Eschew Obfuscation

In the movie Die Hard With A Vengeance, John McClain is in a real pickle. The gritty NYC cop, played by Bruce Willis, is targeted by a criminal mastermind who calls himself simply, Simon.

In the initial scenes of the film, McClain is thrust into a situation where, through a series of events, he and a Bronx shopkeeper, played by Samuel Jackson, are required to play a sequence of ‘games’ in order to prevent a large bomb from being detonated in a school. […]

People Will Buy Anything

Yesterday morning in church, I observed something that got me thinking. No, it wasn’t the sermon or a scripture reading, it was somebody’s shirt. As we were walking out of the building I saw a man wearing a beige polo shirt with an embroidered logo that read Rainforest Café – Las Vegas.

I thought to myself, what motivates someone to buy an overpriced shirt, at an overpriced theme restaurant, in perhaps the most overpriced city in America? […]

Compromise Or Full Potential – You Have A Choice.

When I was twelve years old, I built my first speaker. I had taken apart broken toy police car (to see what was inside of course) and one the parts was a small round speaker. I first hooked the two wires up to a 9-volt battery to see what would happen. All I got was a dull buzzing noise. After playing around for a little while I remembered that my dad had strung a wire from the family stereo down into the basement. I disconnected his speaker and hooked up my little cop car part.

Of course it sounded terrible. I looked at my speaker, and the one I had just disconnected, and concluded that mine lacked a cabinet. I ventured deeper into the basement, found an old shoebox and some masking tape and constructed my first speaker box, or what I now know is technically referred to as an enclosure. […]