Category Archives: fun

Homemade framed posters

The background for this idea was that we wanted to give a money gift at a wedding but we wanted it to be more than a card and an envelope. In essence, this is it: A framed poster featuring an aquarium and some fish. On closer inspection, the fish turn out to be origami made from bills of money! Continue reading

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Missed opportunities

My house was built less than two years ago and the satellite view of my home on Google Maps showed this: a lot of grass, but no house. It’s the lot in the middle of this angled view: I know … Continue reading

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“The felt is worn”

*”The felt rollers are worn”*
Here’s a completely true story that I personally experienced. I was working at Microsoft, fielding calls from Microsoft partners, retailers, and customers. It was generally interesting and often challenging. And once in a while, a question came along that had me in tears. Continue reading

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“I tried to remember if someone owed me a practical joke.”

*This is how odd computer problems can be:*
“We can’t send mail more than 500 miles,” the chairman explained.
“Come again?”
“We can’t send mail farther than 500 miles from here,” he repeated. “A little bit more, actually. Call it 520 miles. But no farther.” Continue reading

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Twins have more fun

I would hope that most of my followers know that I am a twin. If not, well, you do now! What’s it like? One benefit is that we get to prank people. But to be honest it’s a lot more … Continue reading

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