Super Fun Time

This blog is closed.

  • The new work area

    We purchased this house a little over 2 years ago, ecstatic to pay less than our rental home and very happy to have a second bathroom. As excited as that extra toilet and shower made us, I can count on my fingers and toes the number of times that tiny basement bathroom has been used. But what’s this? Someone from decades prior has set up a work bench of sorts.

    Read more…
  • If only it weren’t so cold out

    If you read this blog, you know I like to run. Sadly I don’t have the willpower or fortitude to run in the winter. Patrick Rhone recently posted his guide to winter running and it has me wishing I weren’t such a pansy. Two things keep me from running during the winter: I. My eyes water like crazy when it’s cold or windy. This happens when I run in cooler mornings and it’s horribly distracting.

    Read more…
  • So I guess this is growing up

    I don’t know what happened between being a child and becoming an adult but life has not turned out as I expected. Here I am in the center of my 30th decade and I still feel like a child. I often pause and wonder if this is normal, did I screw up somewhere and lock myself in perpetual childhood? If you were to walk into my comically messy office, you’d pass 2 Nerf guns, an aluminum case containing 2 remote control helicopters, a remote control car, and a few World of Warcraft themed Megabloks sets on display.

    Read more…
  • Learning as you go

    Matt Alexander wrote a fantastic piece to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of his site, One Thirty Seven. 12 months gone, over 800 articles written, more than 30 podcasts recorded, and too many new friends to count. With one lesson for each month, here’s some of the most fundamental things I’ve gotten wrong, observed, and learned over the past year. It’s a very long article detailing twelve things he’s learned in the past year, one entry for each month.

    Read more…
  • Who Invited The Bursitis?

    I miss running. To a lot of people I know, that statement is something a crazy person might say. You miss running? Running is hard! I like Doritos! It’s so bad on the knees! I swear if someone lectures me on that knee garbage one more time … OK so I’m not going to slap anyone but hey, I love to run. I’m not one of those athletes who can run 10-15 miles any given day nor am I a speed demon, I just like to run at my own slow pace.

    Read more…
  • That about sums it up

    I’m a zombie fan and I had high hopes when The Walking Dead was turned into a TV show, unfortunately I find this infographic to be true. I never make it to the cliffhanger, I usually give up somewhere in the yellow or pink areas. It took me almost a year to admit I wasn’t going to watch this show and delete it from my DVR. Too much drama, not enough zeds!

    Read more…
  • Looking for a backup assistant?

    The Nexus devices weren’t the only thing Google rolled out this week, they just dropped an amazing update to their iOS search app I don’t know what else this app does because I’m too busy playing with voice search. Words flash on the screen as fast as you say them and the results come back quick as well. There’s even a voice option if you really want another robotic assistant.

    Read more…
  • Google announces the Nexus 4

    The Google announcement may have been cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy but that didn’t stop them from showing us the goods. Personally I was hoping the event would happen just to see their retort to Apple’s dig on the Nexus 7 from last week’s iPad Mini unveil. Oh well, I’m sure the jabs will continue in future events. Google announced both a phone and a tablet but I really only care about the phone.

    Read more…
  • The Negativity Trend

    I like to refer to negativity as the “language of the internet” — it oozes from every site you visit, impossible to avoid. Everywhere you look there are people being negative for the sake of being negative and it’s hard not to feel weighed down by it. I can control what I read but it seems I’ve lost control of what I write. Take a look at my latest article about the Microsoft Surface commercial.

    Read more…
  • Marketing is tricky

    Last night Microsoft rolled out the first television ad for the Surface and to the surprise of no one, failed to tell us anything useful. I guess if you pay attention you learn it has a kickstand and a snap on keyboard thingy. Take a look. youtube This is new territory for Microsoft, they’re manufacturing their own tablet hardware specifically for the Windows 8 operating system that releases later this month.

    Read more…