Learning new things

Above is an image explained in the below list of things learned last night when a few friends came ’round for a spontaneous BBQ: The difference between an opossum and a possum The difference between an opossum and a nutria Rats can climb fences and look cute while doing it A Dodge Caravan looks nothing like a caravan Babies...

The Houston Art Car Parade

If you saw this recent Instagram photo of mine, and were suitably perplexed as to what the hell was going on, I’m about to let you reacquaint yourself with sleep. The Houston Art Car Parade .com That’s what the hell was going on. It is the Largest Art Car Parade in the world! Houston Art Car Weekend is the Orange Show’s...

Blob-head Leia!

Here is Princess Leia, from the Lego set 10198 Tantive IV which I recently purchased second-hand for $150 (including shipping). You remember the ship, right? It’s the first ship that appears in the original trilogy of Star Wars, the small white being chased by an enormous Imperial Star Destroyer. If you can’t remember,...

Cover: Daft Punk

Been smashing Daft Punk’s new album Random Access Memories over the last couple days. It’s fantastic! I’m not really a Daft Punk fan (though I love the name) but this album is really great. Much more ‘bandy’ than I expected of Daft Punk; less electronic and loop-based. Just the right mix of upbeat and...

App Store refunds trials

Some time ago, I was reminded of an idea I had almost three years ago, which was in essence, a refund system for IOS apps: you buy an app, use it, and if you delete it from your iPhone within a predefined time, say, 48 hours, you get credited for that purchase. It’s still a strong idea, but this one is better: App Store trials Amy...

Go Rockets!

I’ll be honest about two things: I didn’t think the Rockets had any chance against the Thunder in this playoff series, and The last time I was into NBA basketball was in the late 80s/early 90s… Since we’ve moved to the US, I’ve fallen in love with basketball again. It’s difficult not to when it really is the...