Brazil killed my evil plan

For the last few weeks, I've been sketching an evil plan (with apologies and thanks to Hugh, etc.). It all depended on Chicago being chosen as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics, which obviously didn't happen.

To business school, on the run

Somewhere today I'm talking at a bunch of strangers from a big screen.

Relationships

In an interview in the March 2008 newsletter to the Grant Study subjects, Vaillant was asked, "What have you learned from the Grant Study men?" Vaillant's response: "That the only thing that really matters in life are your relationships to other people."

--Joshua Wolf Shenk, "What Makes Us Happy?," The Atlantic, June 2009.

Ignore everybody

You are responsible for your own experience.

Nobody can tell you if what you're doing is good, meaningful or worthwhile. The more compelling the path, the more lonely it is.

Thanks for that, Hugh.

Three books from the Pollard: Warren, Malkiel, Plato

I picked up three books this evening from the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell:

Heard on Etherbeat Radio, 18 May 2009

Interesting songs heard on Etherbeat Radio -- saved here so I can find them later and so you can go to last.fm to listen to them yourself:

New books today

The last thing that I need is more books. Which is why I went and bought a few more books today.

Of course, this time it wasn't quite as financially demanding as it used to be, when I would almost compulsively raid the Barnes and Noble at Seven Corners in Falls Church, Virginia. This time, the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell was hosting a used book sale as a fundraiser. The three books that departed with me cost a grand total of $3 (which included a $0.50 raffle ticket for... I'm not sure what it was for).

Site Switch: WordPress to Drupal

Today I made a shift on kirkkittell.com: the site was previously based in WordPress; now it is based in Drupal. I still like WordPress because it was very, very easy to use. However, the sites that I have been developing recently for ISU and ISR alumni organizations are both in Drupal, which is better (in my opinion) for managing membership-based organizations. This site was the last one I had that used WordPress. I changed it so I could develop it along with the others, else it was going to atrophy.

Knocking on Thoreau's Door

Last week, I took a flash business trip to Tewksbury, a Massachusetts suburb tucked halfway between Boston and the New Hampshire border. Selected photos are posted on Flickr.

The Week in Project 365 Photos [2009-W07]

2009-040: Free Agent Nation
Free Agent Nation [2009-040]

2009-041: More Ravishing From Above

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