That's Life

Project 600

nabicht / August 25, 2018

A milestone is coming. In 600 days I turn 40. There are a lot of jokes around turning forty and cliches too. I’m ready for them. The lover of bad puns and dad jokes in me will relish them. But stereotypes and jokes come from somewhere. There is truth in the humor. From what I hear: my body won’t respond…

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Our Digital Lives

Did Frank Underwood Kill Bambi’s Mom?

nabicht / January 12, 2018

Whether you realize it or not, many (if not most) of your day-to-day interactions are driven by algorithms. Sometimes they are a little sky-net and sometimes we benefit greatly. And sometimes they just go horribly, hilariously wrong. One of those times is this one from a few years back for me, when Netflix’s recommendation algorithm (or screen population algorithm, or…

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All is but Toys

A Model of a Model of a Model

nabicht / January 11, 2018

Lego’s newly announced ship in a bottle is beautiful! It looks like a delightful build and I guarantee I’ll be treating myself to it or asking my family for it for my birthday (hint hint wife!). I’m really writing this post because it is such a fun model that I wanted to share it. And to point out that the…

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The Site

The Internet? Is That Thing Still Around?

nabicht / January 8, 2018

After a crazy year with many life changes (from entrepreneur to consultant to full time employee), I’m finally getting around to updating my web presence. But you’ll have to hang with me for a bit. I’m a bit behind and getting things the way I want them isn’t as quick to do as I thought it would be. First, I…

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That's Life

The Most Defeated Sigh I’ve Ever Heard

nabicht / May 8, 2014

The great thing about combining airport waits with cell phones is you get to overhear the best conversations and you only hear one side.  I started hearing the following, had my laptop open and started typing. When he hung up the man rubbed his face and sighed the most defeated sigh I’ve ever heard. I can easily imagine the other…

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Elegant Solutions

Antlers that Glow Like the Devil’s Own Eyes

nabicht / February 20, 2014

Saw this over at Gizmodo.  Granted, Gizmodo wasn’t the original article,  but if you like prime sources and can read Finnish then feel free to click through the link they provide. In the US hitting deer with your car in the middle of the night is a real problem, not just for the deer and your car, but for your health.…

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The Village

Education: A Change is Needed

nabicht / November 30, 2013

The brilliant, yet fictional, Sam Seaborn once said: Education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don’t need little changes, we need gigantic, monumental changes. Schools should be palaces. The competition for the best teachers should be fierce. They should be making six-figure salaries. Schools should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge to its citizens,…

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The Village

Shame on 54 Senators

nabicht / April 18, 2013

Below are the names of 54 senators who are OK with your child being shot in the face. Think about that for one minute. They sold their vote to a vocal minority in the hopes of keeping their job and in doing so they failed to do everything they could to protect children from getting shot. Two days ago bombs…

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Bios Better than Fiction

Norman Mailer Happily Engaged in Head-Butting

nabicht / April 12, 2013

“At different points in his life Mr. Mailer was a prodigious drinker and drug taker, a womanizer, a devoted family man, a would-be politician who ran for mayor of New York, a hipster existentialist, an anti war protester, an opponent of women’s liberation and an all-purpose feuder and short-fused brawler, who with the slightest provocation would happily engage in head-butting,…

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Bios Better than Fiction

George Plimpton

nabicht / November 10, 2011

From time to time there are bios that are so outrageous you just can’t make them up, which thrills me to no end.  I love reading about an actual person who lived such an incredible and productive life that it is like a work of incredible fiction. I’m hoping to point them out here as I come across them (and…

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