Category Archive: Anecdotes

Mar 14 2016

When You Piss Off a Telemarketer

Rachel from Card Services is mad at me, and I’m suffering the consequences.

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Jan 26 2015

Interview with a Scammer

I had a refreshingly honest discussion with a “Windows tech support” phone scammer who admitted to me he was a criminal and tried to justify himself.

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Oct 23 2014

My Brother’s Math Calendar

My brother, a longtime math enthusiast (I’ve even seen him calculate logarithms in his head) has created an interesting math calendar for 2015 and is selling it on Amazon.

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Jul 05 2014

A UI Parable: The Smartphone Phaser

Last night, I had a dream that I had the latest Starfleet-issue phaser – and it was integrated with my smartphone. The result was truly a nightmare.

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Apr 17 2012

My Brother’s New Business

My brother Steve got tired of working in the computer business, so he opened an indoor playground with a difference – this one’s for babies and toddlers.

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Jun 05 2010

Today’s Clueless Kids

It’s been observed that each generation thinks it invented sex. Likewise, each generation thinks its video games are classics. Sometimes, you just have to smack these kids upside the head.

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Feb 03 2010

My Hollywood Bigwig Buddy

I just bought a new computer. As I was configuring it, I was reminded of this old story of how some software I wrote led to an unexpected payoff.

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