As Though Our Two Hearts Have Been Mashed Together As One

Okay. This gentleman is a wonderful photographer. No joke. He’s a real pro. His shots have a compelling, luminous quality. Strong portfolio. Good stuff. But this has got to be one of the very worst ideas for a wedding photo ever. (Third from the top.) My second reaction is of course the inescapable metaphor. “We’re…

The Stars-At-NIGHT! Shine Big-And-BRIGHT!!!

I got back from Houston on Sunday night. It’s now Wednesday and I think I’m just about done digesting what I ate over there. Barbecue, ladies and gentlemen. Real, honest-to-God, prescription-grade barbecue. You might have heard an unrepentant flesh-eater to say “If God hadn’t intended for us to eat animals, He wouldn’t have made them…

I Want To Be…A LUMBERJACK!!!

…Because this writing thing blows. Really. Today’s the last day I can make serious changes to my iPhone/iPod Touch book. Let’s review the ways the world changed today: Apple released a firmware update. Adds one new feature that should go in the book somewhere (media files as mail attachments are playable within Mail; great way…

Possibly (Hopefully) The Low Point

5 days until final book deadline. There’s a certain amount of shaving and showering that should be happening but isn’t. The true sign that I’ve reached the end game (as well as the low reserves of my mental faculties) is when I must resort to lab rat methods of motivation. Witness (metaphorically only, unless you’re…

Q&A: “Is Mankind Inherently Good Or Evil?”

Q: Is Mankind’s basic nature to be good, or evil? A: If those are the only two choices, then “good,” definitely. I sense a disturbance in the Force which corresponds to thousands of voices crying out with information…information that they can barely recall, from a single college Philosophy course that they barely passed. Blah blah…

Finish Him!!!

Had a brilliant idea today: a “Mortal Combat”-style fighting game in which all of the combatants are not particularly noted for being physically intimidating, to the point of downright milquetoastery. Playable characters include: Eddie Deezen Mr. Bean George Costanza Pee-Wee Herman Paul Lynde Rick Moranis (as Louis Tully from “Ghostbusters”) Larry David Woody Allen Dr.…

A Pitcher of Gimlets

A Pitcher of Gimlets Originally uploaded by andyi Another HDR. I seem to be in some sort of color-profile hell. I wanted intense colors, but while it looks great on my desktop. in Safari it’s a little too intense and in Firefox it’s too weak. Why is it that Firefox doesn’t give a damn about…

Shimmy Shimmy Shake

Shimmy Shimmy Shake, originally uploaded by andyi. “NO! BAD dog!!!” I heard from behind me. And I hadn’t even paid the lady $20 or anything. No, she was calling after her pooch, who had bolted away and lept into the pond. I helped her haul the beast out and gave him an approving glance as…

Me on the CBS Early Show

I Amtrakked my way to a quaint little Dutch trading post over the weekend to do another bit for the CBS Early Show. Check ‘er out…I’m there to talk about my ideas about back-to-school tech for high schoolers: Ach, it was a four-minute segment, I had about six minutes’ worth of stuff to say, and…