An Awesome Burger

February 28, 2017

Awesome Burger

This is from almost a year ago, but I forgot to post it at the time and then I completely forgot about it until the other day when I had a good burger and it reminded me of this awesome monster burger that I had in Green Bay, Wisconsin at Leatherhead Brewing Company just a few blocks from the frozen tundra itself, Lambeau Field.

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Defining Living Well

February 26, 2017

I wrote about living well last time, but what does it mean to live well? How do we define it?

Some might get really specific at this point and start listing things that you must do if you wish to be defined as living well. Such lists are very popular on the Interwebs and in magazines. "Ten traits of highly successful people!" And that's fine, but what if you can't do all ten of those things? Are you a failure? There will always be people with greater and lesser talents than you. There are some people who you will just never be able to be as good as and others who will never be able to be as good as you. I'm sure that we could declare this to be unfair, but it's reality, so we're better served accepting it and then figuring out how to proceed on from there.

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Living Well

February 11, 2017

Every so often, someone will quote that modern proverb about how the best revenge is to live well. It's technically correct but woefully incomplete, because the best response to any situation, be it positive or negative, is to live well. Our interactions with people fall on many different parts of a spectrum. Some interactions are very positive, some are neutral and others are bad. That's just how life happens and while we wish everyone was super polite and cheerful, it is not to be. Sometimes the interaction is bad enough that appropriate authorities need to be alerted or summoned, but such drastic situations are still mercifully infrequent.

If you've ever been in a position to lead people, you will be fully aware that you really can't tell people what to do. This seems obvious with volunteers, but to a very great extent, it is also true of employees. If an employee doesn't want to do what the boss asks, they'll do anything, from hide, to take sick days to just plain quit on the spot. You really can't make anyone do anything. The only person who we can have any control over is ourselves.

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Cover Song - Thunderstruck performed by Rob Landes

February 10, 2017

A clever rendition of AC/DC's Thunderstruck using one violin and lots of looper and effects pedals.

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Electronic junk

February 4, 2017

Electronic Junk

Today ended up being an errands and sorting through junk kind of day. In the realm of electronics, I tend to be an early adopter and then I hold on to stuff for way longer than necessary.

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