Category Archives: My Thoughts

August 19, 2014

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While I have a huge respect for the cast and crew for spending 12 years making a film in small increments, the movie was just not good. I guess it’s a good example of just how boring life can be…even with a script and talented actors, following a boy has he goes through things all […]

July 15, 2014

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Linked, Engadget regarding Netflix ceasing Saturday optical media deliveries: A few customers have noticed it’ no longer processing shipments on Saturdays, opting for a five day schedule instead. Company spokesman Joris Evers tells Engadget that it’s been transitioning in that direction over the past year and ended Saturday processing (usually a low volume day) entirely in […]

July 14, 2014

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Most of the time, I say I live in Vermont.  On the days I actually go anywhere outside of work, it’s to the state of Vermont. Most of my friends are in VT, the beer I buy and drink is in VT and the scenic drives, photography and outdoor activities all take place in VT. […]

January 2, 2014

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After selling my iPad in October, I’ve been iPad-less for quite some time and this has lead to a backlog of Instapaper articles. I finally bit the bullet and started reading these on my computer which I hate doing. I was never an eBook guy until I got an iPad and my consumption has gone […]

October 28, 2013

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Data is really interesting and it tells the story. My perception and the specs released by auto-manufacturers simply don’t match the real-world. As someone who logs data points about my life every hour of the day, I thought it would be interesting to see how my new car, a turbocharged, 0-60 in 5.2 seconds Golf […]

October 12, 2013

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I visited Seattle in 2010 when Ford gave me a car and a single Seattle Seahawks ticket for opening weekend.The drive from San Francisco to Seattle with a stop-over in Portland was fun. Only 3 years ago but it feels like decades since I’ve been here.    Seattle is one of those cities I could […]

September 18, 2012

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It has been almost three weeks since I posted this rant about how I believed Starbucks Rewards was becoming less appealing each year since its release in 2008. Today, I received some welcome news from Starbucks. You can view the new Starbucks Rewards program here: http://www.starbucks.com/rewardsfaster. I’ve copied this and pasted it below:  For starters, rewards […]

August 30, 2012

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September 4th, 2010. This date seems less important as time passes. I guess that’s how it goes. Time keeps going and memories become more faint and somehow less important. That day was the day that I started my job at TomTom. This Tuesday is my 2nd anniversary at TomTom. September 1st is my 2nd year […]

August 30, 2012

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I’m through with trying when it comes to Starbucks’ Rewards Program. You can read all about the program here. I’ve been a very vocal customer when it comes to their gold card and subsequent gutting of the program. Review of the initial $20 Starbucks Gold Starbucks removes the $20 barrier to entry for Gold Starbucks opens […]

July 12, 2012

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At NikeTown in NYC, the entire 1st floor of a 6 story building is dominated by gigantic screens displaying a wrist band that calculates how active you are. There are dozens of employees offering hands on demos making sure all customers walking through the front door stop by to try one on. I don’t try […]