8 Jun 2013

What To Do When The Bus Doesn’t Come And You Want To Scream. An Experiment : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR

NPR: What To Do When The Bus Doesn’t Come And You Want To Scream. An Experiment : Krulwich Wonders…: A few years ago, The New York Times reported that airline passengers in Houston were complaining bitterly about how long they had to wait for their bags at those rotating carousels. Airport officials quickly added baggage […]

19 Feb 2013

Making a thing that goes “Bong!”

I’ve been meditating for a while. For decades, in fact, on and off. I normally use a meditation timer provided by a plug-in to the Mac app pzizz, whose primary function is actually getting you off to sleep, or power napping. But pzizz doesn’t seem to be supported any more, and I wanted something a […]

22 Aug 2011

The Road Ahead

Over the last few years, I’ve slowly been enjoying my day job less and less. It went in one direction as I went in another. Still, it was a decent source of monthly income, and while it was challenging work, on one level it was at least easy to keep on doing it, day after day. […]

2 Apr 2011

Flickr Noir

This was an elderly blog post about my browser extension that would turn a Flickr photo black and white, but that’s long-defunct now. Sorry!

26 Feb 2011

A SQL Server Correlated Subquery Gotcha

Warning: exceptionally geeky post coming up. Those reading for Kindle reviews and other fluffy stuff will want to skip this one… I was hanging out Stack Overflow the other day, and saw a question title that resonated with me: Column does not exist in the IN clause, but SQL runs. It resonated because I’d fallen victim […]