Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A typical science fiction film

I love science fiction films, books, stories -- pretty much everything. But there's a lot of bad, cheesy, and otherwise unwatchable scifi out there. It's a shame, because it gives the good stuff a bad name.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Too much time on our hands

It's amazing the things one comes up with when one is bored or when it is really late at night. But it all seems like such a good idea at the time.

Friday, December 19, 2014

It's the thought that counts

When I was three or four, my brother and I planned to do something like this to my little brother on Christmas. I'm glad we didn't.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Prices on the Internet aren't what they used to be

When first launched, they sold items for below cost and yet their stock just soared. People joked they made up for the loss with volume. Of course, people knew (or should have known) that that wasn't sustainable and prices would have to go up to a point were they were making money on each transaction. But it was nice while it lasted.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Public School Explained

When I was in school, I was very frustrated by how inefficient the system seemed to be. Then someone told me that reading, writing, and 'rithmetic weren't the main things you were learning, but social skills and dealing with others were. After graduating and working at several jobs, I realized that people skills are vital to success in the real world, and dealing with the politics and nonsense in school helps you prepare to deal with the politics and nonsense at work.