Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Still Alive

Posting suddenly got very sporadic since I’ve been so busy. Going to work on getting it back to normal real soon.

2012 By The Numbers

Carrying over the commute from last year (minus a few more WFH days) and taking an extremely educated guess at foot travel. Commute: (6.85 mi [drive] + 47.4 mi [train] + 1.29 mi [subway]) x 2 = 111.08 mi daily x 245 days ————– 27,214 mi Flying: 2,676 mi + 2,437 = 5,112 mi 2,948 […]

Post Hurricane Sandy

Things have been quiet for a few days thanks the Hurricane Sandy. Power went out Monday afternoon and wasn’t restored until Thursday afternoon. About 4 hours after that it was cut again and was restored this afternoon. Despite that I still managed to work until 3:30 AM Tuesday fighting fires at work thanks to extremely […]

Catching Up

I was away for the past week, as a result I’ll be in catch up mode for the next day or two as I process through things. Unlike in the past. I did relatively well keeping up with things like email, so I expect it to be much easier.

2011 By The Numbers

Since I do this every year, I’ll just get this out of the way now. Carrying over the commute from last year and taking an extremely educated guess at foot travel. I’m up slightly from 2010. Commute: (6.85 mi [drive] + 47.4 mi [train] + 1.29 mi [subway]) x 2 = 111.08 mi daily x […]

A Mortician Repair Man

I never throw anything out just because it’s “broken” without attempting to fix it. Generally speaking I’m handy enough that I can get things back up and running. Given my family history I had a 50/50 chance of inheriting this trait. I’ve done this from a very young age. It’s clearly something deep inside my […]

2010 By The Numbers

And 2010’s numbers… Commute: (6.85 mi [drive] + 47.4 mi [train] + 1.29 mi [subway]) x 2 = 111.08 mi daily x 255 days —————– 28,325.4 mi Flying: 3,656 mi x 2 = 7,312 mi 1,540 mi x 2 = 3,080 mi = 10,392.0 mi Walk (via pedometer minus treadmill (246 mi)) 1,145 mi – […]

Advice From Lord Polonius To Laertes

Learning Shakespeare in High School is done more out of tradition than practicality. Lets face it, there’s little to learn in Romeo & Juliet that you can’t learn watching MTV or Jerry Springer except perhaps Iambic pentameter. One of the notable exceptions is Act I Scene III of Hamet when Lord Polonius gives some advice […]

2009 By The Numbers

Now to crunch the numbers for 2009… Commute: (6.85 mi [drive] + 47.4 mi [train] + 1.29 mi [subway]) x 2 = 111.08 mi daily x 255 days —————– 28,325.4 mi Flying: 3,656 mi x 2 = 7,312 mi 779 mi x 2 = 1,558 mi = 8,870.0 mi Walk: 1,065.0 mi Etc (misc, pretty […]

Happy Festivus

As everyone knows, today is Fetivus. So happy Festivus. For those who need some background, they can read my previous post from 2006. Hopefully we can get bug 394616 fixed so Firefox doesn’t mark Festivus as a misspelled word. It’s getting annoying (I know I can add the word, but I periodically clean things up […]