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Random Thoughts on Drone Package Delivery

By now most people have seen or at least heard about Amazon’s Prime Air service. Supposedly, still in the R&D phase Amazon unveiled its drone delivery plans on 60 Minutes back in December. I heard many people dismiss Prime Air as a publicity stunt with no real chance of ever… ahem, getting off the ground. While I do think announcing it at this point is almost certainly a way to garner publicity, I don’t think that there is any reason it can’t be done.

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On Life

In my 26 years of existence I’ve learned that life is hardly ever fair. In fact a lot of times it can feel like life is kicking you in the face, when you’re already on the ground from it punching you in the stomach. In all the times that life was punching or kicking me, I learned some things:

  • Even though life is hardly ever fair, it’s still worth living.
  • Life is worth living because of other people, and the experiences both good and bad that we share.
  • Life should not be lived alone, it should be shared with friends, family and even those you can’t stand.
  • Don’t over analyze, life isn’t that complicated – just live.
  • Don’t let the punching and kicking make you bitter, let yourself be happy.
  • Be yourself, always.
  • Every now and then life stops the punching and the kicking and hands you a gift, and when it does you should grab on to that gift and never let go.
  • The single most precious gift that life can give you is people that accept and love you for who you are because being you is really what your life is meant for.

Sandi is beautiful, smart, funny, and caring. She is someone who makes it worth going though the kicks and punches of life. She is one of those gifts that life gives you. In order to grab hold of that gift and never let it go I have asked her to marry me.

She said yes.

Date is set for April 1st (Yeah, I know April 1st! w00t)

-I love you Sandi and Boys-

Me & Sandi

Me & Boys

Me & Boys

White Elephant Gift

Going to a Christmas party tonight and there is a white elephant gift exchange – someone is going to get 6 8GB IBM SCSI hard drives with their covers removed. Interestingly all the hard drives (same model) have an X mark (looks to be sharpie) on the top plater. The only information I could find in my (brief) research as to why, was this Ask MetaFilter thread.

Is it me or would it look cool to mount the drives to a backing board like they are shown in the picture and hang them on the wall?