlightenment has been pretty amusing courtesy an utter lack of enlightened though thus far… It was an odd treat to see him hit upon true wisdom today. It seems Satchel finds wisdom far more often. Get Fuzzy

Your gnometown brewery

Beer

“He was a wise man who invented beer.” –Plato

Wickett.org – 6.0

It had to happen eventually. One too many times playing juggle the updates to fix some new security vulnerability in Drupal (rhymes with Roople) pushed me over the edge. WordPress has looked like a good idea for a long time, but I’ve just lacked motivation to do a revamp. Then, however, I got a push in the right direction when Facebook became equally frustrating, and I lost my arena for venting...

SMU at Christmas

Facebook and my last nerve

The beginning of the end between me and Facebook may have started on the day that I couldn’t get the app to install on my iPhone – followed by the app on the iPad dying in similar fashion. However, today it is going to new heights to permanently lose my interest. Despite having deactivated my account, I noticed Facebook notifications popping up on my screen today. Wonder how that could happen?...

Learning to make use of “disabilities”

Ron Brix’s longtime job as a computer systems developer for Wrigley, the gum and candy maker, required intense attention to detail, single-minded focus and a willingness to work on something repetitively until perfect. The secret he credits to his success? Autism. Read the full article I’ve known several high functioning autistics. All were amazingly capable and showed amazing abilities when presented with the right opportunities. It’s great to see businesses looking...

Hair stuck on my tongue!

Logan and Laramie settle in…

Cats don’t waste much time settling in to their environment. These guys have taken over our home and hearts… Although we have limited their roaming to the upstairs of the house courtesy one 48 inch tall baby gate. We’ll see how long that works…

Laramie and Logan

Two adorable balls of fluff…

Following the sudden departure of our dear, sweet cat, Cayenne, we went to the pound today to pick up Laramie. Turns out he had a brother who also wanted to come home with us. Apparently, we have “sucker” tattooed on our foreheads. You’d think we have noticed by now…

Fuji at rest on a cold winter's day in Dallas

You’re not always alone

It happens most on days with a steady crosswind on the ride. I’ll be riding along by myself, and suddenly realize that I’m not alone. There’ll be a dog running along beside the road, but I’ll know I have nothing to worry about… because they’ll be going for him. But most of all, I hear that voice, telling me “We’ll have a cross-tailwind coming home, Lauren. You’ll like it!” I always...