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In response to: Something Amazing This Way Comes

Comment from:
Beth

Great story, and looking forward to more when that sweet baby comes.

08/29/16 @ 19:34

In response to: Nashville Trip 2014

Comment from:
Dusty

Ah…a trip to Third Man! That door you were standing by, it’s much cooler past that point where you can see the recording studio (The Blue Room) and other stuff. But I felt the same way when I saw the actual store. I was all, “Really…what’s so big about this?”

Sounds like you guys had a good trip. We really enjoyed our trip to Nashville a while back. So much so, that I almost got a job there back in the winter. Amy wants to go again soon.

Enjoyed the recap!

09/08/14 @ 09:29

In response to: The Biggest Loser II

Comment from:
Jeff Cutsinger

Awesome! I really need to start running again.

02/04/13 @ 20:24

In response to: Cowon A2 Battery

Comment from: Mehmet Ali Ünal
Mehmet Ali Ünal

I need two batteries for my NOWON A2.Your help will be appriciated

01/09/13 @ 08:55

In response to: The Biggest Loser II

Comment from:
Dustin

Yeah, push ups and crunches are a great idea. I’m now planning on doing some of those daily. Thanks for the suggestion. I also have access to some yoga programs through my cable provider, so that’s another good option for me to work on body tone rather than pure weight loss.

There’s a kind of famous reddit post from 4 years ago about that 100 push up program you mentioned. It’s been parodied many times.

01/08/13 @ 15:28

In response to: The Biggest Loser II

Comment from:
Dusty

You should try push ups. Very simple to get started. Don’t need weights, don’t need a gym. Just need you and the floor. And you might not think it’s hard, but I challenge you to drop down right now and crank out as many as you can.

I’ve got an app for my phone from http://hundredpushups.com that takes you through a 7 week program to be able to complete 100 push ups at one time. It’s pretty tough. You don’t have to have the app to do the plan.

01/08/13 @ 11:30

In response to: 2012 Recap

Comment from:
Jeff Cutsinger

I will summarize your photos:

WHITE PEOPLE!!

01/01/13 @ 22:57

In response to: The problem(s) with MOG's catalog

Comment from: Daniel
Daniel

Totally agree with you. Labeling in MOG is terrible. More than 50% of the songs with a featured artist are mislabeled. For example, Reboot The Mission by Wallflowers is scrobbled to Mick Jones. I sent an email to catalog and no response at all. I’m considering dropping the service because of this.

09/27/12 @ 08:28

In response to: Visiting Arkansas 2012 - Part I

Comment from:
Alison

Ron hates to sleep in hotels/motels. I can think of only 2, maybe 3 grungy ones in our 39 yrs. of marriage, but I guess it would depend on who you ask. The very best hotel we ever stayed in was the Washington D.C. Hilton. We got a super deal or we’d never have been able to afford it!

07/10/12 @ 16:44

In response to: Was the Asus tweet extraordinarily sexist?

Comment from:
Dustin

You make some good points. I did (wrongly) tone down the message of the tweet to try to make my case. It was misleading and I apologize.

You’re right, the tweet is sleazy. But I am not more offended by it than by the existence of booth babes. They are there to appeal to untempered sex drives and the tweet just shows that they are having the desired effect. It is shattering an illusion. That is why people reacted.

I guess my point is that people need to examine why they reacted badly to the tweet. It was because they disagree with the objectification of women. In my eyes, saying the booth babe has a nice rear is a side-effect of employing someone to show off their body for sex appeal.

People are ready to boycott Asus because one marketing guy made a crass remark. I think it’s ridiculous to stop there when entire companies employ women to parade around these shows in skimpy clothing.

06/06/12 @ 15:21

In response to: Was the Asus tweet extraordinarily sexist?

Comment from:
Jeff Cutsinger

I think part of the reason for how strongly people reacted is that the tweet is really sleazy. Your characterization of it as “mention[ing] that their employees [are] attractive” is misleading. If the text had been “Wow, our booth attendant is very attractive!", it probably wouldn’t have garnered as much attention. As it is, Asus’ tweet is reminiscent of sexual harassment. I’m sure if I ever made a similar remark at work I’d get in huge trouble, maybe fired.

I also think that to some degree we allow ourselves to believe (true or not) that the booth babe phenomenon is “what is done", and as such is not necessarily approved of by the companies participating in it but rather thought of as a necessary evil. Asus’ tweet shatters this belief/illusion and makes explicit that the company approves of the phenomenon.

And while I think perhaps the response is disproportionate, this _is_ bad, worse than just the plain existence of booth babes. I’m not really sure what the benefit of pointing out that the mere existence of booth babes is also offensive. I’m offended by that; but even more offended by Asus’ tweet. You’re also not presenting anything actionable. OK, we agree that the phenomenon of booth babes is bad, but what should we do about it? Boycott the industry as a whole? At least putting pressure on Asus shows that we care to some degree about women being treated as people.

Of course I wish more people were generally aware of and angry about women being used as objects to sell other objects, and it’s definitely good to get that message out. I just don’t think it’s a bad idea to be especially angry at Asus right now.

06/06/12 @ 14:01

In response to: Life Lessons

Comment from:
Alison

Just get a gun…

01/22/12 @ 07:00

In response to: Using culture-sensitive C# dates with Javascript

Comment from:
Jeff Cutsinger

I might be mistaken, but I think DateTime.ToString has an overload that allows you to pass in a culture. For cases like this it’s appropriate to pass in CultureInfo.InvariantCulture, since you aren’t displaying the output (at least not directly).

01/12/12 @ 17:21

In response to: Procrastination

Comment from:
Alison

That summarized my whole life. I will have to watch that again and again. Maybe I can absorb it enough to actually change!

11/22/11 @ 06:30

In response to: Borders Forced to Liquidate, Close All Stores

Comment from:
Alison

I am weeding books right now at the library. People’s personal habits are DISGUSTING. I say buy at Amazon. If you’re not sure about it, check it out at the library, and then buy it on Amazon if you can’t live w/out it.

07/31/11 @ 07:43

In response to: Borders Forced to Liquidate, Close All Stores

Comment from:
Dustin

Yeah, my wife and I went to Borders on Saturday. Huge sign out front said “Everything up to 40% off!” The place was packed.

Almost all of the fiction books were only 10% off. Graphic novels were 20% off.

I pulled out my smartphone and did some price comparisons. Every item I was interested in was cheaper on Amazon.

07/25/11 @ 10:26

In response to: Borders Forced to Liquidate, Close All Stores

Comment from: mike
mike

OH, and by the way…. to prove that there is a fool born every minute - I went to my local borders to witness the frenzy of buying “discounted” books by people who, I dont know where their brains are.. There were NO DEALS, as usual, with this “clearance sale” as there have not been in the past with Circuit City or Linen and Things, etc, etc. Its the same clearance company, the same signage, the same boost-the-price and slap a 40% off sticker on it, deal. Ugh. I had to laugh at the 40 people long line as I walked right out.

And, by the way, the computer books were ONLY 20% off – which means I could still order a book from Amazon at 35% off and even with shipping, have it delivered to my front door cheaper than waiting on that long line of fools all thinking they’re getting a deal. Oh well.

07/25/11 @ 10:19

In response to: Borders Forced to Liquidate, Close All Stores

Comment from: mike
mike

Borders failed because computer books, among other books, were 30 to 40 percent less online for over a decade and they refused to drop their prices to combat that. Instead of making a sale by matching an online price, the Einstein management decided to take that hardline and refuse. Also, they hardly ever ran sales on computer books. I say computer books because I primarily purchased computer books - but you can swap in any type of book really.

If I can get X book online within 3-5 days with shipping and, in many cases, no tax, then why would I go to Borders? Well, maybe I want that book now. Maybe the Einstein management should have taken a policy that allowed matching of online prices or even GET CLOSE TO online prices. Maybe I would have purchased a few more books at the local store instead of going there to browse the book at the local store and actually place the Amazon order from within the local store using their FREE WIFI.

And that brings up another point, why would you allow people to walk around and read books for free, while drinking coffee (that you had to purchase) anyway? Why would you turn your brick and mortar STORE into a library where you could eat and drink and read everything you wanted to, then get up and leave? Coffee shops dont give out free coffee for your entire visit. Maybe free refills and maybe they even have a limit (if they’re smart). But you had to purchase that first cup of overpriced coffee - no? The entire business model of the brick and mortar bookstore spelled doom for them. People used to go there, buy coffee, take dozens of magazines or books or whatnot to the coffee shop and read for hours, then leave everything on the table and go home.

If they required that you purchase that book, they might not have been out of business. Maybe they wouldnt be selling much coffee but personally, I dont go there (or anywhere) for coffee as I can make it at home for a LOT LESS than getting goughed at the coffee shop - which is a completely different, although related, story.

07/25/11 @ 10:14

In response to: Anniversary Weekend

Comment from:
Alison

Another fun read. You write very well, you’re interesting and live your life to the fullest.
Happy Anniversary!

07/03/11 @ 01:51

In response to: Memorial Day 2011

Comment from:
Dusty

Wait…was the little girl in the pool my daughter, Iliana? Every time she swims, she informs me that she is a mermaid.

06/28/11 @ 02:44
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