What Should Video Cost?

I feel a little sorry for the people at bigtime TV and movie companies who have to decide what to charge for their product, because from the outside it really does look like they have no clue what their intellectual property is worth anymore. Maybe some of this confusion results from different groups in the…

999 SCP Entities on the Wall, 999 SCP Entities…

I’ve mentioned my fascination with the SCP Series Wiki a few times here. It’s a fascinating repository of creepypasta content with an interesting set of rules and restrictions. The setup for the SCP series is that there is exists a shadowy organization called the SCP Foundation, the raison d’ĂȘtre of which is to protect the…

The Little Man Who Secretly Lives in Your iPod

For years, my Lovely Spouse and I have had a running joke about the Little Man inside the iPod. When we’re having a meal together at home or just hanging out on the sofa, we like to play music in the background. I’ve spent an inordinate and obsessive amount of time assembling and tweaking the…

Three of a Perfect Pair

This is kind of a three-pack of short book reviews, so I can maybe stop thinking about these particular books and move on to obsessing about something else. The title of this little doo-dad was inspired by a favorite song and the fact that two of the books have something in common. I follow the…

Third Culture Kids/Global Nomads

When I hear details of other people’s lives, I often think “How do people live?” This can be about mundane stuff, like how do people watch several movies per week but it’s a major victory when my Lovely Spouse and I can carve out one hour in a week to watch the next episode of…

Customer Relationship Mismanagement

It’s interesting to me how badly large companies screw up the use of their CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software. The whole point of acquiring such expensive software is so you can — as unobtrusively as possible — manage your organization’s relationships with its customers, from advertising and initial contact through maintenance and warranty repair, then…

Buying Presents for Your Presents?

It’s very odd to realize that I don’t seem to be able to just buy something and then use it, full stop. I’m compelled to accessorize pretty much any electronics purchase with add-ons. When I got a new phone a while ago, I of course had to get a case for it, a docking cradle,…

New Website Theme

I’ve adopted a new WordPress theme that should work better for mobile devices. At least, that’s what the CyberChimps people claim. YouTube videos don’t seem to resize gracefully, so I plan to replace embedded videos with links and descriptions. It’s probably better to trend this site more toward text than linked images or videos in…