Saturday Afternoon Watching

Saturday afternoons growing up usually involved some sort of creature movie.  Some of these are now on YouTube.  They’re wonderfully formulaic.  There’s an opening sequence that sets the tone, a whole lot of dialogue sprinkled with reminders of how bad the antagonist is, then at the end there’s a monster fight.  Perfect entertainment!

Google’s Product Sans Font

What better way to end the week than with a new font to add to your library?  Fonts are your friends, and on Fridays it’s important to spend time with your friends. In earlier posts we’ve covered Google’s Roboto and Apple’s San Francisco.  Both were released in 2015, and both seemed to be each company’s…

Velocity Book Review

Actually, the full title is Velocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance – A Business Novel.  It’s of course listed on Amazon in kindle, paperback, and audible.  I listened to the audible version. As is typical in business novels the characters tend to be flattened slightly to encourage…

Words for the Week

There are some great words out there that deserve to become a more active part of everyone’s vocabulary.

A Sign That All Things Are Equal

The equal sign is one of the many characters that sites on our keyboards, but most people don’t know that the sign was actually invented–and not too long ago. The = sign was invented in 1557 by Robert Recorde. Prior to that people would literally write is equal to in their notes about the relationship…