Cheat the Ingredient List

Items in ingredient lists on packaging are placed according to their proportion. This can be misleading when comparing products. Seeing something first in one product doesn't mean there's more of it than in another product.

This hit me when I was comparing dog food brands. Though one brand may list "chicken" first doesn't mean it has more chicken than another competitor. For example if brand ABC has 10 ingredients of roughly 10% each, chicken could be listed first if it had more than the others. Brand XYZ may have only 5 ingredients and have chicken not listed in the first spot, but still have more chicken than brand ABC!

Blog Name Change

Changed title from Innovative Disruptor to Disruptive Innovator. I feel more like a troublesome inventor/creator type as opposed to a creative troublemaker. A little more subdued, but also more unique as the term I draw inspiration from is "Innovative Disruption." We'll see how this title goes.

Whopper of a CPU fan!

Got this bad boy as part of a combo deal at newegg. The older CPU really doesn't warant this kind of heat dissipation, but I thought it was kinda neat. Hope it fits!

Cancerous Paper!

Fry's Electronics purchase receipts are printed on carbonless paper. Carbonless paper may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

I had no idea.


WARNING

Fry's Electronics purchase receipts are printed on carbonless paper. Carbonless paper may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Hello World

Off to uncharted lands! Ok well, maybe the "blogosphere" is a very charted arena, but this will be my first foray into the wilderness of this kind of web publishing!

That's my beautiful significant other pointing at... actually, I'm not sure where she's pointing.