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All from a video game he made in his bedroom. https://homes.yahoo.com/blogs/spaces/minecraft-founder-notch-markus-persson-buys--l-a--s-most-extreme-home--for--70-million-011824804.html
A brilliant short story demonstrating the trouble with pedantry in the English language: SHIPS IN THE NIGHT by Lawrence Bush I had only just arrived at the club when I bumped into Roger. After we had exchanged a few pleasantries, he lowered his voice and asked, "What do you think of Martha and I as a potential twosome?" "That," I replied, "would be a mistake. Martha and me is more like it." "You're interested in Martha?" "I'm interested in clear communication." "Fair enough," he agr...
"This is a situation we are going to have to come to terms with, a new paradigm and a new way of handling our business. Because this could happen to an electric company, a car company, a newsroom. It could happen to anybody ... Understand what is going on right now, because the world just changed on your watch, and you weren’t even paying attention." http://deadline.com/2014/12/george-clooney-sony-hollywood-cowardice-north-korea-cyberattack-petition-1201329988/
"I have to say this for Germany: after the war, they openly faced the horrors of the Nazi regime and cleaned house, and to this day have a strong aversion to any proponents of that vileness. In the US, we let our war criminals walk free and profit mightily." http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2014/12/15/the-wages-of-evil/
Some things I've learned about people from running a hot dog shop (note that I'm not judging -- no mockery (well, maybe a little), complaining or praising here, just observation): * Even with the closed sign up and the outdoor furniture and signage stacked up inside, people will still open the door and ask if I'm open. * With the closed sign up and the door locked, people will, after several consecutive failed attempts to open the door, bang on the glass and ask if I'm open. * People don't...
I'm forever cleaning up after smokers at the shop -- ashes all over the deck, butts scattered by the front door. I'd like to believe that I was never so inconsiderate when I was a smoker, but I'm sure I was. I take consolation in the fact that from January, smoking will be illegal in all restaurants and bars in Korea (currently it's only illegal in larger establishments), meaning my wife and her brother will have no more excuses for not putting a No Smoking sign on the deck. I can say witho...
In all the years I've lived in Korea and through all the moves from one house to another, the only times something didn't go wrong is when I rented a truck and a driver without hiring movers (the time ~12 years ago when Neil Choudhury and Jas Wal helped out was the smoothest of all). That's why I prefer to pack things myself and keep the role of the movers, as much as possible, to just carrying stuff. Today, my brother-in-law is moving out to his new pad. So I present to you: Moving F**k Up...
So the wife and I had planned to casually go through our several years' worth of collected junk, sort it, and trash it or pack it at a casual pace over the next several days in preparation for our move. Since we've moved up the moving date by two days, that means two fewer days of sorting. So this weekend we're doing more than we had planned. I'm a pack rat. I had no idea I had so many computer cables, adapters, mice & keyboards, routers, cameras, microphones, speakers and more. Trashed. I'v...