Category Archives: Rants

Junior Devs, let’s have a chat

Let’s be REAL honest for a second. Look, it’s hard to get your first/second/third job right out of school. It doesn’t matter if you have gone to college or a Developer school. It can be REALLY hard. The reason is … Continue reading

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On Taking an extreme position

Note: This came from a conversation on Facebook with my high school friend Chris. We were talking about the gun debate, but this conversation applies to so many places so I have made it a bit more generic for the … Continue reading

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As promised, my crazy conversation with a guy on Craigslist

I was looking to barter an old camera for some fish tanks parts. This guy came through with spades, but man it was a battle to get there… Figured I would share, since I was bitching about it on Twitter. … Continue reading

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Dealing Negatively and Why I don’t care if you un-friend, un-follow, or sell me

Un-friend, un-follow, and sell are the negative sides to Facebook, Twitter and Empire Avenue, respectively. Each of these shows that it is possible to give your vote in Social Media without actually saying anything. This is a lot like the … Continue reading

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Why I hate “please advise”

I often get emails that the very last sentence says “please advise” and it drives me up a fucking wall.  It is something so simple, but it totally reminds me of words that make you sound dumb.  The reasons for … Continue reading

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The loss of the value of words

“… You are a scholar and a gentleman, and there are damn few of us left.” I often hear this saying from a friend who uses it to say thank you in a kitschy way.  I believe that he is … Continue reading

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Window Shade Recalls…wtf?

Rant Status                  = Extreme Likelihood to Offend  = 93% This morning I was watching the Today Show’s coverage of the window shade recall.  I was instantly appalled, frustrated, and infuriated at the same time.  I still cannot believe that this … Continue reading

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The stereotypical American is an asshole

America the beautiful. America is a safe-haven. America is a melting pot. America is teeming with opportunity. America is full of assholes. I am so worn out every single day by the stereotypical American rearing his/her head. It is tough … Continue reading

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The next conversation over

I took the day off today so I could catch up on some things, go to the allergist, and go to a concert tonight. This gave me the opportunity to sit in rooms with large numbers of people I don’t … Continue reading

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Where has all the decency gone?

At some point in the day, every single day, I find myself surrounded by people who are way too focused on themselves and the goals they have for the next 5 minutes that they completely ignore the people and environment … Continue reading

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