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Archive for January, 2007

When The Wife bought me an iPod a few years ago, she thoughtfully bought an FM transmitter so I could use it while I was driving. I liked the idea of not having cords but I never really got used to the transmitter. I found it difficult to find an empty frequency. Because of this, I’ve resorted to a cassette adapter instead. Luckily, there is a site that can help   Read More ...

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My son’s Hudson Hornet took third place in the Webelos division of his pack’s Pinewood Derby. Reader Lora requested a play-by-play of how we built our car.

Marriage and Family

I was at my desk when fellow consultant Scott stopped by to discuss a few work matters. As he was leaving he noticed my canvas work bag. Embroidered on the bag are my initials: “JEU”. “Do you know what your initials mean in French?” he asked.

GTD and Lifehacks Spectacularity

This year for the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby, our eldest decided his car should be the Fabulous Hudson Hornet. Primarily this is because of his favorite character Doc Hudson in the Pixar film, Cars. We detailed it as Marshall Teague‘s #6 Hornet. Best of all, his car placed 3rd in the Webelos division! uhri.com – where a picture is worth about 9 3/7 words.

Marriage and Family

One thing I’ve always hated about portable technology is what’s required to keep devices charged and running. A few years ago, I heard about a cool wireless recharging technology on TechTV.

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According to official records, my Dad’s birthday isn’t until tomorrow, but in Czechoslovakia where he was born, the records office wasn’t open when he was born on the night of January 17th.

Marriage and Family

New Year’s Resolutions are silly, in my opinion. Why should we only resolve to do new things once a year? Like millions of other people, I make a pile of resolutions on the first of January. Like millions of other people, I go back to my regularly scheduled programming by the first of February.

Groundhog Day Resolutions GTD and Lifehacks

I dug up an article I read last year as I was preparing to leave my job for the adventure of entrepreneurship. It’s the Top Ten Reasons People Quit Their Job. My favorite quote is near the end: “Employees don’t quit their companies, they quit their bosses.” An astounding thirty-five percent of surveyed employees said their managers were the reason they quit. They quit for reasons that could have been   Read More ...

Business

I came across Immigrants big in tech startups, an article in the Seattle Times. The article discusses a study conducted by Duke University on the founders of tech startups in the last ten years. The study found that one quarter of technology companies founded during this time period had at least one foreign-born senior executive.

Business

I took down our Christmas lights this weekend. What took about eight hours over two day to put up, I took down and put away in less than 2. There’s something cathartic about standing on the roof and pulling whole strands of lights off the gutters in one yank. I would have expected this little project to be much more treacherous; it is January in Wisconsin, after all. There should   Read More ...

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