Thursday, December 07, 2017

New Product Names in Taiwan - A 25 year odyssey

Company A: We need a name for our new motorcycle. It’s not fast, but super reliable.
Me: Call it the Centurion
Company A: Too violent. We’re going to call it “Hartford”

Company B: We have a new kind of machining center, very high capacity.
Me: Call it Hephaestus
Company B: Too weird. We’ll call it “Golden Lucky”

Company C: We need a new name for our USB flash drive lineup.
Me: Coeus, Celeritas, or Reposita
Company C: We don’t understand any of those. We’ll call it “DashDrive”

Product Manager of Company D: Karl, we are developing a system that integrates IoT with vertical farming for better management and improved crop yield. We need a cool name for this system.
Me: *Sighs* OK…  
Product Manager: But here’s the thing. I don’t want a name that’s some variation of ‘Tech’ or ‘Net’ or ‘Link’ or any of those. They’re all overused. Can you think of a name that’s a classical reference? Like is there an ancient god of farming or something?
Me: *tears of happiness streaming down my face* Demeter, Greek goddess of agriculture. The system is called Demeter.  
Product Manager: Perfect! Thanks!

Me: *retires*

Tuesday, December 05, 2017



Now… I know this isn’t My place — and keep in mind, this is coming from a horned snake with 10,000 legs and infinite teeth who demands tri-annual virgin sacrifices and who wipes out all life on His planet every time someone has a single impure thought — but your relationship with guns is seriously fucked up.

Monday, December 04, 2017



I have them

The irony of Kenrick's presuming to improve the moral tone of feminine England has not gone unnoticed: he has been described as "one of London's most despised, drunken, and morally degenerate hack writers in the later eighteenth century."

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Roy Moore, I feel for ya'

Roy Moore co-authored course saying women shouldn't run for office

The media just takes this stuff and blows it all out of proportion.

"The accent now stands for unshakeable morality and doomed heroism, which is pretty much the slot Yorkshire would hope to occupy in the cultural consciousness of the world. If this kind of exposure goes on much longer, Yorkshiremen and women may even crack a smile."

 Why the accents in 'Game of Thrones' make no sense

I'm not sure...

...what this is a metaphor... um, for.

My career choices? U.S. elections? Neoliberalism?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Hey Baby Boomers!

Yeah that's right. These days Hollywood is pandering to Generation X. How do you like it?

Consider it payback for the countless 'classic rock' stations that permeated FM radio throughout the 80's, and the fact that I had to listen to 'Hotel California' about ten billion times.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

It's a metaphor...

...cloaked in  symbolism, wrapped in an enigma, and just sitting there like a simile.

I wouldn't say they are zeroes. They're usually a good way for lower lever characters to get experience.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


I have a few.



Wednesday, November 15, 2017