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October 2010

A degree isn’t worth what it used to be

“Over 317,000 waiters and waitresses have college degrees (over 8,000 of them have doctoral or professional degrees), along with over 80,000 bartenders, and over 18,000 parking lot attendants. All told, some 17,000,000 Americans with college degrees are doing jobs that the BLS says require less than the skill levels associated with a bachelor’s degree.” “… […]

Kicking ass with art.

The vacation out to Yosemite was abso-frikking-loot-ly awesome. For many, many reasons that will soon become a post of it’s own. Especially since it involves a sooooooper seeeeekrit project Sue and I have been working on. Anyway… Part of the reason I have been a bit quiet here is well, I’ve been on the road […]

Time off.

I’m going to take about a week off for the first time in about … ever. Sue and I are going to head up to Yosemite, and enjoy the fall before the place gets snowed in. There’s other fun stuff afoot, but you’ll just have to wait until I’m back to hear about it. 🙂

Technical terms…

These are some colorful technical terms I might occasionally use. I thought I should codify them here for maybe your own usage: NTAC – “No Talent Ass Clown.” Some people are null modifiers. That is, their lack of knowledge is neither helpful or hindering. NTACs on the other hand, have zero skill and usually have […]

Hey..Bay Area tech folks…

Edward Tufte is in town doing his one-day lectures on information design and presentation on Dec 6 through 9. http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/courses Can’t recommend it enough. Sort of a TED talk on handling complex information.

Vocabulary squeezin’s .. er… WordPress.

So I’ve played with this for a bit, and I think I like it. Like every other major form of social software, it immediately attracts spammers into the comment system, but the default options are set up perfectly to deal with that. Good job WordPress. I manipulated the obnoxious footer for the LJ cross-poster to […]