The word ‘diet’ comes from the Greek word ‘díaita’ meaning: way of living, not “7 Day Bacon Cleanse: Lose 20 lbs in 24 hours!”.


How to install and use Hombrew from your home directory

I just got a Macbook Pro at work. So far I like it a lot but I ran into the problem that I’m not an admin (and the permissions on /usr/local/ were completely locked down) on it and I wanted to be able to install Homebrew tools whenever I felt like it. First, clone Homebrew into your home directory: cd $HOME git clone Next, add Homebrew to your path (your syntax might be different if you’re not using bash): [Read More]

Phonetic Alphabet Cheat Sheet

Below is a quick cheat sheet I made up to help out when I was on the phone with people. Inevitably you have to either read off an account number or spell out some weird URL and run into a conversation like this: Tech Support: Please read off your account number Me: k, 005V345 Tech: Thank you, I have that as 005B345 Me: No, that’s V as in Victor not B as in Bravo [Read More]

My Favorite Art Form

Andy Goldsworthy (books, Wikipedia) does some amazing art. My friends and I used to try to imitate this while putting our own spin on it. Here’s some examples.

Click on them to get a big version:

Seaweed Art Tower of Power Not Man Made