Jalen Hurts, Clemson, Politics, Teamwork

Things I am thinking about having thought about: I feel bad for Jalen Hurts. Swapped out for Tua Tagovailoa, despite having been the guy for Alabama last year... and this year, gets put in on Alabama's last drive for mop-up duty, when the game's already lost and there's no flexibility left to exploit. "Go in… Continue reading Jalen Hurts, Clemson, Politics, Teamwork

Managing Social Capital

There are a lot of authors who talk about managing social capital, especially in terms of relationships… but from what I can see, most people fail to apply the rules of social capital beyond personal relationships, even if they’re wise enough to manage how they interact with their significant others. It also turns out that… Continue reading Managing Social Capital

Repost: A brilliant new film idea

Inspired by the apparent congruence between the book World War Z and the film World War Z, I was struck by an imaginary conversation that led me to a very marketable idea. Here's the conversation: "Let's call it 'Tom Sawyer.'" "But the main character's named Philip MacGillicuddy, and it's about an invasion of flying robotic… Continue reading Repost: A brilliant new film idea

Repost: Java sucks without semantic awareness

This is a short post from TheServerSide.com that I'd written way back in 2008. It was written in humor, which many who read it did not quite understand, but the point remains for those who wish to see it: A conversation with someone highlighted yet another problem with Java, a fatal one: Java's lack of… Continue reading Repost: Java sucks without semantic awareness

Repost: Writing prompt: a greeting card and a response

So I'm trying to write more often than I have, and by golly, I'm going to try to use writing prompts if necessary to make it happen. So here's today's: Write a poem in the disguise of a postcard message. Continue by writing a reply postcard message. Thinking of you with words so trite They're… Continue reading Repost: Writing prompt: a greeting card and a response