Randy Cassingham’s Blog

Randy’s blog — more than 700 entries — goes back to 1994. If you’d like to read through all of them, it’ll take you awhile — but you’ll be amply entertained. The first entry is here: Introducing My Blog, and there are links at the bottom of each page (above the comments) to get to the next entry.

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A Listing of ALL Blog Entries is here — the listing is long. Note there’s a search function in the navbar if you’re trying to find something specific. The following is a listing of the most-recent entries:

  • Fore! … Oops. - The true story of a golfing lawyer damaging my house, and what I did about it.
  • Zero Gravity Bureaucracy: The Real Story - When NASA first started sending astronauts to space, they knew ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity.
  • Paypal: Driving Inflation Higher - Now and Then Premium Subscribers ask which I prefer, credit cards or Paypal, with the intention of using whatever costs me less....
  • Biohacking with Hardware 1:
    the Apollo Neuro Wearable Band
    - Last May, I wrote that after going to a meeting on biohacking, I’d have more to say on the “tech stuff” I’ve learned about after I play with it a little. This is the first of those.
  • The Best of April Fools:
    Earlier Generations Did It Better
    - A lot of sites and publications will be running crazy stories as true to try to trick you today. Not me.
  • Badge of Honor, Tarnished - Guest Post by True Contributor Mike Straw Every Sunday morning it’s a highlight of my week as I get to digest interesting and unusual news stories down to 100–200 words, then give it a slug at the top and a creative tagline at the end.
  • We Just Need a Little More - What do you need to break out of your rut? You might have a business idea, or something you want to do with your life.
  • How Not to Call 911: A Real World Example - True contributor Alexander Cohen and I had quite the discussion about the Canadian woman desperately trying to get police help when there was an intruder in her home.
  • Shades of Gray - Why This is True (and most other news organizations) capitalizes Black, but not white.
  • Spotify Slapped by More than Neil Young - My take not only on the Neil Young v. Spotify kerfuffle, but also on a NY Times Opinion Writer thoughts on it.
  • Father Tom Carten, CSC - A Special Honorary Unsubscribe — Over the years I’ve been accused of being “anti-Christian” so much that what gets lost is what I really am: anti-hypocrite.
  • Meet Goldy, the Neurological Researcher - Wait, what? No really: just wait until you see what they're doing with your kid's fishbowl.
  • My Dad’s Landlady - Those who know me may see the seeds of some of my own background in this….
  • Longevity: First Things First (5 Things to Do) - If you want to live a longer life — or, more importantly, a healthy vibrant life starting now and live longer with good health, there really are things you can do. It starts with getting your house in order.
  • “He Kind of Groomed Me to Get to My Son” - How two parents saved their child from being the victim of a pedophile.
  • Review Spam: a Deadly Online Weapon - Like guns, reviews can be used as a weapon; they definitely can be deadly to a business. Like guns, sometimes the shots fired seem justified, and other times not. And (like guns!) the shots are often cowardly.
  • The First True Member of the Creator Economy? - Probably the Most Thorough Interview I’ve been subjected to happened in mid-June. It took journalist Simon Owens (who writes with great insight about the “Creator Economy”) until today to distill his notes down …to only 4,000 words! He was boggled that True was able to start, let alone survive, in the ancient days of the ... Continue Reading
  • Robertson Davies: My Favorite Author - She bought it, and a few days later she called me to say two words: “Damn you!” She couldn’t put it down.
  • Marked Man: a Criminal’s Amazing Transformation - What a difference 15 years can make: a criminal's life, mostly behind bars.
  • Class Clown - I was intrigued by this week’s Headline — each week’s stories end with one, usually with some sort of twist, from a real news source:

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