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Don’t mess with me

Greg Galanos, one of the Mobius partners, likes to joke around by creating tee-shirts with people’s images superimposed into a theme. He created an extremely amusing Jack Bauer tee shirt for Brad (see Brad’s post on it here), which reminded me that I had been meaning to post my own Greg tee-shirt. This is me…

Stanford is for geeks!

A friend of mine (and Stanford alum) proudly sent me the following link to the Stanford Engineering Puzzle (apparently a regular feature on their web site).  Despite neither going to Stanford, nor frankly having had any shot of even getting into the school should I have thought to apply, I found the puzzle rather amusing….

Colorado Rocks

I imagine you’ve noticed that I’ve been silent over the past few weeks – taking some time off from work and blogging over the holidays.Not to gloat (WARNING: I’m about to gloat), but Colorado is a great place to live. In the same two week period I was skiing in deep fresh powder (multiple times),…

Gobble Gobble

Last week a few of us played a little joke on our colleague Chris by putting a 6 foot tall inflatable lighted turkey in his driveway for him to find late one night as he came home.  He returned the favor a few days later by leaving it on my desk (fully inflated) early one…

In your mind’s eye

I love the way the mind works. I spent years studying cognitive psychology, which was my college major (I was the psych geek who paid you $3 to sit in front of a computer for 10 minutes and take a test where what I told you I was testing for was not what I was…

If I Only Knew

By all measures my “date” with Ben Casnocha was great (see my original post here, his here). As he points out, you skip a lot of the get-to-know you bs when you’ve had such rich interaction before actually getting together (particularly reading each others blogs, which really do provide nice insight and context). If you’ve…

Bookends

I’ve had a couple of experiences in the last month that have alternately made me feel good about the human condition or wonder why people can be such jerks. First the positive experience which essentially involved two strangers going out of their way to help me out. One in particular was pretty inspiring. My car battery managed…

Milestones

My daughter reached an important American milestone yesterday – her first credit card offer.  Four months shy of her 2nd birthday I’m not entirely sure she’s ready to handle the responsibility, but I did send the response card in to see what would happen (I circled her date of birth and indicated her occupation as…

Fun or Funny

I’ve had a few frustrating things going on this week and my attitude around them forced me to remember an old adage that I used to use when I was guiding back-country hiking trips (when inevitably we’d get rained on or someone would have forgotten something and people would get upset). It’s either fun or…

Lost in translation

I love playing around with Google Translate – mostly to look at web sites or read blogs that are written in other languages.  I’m also a big cycling fan and after this year’s Tour I decided to write to the German cyclist Jan Ullrich – one of my favorite riders and the third place finisher…