Brian

Motivational Techniques to Avoid

People are really nuts. And sometimes that nuttiness spills over into the workplace. Just read this article on CNN about a woman suing because she didn’t like the “team-building” practices of her company: Employees were paddled with rival companies’ yard signs as part of a contest that pitted sales teams Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Moving Troubles

So without a partner, living in Dordrecht isn’t much fun. Therefore, I decided to move to the Hague. Bigger, nicer town and I know people there and I know they have good Indian food. The good news is there’s a huge amount of supply of available apartments. The bad news Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

The Fate of Moussaoui

This entire case is an exercise in the farcical. First, the prosecutors bungle the MOST IMPORTANT case related to 9/11 (because it’s the ONLY case about the whole damn thing) by tainting witnesses and generally acting like incompetents. But if that wasn’t enough, then this nutcase of a defendant gets Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Pub Quiz S02E06

I forgot to post an entry after our last pub quiz two weeks ago. We finished sixth that time, only 4 points away from first place. Last night though we had a full team (thanks to the addition of Darien) and we started kicking ass right from the beginning. The Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

New Bike

You may not know this, but I am something of an impulse buyer. Usually that just means walking out of the gas station with a few extra bags of hard candy or potato chips, or sometimes taking a break from snowboarding and coming back with a new board. Today it Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Bike Stolen

This country is full of thieves. Okay, so I left my bike unlocked. But listen to the whole story. I walk out the door this morning and it’s the one day I don’t jiggle my pants to make sure I hear the reassuring clink of my keys. So now I’m Read more…

By Brian, ago