Sunday, February 10, 2013

Carrollton Animal Shelter Turns Public Away

I visited the Carrollton Animal Services Adoption Center a couple days ago and asked to visit with a dog on premises. I was told that they can't let me see the dog because it's a pit bull, and something "bad could happen."  It's for my protection, you see.  [facepalm]  Click the jump for a video of this "dangerous" puppy.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

verizon 2011 pci compliance report is out!

as one of the authors, i'm very proud to announce the verizon 2011 pci compliance report has been released.   sit a spell, take a gander, and share your thoughts! 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

michael vick given key to the city. wtf?

when i first heard michael vick had been given a dallas "key to the city" this weekend, i couldn't believe it. my brain ricocheted endlessly between disbelief, confusion, anger, and just plain wtf.

so i started digging...

Friday, December 24, 2010

corvette c6 z06 long-term review update

as some of you will recall, five years ago i was fortunate enough to take delivery of one of the very first c6 corvette z06s to hit the streets.  through this article, that car thrust me into a side gig doing freelance automotive journalism.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

surprised pug

is the new design lead at bmw a pug lover or something?

new 1 series m

i love the sculpted wheel arches and muscular curves, but the bumpers look like they're off an x5m and the headlights off a surprised mini dog.  what gives?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

us bank giving canadians better deals

while in canada last week, i noticed an advertisement for ally bank's 2% "high interest" savings account. 2% beats out my current bank by, well, a lot.

i emailed ally and asked if i can open one of these accounts.

Monday, October 4, 2010

bus fare

imagine you buy a bus pass for a ride across town. you spend an hour at the bus stop waiting, and finally get on the bus when it arrives. you wait another half hour on the bus before it leaves. once it's 15 minutes past the time you were supposed to leave, the bus driver tells you the check-engine light is on and mechanics are on the way.  you want to get off and take another bus, but you've already spent your bus fare on this broken bus, can't get it back, and the bus driver won't let you off the bus anyway.  you're trapped.

sound scary? then why do we let the airlines get away with this?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

speaking of really dumb ideas

No one should be promising their customers that they will thumb their nose at a U.S. court order," Ms. Caproni said. "They can promise strong encryption. They just need to figure out how they can provide us plain text.  -FBI General Counsel

score one for the good guys

remember the biker who had a gun shoved in his face by an off-duty cop after some high-speed stunts on a maryland freeway?

62mpg

our elite and all-knowing rulers are mulling raising the cafe standards to 62mpg by 2025.  to non-car people, that means all cars and trucks sold by each automaker will have to average 62mpg. yes, even cadillacs, corvettes, and trucks.