Sean Reiser

Hi I'm Seán Reiser, this is my Personal Blog

“A person is what they think about all day long”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just passed a young lady (late teens or early 20s) wearing a police lady costume. I almost asked her if she was dressing as Amy Pond and decided it was no way I could do so without coming off as a "creepy old dude".

Price List

Prior to the pandemic, I'd head into Manhattan a couple of days a week for a client (I was a hybrid worker before hybrid working was cool). I'd buy a sandwich at the corner deli before heading into work for two reasons; it was cheaper than buying a sandwich in Manhattan, and I'd be less likely to pick up the McDonald's McDouble bundle to “save money”. 

The sandwich would run me $5.00. I was in the deli the other day, and the current price list was on the counter. The same sandwich would cost me $7.50 today. That's a 50% increase over three years. This economy is scary.

Chicken Pot Poe

Cornbread, topped, chicken pot pie, that’s what’s for dinner

In the dollar store today, and they had already taken down the Halloween decorations and candy to put up their Christmas items.

Ole and Steen

Every time I pass this shop I think "The WWE needs an intergenerational tag team division"

Dear Plumber,

I understand you needed to turn off the power in order to uninstall the dishwasher. Please give me a heads up next time, so I can turn off the computer that I'm using.

No Love,



My First Webpage

Hello World

Today is an anniversary of some sort. On this date in 1993, I published my first web page.  I had an account on Mindvox mostly for their conferences (forums), and access to the pre-web Internet (email, usenet, IRC, archie, gopher, etc).  Since I had a shell, I had the ability to publish a webpage so I created a simple, “Hello World” page just to try it out.  I found a copy of that file in my archives recently.

The web wasn't a two way medium then like it is now. Content was statically built, and not served out of CMSes. To publish to the web you had to understand HTML and a little bit about how Web servers worked. From a design perspective, webpages looked simpler back then, but were much harder to create, manage and publish.

I didn't anticipate the commercialization of the web.  I just saw it as a way to inter-link and retrieve files, a tool that would mainly be used by scientists and academics. Basically a better gopher.

I didn't anticipate the ability for the average person to be able to contribute to it without some technical knowledge.  Since the whole thing was very "wild west" the notion of conducting commerce over the network seemed like a fantasy.  Don't get me wrong I knew  online commerce would happen someday, I just imagined a more secure protocol would be built for it.  Amazingly, that technology that I discounted became the basis for my career going forward.

Laptop w/ Stickers

Life is too short to get pizza from  Costco.

I hope this doesn't piss anyone off. I don't have the emotional bandwidth to be deeply affected by the passing of the Queen. I mean I feel bad for her family but I'm not sad, my first thought was “she had a good run at 96, at least she’s free of pain and reunited with Philip:”  Whenever a celebrity passes I have the same type of  reaction.  A slight feeling for their family but not the rending of garments I see in my timeline.

Whenever anyone of stature passes and my timeline lights up, I wonder what is wring with me.  Not just deaths, but when friends express any strong emotion about a celebrity I feel little if anything.  I guess I need to know you before I have  a strong enough bond to have strong feelings for someone.