Jul 23, 2007

Frugal Living

My father has always taken his showers like this, but with mostly cold water! Military training.

Wish I could get the kid to take showers in 60 minutes or less. Or move the hot water switch to an easy to reach position next to my desk. That would solve the issue in a hurry.

How to Take a Shower in Sixty Seconds or Less | Wise Bread

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Jul 20, 2007

Let me choose

Official Google Blog: Our commitment to open broadband platforms
Open devices: consumers should be able to utilize their handheld communications device with whatever wireless network they prefer

Yes! I've been waiting forever to have the same choices on wireless that I have on my landline phone. I can choose the make, color, features, price - whatever I want. Come home and plug it in. And it works. Nobody telling me that because I live in this town, or use this carrier, I can only choose between 2 or 3 of the hundreds of choices that are out there.

I'll never believe that the restrictions that have been imposed were not primarily to make somebody richer than they need to be.

Jul 19, 2007

Yeah, I'm restless

We teach our kids not to do drugs, yet all they can see in between the news reports is how pharmaceuticals have made our lives easier with drugs (including protecting us from “restless leg syndrome”).
Chris Pirillo

According to the ads on tv, I suffer from "restless leg syndrome". What do I do?

I get up and walk away from the g-d tv! Because it's my body's way of telling me that it's tired of sitting there so long. Move! Do something! Same thing happens when I'm at the computer too long. There is more than just your analytical brain trying to tell you something. If you're tired, go to bed. If you're hungry, eat something. If you're thirsty, drink water. If you're restless, get up and take a friggin' walk!

Yes, restless leg syndrome is real. But it doesn't take a pill to cure. It takes listening to what your body is trying to tell you. Seems it's getting harder for us to do that.

Get quiet and listen to your inner voice, your intuition, while you can still hear it.

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Jul 16, 2007

Ok, but

Digital World Hewlett-Packard Wants You to Look Your Best

It does, however, seem like an awful lot of work just to pick a makeup shade. But I'm sure there are many who will rush to have it done just so they can say they have custom-matched makeup, and they paid nearly a thou for it! It's that fabulous!

Me, I think the sun, water, a little soap and a pinch on the cheeks does a good enough job most days.

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Jul 15, 2007

Who's the Boss?

... you should never assume that all information for any candidate might be surfaced through their official Web site
Politics is Personal - but Important ~ Chris Pirillo

I have to take issue with this. This is your official website. If the issues you're running on and your views are not to be found here, that says more than a little about you as a candidate. You should be on top of this. Or have a campaign manager that is. If you can't exercise control over your web architect, that doesn't say much about your future presidency.

If you're not able to do that, you might end up with your most trusted advisers running around shooting people in the ass.

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Jul 12, 2007

Forty Strangers in a Virtual Room Talk About Religion

...faith matters deeply to us -- but the reality of open source religion is that we, as Americans, expect to be able to crack open the doors of religion and chart our own individual meaningful journeys through the resources and traditions we find there.
Forty Strangers in a Virtual Room Talk About Religion

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Jul 11, 2007

My kingdom for a pair of pants

What is wrong with this man? He should be assigned to a bench for the overly litigious. He's got too much time on his hands.

Either he'll get fed up hearing other ridiculous and time-consuming lawsuits himself - or he'll be in such ecstasy he'll go nuts and can be safely locked away...

Newsvine - Judge Continues to Press Pants Suit

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Maybe not

Look, I'm not against certain forms of entertainment - consenting adults and all that. I get hung up, however, on the "consenting" and the "adults" bit. Do you know, for sure, that the girl you are oogling is, in fact, an adult? And they have willingly and fully consented to this? Far too often, it seems, that may not be the case. Has your own personal interests gotten in the way of that judgment? Do you really care?

Not real sure that someone who has a lucrative business looking the other way can, at the same time, have the bests interests of children in mind. Seems like a very short trip (apparently, literally) from "looks too young" to "let's not ask".

Jul 8, 2007

Jul 7, 2007


Social network appeals to "lost" generation - Research - BizReport

I'm lost, alright. "Generation Jones"? Where did that come from? Who is this "Jones"?

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"The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines." - Rick Fields, from Annie Lamott's book, Traveling Mercies.

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Jul 6, 2007

Water, water, everywhere?

Anil Dash: Bottled Water Is Still A Scam
We pitch into landfills 38 billion water bottles a year—in excess of $1 billion worth of plastic.
I always thought this didn't make any sense. Where were all these water bottles going? How is that good for the environment?

Why don't we just use all the money from making the containers, putting the water in it, advertising how wonderfully natural and healthy it is and shipping out all over the place to, well, clean up our water supply. Duh.

And the fact that Fiji Water produces more than a million bottles a day while more than half the population there doesn't have reliable drinking water? The height of our indulgence and our ignorance. Because that kind of thing doesn't happen only there.

Shame on us.

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Song in my nose

FoxyTunes Lets You Insert Songs in Emails and Blogs

Not quite sure how I feel about this. Might be nice to let someone know of a tune that you think is great. Could be nice to set a mood.

Then again, could be like being trapped in an elevator with someone who spent their lunch break checking out the fragrance counter...

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Party on, Dude!

Newsvine - Mass. Bar Sued for Gay Marriage Question
Dunne, 30, was denied a license to practice law in May after scoring 268.866 on the exam, just shy of the 270 passing grade.

Um, seems to me there were quite a few other questions he must have judged as a tad offensive...

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What would you like to see tonite, Madam?

Just tried out matchmine.com. I like these things that do the searching for things I'd like.

I'd like it more if it would pop the movie in, make the popcorn, bring me a drink, and straighten the room when I'm done.

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Jul 5, 2007


Jul 3, 2007

I've been up to all kinds of things. (One would hope so, to keep me away this long.)

I'm now Twittered, and Pownced, and Jaikued, and Tumblred and Facebooked and LinkedIn.

All over the place. Sometimes I look at my posts and think, "who is this person!?"