Thursday, March 31, 2011


I firmly believe that facial tattoos are the single greatest invention in the history of mankind.  They let you know in a single glance that there's something not right with a person, so you don't have to waste time that could have been spent distancing yourself from them wondering.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Sometimes, I'll look at my watch three or even four times in under a minute and still not know what time it is.  Watch glancing just isn't a sign of impatience anymore.  The rest of the world needs to accept this.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Now that even my refrigerator has a keypad, can we all agree to stop using cursive?  At about age forty, it becomes completely indecipherable to everyone else.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

42.) Disconnection is the new counterculture.

Source: "Exodus" by Nicholas Carr, April 8, 2010.

Monday, March 14, 2011

41.) Freely teach other people what you know. 

People, most especially coworkers, resent those who are stingy with what their knowledge, but they respect teachers, even after they've surpassed them.  This goes double for people in the technology sector.

Friday, March 11, 2011

40.) Always acknowledge your sources and inspirations.

No one will think less of you for having built on the shoulders of other men. In fact, most people will think better of you for the acknowledgment.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


We need to established a universal method for signaling sarcasm online.  Maybe a font?

Monday, March 7, 2011

39.) Bad things happen quickly; it's the good things that take time.

For some reason, people always expect life to work the other way around, but it never does.

Friday, March 4, 2011

38.) If you cheat in engineering classes, you will kill people later.

For your own sake and everyone else, either quit or learn the material.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


A decade into Web 2.0, I've realized that ninety percent of users who actually take the time to post reviews of products and services online are polarized into people pissed over a single bad experience and the type of people who over-tip pizza deliver boys out of misplaced guilt over being offered service in an age where McDonaldization has become the norm.  Both sets of opinions are completely useless to the average consumer.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

37.) Want to be a leader? Wash the Dishes When Nobody Else Will.

Source: "Wash the Dishes When Nobody Else Will" by Sash Catanzanzarite, February 8, 2011.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

36.) If you aren't comfortable placing the same information on a sign in your front yard, don't put it online.

Your online life is more public than you think.  Always.