Internet Problems

September 3, 2006 at 1:27 pm | Posted in Skittles | 6 Comments

Verizon DSL has been slow on the upload in the Philadelphia area. More after Labor Day I hope.


Just Want to Check on the King All Day

August 1, 2006 at 8:49 pm | Posted in Skittles | 1 Comment

Must resist temptation to work . . . work taking over . . . can’t play chess . . . arrggh!


BDO Opening

July 27, 2006 at 6:01 am | Posted in Skittles | Leave a comment

As mentioned earlier, here’s a picture of Brady David Odell.


Welcome Nephew Brady!

July 24, 2006 at 8:35 pm | Posted in Skittles | Leave a comment

My sister and her husband had their first child last night, Brady ???? Odell. He weighed 7lbs 8oz and was 21 inches long. Both baby and mother are doing fine. The family legend is already being written as it is being told that my sister was in labor for 62 hours!

Cheese Steak Inventor Dead

July 23, 2006 at 12:04 am | Posted in Skittles | Leave a comment


The cheese steak has been a Philly tradition for over 70 years. If you’ve never had one, next time your in Philly, skip the fancy restaurants and go straight to Pat’s. Don’t kid yourself, if you’ve had a cheese steak 45 to 60 miles outside of Philadelphia area, it just isn’t the same. Another clue: if your local pizza joint has to call it a Philly Cheese steak, it ain’t.

Saturday morning, I learned that the inventor of the cheese steak passed away. Harry Olivieri was 90. Immediately I knew what had to be done — I needed to celebrate his life by eating one of the greatest culinary inventions of all time. So Saturday night, the barbecue was turned off and the cheese steaks were ordered.

God bless you Harry Olivieri, my taste buds and waistline will never be the same. I will always have mine wit.


June 26, 2006 at 12:43 pm | Posted in Skittles | 2 Comments

This Fast Company article talks about what design is and what it is not. It is targeted toward product design, but many of the attributes can be applied to anything you might want to design.

  • Design is user-focused
  • Design is prototype-based
  • A designer speaks a language everyone understands
  • Design is a process that is often chaotic and unpredictable
  • A design simplifies complexity
  • A design succeeds because of collaboration


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