The Life of a Tyrant

I’ve managed to track down Mark Bowden’s piece Inside the World of a Tyrant (Part 1) that originally ran in the opinion section of this week’s Philly Inquirer. For those who don’t recognize the name “Mark Bowden”: Mr. Bowden is…

Willow Grove Air Show

My wife, two friends and I attended the Willow Grove (PA) Air Show on Saturday (9/14) and came away highly impressed. Of note was the combined field assault demonstration put on by the military. It featured a Marines forward recon…

Shocked

I am in shock. After spending most of last week in New Hampshire, I returned to find an email in my inbox from my best friend, the upshot of which was: his life sucks. He took some extra time to…

*Shudder*

Verizon (*shudder*) has switched its techies to Linux workstations, saving $6 million in equipment costs alone. Nice exposure for Linux, but why did it have to be Verizon? In other news, Larry Ellison is still a jerk. A jerk with…

Busy.

Been busy here at work. Have I mentioned that I hate Oracle and Perl? Have I mentioned that the current project I’m working on employs both of those? It’s so hard to go back to Perl after using php for…

Iron Monkey

Why have I never watched Iron Monkey prior to tonight? Is it possible for kung fu movies to kick this much butt and go completely unnoticed by Y.T.? Apparently, yes. ‘Twas funny to realize that Ronguang Yu played Po in…

Informational Work Paralysis

They shouldn’t let me near the Internet. There’s just so much good stuff out there that I get Informational Work Paralysis. To put it bluntly: my need to inhale information supersedes all other concerns, and my work thus suffers. Seriously.…

Busy Weekend

Had a busy weekend. My good friends Aron and Heather got married yesterday in Cherry Hill. That was in addition to: Aron’s bachelor party Friday night My grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary party on Saturday A now-traditional Wedding Day IHOP visit…