Archives for November 2008

NSF and UAW – Separated at Birth?

With the United Auto Workers in the news lately, I happened to have a National Science Foundation grant proposal on my desk, and was struck by the similarities in their logos! Coincidence? Deep dark conspiracy? Or a graphics artist reselling the same work to multiple clients? … [Read more...]

Special Startup Gauntlet in December!

We held the third running of the Gauntlet last night. As a heads-up, the December Gauntlet will be a little earlier... 4:30 pm. Here's why. … [Read more...]

City of Atlanta Water Works

We complained that our tap water looked and tasted rusty. So, during a multi-year drought, here's what the City of Atlanta Water Works did about it... they sent out a guy in a truck to open up the fire hydrant on our street. Wasted untold hundreds (thousands?) of gallons of water. Now the water coming out of our sinks is dirtier than ever. … [Read more...]

Chattahoochee National Forest

This morning, we joined the Atlanta MINI Club for a fun run through the North Georgia mountains. This is the route we took, and it was gorgeous! We were probably a week late for the foliage peak, but it didn't matter.  Sunny day, brisk temperatures (especially with the convertible top down!), good company with 30+ other MINIs.  Any of you who … [Read more...]

It’s Cold Outside!

Doing the Atlanta MINI run to Brasstown Bald. Found Calvin Yu, looking cold! … [Read more...]

Buy this CD!

Alright, I'm actively courting codgerhood here, but I don't like rap. Or hip-hop. Or whatever else the young whippersnappers call "music."But I just spent ten bucks on a rap CD (well, partially rap), and I love it! … [Read more...]

Do the Right Thing

I had a hardware problem with my MacBook Pro today. Apple delivered a model of stellar customer service. I figured the least I could do in return was write about it. … [Read more...]

Rules for Voting

"If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for ... but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong." —Robert A. Heinlein … [Read more...]

InVenture Prize @ Georgia Tech

Announcing a new innovation competition for undergraduates at Georgia Tech! … [Read more...]


Spent a gorgeous fall day driving, eating, hiking, and shopping at Serenbe.I had planned to come home and write a blog post about it, but it turns out Angus beat me to the punch months ago: a place I'd choose to live (I'm a city boy), but it's nice to know it's available, only forty minutes from my driveway.More … [Read more...]