I keep forgetting to pay my power bill because everything else is paid automatically. Here’s why this bill is paid manually.
The auto-pay page, while hidden, starts out well:
Auto Pay is a convenient, hassle-free way to pay your bill.
Cool. Sign me up!
To enroll in Auto Pay, please fill out the Automated Payment Authorization form, print, sign and fax it to…
To be fair, I could mail it instead.
Sometimes I think about visiting Australia. Then I read something like this:
If you wear a head torch and look into the bush, dozens of little glinting blue-green-yellow eyes shine back at you from the leaf litter. They are all spiders.
I have not been to Australia.
Me: How is [dog’s name, redacted for security]?
Beah: he’s good. A little insecure today because I had to answer a security question, “What’s the name of your favorite pet?” and I read it out loud to him and acted like I couldn’t decide
A Google Alert found that one of my photos made it into a UK House of Commons Library briefing paper about public funding for science research.
Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0.
Leon is the Coach of Horace and Pete. He has the best lines.
I do not pack for a camping trip in the same way that most people pack for a camping trip.
I pack like Tom Haverford in Parks and Recreation (Season 3 Episode 8) and Richard Ayoade in Gadget Man (Series 2 Episode 1).
Remember when my name went to Pluto? Now my name is registered for a trip to Mars. It will be etched on a microchip which will be sent to Mars with the Insight mission. You can send your name as well by filling out this form within the next couple of hours.
…articles. 🙂 I don’t have a self-driving car yet. I like to learn about self-driving cars, and I share relevant articles, photos, and videos in my self-driving cars Google+ collection. If you come across something that I might have missed, please send it to me! I’m more likely to share actual announcements and less likely to share speculation, but I like to read almost anything about the subject.
New Horizons is currently checking out Pluto and my name is on board. Today, I read that in 2005, you could give NASA your name and they’d burn it on a CD and attach it to the New Horizons probe. It sounded like something I would do. It turns out, it’s something that I did.
By the way, I’m currently reading The Martian. I hadn’t read science fiction in a while, and I’m really enjoying the book. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie in October.