7:07 am - Jason G. - Commentary

The guy who decides to build this in his back yard has my nomination for the “biggest balls ever” award.


Bill Gates 2016?

7:57 am - Jason G. - Politics

Scott Adams, in his Dilbert Blog compares Atheists to gays, Muslims, and the rising class of non-Christian segments influencing politics in the US.

Bill Gates for president in a few years?  I’d actually vote for him.  Of course, his politics might be a little tougher to guess than his religious leanings — Gates is pro-death tax, which would put him in the Democratic column, but he’s also pro-business which would put him with the Republicans…


No Whiteboard?

10:39 pm - Jason G. - Commentary




8:19 pm - Jason G. - Quotes

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.”

-Elbert Hubbard

OneLook Dictionary Search

12:04 am - Jason G. - Technology

The OneLook Dictionary Search is one of the cooler things that I’ve stumbled upon in a while…  ever try to think of that word but can’t come up with it?  Go to OneLook and type in the description — and presto!  It should find the word…

This website reminds me very vaguely of the OneAcross website that will help you solve your crossword puzzles…


Keeps on Touring

7:34 am - Jason G. - Humor

I find it incredibly amusing that something like the McRib has had the success that it has… a farewell tour, being mocked by the Simpsons (aired February 16, 2003), and now being used as a market timing indicator

Viva la pork!


Rage and Loathing

1:10 pm - Jason G. - Quotes

“Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.”

-Kurt Vonnegut



11:38 am - Jason G. - Commentary

What if Texas issued its own currency and had its own central bank? Texas as a nation would not be a small player. In dollar terms, it is larger than Korea or Brazil or Mexico and 25% larger than India.

(from Mauldin’s weekly email.)


(Late) Halloween Factoids

5:43 pm - Jason G. - Commentary

Witch, coming from the Saxon word “wicca,” means “wise one.”

Last year, the state of Illinois was the U.S.’ No. 1 pumpkin producer with 497 million pounds—followed by California, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Halloween candy sales average about $2 billion annually in the United States.

In 2005, statistically every American consumed 26 pounds of candy—much of it believed to be eaten around Halloween.

The 1978 movie “Halloween” was made in only 21 days.

The mask used by Michael Myers in the movie was a painted William


Icon Spacing

5:08 pm - Jason G. - Technology

I just ran into this little known tweak…  If you want the icons on your desktop super-tight, but still have them aligned to a grid, you can change both the vertical and horizontal spacing of the icons.  Right click on your desktop –> properties, Appearance tab –> Advanced –> select Icon Spacing in the drop down box.