Random thoughts on most things from A. M. Craig.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Self Promotion

If there is the slightest chance any of you haven't seen this already, let me remedy that right now.



We shot this a week ago. It was fun and compared to my normal job, paid well. I should do this kind of thing more often. So feel free to hire me as your pitch-man.
Also, you can get a free Orabrush here. ---> ORABRUSH

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Statistician

This is the man who, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, talks at me and about 100 other people about probabilities.



This is what I do to keep my sanity intact.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Gothic High Tech

He cusses a couple times, about half-way through. I'm really sorry, but I felt like the content was too good to ignore.


I can all but promise that most of you will find this talk by Bruce Sterling long, confusing, boring nonsense. But it made good sense to me. Enough that I'd like to share it.

I first became aware of Bruce Sterling about ten years ago when I read a story of his in a collection of The Year's Best Science Fiction Short Stories. I bought it at D.I. for $2.00. It was a fantastic purchase.

In this talk, he touches on some points that I've personally noticed and thought about, such as the increasing anachronism of our society, our turning to cheerleaders instead of leaders, and transition to nowhere.

I hope that as I build a life beyond that of a college student, I can buck those trends.

A real accomplishment of this talk is this: he may have convinced me to de-clutter my life and living space. I've known in my head for years that I need to do this, but I didn't feel it, didn't understand it. I think I understand it better now.

Special Note to Katie and/or Ben if you happen to read this: I hope you'll find the last half of this interesting. He talks about a lifestyle of which I think you both are shining models .

Friday, July 17, 2009

Rest in Peace, Walter Cronkite

He was the best, and I hope and imagine we won't be able to forget him.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Teaching

Note to Sunday School Teachers: Don't over-think the lesson. Understand it, share that, testify of it, but let's not shoot beyond the mark. Metaphors will always break down, no need to needle a point till it crumbles.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

News Alert: Google Plans to Introduce a PC Operating System

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Date: Jul 7, 2009 10:44 PM
Subject: News Alert: Google Plans to Introduce a PC Operating System

Breaking News Alert
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 -- 12:39 AM ET
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Google Plans to Introduce a PC Operating System

In a direct challenge to Microsoft, Google is expected to
announce on Wednesday that it is developing an operating
system for a personal computer based on its Chrome browser,
according to two people briefed on Google's plans.

The move would sharpen the already intense competition
between Google and Microsoft, whose Windows operating system
controls the basic functions of the vast majority of personal
computers.

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