Don't trust the marketing!
The harder someone tries to sell you something, the more suspicious you should be. Why don't more people realize that? When something is truly great it sells itself. When it doesn't, throw marketing at it! Got milk? Seen a McDonalds add lately?
If you've ever wondered why food makers switched …read more
Use your brain; lose your religion
Those who know me well will not be surprised to see me share a few articles on this topic. I've said for years that the most dangerous thing about leading a "faith based" life is that it dulls critical thinking. In order to live that way, you need to actively …read more
If you have a job, you need to read this.
"Although some meetings are inevitable, even necessary, the principle he's advocating here is an important one. Meetings should be viewed skeptically from the outset, as risks to productivity. We have meetings because we think we need them, but all too …
Christopher Aedo's Resume (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As an approachable geek I am as comfortable talking tech with a stranger in an airport as I am with my closest friends. Few things bring me more pleasure than digging deep into new technology in my spare time, building something around it, and then talking about what I learned …read more
UPDATE: There's an updated version of the recipe that is even tasier and slightly healthier too, check out the updated recipe here!
When I was growing up, almost every weekend my mom would cook these awesome pancakes for breakfast. They were a little different (and way better) than the standard …read more
tivo is for suckers
OK, that title is unfair. TiVo is pretty great, I bought a series 1 in 2000, and within the first year added a giant hard drive (120gb WAS pretty big in 2001!) and a network card. A year later I got DirecTV and the Philips TiVo that worked with DirecTV …read more
More people finally catching up!
Barefoot running on the radio
On national radio, the editor-in-chief of Runner's World (David Willey)
shills for the shoe companies while spreading misinformation. This piece
on NPR from last week started promisingly, but the guy doing the story
didn't bother to question this statement:
"If you are a very efficient and biomechanically gifted runner, running …