“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
One Hell of a Year
I started a long and long-overdue blog post, looking back over the past tumultuous year. Angsty, filled with retrospectives about lost friends, betrayal, heartache… Then the Army of Kids came over for their good-night hugs and kisses: Emma and Sarah obviously, but also James and Joey, Owen and Adam. I’m sitting here on my couch, with a house full of kids getting ready for bed. The...
Out of Left Field
So, I could write on and on about all the changes and happenings in my life over the past months, especially the past month. I could tell you all about my trip to Cape Cod and Boston, about going to Fenway and seeing the Red Sox beat the Royals. I could tell you about all the changes at home, and the fact that things are finally starting to come to a conclusion. I could tell you about the...
Finding My Center Again
It’s been far too long since I wrote here. For those of you who know me – both closely and my friends and followers on the social networks – I’m sure you’re figuring out that I’m going through some pretty complicated and painful life changes. Betrayal. Hurt and pain. People destroying families and lives, and friendships. I’m caught in the middle of this...
Just a quick note, in case things act weird for a day or two – I’m switching things around here, doing a little spring cleaning, and consolidating/migrating from brazism.com to braz.me. It’s shorter. It’s easier to remember. And, if I did it right there shouldn’t be any issues with switching domains around…
iPad Pet Peeve: Notifications
Last weekend, Jake showed off a pretty great little program for my iPad: Noteshelf. After using it on his iPad for a few minutes, it all clicked, and I ran out to get a stylus for my iPad. Since, my iPad has replaced my collection of pens and Moleskines – if you know me at all, you know that’s a Big Deal. What this means is that I’ve been using the iPad a lot more, especially at...
Thursday Morning Chatting
Braz 9:12 Sweet. I got my first Google Talk spambot request in, like, forever. 9:12 Unless firstname.lastname@example.org is a real person. Matt 9:13 I’m going to go out on a limb and say no. Braz 9:13 Hmmm. Maybe I should chat with her. She sounds HAWT. Matt 9:13 “Hey, baby, want to give the Turning test a go?” Braz 9:13 Oooh. Her real name is summer corbett. She MUST be...
Several people have been asking me what I think of the iPad, and I’ve been meaning to write something long-form – a quasi-review, if you will – up here. Long story short, that still hasn’t happened. What’s the short-form review? It hit me this morning, when I plugged in my MacBook at the office and unlocked the screen. Staring at me were my Chrome windows from the last time I...
Why didn’t I play longer? That’s a good question. You see, the game...– Hands-on with the Diablo 3 beta: keep that Internet on! Every time I get marginally excited and start thinking about Diablo III again, the “always connected to the Internet” bit comes up and reminds me why it’s a bad, bad idea.
I believe each time your company doubles in size, it needs to reinvent how it...– Rands In Repose: Fred Hates It Consistently, I love Rands.
Corporate earnings are the highest they’ve been relative to worker wages and...– Robert Reich
I’m enough of an old technology hand to know that any love we harbour for...– Android and iOS both fail, but Android fails better | Technology | guardian.co.uk I think Cory nailed why we call gadgets “sexy” and have some degree of techno-lust: they’re not the long-term relationship types. They’re the hot love affair that burns with a tremendous...
Once you have the installer application, you could (were you so inclined) dig...– Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: the Ars Technica Review Thanks, John. That little tidbit is worth the herculean effort of reading the entire review.
Mann’s advice can shade, occasionally, into Buddhist territory. “There’s no...– In Defense of Distraction | nymag.com | Readability Damn, why hadn’t this article made it into my inbox before someone else linked to it on Twitter? I heart you, Merlin Mann. (And thanks for linking to it, @jacobcharold)