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Do You Learn More Effectively by Writing or Typing

The act of writing helps you clarify your thoughts, remember things better, and reach your goals more surely. Here’s a look at the science and psychology behind writing, and why the pen may be mightier than the keyboard. Here is a great article on LifeHacker about writing vs typing.  It is not an end all [...]

Overpackaging

I was recently at Chipotle and while getting a cup of water I noticed they had lemons.  The only problem is somehow they feel that sliced lemons do not have enough packaging so they helped out nature and decided to put each lemon slice in a small plastic condiment container.  Instant over packaging!

Delta Paperless Boarding Passes

This is a letter I sent to Delta recently regarding my experiences trying to use their new paperless boarding passes. Since I first heard that Delta was offering paperless boarding passes I thought how fun this would be to try. On my last few trips from LGA I decided to try checking in on my [...]

Disney World Celebrates Sky Martin

Unlimit Yourself… Limited time offer.

I hear a commercial this morning on the radio for a mobile provider that used the tag line “Unlimit Yourself”, immediately followed by the disclaimer “Limited time offer.” Does this make the anyone else feel a bit uneasy?

People, do not flush your meds!

First of all when did we start calling them meds? Ok, so putting your old or unused medicine down the toilet is bad, umm kay!  We put enough crap into our water supply through all the scented cleaning products, soaps, shampoo (why does it need to smell like desert?), etc.  And how about all those [...]

The IKEA credit card means you can afford it today!

On my way into IKEA today I noticed this sign. Perhaps someone needs to tell the Swedes there is a “credit crisis” going on here.

There is nothing new under the sun

I recently came across some materials that were mailed by Apple to me at an early employer.  I was particularly intrigued by the cover letter extolling the virtues of Macintosh/MS-DOS Compatibility.  The time frame had to be in the early 1990′s.  The products they were referencing were SoftPC and the Orange Micro Orange386.  The closing [...]

Delta preparing for in-flight data services?

I was recently on a Delta flight from JFK (New York) to MCO (Orlando) on a recently updated and modernized Boeing 757-200(E) which happens to be International configuration.  The first thing I noticed is that seat 1A is configured for crew rest with a small privacy curtain. The seat pitch was definitely not domestic, and they had [...]

Free chocolate courtesy of American Express

I was at the self-checkout at IKEA today and as I pulled my American Express One card the clerk minding the stations walked up and asked why I as using an American Express card. I explained that it was my card choice. She then asked if I had another card, would I still use an [...]