Happy 50th Anniversary LEGO!

As kids’ toys go, I am a fan of LEGO.  Not only are the kits themselves creative, but they are also infinitely customizable for even more layers of imagination.  Their advertising is also typically pretty great.  For example, there’s the "Imagine" campaign:   And one of my top ten all-time favorite Rapidsea-ready ads, the LEGO […]

Floating data centers

ars technica is reporting on floating data centers.  Essentially, a company called International Data Security is going to retrofit old ships to serve as data centers with ocean-water cooling.  I have to admit that I’m skeptical.  Even keeping little HVAC screws from puncturing the roofing membrane of an ordinary data center is hard enough.  Using […]

No rescue in sight for the worst housing market in 40 years

How do you sum up the fact that we are facing the worst housing market in 40 years?  Well, you could throw out a cliche image like this life-preserver one: The real problem with this illustration is that it seems to be saying that the market is staying afloat.  Maybe it’s time to let it […]

S.O.S. Breast Cancer Resources

If you haven’t already been touched in your life by breast cancer, there is a good chance that you will be at some point.  I mentioned in a post a while back that my mother was recently diagnosed with the disease and just had what appears to be a successful surgery to remove the cancer.  […]

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