Christian Ross

Al Franken can draw

I’m not a huge fan of Al Franken. He was decent on SNL, and by the looks of it, his freehand drawing skills are pretty good. I wouldn’t be surprised if the music for the video loops consistently to score his every move in life.

On Getting Things Done

A good, quick read from Manton Reece on forging your project(s) ahead and possibly having to sacrifice some things to see them through. I particularly like this little nugget from Gary Vaynerchuck,

“Someone with less passion and talent and poorer content can totally beat you if they’re willing to work longer and harder than you are.”

Upon launching Note & Point last week, I did get a feeling of accomplishment and pride that I hadn’t felt in a while professionally speaking. The ability to take a project from concept to finish in a matter of a few weeks and get the kind of positive feedback we received, it made the idea of doing it again seem much more plausible.

And I didn’t even have to skip a meal.


I’m a little busy and not going to be able to claim on this so I thought I’d post it here for anyone else who wants to pick it up. Viva la World Cup!


The Internet Lottery team in conjunction with South Africa 2010 Internet Lottery is proud to inform you that you have won US$ 1, 430,365.00 (One Million Four Hundred and Thirty Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixty Five United States Dollars)


Your E-mail address is one of 5 lucky Addresses that have won in the weekly Promotion.

The Internet Lottery, is an Internet based Lottery, Whereby all winners are selected by internet/email server, this email server visits all Internet providers and email address around the globe, be it .com, .org, .net and all country based web abbreviations, as you have .ca in Canada and .uk in United Kingdom, AOL and hotmails. We select one million email addresses from all over the globe after which 5 email addresses become the winning e-mail address.

This International Lottery was organized and sponsored by African Internet Society (AIS) to create more awareness for African internet Society and The South Africa 2010 Soccer World Cup.


Your Winning Serial Number is: ZAR/1010/ZA/2009, Batch Number: 1710/ZA/2009.
Just contact our processing agent / regional claim department below for claiming of your prize and remember to quote your Serial and Batch Number for easy processing of your prize. That’s it!

Agent: Mr. Kular Christ
Tel: 00 27 71 041 9494

To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please contact your agent with the following details in any correspondences with our designated agents.

1 ) Full Name:
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You welcome by Irvin Khoza (chairman of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee)
Congratulations again


The hunt continues

Even after I caught (and released) the possum on Tuesday, I was pretty sure he wasn’t the culprit in the varmint chimney stay-cation. Upon returning home tonight from Meet the Teacher night at C’s school, my wife mentioned hearing something again.

I grabbed a flashlight to inspect but couldn’t see anything in the chimney. After grabbing some expired tuna from the pantry, I set out to bait the trap again. While baiting the trap, I heard something moving in the dark a different direction from the chimney.

Coming into the light from my garden was this not-so-little guy:

I quietly grabbed the wife with camera in tow and the flashlight and managed to get this image as he headed back over the fence and out of sight. Not the greatest picture but maglite’s aren’t widely known for their photography lighting.

The hole into the chimney is now boarded off with the cage right in front and a delectable array of aged tuna. Bon apetit my furry friend. Get to it before the possums do.

To be continued…

Job Market Competition

If you’re in the market for a job (in a larger metropolis area) here’s a breakdown of the cities that you should and should not be searching for right now.

Indeed Job Market Competition

I knew Detroit was bad but I didn’t know it was almost double the next city on the list. On the other hand, there are jobs to be had in D.C., but not sure if those are the kind of jobs that require you to have 2 or 3 at the same time just to cover the cost of living.