June 30, 2016
I don’t normally promote my company on this blog, but an independent review of vendors in our area just came out. (RMIS stands for risk management information system, meaning insurance risk management).
Origami Risk killed it.
It’s available (kind of) here. They will ask for your email and send a link. Unless you are an insurance geek you don’t really care. What we care about is the ultimate client recommendation index.
We are at 93% and our nearest competitor is at 34%.
June 29, 2016
Tony Hawk is almost as old as me. 17 years ago he was the first skateboarder ever to perform a 900 (two and a half full revolutions) in competition.
At 48 he decided to do it one more time.
In Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series, the episode with Chris Rock, he says something like:
To learn to do a skateboard trick, how many times do you have to get something wrong first, until you get it right? And you hurt yourself and if you learn to do that trick, now you got a life lesson. Whenever I see those skateboard kids, I think, those kids will be all right.
Watch a 48 year old try to do the trick one more time:
Here’s him doing it the first time. Wasn’t easy then either…
June 18, 2016
The Row for Hemophilia team got off to a slow start with some nasty weather. They were basically told to batten down the hatches and ride it out. But the weather has turned and they are back on the move.
Supposedly they are going to be getting a new tracking system (wasn’t explained to me how) since the currently system seems to be updating very infrequently.
With improved weather, they are hoping to get into a groove. Looking at the other boats in the official Great Pacific Race (2 of which have already retired) it’s hard to imagine the row taking less than 70 days. Crazy.
June 14, 2016
I read Nate Silver and follow him on Twitter. I have never before heard him refer to someone as an asshole.