The Washington Post has an article about out-of-work people heading to the Sierra foothills to pan for gold. Which brings to mind one of Mellowcat’s favorites, Bacon and Beans from a Gold Pan. We’ll have to see if today’s gold bugs have the perseverance and can-do attitude of their Depression-era counterparts, Jesse and Dot. It […]Read more "california’s gold"
I complained already about people working in technology who like to highlight their elder statesman status, and their fond recollection of obsolete technology. I’m now suffering through a webcast with one of these eldernerds. He’s already recalled “300 baud rate modems”, and for good measure tossed in a reference to the “Vulcan mind-meld”. Cease and […]Read more "fortrania"
Ordinarily I wouldn’t say that I’m a morning person, but I have to say that there’s a very nice interval every morning before things get going. I usually wake up to hear the Resident Expert attending to the care and feeding of the kitty – if I hear the snick of the back door, I […]Read more "morning person"
Here’s something I’ve observed, and can’t quite understand the psychology at work. You’re in a group of web developers, listening to someone describing some new gadget or system. The guy who is talking is probably about 50 years old, and maybe started as an engineer but is now in marketing or sales. The group he’s […]Read more "days that used to be"
Nice to see so many of the young kids on campus today wearing bright green. I don’t currently own any green clothes. If only I worked at Enterprise Car Rental.Read more "wearin’ o’ the green"