Monthly Archive: October 2008

Hail to the king, baby. 4

Hail to the king, baby.

Happy Halloween from me… and my BOOMSTICK!

California's Proposition 8 and The LDS Church 15

California's Proposition 8 and The LDS Church

I've been putting off writing anything about California's Proposition 8, the state constitutional amendment to define marriage as one man and one woman. Not only have many other people on both sides, within and without the church, been sharing their...

On Mythical Functionality 1

On Mythical Functionality

I had the following conversation with a co-worker today: Co-worker: Hey, uh…do you guys have a magical utility that emails reports? Something we don't know about? Me: Yes. It also ejects Pop Tarts from the floppy drive, if you have...

Fixing the Credit Crisis for a Fraction of the Cost 2

Fixing the Credit Crisis for a Fraction of the Cost

Reading and watching postmortems of the credit market freeze have been very enlightening. At the core of the problem is a lack of confidence and trust in those handing out credit ratings, the people who said that big bundles of...

Dear Comcast, Please jump in a lake and die. 8

Dear Comcast, Please jump in a lake and die.

Shauna and I decided that we wanted to watch a streaming movie from Netflix tonight and found a title that seemed pretty interesting. I went ahead and loaded it up only to be met with a message that our Internet...

Get Paid to Vote 0

Get Paid to Vote

Here's a neat tip: in Utah, you can take time off of work to vote and be paid for it. Per Utah Code Section 20A-3-103, you can notify your employer in advance to take two paid hours for voting at...

This is why we don't trust our dogs 6

This is why we don't trust our dogs

Shopping For a New Phone Company 3

Shopping For a New Phone Company

Aside from some isolated issues, I've been pretty happy with my phone service from Vonage over the last four and a half years. The call quality is good, the price is excellent and they have an awesome set of features....

Building a Better Bailout 3

Building a Better Bailout

I'm honestly pretty disgusted with the attitudes surrounding the recently-passed bank bailout bill. Both Obama and McCain called for action now and blame later. The problem is that they are asking for us to get behind the solution before identifying...

Where I Stand 2008: State Offices 0

Where I Stand 2008: State Offices

This is the last post in a continuing series of candidate and issue endorsements for the 2008 election cycle.