Not So Personal

Iceland: The Plan For Iceland

Thursday Aug 10, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Mandela EffectIceland: A place like this feels like it has more opportunities for wonder: less tread upon by man and; more shadows where magic can spring from.

My Personal Stuff

Show Me Your Boobs

Saturday Apr 15, 2017 - 2:08 AM

Show Me Your BoobsGet a friend request, then five minutes later comes,“... Show me your tits.” This goes from one request for boobs to an onslaught of begging and pleading. This is not an isolated situation.

Tech, Pop-Culture and Marketing

Standing Between Law And Chaos

Sunday Jul 20, 2014 - 11:38 PM

Standing Between Law and ChaosSixteen years ago, I got two tattoos. My subjects were the symbol of law and symbol of chaos. I stand in between law and chaos.

Vinyl - Part Two

Sunday Jul 20, 2014 - 2:11 AM

Vinyl Part TwoWorking with the vinyl records requires a heat gun. So I have been at the mercy of the weather and my schedule. After my first outing two weeks ago, I could resume my work. On what? Read on.

How The Plan Played out - Part One

Friday Jul 18, 2014 - 1:14 PM

The PlanI'm also at the end of my 90 days of daily blog posts. I thought I'd take a moment and share some details on what I did.

We're so busy we're saving the planet, we're going to kill it first

Friday Jul 18, 2014 - 2:34 AM

I look at all of our effort put into the solutions to fix the future, I wonder: will we get there?

What's Up With Edwin?

Wednesday Jul 16, 2014 - 11:38 PM

Let's Talk EdwinLet's catch up with Edwin Wessels, currently 38 years old and living in Zoetermeer the Netherlands. Born on Curacao, the Dutch Antilles and lived there for 4 years before moving to the Netherlands where currently works at the ING bank.

The High Cost of Free

Tuesday Jul 15, 2014 - 11:47 PM

The High Cost of FreeI built a website for a project. The project proponent got someone else to build a gimpy replacement from scratch. How could he toss a $20,000 website? Simple: he got it for free.

Plugin 2: The Wrath of Shawn

Monday Jul 14, 2014 - 11:41 PM

I've done a few of my firsts in the last week. Not my first program mind you (I've been dishing out programs for nigh on 30+ years); nor my first article (again: 28+ years of that dance, too). But I am getting back into these. I'm a coder-writer who asks: Where Next?


Thoughts, Growth and Personal Stuff

Critical Thinking

Thursday Jul 10, 2014 - 11:52 PM

"It's looks like you work out of your kitchen and your wife doesn't even commit to the business." That was a mean, biting critique of my business' about us page. It was also totally honest and necessary.

Have You Tried Not Being Fat?

Sunday Jul 6, 2014 - 1:21 PM

Have tried not being fat?Is your life a spectator sport for others? Are they living their lives or trying to get you to live yours?

Vinyl - Part One

Sunday Jul 6, 2014 - 1:23 AM

Happy 4th of July"We're giving away vinyl LPs!" announced a friend. In the 1970s, on every move: I got to carry the LPs. When CDs came out, the discs in my spine welcomed the discs in the jewel cases. At last I will have my revenge. When I am done, I hope to be able to work 60 records into one suit of vinyl armor.

State Change

Friday Jul 4, 2014 - 2:20 AM

Things can jump from one state to the next in an instantSometimes, I follow the herd. Sometimes, I steer the herd. I always note the herd. I always keep my eyes open for the onset of a state change.

Make Mike Mayor

Monday Jun 30, 2014 - 1:14 PM

Make Mike Mayor Sweat trickled down my back as I sat fuming in my car. Ahead of me, traffic was jammed tight. Six lumbering, mostly-empty buses were jockeying for position at a singular bus stop, preventing any traffic from crossing the intersection.

So You Wanna Be A Futurist

Friday Jun 20, 2014 - 12:04 AM

I like the idea of the future. The future has cool gadgets! Gadgets and thingees! How could I think the future will pay off and no take the F out of SF? How could I get a job writing about the science to come? Heck, I could become a futurist.

Three Days in Cumberland - Day Three

Monday Jun 16, 2014 - 2:00 AM

Talking to Mike "Mr #beer" Tymchuk at Rider's PizzaAfter ruminating on life in Cumberland for three days, I have some thoughts about moving there and what I could instead do here in Victoria.