My high-school English teacher Ms. Linda Johnson wrote a college recommendation letter, and, being very shrewd, she let me read it. It said something very close to this: “Derek didn’t like Hemingway at first, but had the intellectual curiosity to come back and read his other works with an open mind.” Let’s say that was … More Better the second time, a true and final Reassembly
In the spirit of Ghostbusters, I have taken the liberty of recasting Game of Thrones, to make it better. (This works best if you watch an episode and envision the new actor doing the same lines. Yes I know some of my choices aren’t currently… available.) Ned Stark = was Sean Bean = now Kathy Bates Sir Bronn … More Game of Thrones, the Reboot
My post on LinkedIn—a little contrarian advice for content creators. “Don’t run your content operation like a SpaghettiOs factory” seems to be the line resonating with my fellow now-and-former journalists.
There’s something for everyone. There really is. Long, long ago we mentioned competitive Rock Paper Scissors tournaments. You may have seen news or video of 14-year-old Lucas Etter set a world record for solving Rubik’s Cube in less than 5 seconds. Just for fun, here he is doing 2×2 cubes. (Yes those exist too.) I … More Klytus, I’m bored. What plaything can you offer me today?
Here are the top 12 Reassembler blog posts in readership this year. 11 of them are more than 2 years old, which means that all their visits at this point are coming from Google (unless there’s some really influential link out there somewhere that I’m not aware of). Drilling into a modern safe (Feb 2008) (467 views … More Reassembler, a case study in persistent search engine visibility for old blog posts
If you aren’t the best at any one thing, learn about as many things as you can. I’m a poor artist. Through brute force I brought myself up to mediocre. I’ve never taken a writing class, but I can write okay. If I have a party at my house, I’m not the funniest person in the … More While I was away, Scott Adams (Dilbert) justified this blog and indeed my entire professional approach