Monthly Archives: August 2007

Lauren Catilin Upton’s new job

Following up on an earlier story, George Bush appointed Lauren Caitlin Upton as a foreign policy advisor. (credit: GH)

Lauren Caitlin Upton is an idiot

Apparently Lauren Upton is one of the 20% of Americans who don’t own maps. Or something. From the Miss Teen USA Pageant (24 August 2007): “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a world … Continue reading

State Farm Agent David Stewart sent me junk mail

Update: after this posting appeared, Mr. Stewart’s office contacted me. They tell me they have now removed my address from their mailing list. …but he is a spammer. We keep getting cards in the mail from him, despite repeated requests … Continue reading

Your tax dollars at work

Sen. Barbara Boxer is having email problems:

Moving? Here’s where to change your address

I moved last year, and I had to change my address everywhere. As I did this, I kept track of where, hoping to make the process easier next time. Forgetting organizations is annoying. The list I’ve compiled is below the … Continue reading

Best recruiter story. Ever.

Tony is a UI engineer. He gets a lot of recruiter spam. Usually it’s related to his skillset. This time, however, the recruiter was looking for a filesystems engineer. They had this hilarious exchange: Recruiter: We’re looking for somebody with … Continue reading

The hidden cost of software bugs

If it costs you more in employee time to screen bug reports and mark them as duplicates than it would to actually fix the bug, fix the bug. Now.

Dan Rather Reports: the trouble with touch screens

From HDNet: Dan Rather Reports presents conclusive evidence of the failure of touch screen voting machines across the country. The episode, “The Trouble with Touch Screens”, is an entire hour devoted to new information on this story. From scientists involved … Continue reading

TEDTalks: Blaise Aguera y Arcas

TEDTalks: John Doerr