The first few episodes of Orange is the New Black are a little off key.  The jokes fall flat.  Or maybe it’s the the whiplash of accepting the premise of casual acceptance of one man’s fiancee going to prison for a year.  
But the plot develops/ characters light up and it gets better.
Check it out.

The first few episodes of Orange is the New Black are a little off key.  The jokes fall flat.  Or maybe it’s the the whiplash of accepting the premise of casual acceptance of one man’s fiancee going to prison for a year.  

But the plot develops/ characters light up and it gets better.

Check it out.

Just For Fun

Just For Fun

Def Con Trip

Had a ton of fun in Las Vegas at Def Con with the girlfriend 2 weekends ago.  

Importantly, my eyes were opened to the possibilities of a world with ever increasing exploitable security holes.  Look around and you will find that nothing is as secure as it would seem.

You can hack a car and make it crash, easily hack a computer via wifi or bluetooth, and bring an organization to its knees with simple hardware devices that can be plugged into their network and send their information back to you.

Luckily, the world somehow keeps turning even with this curse/ blessing of interconnectedness.

What Makes a Great Logo?
This is a difficult question.  Inevitably the answers and ideas to consider can go on ad infinitum.  Our team contemplated a lot of ideas.  We looked at everything, came up with something, threw it out and started over.  
The logo above is what we settled on.  It’s blue, it prints well in many formats, and it looks a little like a mobile app.
Want to see more?  Take a look at the Advant Interactive site.

What Makes a Great Logo?

This is a difficult question.  Inevitably the answers and ideas to consider can go on ad infinitum.  Our team contemplated a lot of ideas.  We looked at everything, came up with something, threw it out and started over.  

The logo above is what we settled on.  It’s blue, it prints well in many formats, and it looks a little like a mobile app.

Want to see more?  Take a look at the Advant Interactive site.

Biblical Value System

I had a conversation about my moral value system the other night with Dorothy, and it prompted a question.

How does my moral system align with Christianity?  

The best place to start to quantify this is with the 10 Commandments and the 7 Deadly sins.  

So I went one by one and thought about if I agree with these moral tenets.

I found this experience illuminating.  

In conclusion, here is what I found:

  • Jeremy agrees with 3 of the 10 Commandments.
  • Dorothy agrees with 4.5 of the 10 Commandments.
  • Jeremy agrees with 3.5 of the 7 deadly sins.
  • Dorothy agrees with 4 of the 7 deadly sins.

10 Commandments

  1. I am the Lord thy God, … Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

  2. Jeremy’s Version - NO - Does NOT apply

  3. Dorothy’s Version - YES

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images.

  1. Jeremy’s Version - YES

  2. Dorothy’s Version - YES

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

  1. Jeremy’s Version - NO - Does NOT apply

  2. Dorothy’s Version - MAYBE

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

  1. Jeremy’s Version - YES - but once every 10 days - I like the decimal system

  2. Dorothy’s Version - MAYBE

Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long.

  1. Jeremy’s Version - YES most of the time if you have good parents

  2. Dorothy’s Version - YES, in reason

Thou shalt not kill.

  1. Jeremy’s Version - NO - Does NOT apply, killing in times of war or mercy is good

  2. Dorothy’s Version - NO - justified exceptinos

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

  1. Jeremy’s Version - YES

  2. Dorothy’s Version - YES

Thou shalt not steal.

  1. Jeremy’s Version - NO - Does NOT apply, there are times that this is OK

  2. Dorothy’s Version - NO

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

  1. Jeremy’s Version - NO - Does NOT apply, but lies must be used very selectively

  2. Dorothy’s Version - KINDA

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house.

  1. Jeremy’s Version - NO - Does NOT apply, jealousy will push you to do more shit

  2. Dorothy’s Version - NO

7 Deadly Sins

  1. Pride is excessive belief in one’s own abilities, that interferes with the individual’s recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity.

  2. AGREE? Jeremy’s Version - NO - Does NOT apply, but lie and be humble in public to make friends

  3. Dorothy’s Version - NO

Envy is the desire for others’ traits, status, abilities, or situation.

  1. AGREE? Jeremy’s Version - KINDA, use envy in moderation, can eat you up

  2. Dorothy’s Version - YES

Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.

  1. AGREE? Jeremy’s Version - NO - Does NOT apply, but you’re dumb and fat

  2. Dorothy’s Version - YES

Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.

  1. AGREE? Jeremy says YES

  2. Dorothy’s Version - YES

Anger is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath.

  1. AGREE? Jeremy says NO, there are instances

  2. Dorothy’s Version - NO, there are instances

Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.

  1. Jeremy’s Version - NO - Does NOT apply

  2. Dorothy’s Version - NO

Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work.

  1. AGREE? Jeremy says YES

  2. Dorothy’s Version - YES




Fitbit

Bought the moms a Fitbit for mother’s day.  I’m hoping this keeps her healthy and spurs her to be more active.  

One of the cool features is you can monitor your friends activity online.  So if I get a Fitbit, we can compete to stay active, get good sleep, etc.  Very cool, and definitely the best of the bunch out there.  The Fitbit just launched this month.  

Diet Manifesto - First Diet in 15 years

About two months ago my step father, Richard had a heart attack.  Actually, it was his second heart attack, and he’s only 50.  The type of heart attack he had is one that is usually fatal.  It’s rare that the type he had is caught in time to save the victim.  In Richard’s case he felt the warning signs and immediately went to the hospital - this saved his life.

I have a great deal of knowledge about how to lead a healthy life.  From when I was a teenager and my mom had us adopt a radical vegetarian diet for a few years, I’ve been exposed to the best ideas on what to eat to live a long time.  

What happens when you have this understanding of what to do but don’t do it?  I think it’s a great travesty.  To have something of great value and to not act on the ideas - to ignore the tremendous value.  

My diet since I have been a teenager and went through a retraining with my family has been healthy.  I eat almost nothing from a box, my diet is primarily plant based.  For the last few years my breakfast has been a frozen vegetable and protein powder smoothie.  

All this to say, I have still eaten fatty foods.  To illustrate - even if you eat a burger at a fancy restaurant - it’s still a burger.  Fries area always evil.  Deep fried potatoes?  There is nothing good there.  Pork belly?  That’s a fancy way to eat bacon in large quantities.  Enormous, delicious fatty steak cuts?  Death.  

All this to say - for the last 2 months I have stopped eating anything bad.  If I know it’s bad I don’t eat it.  I used to go to subway and get a tuna sandwich, chips, cookies and a diet coke.  Now?  Turkey sandwich with light mayo, no chips, no cookies and a diet coke.  Still hungry?  I just eat a 12 inch instead of the 9 inches of sandwich I would eat before.

At a nice restaurant I would normally order a delicious read meat: steak, pork, etc.  Now I look for the fish.  

Another big one for me - no more salt.  

Let’s look at the no mores:

1. Steak

2. Chips

3. Burgers

4. Fast food

5. Cookies

6. Candy

7. Donuts

8. Salt

9. Sugar drinks of any sort

10. Fatty foods/ meats of any sort

11. Refined starches - pastas, pizzas, etc.

Benefactor

Definition of BENEFACTOR

: one that confers a benefitespecially : one that makes a gift or bequest

Examples of BENEFACTOR

  1. With the help of a rich benefactor he set up a charity.
  2. <an anonymous benefactor gave the school a dozen new computers>

First Known Use of BENEFACTOR

15th century
nikolawashere:

NY under water.
The eye-catching swimming pool in Mumbai, India, has been built to raise awareness about the threat of sea level rises as a result of global warming.  
It was constructed by attaching a giant aerial photograph of the New York City skyline to the floor of the pool.

nikolawashere:

NY under water.

The eye-catching swimming pool in Mumbai, India, has been built to raise awareness about the threat of sea level rises as a result of global warming.  

It was constructed by attaching a giant aerial photograph of the New York City skyline to the floor of the pool.