Hurry! I can't wait for you to read this!

I have noticed a serious increase in impatience in the world around me. And I am losing my ability to tolerate it!! < /sarcasm > I acknowledge that, as human beings, we tend to be a bit 'self focused' and are often unwilling to "wait our turn". But what disturbs me…

Make Your P@55w0rd Secure

The Danger Every time you connect to any website you are accepting a certain risk. The techniques to compromise the security of popular websites are numerous. There are constant efforts, by many groups and individuals to steal the login credentials of major sites. We need to be very, very diligent…

English Abuse - It Should Be A Crime

I have become increasingly aware of a trend in the English language that disturbs me. While reading an otherwise well written novel I found multiple occurrences of this phrase: “…should of known…” The correct (intended) phrase is “should have” or, in contraction form, “should’ve”. The contracted form is most…

Hang-up and Try Again

I know The Phone Company is not stupid. I spent the first 10+ years of my career working in the Telecommunications field, beginning at the cusp of The Great Divestiture, so I fully understand the technology. After all, many great technological advances came as a direct result of research performed…

Do You Dangle On The Road?

Do You Dangle? Is there something hanging from the inside mirror in your car? The results of my informal, [barely] scientific testing reveal that more than 90% of Americans have something dangling from the mirror in their automobile. This [far from] exhaustive research has been accumulated during my daily commute…

"African American" is a meaningless phrase

This has been troubling me for quite some time. Regardless of the socio-political implications of it, the label “African American” makes no sense. Firstly, if you are born in America* then you are an AMERICAN. One of the outstanding things about America is the fact almost all of its people…

Is the Earth Getting More Dense?

I have only inhabited this earth for more than 50 years. That is a very short time in the history of the Universe. That is a very short time in the history of the Earth. But in that time I have noticed a significant change in many of the physical…

Is There a Penalty for Being Precise?

I simply can’t figure it out. Are there some ‘magic words’ that have not been shared with me? Or is it, as I suspect, that this country is filled with people who are simply stupid? Cafe Mocha with whipped cream and Caramel drizzled on topLike most people, there are…

BOGO on Eyes

No Thanks. I already have two!…

"Sex" is a Verb, not a Noun

“Why do we fill a form out by filling it in?” — ‘English is a crazy language’, Richard Lederer I was at the doctor’s office. This was not my first time in a doctor’s office; but a first time at this doctor. So I was handed a clipboard with…

Fight Phishing - The Perfect Plan

Phishing is a bad thing I have devised a simple approach to the ever-growing problem of Internet Phishing. Having worked on the Internet since its birth, I have been keenly aware of this problem; watching it grow in a non-linear fashion in recent years. There are numerous technology solutions; some…

No Wonder the Plants Won't Grow