Work requirement

Thu February 23 2012 by Christopher Aedo

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 …

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Christopher Aedo's Resume (doc@aedo.net)

Sun January 01 2012 by Christopher Aedo

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 …

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Social networking is anti-social

Sun December 11 2011 by Christopher

For a brief time, I was bullish on social networking. I blame it on my natural human need to maintain consistency, since I was working at a company that was tangentially involved with social networking (i.e. if you don't make yourself believe at least a little bit in what …

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Pancakes

Sun August 21 2011 by Christopher Aedo

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 …

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Watching TV

Tue February 15 2011 by Christopher Aedo

So as much as I wish I didn't want to watch TV, sometimes I just can't help it (it generally feels like I'm shutting my brain down when I watch TV and sometimes I just need that). We cancelled satellite a few years ago, though we still downloaded a few …

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Reading

Tue January 04 2011 by Christopher

I've been meaning to post little links more often, to interesting sites I find or books I really like (instead of saving up for one really big post every few months). This one will be a little bit long just because I've got a few things to note - in the …

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tivo is for suckers

Tue September 21 2010 by Christopher Aedo

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 …

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Get up, stand up!

Thu August 19 2010 by Christopher

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Last year a coworker and friend (Rocco) set up his workspace so he could use the computer standing up. It wasn't the first time I'd heard of people doing that, but he was the first person I knew who was giving it a try. After a few days, he swore …

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More people finally catching up!

Sun May 02 2010 by Christopher Aedo

I just wanted to gloat a little bit. In 2007 we told DirecTV to suck it. We cut back on our TV watching anyway (because watching less is good for you, seriously!) What we did want to watch, we were able to get from the Internet.

LA Times pointed out …

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Week 2 (redux) - 3 for 3

Sat April 24 2010 by Christopher

Last week I got a cold that totally kicked my ass. I was only able to ride on Monday, and the week went downhill for me after that - so I say this week is a do-over for last week and will stand as my official "week 2"...

It's definitely getting …

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