Month: October 2008

  • CMA Writers Series at Joe’s Pub

    Another day, another CMA Song Writer Series concert at Joe’s Pub! 😉 Seriously, in addition to this being our seventh such show, it was also our second night in a row. The only repeat performer was the host, Bob DiPiero. I will have some things to say a little later on that will […]

  • Rock-N-Sake

    There are a group of businessmen that I’m very friendly with that happen to also be investors in my fund. For the past two years we’ve spent a considerable amount of time together, because we served on the board of a small company. Unfortunately, with everything turning sour earlier this year, we all […]

  • CMA Writers Series at Joe’s Pub

    Last night was our sixth time attending the CMA Song Writers Series at Joe’s Pub. Tonight will be our seventh. 😉 We’ve enjoyed every single rendition, including last night. As I’ve written before, the performance abilities of the multitude of writers can be quite varied. Some are quite raw, while a few are […]

  • Colin Powell is So Bold

    Colin Powell has endorsed Barack Obama. I didn’t see the interview on TV, nor have I read the full transcript, though I’ve seen a bunch of quotes on both TV and on the net. I wanted to write about my first impressions the next day, but got distracted. Today, Maureen Dowd wrote another […]

  • Selling the Presidency

    Yesterday, The NY Times had an article discussing the size of the ad budgets of both campaigns. Regardless of the statistics provided in that article, it crystalized for me something I had been feeling for a long while, but couldn’t articulate, even to myself. The purpose of ads is to sell something to […]

  • Girlyman at Birchmere

    This time around, we only had to wait a day to see Girlyman again. I’m glad to say we made it. 😉 While Gravity Lounge is a small, intimate place, Birchmere is cavernous. The other difference is that Gravity Lounge is concert style seating (everyone facing the stage) and Birchmere is dining table […]

  • Girlyman at Gravity Lounge

    Last night we (finally) saw Girlyman again (fifth time for us). It was a long dry spell, lasting exactly 200 days in between shows. During that time, we saw 27 other live shows (all blogged about). If you are a complete masochist, you can see all of those, including a few other music-related […]

  • We Get What We Deserve

    This is a collection of random (but thematically related) thoughts, so it’s likely to ramble on for a while. We get what we deserve! This sounds harsh, especially given that sometimes bad things happen to good people, but it’s still true, even if we can’t understand why those things happen. It’s even more […]

  • I am not a hardware guy

    Repeating the title, I am not a hardware guy. I also have fat fingers, and my hands aren’t all that steady. I would never even consider soldering anything, etc. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I am the tech support guy for many people, including our cul-de-sac neighbors, who we are very friendly […]

  • Table2CSS is Cool

    Two days ago, I wrote about a website that I was working on for a new friend. I mentioned that it was written a while ago, optimized for 800×600. It was rigidly coded, with very complex nested tables, with multi-column and multi-row spans, with absolute positioning, with image backgrounds in each cell, stitching […]