Tomorrow is Sweater Thursday!
Wear a sweater, take a picture, and email it to MikeDiDonato AT gmail D0T com!!
I’m currently in Chicago, working ferociously to balance sleep, work, and fun. I have a roller derby recap which will appear later on today, as well as a Jocelyn update and hilarious tales from an open mic night. I really like Chicago and I’m disappointed that I only have a day left here before I’m headed to Houston.
Anyway, please stay tuned. This evening some time should open up to allow me to complete my pending posts.
Yours in blogging,
Wait a minute… coffee beans aren’t beans at all.
… They’re seeds from a fruit…
All the excitement without the hype: Phil Plait on Gliese 581g.
I’ve been in a terrible mood this week. Really, bottom of the barrel. BUT, sometimes it’s in our darkest hours that moments of brilliance shine forth.
I present to you an idea of the future.
The evolution of the drive through. 5 or so miles of property are purchased adjacent to a highway (it’d have to be somewhere cheap – definitely not a city). Above the road? EZPass readers. As a driver drove down the highway, they’d take the fast food exit and their EZ pass account would be charged the cost of a meal. A signal would be sent to the kitchen 4 miles up the road. The kitchen whips up a meal and attaches it to a high speed trolley (think artificial rabbit in greyhound races) which then, using simple feedback controls, matches the speed of your car. Your food is then passed to you at 60 miles per hour.
“BUT WAIT!” you ask with eager anticipation, “How would the kitchen know what you wanted to eat? Where do you place your order?”
That’s right. If you’re in the first lane? A burger, fries, and a coke. Second lane? Tacos. Third lane? Bucket O’ Chicken.
It’s a simple menu, yes, but I think this makes for an even stronger consumer appeal.
There’s a new roommate at the HoR! Let’s look at the HoR history.
Mike D., Jesse, Mark, Tom, Sander, Jon Abad, Liz, Shaun, Brian, Michael K, Michael P, Kevin…
Welcome to the HoR Nick.
Jon Abad asks:
From now on, i’m ranking my projects in Devil to Details ratio instead of “easy to hard”… what should the units be?
I love this.
Jon explains further:
I read somewhere “the devil to details ratio was all out of whack”
which is what made me think of it as a great measure of project or task complexity
i think ideally, you want to get to 0 devils
initially, you’ll have an unknown quantity of both
but you’ll say i have “10 devils in 20 details”
or if its really bad, 100 devils in 20 details
Anyone have any recommendations?