Friday, September 28, 2007

storms a brewin'

that's right, I feel a storm coming in from the horizon.

The horizon=my subconscious, and the storm, in this case, is a rant about the selective enforcement of competition laws, government-condoned mono/duopolies, and how this is hurting America by strangling the innovators and protecting the mediocre status quo.

I suggest an alliance of leading innovators in the VOIP, DVR, and (of course) OS industries.

The government should only involve itself in the infrastructure, which is already here, and maybe in the assignment of some sort of open ID.

Coming soon.

monk-beaters & journalist-killers

Who in hell beats monks and murders journalists?!? Apparently the military government of Myanmar a.k.a. Burma.

(unchecked power + military technology) * fear = evil

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

penis make shadow like tree

One of the simple pleasures my internet job affords me is the amusement of seeing all of the verbal combinations spammers assemble in their attempts to thwart the spam-blockers. I have a new favorite.

It helps if you read the words in caveman voice, broken english, or even frankenstein monster for a twist. Try to imagine you are the indigenous tribal medicine man bestowing your wisdom upon the "more advanced" civilization which has long lost these ancient secrets.

OK here it is, my new favorite junk email subject:

"your penis will make shadow like tree."

Thanks for reading, Kimosabe.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

worth watching

nice to see some talking before we jump to fighting:

Wow this guy is quite a politician. Talk about playing both sides!
"Death to America,' or, "Today is the era of thoughts, dialogue, and cultural exchanges."

tippity tappity tap tap dance!

I don't know if I should be encouraged by this amicability, or utterly terrified, because this reminds me of the peace talks of November 1941 with Japan before they hit us at Pearl Harbor.

Friday, September 21, 2007

WHY is there no USB in my car???

USB = ubiquitous, no? That's why rechargeable USB devices don't always ship with separate power cables. The power through the USB cable is sufficient for recharging.

But there is no USB port in my car! Not only that, we've been teased for years by false promises of in-car technology and computing. Remember the Clarion Auto-PC, or the Empeg player?

Alas, would you like to know the *real* reason I am writing this? It is to kill time while my Pharos GPS Bluetooth transceiver is plugged into my TiVO's USB port as a power source for recharging. There, that ought to be enough juice for now.

Over and out.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Strategic Abstinence

from, Reuters:

VIENNA (Reuters) - Arab and other Islamic nations, targeting Israel's undeclared nuclear arsenal, pushed through a U.N. atomic watchdog resolution on Thursday calling on all Middle East nations to renounce atomic weapons.

The unusual vote was 53-2 but with 47 abstentions by Western and developing states, highlighting reservations that the move politicized the International Atomic Energy Agency's work.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007

Settling into Salinas

Get ready, Salinas, because Crockett is here and with him comes connectivity!

I'm sufficiently settled to have posted some new pics of the new home/office/neighborhood on Flickr.

There are still a few cardboard boxes around the house to be unpacked, but we are more or less moved in.

I'm loving how peaceful it is out here, but I miss my peeps down in LA, too.

Let's see... It's beautiful here. The cows seem very interested in me. Traffic congestion and commuting will soon be a distant memory.

You know that song, "Girls on film?" You can sing, "cows on hills" to the same tune.

More later.

thanks! and WOW!

In response to all of your feedback for my new business logo, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude. I will borrow the words of one of my favorite rockers, who closes most shows with a simple:

"Thank you we LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!"

And also a "WOW" because I had no idea my peers and the LinkedIn community would be so prompt and generous with free opinions.

As a systems guy, it can be difficult to get out of the abstract logic world and back out into the external visual world, so this has been huge.

thanks again. I carefully read and truly value each and every comment. Now I shall feed them all into my designers' brains and see where it steers us!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

crockett needs a logo


This has been postponed to the point my designer is ready to fire me. It's always easier to work on YOUR business, as opposed to this, which hits really close to home:

Vote here

FINALLY, all the power of a nuclear warhead, but without those pesky side effects!

How many times have you said to yourself, "I want to cause mass destruction and carnage, but I've had it with those yucky, radiation-related side-effects?"

Well, you're prayers have been answered:

The main destruction is inflicted by an ultrasonic shockwave and an
incredibly high temperature," the reports said. "All that is alive merely
Rukshin said: "At the same time, I want to stress that the
action of this weapon does not contaminate the environment, in contrast to a
nuclear one.

From Reuters,

Pick a punchline, or write your own:

  1. FINALLY, an environmentally friendly way to blow shit up!
  2. All the carnage... without the guilt!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

outrage and alarm

If you are a supporter of civilian oversight of the armed forces, nuclear non-proliferation, and the survival of life & technological civilization in general, then you should be outraged and alarmed about this: A B-52 armed with six nuclear warheads flew around a little bit last week.

Oops. I wonder if the rest of the world noticed. I wonder how close former Soviet countries came to a pre-emptive strike. You should wonder about these things, too.

Interested? I encourage you to read War Scare, by Peter Vincent Pry.

It is my understanding that nuclear weapons are usually transported by military cargo planes.

Good news is that the warheads were supposedly on their way to being decommissioned.

For the love of god, people, let's not destroy ourselves.