Happy Thanksgiving

I am thankful to have a roof over my head tonight, particularly since there’s a freeze watch in Vegas. I’m thankful to have food in the house....more

Where do I send my Resume?

Yes, I’d like to apply for a job at Utopia General, please! ...more

The Shorties Girls

I really thought about doing something on intellectual dishonesty today. But you know it boils down to one thing: Cheating cheats you in the long run. So here’s the shorties ....more

A Tale of Two Cities

Yesterday, I went on a mini...more

Unhappy Anniversary: Vegas’s Towering Inferno

November 21, 1980, the MGM Grand Hotel (now Bally’s) had a deadly fire: The official report on the fire is available in PDF form via the Fire Department. The event caused 85 deaths, a huge change of attitude, a massive renovation of Nevada’s building codes related to fire safety, and changes to Clark County Fire Department. The lessons learned in Las Vegas may even have made your town’s tall buildings safer ....more

Deep in the Heart of Texas


Sharing an Email

Since she sent it to about a bazillion people, I hope Elizabeth Warren won’t mind my sharing it with you: Bridget, Over the past four years, millions of people have fled their homes in Syria, running for their lives. In recent months, the steady stream of refugees has been a flood that has swept across Europe. Every day, refugees set out on a journey hundreds of miles, from Syria to the Turkish coast ....more


Presenting the Californian Ground Cuckoo, better known as a Roadrunner: Shortly after the...more

Thoughts on Encryption, in Meme Form

Any questions? ...more