Pennsylvania Loves The 90’s

Pennsylvania Loves The 90’s
I know some states are behind the times, but I expected more from the great PA. On their Secretary of State site, I found the following recommendation: My software current? With Netscape? Can you even get that? I got pretty excited for a moment, even finding a helpful guide for my trip into retroland. Unfortunately, ...

Are We All Tax Hypocrites?

Are We All Tax Hypocrites?
When I sat down this week to start planning next year’s budget (to see if I can lock myself into new 2 year phone contract), I realized I’ll likely be worse off January 1st than I am today. Yes, health insurance costs will go up as always, political pandering aside, but, for once, that won’t ...

Aurora Shooting–Follow Up

Aurora Shooting–Follow Up
My wife and I eventually saw Batman, though not without a little trepidation. We didn’t go to the Century Theater – I don’t think it’s even open yet – but that didn’t stop the nervousness bubbling ever so slightly. We sat in the first row behind the walkway, our standard spot. After a couple minutes, ...

I’m not a Going Concern

I’m not a Going Concern
And with that, my dreams of writing for GoingConcern.com have been shattered. It wasn’t a long-time dream or anything. It might have hit me in a sleepy haze once or twice, probably the same nights my mind converted my coworkers into a group of ravaging dogs that tore me limb from limb. Which is not, ...

Aurora Shooting

Aurora Shooting
This morning, as I rolled over in bed and considered sneaking in a few more minutes of sleep, my phone gave its painful “work e-mail” cry. I gave in like Pavlov’s dog, pulling open the e-mail app, checking for some kind of emergency. For once, there actually was one: Aurora shootings – employee well-being check ...

Price Fixing from the Grave

Price Fixing from the Grave
Steve Jobs worked to fix book prices with the publishing industry, or so the US Justice Department claims. From what I’ve read, it sounds like the details came to light thanks to Mr. Jobs biography. The Justice Department has now filed an anti-trust case against Apple and the big five publishing companies for anti-competitive behavior. ...