Why is it that many companies intentionally try to appear larger than they are? I've witnessed this at several companies, but one comes to mind because it was done in such a blatant manner. I'm not talking about a small exaggeration now and then either. Our company website was an absolute work of fiction. We … Continue reading Embracing Small
Sometimes I come across something so simple or so elegant or so dang fun to use that I have to share it. Imagine the bloated Microsoft Word product for a moment with the ribbon, endless options and sluggish performance many of us have grown accustomed to. Using Word to create a simple text document is … Continue reading Writings for iPad
When I purchased an iPad I figured it would encourage me to write more often. That hasn't been the case in the first couple of months of ownership because, as good as the onscreen keyboard is, it's still too frustrating to write more than a sentence or two. If the iPhone's onscreen keyboard is too … Continue reading Capturing Thoughts
"Only 799 miles to go", I said as I looked at Kim who was already giving me the "shut up and drive" look. I started off our trip to Utah giving mileage updates. Every few miles. The Magellan calculated 804 miles from our home to Utah which I sort of trust. But it also says … Continue reading Trust Issues With The GPS
With one hand on the black leather covered steering wheel, I jumped from station to station, searching for one that wasn’t dissecting the O.J. Simpson trial. Most FM stations were little more than white noise as I traversed through the canyons leading out of Ogden and into Evanston. Eventually I’d give up and pop in … Continue reading Feeling Alive Again
By referral from a friend, I got a call from the HR manager at a large Seattle based company that’s not Microsoft or Boeing. Or Starbucks. Although, working for Starbucks could be fun, I don’t think I could attain the required level of jauntiness each morning. She asked if I’d be interested in a number … Continue reading What Accomplishment Are You Most Proud Of?
After taking Europe by storm, Spotify is finally available to American music fans. Reviews have generally been positive from people like Louis Gray who has a way of gaining early access to the hot new services. He covers the features of Spotify in far more detail than what I’m going to do here, given I’ve … Continue reading How Does Spotify Compare to Rdio and Slacker?