these little thoughts

A collection of 23 posts

Sep 30, 2014

Fixing My Laptop

Fixing My Laptop

How expensive things can cost less. I bought my laptop in 2010. Before this computer, I’ve never owned a laptop that lasted more than 2 years. I’ve also never owned a

Sep 25, 2014

Playing for Others

Playing for Others

The difference between good and great pianists Good pianists focus on telling stories. Great pianists focus on how their audience hears their stories. Good pianists play for themselves. Great pianists play for others.

Jun 22, 2014

Dog Park Friends

I love the dog park. Sure, it smells a little funny, and you have to be wary of you step. But the happiness radiating from the dogs is contagious. The dog park brings

Mar 25, 2014

Why 2048 is addicting

Why 2048 is addicting

Yes… that is my phone. 2048! Over the past few weeks, a game called 2048 has hit the scene. In a short time, there’s been many spin offs and variations of the

Mar 23, 2014

3D Printing as a Software Problem

A few weeks ago, two articles in 3d printing caught my eye. Both writers talked about how they wish their 3d printer was better. Upon closer read, I realized that a lot of

Mar 18, 2014

The World Goes Round and Round

I am old enough to notice the past repeating itself. When I was younger, I remember some old guy told me that fashion was cyclical. The same styles come back, fade out, and

Nov 12, 2013

Facts and Opinions

I was reading an article yesterday about a customer who yelled at this cashier. This cashier had Aspergers and the customer thought he moved too slow. The writer clearly thought the customer behaved

Aug 13, 2013

The Myth of Spira

“Long time ago, there were a whole lot of cities in Spira. Big cities with machina -machines- to run ‘em. People played all day and let the machina do the work” — Wakka, Final

Aug 8, 2013

Writing is Daunting

Writing is Daunting

When I was a freshmen in college, I enrolled in a writing intensive humanities program. We were assigned a paper (almost) every week. When my drafts were poor, my professor would recommend the