Screenshare Voyeurism

Posted on May 22, 2015
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During any screensharing meeting, I am always fascinated by the menu bar to see what programs and extensions the sharer has installed.

Wit and Wisdom of Punkin

Posted on May 22, 2015
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Here are some witticisms I have recently heard from a 4 year old. Background for those unfamiliar, there is a page in the book Everyone Poops that says “A one hump camel has a one hump poop. A two hump camel has a two hump poop. Only kidding!”

Punkin: “A two hump camel has a two hump poop. Only kidding! There is no such creature as a two hump camel!”

Playing Dr. Panda’s Restaurant on her tablet in the backseat:

Punkin: “Daddy, Dr. Panda makes me do all the work!”

During breakfast:

Me: “Eat your bacon, it makes you grow strong.”
Punkin: “No it doesn’t.”
Me: “What does it do?”
Punkin: “It makes you wiggle your butt!”

No Balticon in 2015

Posted on May 20, 2015
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As much as I’d like to go to Balticon this year, yet again it is not happening. There is always next year (my rallying cry since 2011.) Have the fun for me!

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for May 19 2015 – Around the Podiosphere

Posted on May 19, 2015
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In this episode, I talk a bit about the real world hitches that keep delaying the show; I talk about some podcast listening I have enjoyed including Gregg Schigiel interviewing Jackie Kashian; Eddie Peppitone; Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano; I talk about a local con that is losing me; I bring up unproductive ways people disagree; I talk about where I think modern reporting is losing me; I close by playing a weird piece of music that is also one of my favorites.

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, May 19 2015

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Linguistic Note of the Day

Posted on May 11, 2015
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You can’t spell “puissant” without “pissant”.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for May 10 2015 – The Option To Be Happy

Posted on May 10, 2015
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In this episode, I play a song from 3Canal; I talk about how Batman Vs Superman has already lost me; kidney stones!; I defend the “selfie generation”; I discuss Liz Miele on Comedian’s Comedian podcast; decide to be happy!; an abrupt end with a weird sound effect as I fill up my CF card.

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, May 10 2015

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Happy Anniversary Skepticality

Posted on May 7, 2015
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I am currently listening to an episode of Skepticality from March and on the show, Derek mentioned that as of that recording, it was almost the 10th anniversary of the show which would be on … May 7th. So congratulations to Derek and Swoopy for ten solid years of putting out the show. They have survived and thrived through some incredible, near-death setbacks (talking literally here, not metaphorically.)

I’m glad the show is still going on, that Swoopy still makes the occasional appearance that always leaves me wanting more. I’m glad they are my friends and that there is a framework that allowed us all to meet each other.

Now to start on the next 10 years!

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Batman vs Superman

Posted on May 7, 2015
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I saw the Batman Vs Superman trailer before the Avengers. It did an excellent job of dissipating any remaining interest I had in the movie.

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Black Widow Question

Posted on May 7, 2015
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Marvel Cinematic U: Is the Russian girl assassin academy in Agent Carter the same one that created the Black Widow 50-60 years later?

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Matt and Mattingly Goofiness

Posted on May 5, 2015
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From a recently listened-to episode of Matt and Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social:

Matt Donnelly: “What is that stuff on fancy cakes, the shiny decorative balls?”
Paul Mattingly: “Fondant?”
Matt: “No, I’m still looking.”

That one made me laugh like a fool. They really snuck that one in.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for May 1 2015 – Viva Las Vegas

Posted on May 1, 2015
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In this episode, I play a song from Jonathan Coulton; I discuss my trip to Las Vegas; am I an extrovert?; how making small talk is like an SSL handshake.

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, May 1 2015.

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My New Routine

Posted on May 1, 2015
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This is my new daily routine. After day care drop off, I go to Subproto, the Myrtle Beach hackerspace. I set up my laptop and then play a game of Joust on the MAME console in the corner. I work for a few hours and when it is time to leave, I play another one on the way out. So far, it is a pretty pleasant way to spend a morning.

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Meteorite In My Junk

Posted on April 30, 2015
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I don’t know if this is the entirety of my problem, but this little son of a bitch shot out my pee hole this afternoon. I was expecting it, in general, and I wasn’t expecting that. It’s a weird experience watching particulate matter emerging from where it usually doesn’t.

Big Pen

Posted on April 29, 2015
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Signing the receipt for my CT scan:

Smling clerk: “You can keep that pen.”
Me: “I would hope so. This is by far the most expensive pen I’ve ever bought.”

Fun With Medicine

Posted on April 28, 2015
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Doctor: “Your urine looks good.”
Me: “You are the first person to tell me that today.”

Lollipop

Posted on April 28, 2015
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I’m not kicking it off from this doctor’s office, but Lollipop is now available for my AT&T LG G2. Bright spot in a rough week.

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Ouch

Posted on April 28, 2015
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Still waiting for the 100% diagnosis of this excruciating lower back pain but it appears I have kidney stones. Thus far, not a fan.

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Life After Knowledge

Posted on April 27, 2015
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I really enjoyed Knowledge 15 last week. As always, it was a blast meeting customers, partners and coworkers. I always leave excited and exhausted. This is the fourth day since I got home and I am still tired. It’s a challenge getting back into the swing of my normal life and ordinary daily work but I will do my best.

Now I am anxiously waiting on Knowledge 16. It will be at the same place, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, May 15 – 20, 2016. I will do my best to be involved in pre-conference training because I find that enjoyable and valuable. If I met you this year, be gentle on me next year when I have forgotten your name. I’ve forgotten hundreds of them!

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Easy Come Easy Go

Posted on April 25, 2015
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I don’t which extracted my cash faster, Vegas or this minor league ballpark. Probably the Pelicans.

The Bourne Consultant

Posted on April 24, 2015
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I’m having a “Bourne Identity” moment about my career:

I don’t mind wearing a suit and I really enjoying talking to customers and partners. Maybe I am a sleeper agent planted in Engineering 20 years ago by Sales and Marketing guys. It makes you wonder.

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