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Hour delay and counting for our flight home

Friday, December 27th, 2013
I think +Janice Nimer and I are done traveling east for the holidays. Next year we're going somewhere warm and tropical, family be damned. 

Post-holiday-feast food coma

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013


Holiday selfie: hanging out with my buddy Jack

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
Merry Christmas everyone! 

Give $1 to 'Light Up a Child's Life' and Viet-Tam will match it

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
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Give $1 to ‘Light Up a Child’s Life’ and I will match your donation
Did you know? Surveys indicate that 50% of children in Kenyan slums live in dark homes, where they are at high risk of accidents, depression and disease.

I love the _xkcd_ "what if?" features and their zany science thought experiments….

Monday, December 23rd, 2013
I love the _xkcd_ "what if?" features and their zany science thought experiments. Here's a fine example why. Sometimes it seems as if +Randall Munroe just picks the punch line and works backwards from there. Awesome.

Soda Planet
Prev · Next · Soda Planet. How much of the Earth’s currently-existing water has ever been turned into a soft drink at some point in its history? Brian Roelofs. 0.0000005%. First, a tiny bit of background: In the beverage industry, “soft drink” technically refers to any non-alcoholic packaged …

My Amazon review of the +Acer Aspire S7-392 is up

Saturday, December 21st, 2013
My Amazon review of the +Acer Aspire S7-392 is up. Ask me how I really feel… #buyersremorse  

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Take that, h8ers

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Salt Lake County offices see a crush of same-sex marriages
Add to Utah’s long history of pioneers Michael Ferguson and Seth Anderson — the first same-sex couple legally married in the Beehive State. The owners of The Queens’ Tea were at work when they heard from an attorney that federal Judge Robert J. Shelby had struck down Utah’s Amendment 3, a ban on same-sex marriage. They shared a panicked look — “What do we do? Do we go? Yeah, we’re …

Keepin' it classy as usual, Oakland…

Friday, December 20th, 2013
Keepin' it classy as usual, Oakland…

Tech buses blocked, vandalized in protests
For the second time in two weeks, protesters angry with tech-boom gentrification in the Bay Area surrounded and temporarily blocked corporate shuttle buses full of tech workers — both in San Franc…

Well played, Bill Gates, nicely done.

Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Well played, Bill Gates, nicely done.

Bill Gates is Santa for one lucky Reddit user
Bill Gates is no stranger to Reddit, but he’s swapping 80-inch Windows 8 displays and meme pictures this time for a role as secret Santa. 24-year-old Reddit user “NY1227,” identified only as…

+Brandon Downey your new favourite Christmas carol is here

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
+Brandon Downey your new favourite Christmas carol is here…  😉

They're making a list,
They're checking it twice,
They're watching almost every electronic device,
The NSA is coming to town!

Catchy!