Ramblings

Column on Men and ‘Choice’

I’m always happy when I see interesting questions like this one raised in a public forum. Even if it is a topic so ‘hot button’ that people can rarely have a civil dicussion about it. In the end though, I have to disagree with the notion of legally “choosing” to Read more…

By Brian, ago
General

GreaseMonkey

Oh man, greasemonkey is so damn COOL! Credit to Ian and Wired for informing me about this cool little utility. It took me months to actually install it, but I added user scripts to do things like compare prices on Amazon with Froogle, remove ads from ESPN, and (my favorite) Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Fantasy Football – Week 14

You have to try really hard to suck as bad as I did this week. I mean, it’s like I purposefully sought out the WORST players of the entire league and put them on my team. (I didn’t by the way.) Normally you expect your players to each score between Read more…

By Brian, ago
Brian

Finance Exam

A great weight has been lifted. Last night was the final exam for my MBA Finance class. Those of you who know can understand why this class in particular would cause anxiety: it involves math. Math and I have never had a close relationship. I guess you could say it Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Pub Quiz – 9th Place

Yeah, we started out with a lot of promise. New player (Ingrid). Some good scores early on. Some good guesses (what is “diplopia”? Answer: double vision. Guess by Brian. Booya.). But somewhere along the way the questions became ridiculously hard and we started sucking, finishing with just 55 points, tying Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Fantasy Football – Week 13

And victory edges ever closer. Thanks, once again, to Shaun Alexander, I have vanquished the Large One for another week. The standings are 8-4 and the stink of fear is palpable over the speakers when I speak with Guze on Skype. I guess it wasn’t such a smart idea to Read more…

By Brian, ago
Entertainment

Rubicon

I recently finished a great history of the Roman republic by Tom Holland called Rubicon. My friend Ian was telling me about it and got me interested in it, so I owe him credit for changing my opinions on the ancient Romans. I always liked the ancient Greeks more than Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Ann on TV

My honey’s persistence in going all the way to Brussels for auditions to be on TV quiz shows finally paid off. Two weeks ago she got a call to participate in a taping of “Met de Mes op Tafel” (which translates to “With the Knife on the Table”). It’s a Read more…

By Brian, ago