From time to time, there is an incredibly tragic accident where people are killed with guns and this always tends to lead to a gun control debate. I understand and agree with the sentiment. If we could save one life, wouldn’t giving up guns be worth it? Do we really need guns? So let’s legislate away gun violence! Thinking you can control deaths by gun control is as unrealistic as saying you can legislate away depression. Or legislate away violence…

Today wrapped up Dallas Startup Week. I went to the Game Day, which was the final session of the Video Game track. There were several really cool games and gaming technology being demoed and I was surprised how many video and board games are being developed in Dallas. There was one in particular that caught my attention: Scrapped. Scrapped is a game that was developed as part of a project in the SMU Guildhall program. So instead of reading my…

I want to start with a quick story. My mom’s dad had 4 daughters. He was a man’s man, fought in WWII, hunted, fished, worked insanely hard for his family, and held to a set of values that today would be labelled as sexist. My grandfather once insisted I turn off Growing Pains because it was too adult. You know, the family show in the 80s starring the notoriously Christian Kirk Cameron. I was his first male grandson and of…

It used to be, if you wanted to have something delivered, it was food in the form of pizza.  All of the sudden, there are a slew of delivery services popping up that deliver everything from food to alcohol to, well, anything.  There are eight services I have tried and I thought I would share my experiences. Favor Favor is the “easiest way to get anything in your city delivered” delivery service. The cool thing about Favor is they will…

My answer to Evan Rose is too long for Twitter.  Why defund Planned Parenthood?  First, I think it is psychologically devastating for the women that get them.  I think there is strong evidence that those babies can feel pain.  Considering that there is no clear consensus, the government should not be financing abortions through insurance or organizations like Planned Parenthood.  Lastly, there are so many couples that want a child so badly and would adopt a baby in a heartbeat…

I have started cooking a lot more at home.  I am not a fan of cookbooks, but I really like watching a quick video showing you how to make good stuff.  There is a ton of people out there making cooking videos, but I think the best is FoodTube, by Jamie Oliver.  FoodTube, if you don’t know, is a network of half a dozen great chefs.  The videos are really well done and the meals are typically pretty simple and…

I have been Tweeting a lot of frustrations about Apple and a friend asked why, so here are the details…. I begged my parents for my first computer, which was an Apple.  And right before I went to college I worked all summer and saved up my money for my second.  Which I immediately regretted since everyone at school had PCs and it seemed all the cool pirated games were made for PC.  So I converted to PC until Steve…

I had a high school friend that is a teacher that drove for Uber. He told me how much he was making and I decided to drive. I had a bunch of unused miles on my cars lease, so it worked out good for me. Since then, when getting rides from drivers, I have given them some Uber tips. Tips Uber drivers gave me that helped me out a lot. In the middle, I have some Uber rider tips.  At the…

I love YouTube more and more.  I just realized you can create playlists on YouTube.  You can also make them open to the public.  You can listen to YouTube on your phone, on TV, on your computer.  Why was I paying for Spotify again?  Not too long ago I wrote about Why Strategically Taylor Swift Leaving Spotifly Is Important where I basically explain that she is probably making considerably more on YouTube than on Spotify.  The other day it dawned on me that…

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand…