Showing posts from September 10, 2006
So....I've not been blogging much of late. Largely because I have a new contract. I've worked at a variety of places; car insurance company, law firms, banks, but this one is quite a bit different.

I'm working at a candy company.

No, really, it's true. I don't know who's more excited, my wife or my kids. Free samples abound and the employees avail themselves quite freely. Additionally, they own a coffee company which means free coffee as well. In fact, the coffee plant is on the first floor which means the entire office smells like coffee. Better than the normal musty office smell.

So far, I've been cooped up in a conference room (read: war room) and trying to get my head around the project and the architecture. The people I work with are very bright and know the product well. The big boss has a surprisingly strong command on tech issues and such.

The timelines are very aggressive and it's likely to eat into my blog time as my commute is al…
Muslim leaders demand apology for Pope's 'medieval' remarks. It's pretty clear to me that the Muslim world would object to just about anything any Pope says as he's well, an infidel. Unless the Pope said, "You guys are right, there is no God but God and Mohammed is his messenger."

The problem, as DonJim points out, is that the text of the lecture had not even been translated from German. The riots/protests were manufactured based on inflammatory reporting that sought to gather eyeballs and increase their profile.

Nothing to see here, move along.

Rather, this demonstrates to me, how easily people are led by emotion rather than reason. Precisely the point the Pontiff was trying to make. Faith divorced from reason is a recipe for disaster.
Today's the day. Five years gone and the rest of our lives to go.

This blog honors Sean Thomas Lugano

I knew Sean casually. We went to college together and were on the rugby team together. He was much better than I was. He was very fast and much stronger than he looked. Sean was one of those guys who was reserved but very funny. He wasn't one of those guys who garnered attention by being outrageous or demonstrative. He was just there, always with a smile and quick with a laugh or a joke. He took a lot of flack in college because of his modeling career. He used to model to make money for college and the idea of a rugby player being a model seemed absurd. The only commercial I ever saw him in was for The Gap and ironically, he was playing rugby in the commercial. That seemed to redeem him somewhat in the eyes of his teammates and we didn't rib him much after that.

I didn't know Sean well enough to keep in touch with him after college. Occasionally, I'd see…