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,…

Beyond the Skyline

I have a short story, “The Blind Ones” in the new collection Beyond the Skyline, produced by the Nashville Writers Meetup Group. Roland Geelen believes he has been hired to acquire an exotic alien art object. What he does not know is that his world’s survival hinges on locating the reclusive Vialiki Kazurka before time…

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…

Hey Kids! Let’s Build Skynet!

Boston Dynamics has been working on multi-legged military mechanisms for a few years, now, and their latest is even more creepy than their previous efforts. Is this what urban warfare especially will look like in the near future? Here’s a link to video of their LS3 in testing.

Header Panorama Explication

This is a panorama I accidentally took in Lucerne, Switzerland in late May 2013. I say accidentally because when I took the group of pictures that became this panorama, I did not know that Google’s magic elves would automatically stitch them together. It was a fun surprise when I looked at my photo album online…

Frist Post!

Much to my discomfort, I spent six years of my adolescence at an all-boys school run by grammar Nazis. During pretty much the whole time, we were instructed to direct our admiring gaze toward those paragons of virtue and success, the Frist family. A bunch of their people had apparently attended my school. Some of…