Update! Appliance Research: Chest Freezers
March 9, 2010 – 9:48 am | Comments Off on Update! Appliance Research: Chest Freezers

The decision (and purchase) has been made! In an earlier post (“Appliance Upgrade Research: Chest Freezers”), I checked to see if the chest freezers listed on the EnergyStar site were still offered by each of the manufacturers

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Quitting the day job
September 17, 2007 – 2:19 pm | 2 Comments
Quitting the day job

As of October 25th, I will no longer be the Director of Information Services for a small Manhattan based publisher, nor will I be able to enjoy this view:

Now down to just two fields (financial publishing …

Microsoft's Home-Based 100 Index
August 2, 2007 – 1:38 pm | Comments Off on Microsoft's Home-Based 100 Index

The hype:
Don’t miss your chance to be included in the first-ever Home-Based 100 index – a tribute to the millions of home-based businesses operating in the U.S. today. Brought to you exclusively by StartupNation and proudly …

Off Topic: Now Grilled Chicken Causes Cancer?!
October 5, 2006 – 1:48 pm | One Comment

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A US doctors’ group has sued seven leading fast-food chains including McDonald’s and Burger King over their use of a “dangerous carcinogenic” in grilled chicken.
The Washington-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) …

What happened?
January 13, 2006 – 9:13 pm | One Comment

For roughly the past week, I had been in communications with another firm about another position to replace my main job. Today they accepted my requests and I accepted the position that they offered… I …

Vendy Awards: The Finalists
November 12, 2005 – 6:19 pm | Comments Off on Vendy Awards: The Finalists

Justice’s Street Vendor Project has selected four finalists for their Vendy Awards.
The four finalists were the top vote-getters in an online nomination process.

Thiru “Dosa Man” Kumar for Dosas (Washington Square South at Sullivan Street)
Tony “the …

NYC Interactive Map and Photographic History
October 18, 2005 – 5:31 pm | Comments Off on NYC Interactive Map and Photographic History

NYC photographic history of property – for sale 
Between 1939 and 1941, the city photographed every house and building in the five Boroughs. Copies of these unique images are now available for purchase.
Turns out that the …

re: Using uHaul?
August 28, 2005 – 1:36 pm | 2 Comments

It took a complaint to the Arizona BBB, but I now have my $5 back =)

Using uHaul? Better have a backup.
July 31, 2005 – 10:01 pm | 5 Comments

First of all, funk uHaul.
Called at noon on Friday for either a 10 foot MiniMover or a 14 foot truck, the rep I spoke to said they had the MiniMover I wanted and …

The getaway from NYC
June 9, 2005 – 3:21 am | Comments Off on The getaway from NYC

San Jose, Costa Rica

Whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River
Whitewater rafting on the Rio Sarapiqui
Hiking to La Fortuna Waterfall
Sightseeing at the Arenal Volcano
Sightseeing trip to the Monteverde Cloud Forest