Screen Protectors – Total Waste of Money

A screen protector is a sheet of plastic meant to keep the viewing area of a personal device free of anything that obstructs its view, such as scratches, the user’s fluids, 3rd-party fluids, and dirt. A screen protector is much more readily scratched than an ordinary screen, and also accumulates opaque air bubbles. A screen […]

Stranger Requests

A stranger approaches you and stares at you. They say nothing. You can only assume that they are not retarded. And so, you smile politely back, but it seems as though they want something. This kind of situation has never happened to me in real life, but happens with confusing frequency on social media sites. […]

Vacant Stare Ways

The large concrete structure that smells of dust and chemicals at Oregon State University is also known as The Physics Building. It’s a bland structure adorned with slabs of metal that had been painted blue to make the wall of single-pane windows less lonely. The entryway was a good place to hide from the rain […]

Shake, Rattle, and Walk – Japan’s Earthquake

The oddest thing happened as we got back home to survey the damage, and were surprised that our surplus of objects on surfaces had survived and surmised that in addition to prayers helping us out, the greatest credit has to go to Japanese engineering.