Author: iversonic

Homage to Wired’s Colophon of Yore

One of my favorite things about old Wired magazines is the details in the Colophon section in the back that listed everything used to put the magazine out. Details included hardware, software, typography, networking, paper type, and my favorite, “the music that helped to get this magazine out”. I randomly pulled the January 1994 issue […]

Good Leaders Help Employees Achieve Their Goals

As a Seattle Seahawks fan since 1978 I found a recent quote from head coach Pete Carroll puzzling regarding their recently departed defensive coordinator, Dan Quinn. Mr. Quinn transformed the Seahawks’ defense into the best in the NFL and helped bring his team to two consecutive Super Bowls. So why would Carroll publicly comment on […]

Book Review: American Junkie by Tom Hansen

American Junkie by Tom Hansen is the powerful memoir of a Seattle addict that not only tells a harrowing, self-destructive story, but also demonstrates how Mr. Hansen found a calling to write in mid-life following years of using and selling heroin.  On the surface Mr. Hansen provides a gritty, real-life glimpse into the Seattle drug dealer underworld during the 1980’s and 90’s.  […]

Eastern European Trip 2007 – Suceava, Brașov, and Sighișoara

SUCEAVA The lightning storm at the end of the most recent post took out the internet provider in Suceava (pronounced SOO-cheva). I couldn’t find the internet until locating a cafe in Sighișoara (Si-gee-shwah- rah) just now. Our hostess in Suceava is Monika, who is very sweet and giving and owns High Class Hostel. Her place is highly recommended […]