Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

May 31, 2017

Once again, Origami Risk has been named one of the Best and Brightest companies to work for in Chicago and Atlanta (our two largest offices). Nationwide awards will be announced soon.

Chicago winners

Atlanta winners

I don’t see any of our competitors, all of whom have big offices in Chicago and/or Atlanta, on these lists. Hmm…

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AlphaGo Go

May 25, 2017

Google’s AlphaGo software just beat the world #1 Go player. And it’s getting better:

“Last year, it was still quite humanlike when it played,” Mr. Ke said after the game. “But this year, it became like a god of Go.”


Nothing Matters

May 24, 2017

I enjoy reading Dr. Aaron Carroll on Twitter, the blog The Incidental Economist or the excellent YouTube series Healthcare Triage. You should at least follow the last one. When he’s frustrated (which seems to be often these days) he tends to tweet “nothing matters”.

That came to mind today. I’ve been avoid political posts because, well, nothing matters. But these two items leaped out:

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We’d be fine with schools discriminating against women and blacks if it weren’t for those pesky Title IX and Civil Rights laws…


Happy Birthday Brooklyn Bridge

May 24, 2017

My favorite bridge is 134 today. Brownstoner has a post with their ten most popular Instagram pictures of the bridge. Click the link for all of them, but this was #1:

Perfect timing. #bk #Brooklyn #brooklynbridge #photography #photooftheday photo by @golden2dew

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Blossom Brooklyn

May 21, 2017

I blogged about this place already, but we were there again tonight and I took video. This is Tori’s order, Strawberry, Graham Cracker Vanilla (it has a better name, but those are the ingredients). If you don’t feel like reading the old post, the idea is that the pan is super cooled so it is freezing into ice cream while they smash the ingredients. Then they flatten it and roll it.

 


USA for Dummies

May 15, 2017

This comes via a blog called One Hot Mess, which I had not heard of before today. So if it turns out the author is a multiple felon devil worshiper, it’s not my fault. The post (actually called The United States Presidency for Dummies) is accurate and funny:

6.  In 1787, the Continental Congress—which was like a temporary government –created the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION to be the “Supreme Law of the Land.” That means we do not have KINGS or DESPOTS or any LOYALTY to anyone except for THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION which is a PIECE OF PAPER and not an ORANGE person or any person.

There’s also a post called “The James Comey Firing in Limerick” which amuses me, so I might have to check out the rest of this blog…


Derek Jeter Night

May 14, 2017

They retired Derek Jeter’s #2 tonight at Yankee Stadium and all the greats were there. Everything has already been said about Jeter. He had an amazing knack for the dramatic.

The Dive:

A classic because it was Yankees vs. Red Sox and it was the 12th inning tied at 1-1 and there was a runner at second who scores if he doesn’t make this catch:

Mr. November:

This would be a World Series the Yankees eventually lose, but in the first World Series pushed into November, literally the first pitch after midnight, he hits a walk-off home run.

Hit #3000:

Of course it was a home run.

Final at bat of his career:

A game winning hit.

And of course, the flip: