Kim was organizing boxes full of photos this weekend and came across a picture of me on my Green Machine during the summer of '78. A couple of weeks ago I took a picture of my son, Lincoln, on his Kett Car for comparison. The Green Machine was ahead of it's time. It was the … Continue reading The Green Machine
Learn to fish. Even if you're terrible in the challenges, those first few weeks means near starvation for most of your tribe. By providing even the ugliest, sand covered fish, you'll be seen as a saint. It takes a bit of luck to win the reward challenge where Jeff trots out the fishing gear. But … Continue reading Obvious Survivor tip #2
I saw the movie, She's Having a Baby, back in the early 90's. It was released in 1988 but I was in Germany during that time and didn't know much about the movie until I picked it up off the rack full of VHS films a few years later. Most of the movie is a … Continue reading This Woman’s Work
I needed the windshield replaced on my Honda Odyssey and BMW 325i. Our car insurance his through Response Insurance. Here is a run-down of everything I had to do: Call claims number Answer 4 or 5 questions Next day, mobile installer replaces windshield That's it. No going back and forth. No taking the car in … Continue reading Response insurance continues to amaze
Ever been so stoked about a new gadget that you can hardly wait to try it out? That's been the case for me when I bought my Motorola Q and my first iPod. One would think companies would do everything they could to leave a good first impression. Some companies (Apple, Nordstrom, Starbucks) understand this. … Continue reading First impressions
One of my favorite blogs is written by Jonathan Schwartz who is the CEO of Sun. He talks about Sun's products, challenges, competitors, and a myriad of other topics. His writing style is down-to-earth and approachable. He describes his company's products in a manner that anyone can understand, yet he's not so "pie in the … Continue reading What’s it’s going to take for more CEOs to blog?
Amazon is now selling over 2 million songs in mp3 format. No DRM! This is a great development for online music. Instead of using iTunes, hitting the torrents or newsgroups, I'll be far more likely to purchase my music here. Check out their top 100 albums for sales (most are $8.99) and you'll see they … Continue reading Amazon now selling mp3s!