Monthly Archives: May 2008

My Bio Video

I have grown tired of the traditional About page with mini-bios of people. They always have the same format, especially in business. They mention where they went to school, whatever accomplishments (often exaggerated) they can lay claim to, and of course a list of companies they worked for. Maybe they’ll try to work in if they’re married and have kids, just to seem more personable. Then they usually try to wrap it up with some sort of self-grandising quote. I’m 100% guilty of all these things myself. Continue reading

The Roman Ideal: Tiberius Gracchus

Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus was a Roman politician who became plebeian tribune during the 2nd century BC.  Gracchus caused quite a bit of turmoil during his time.  Born in 168 BC, Gracchus died in 133 BC at the hands of the more conservative Roman Senate.  Below is a first person narrative written by Naaman Abreu.  Naaman has given me permission to publish this on my blog for all you Roman history lovers to enjoy. 

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Seriously, what is the deal with Florida?

I know some may be offended by this, but I’m seriously wondering if trash moves to Florida, or does Florida make them that way?  According to Hillary Clinton, Florida is an incredibly important state, so this blog post will kill my chances for the presidency, but it has gotten to the point that I can hear a news story and instantly know that these people must live in Florida.

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It’s official, the MacBook Air is a dud…so far

Image of Macbook Air

I love Apple.  I’m a devout Mac fan.  I have an iPhone, MacBook Pro, Cinema Display, iMac, multiple iPods, Apple TV (first gen), and even an Apple Hi-Fi.  I have not used a Microsoft product in over a year.  I use Pages instead of Word, Numbers instead of Excel, Mail instead of Outlook…you get the picture.  When I heard the rumor that Apple was releasing a sub-notebook, I was thrilled.  I loved the idea of getting a shinny new iMac and an ultra light laptop and keeping them synced.  Not only did I like that it would travel light, but since I work from home it would also be great to have something small to carry from room-to-room with me while I worked throughout the day.  Continue reading

What to do about Sudan?

A small group of Sudanese people

Sudan, located in northeast Africa, is the largest country on the continent and is compact in shape. It occupies an area 967,494 sq miles and is approximately one-fourth the size of the United States. Some of its neighboring countries are Chad on the west, Egypt to the north, Ethiopia on the east, and Kenya, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south. The Red Sea accounts for about 500 miles of the eastern coast. It is traversed from north to south by the Nile River, all of whose tributaries are either partly or entirely within its borders. The terrain is generally flat, featureless plain; the arid Nubian Desert dominates the northern region, compared to the tropical climate and mountains found in the south. Continue reading

Josh Lefkowitz is an ass

Have you ever posted to Craigslist with a legit ad only to have some ass-clown “flag” your ad for some unknown reason?  I don’t blame Craigslist for this, they have developed a system to let the community police itself. Unfortunately this has a Stanford prison experiment effect that makes some users think they are somehow in a position of authority.  Josh Lefkowitz is one of those types of people. Continue reading

The Wrightspeed SR-71

Picture of Wrightspeed SR-71 electric car

When I first saw the Tesla Roadster, I wanted one.  The Lotus styling, the Ferrari-like speed, the George Clooney – like social awareness….  It looked like the perfect sports car.  Of course Tesla has had their share of issues, and to get on the list you have to plunk down $100k and wait your turn, which could be upwards of a year.
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