A glass of light, please

A thirst for illumination. #lamp #light #glass #Hipstamatic

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Trying Instagram’s new embed feature

Mr. Moai:

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Moai dude by day

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Bon-Ton Recruits at UWM

While waiting outside my Business Law classroom, I noticed this sign advertising companies recruiting interns from the B-school at UWM. Both Kohl’s and Bon-Ton are featured on the display.

Lubar Hall Internship Display

Wouldn’t that be “funny” if I got a job at Bon-Ton as an intern? Ha ha ha ha… ha ha. Ehhh.

Although I doubt they are recruiting 40-year-old male Accounting Master’s students. My experience tells me they recruit exclusively from the College of Hot Girls.

Spam Technology Spamwads

Just a public service announcement to warn everyone that are aReunion_dot_com_logo bunch of friggin’ spammers.  Several months ago, I got one of those “[Coworker name] is searching for you on!  Go to now to connect!” emails.

So, having had no problems with MySpace, Facebook, and LinkedIn, I naively assumed that would follow the same policy at sign-up, and allow me to optionally send my friends an email asking them to connect with me at

No such luck–even though I consider myself fairly savvy with technology and have 10 years experience in the Information Technology world, I still ended up sending invites to EVERYONE in my Gmail address book.’s account sign-up process is very deceptive and tricky when it comes to extracting your email address book.

Apparently, everyone who got spammed in my name (“spoofed” would be the term) just ignored the emails that appeared to have come from me (but which were really sent without my approval by  Sorry everybody!

Yesterday, a couple of my friends got burned by this same scam–don’t feel bad!  I led the way in letting these jerks use me as a spam source.

Read more about at Wikipedia, this influential technologist’s blog, and at the Better Business Bureau, where the BBB gives a well-deserved grade of “F.”

UPDATE: Reunion has now changed their name to

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BroWeek08: Too Tired

So: my grand plans to blog Brothers’ Weekend 2008 every few hours have failed miserably. And now it’s 12:27am on Sunday, and I’m just too tired to really write much.

Plus I had hoped to transfer the pictures I’ve been taking with my iPhone onto my laptop and blog from there, but there have been some technical difficulties… so this post is coming from my iPhone again.

The St. Paul Cathedral

Thus, I leave you with only a picture of the St. Paul Cathedral, taken from a spot directly adjacent to the parking lot where I used to park the summer (of 1994) I worked at the St. Paul Companies. Lots of good and bad memories reintroduced themselves at that moment this morning.

Okay… gotta get some sleep. We’re going to take the scenic route back home, along the Mississippi, through Red Wing, Winona, La Crosse and so forth. Dan wants to get going at the crazy hour of 9:00am!