Monopoly: You’re Doing It Wrong

Over the past few weeks my social feed has been full of people trashing my favorite board game, Monopoly.  Articles like this have misrepresented the findings of a poll from boardgamegeek.com. The articles focuses on Monopoly having a rating 4.5 in the boargamegeek rankings, but on boardgamegeek there are multiple editions of Monopoly ranked, some  […]

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“Last Christmas” Flowchart

It seems like the holiday song that you cannot escape is “Last Christmas.” It plays in every restaurant, store, or waiting room that you go to after November. And it is a terrible song. Basically the same two sentences repeated over and over. It is so bad that there is no best version of the […]

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Farewell, Wired 2 Win Television

It was summer 2006. I was working in inside sales for Datastream Systems, which had recently been acquired by Infor. Infor was a company that grew from acquiring many legacy enterprise software companies, and their portfolio of companies included ERP systems like BPIX, MAPICS, BAAN, as well as production management systems, ingredient systems for food manufacturers, and all […]

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My Top 74 Albums of 2013

This post is inspired by my friend John Ellis’ recent series of posts. Read it here. I’m not saying my list is better than John’s, but it does have 3 times as many albums. The following are my favorite records from 2013. They are not all originally from 2013, but this was the year I […]

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My camera tripod story

“Hey, I should get a tripod” Buy a tripod Put tripod away someplace, because who really needs a tripod very often? 3 years later “I need my tripod” Can’t find tripod Buy a tripod Put tripod away someplace, because who really needs a tripod very often? 3 years later “I need my tripod” Can’t find […]

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