• Our Puppy is a Big Damn Hero

    I apologize to my readers for my long absence from this blog. This post is overdue. I have been hard at work on finishing my first novel and preparing it for publication and I’m still not done. I published a short story in an anthology under my pseudonym, Jolie Byrne....

  • Barbie’s Computer Engineer Degree Program is a Joke

    I LOVED Barbie when I was a kid. Barbie could do anything. Barbie was a beach babe. She was a ballerina. She was a rock star. She was a doctor. She was a business professional with her brief case and sensible shoes. She was also glamorous and really gave me...

  • Apple Event Rundown: September 9, 2014

    So, I watched the Apple Event this morning, as best I could. The feed was terrible. It wasn’t the sort of caliber of production that I have come to expect from Apple and that terrible feed is what took over Twitter for most of the event. It overshadowed most of...

  • Apple Event September 9, 2014

    An update on the rumor mill before this morning’s event begins: They say that we’re going to see a Phablet from Apple. I will be shocked and will be writing Tim Cook a sternly worded email if this happens. That is a nascent market with a SMALL amount of appeal....

  • Prayers for Rain

    All around me in Washington State and Oregon, there are wildfires burning. The biggest one is about 3 hours away from me by car and is estimated to span 18,000 acres, though firefighters think it’s bigger than that. They’re saying this may be the biggest wildfire the state has ever...