Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year Cams

While online you can watch the famous ball fall and other activities! These cams are cool!

Happy New year to you and your family!

Will It Blend?

One of the age old questions that have been asked for centuries, is the simple yet unanswered "Will It Blend?" Well this wacky site and "instructor" show us just that. Many dangerous items as well as household things can be blended. See for yourself!

Where's My Acer Laptop From Microsoft?

Microsoft has distributed to TOP Bloggers a FREE Microsoft for review of the latest tech software from the behemoth. I am just wondering where my laptop is? Perhaps it is lost or has gotten stolen? I sure hope nothing has happened to it in transit. I have had a few things come to me broken lately. Microsoft, feel free to send me another one!

Saddam Executed!

After Saddam's Execution: In Baghdad's Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City, victims of his three decades of autocratic rule took to the streets to celebrate, dancing, beating drums and hanging Saddam in effigy. Celebratory gunfire erupted across other Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad and other predominantly Shiite regions of the country.

For all the terrible things he did to people in his own country, his execution was swift.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Did You Get a Mac YET?

Just curious, did you do it for Christmas? One of the best marketing campaigns I have seen in a long time can be seen here at the Mac Ads site from Apple. The ads are very funny, and mostly true to life in their depictions. get a few laughs if nothing else. I have some very cool articles coming about some new things I am doing with my Mac, so keep an eye right here.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Photoshop CS3 Demo or Gimpshop

I had the recent opportunity to download the latest Photoshop CS3 Demo. Heard alot about it, mostly good, but unfortunately I can't go into any good news about the beta product. I could only use it for 2 days. Thus 3 days ago, I downloaded it, it said I would have 30 days to test it, and when I went to use it again today, it said my trial had expired. Mind you I never did a thing with the product, not one edit, or not one test. If this is some kind of joke or grand brilliant marketing scheme that the master minds at Adobe have come up with, I am not impressed. I don't really understand why I don't get the full 30 days if while I am installing it says I will get 30 days. It wants me to enter a CS2 code to get the 30 days of mere testing of CS3. I don't have CS2 and looks like I won't be buying CS3 either. For the HUGE cost they charge, you might think that they will want a prospective new user to have some more time to test it out. I use CS at work, but that doesn't even qualify. If you download the beta run in and thoroughly test in in 2 days. I will stick with GimpShop, a freeware Photoshop replacement that is cross platform, oh and did I say FREE!

For the Mac Version


The Gimpshop Blog for Windows Users

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Letter By One Citizen About Todays Immigrants

Newspapers simply won't publish letters to the editor which they either deem politically incorrect (read below) or which does not agree with the philosophy they're pushing on the public. This woman wrote a great letter to the editor that should have been published but with your help it will get published via cyberspace!

New Immigrants
From: "David LaBonte"

My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to "print" it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined.
Dave LaBon te (signed)

Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register :

Dear Editor:

So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.

Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr.Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States , people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a
pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture.

Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity. Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan. They were defending the United States of America as one people. When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country.
Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American.
They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

And here we are in 2006 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants
who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.

And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty, it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

(signed) Rosemary LaBonte

The immigrants who came here in the 1900s made this country great, todays immigrants are tearing it down.

Cringley wants a Prius in Every Garage?

Robert X. Cringely is one of my most respected tech writers. I have been reading his stuff any been amazed at his brilliance for years. I just couldn't agree with this article. So I posted my response to his article on his Blog. Read the article then my response below.

I said: "This is probably the first article I have seen you do Bob, which I think you are really way off this time. There is no solid proof that humans cause global warming, only group think and conjecture. No one monitors the Sun, which is believed to be the root cause of this normal cyclic temp change on earth. We have lived only a very small portion of earths lifetime. Also, some scientists say that oil is constantly produced deep in the earth through convection, not created from dinosaurs. I am all for the tax breaks, but breaks to those who work for a living. Give tax breaks to tax payers who choose to install fiber lines. Companies would stand up to get all that business when consumers demand it. Please no more piggyback taxes on the phone bills or cable TV bills. If gas won't last forever, lets use it all up until we really need to create an alternative, then economics will create opportunities and alternatives. Also , I don't want a Prius put put car. I want a large "dangerous" SUV that can pull a load or tow a trailer, or cut through snow a foot deep. Your computer tech stuff is brilliant, this one was wacko. ;-) If the US government would cut taxes, I mean real cuts, not cuts in increase proposals, real cuts say 50% of our tax burden, the money spent by us on tech would skyrocket. The market would determine that fiber gets installed, due to demand, companies go where the money is."

Friday, December 22, 2006

Iraq's Economy is BOOMING!

Thats right, thanks to President Bush. He has been long blamed for bad in Iraq. But his decisions alone, have started an economic movement in Iraq that can only be linked to freedom and prosperity. He realized years ago that a strong free Iraq is the biggest threat to the bad guy terrorists in the Middle East. And I guess he was right! Thank you Mr. President for staying the course! We now see you were right, and the Mass Media Slashers were wrong again.

See MSNBC Article

Rosie O'Donnell takes pot shots at Donald Trump.

Rosie O'Donnell takes pot shots at Donald Trump. Trump has alot to say about Rosie, just what the truth is, and response to the personal attacks. "Rosie is a loser, and she will take the View down with her". I have to agree.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Barack Obama Loves His Big Ears!

Barack Obama, the chosen one, said to possibly lead the Nation by running for President in 2008, has hurt feelings when you draw attention to his BIG EARS. Weblinksnewsletter is attempting to jumpstart a movement to frown upon and utterly put a halt to calling Obama: Big Ears, Dumbo, Obama Hears a Who, Baby Happy, Captain Ears, or even Otoplasty Man. Lets close the door on these terrible words that could traumatize our future leader. Lets hope if Obama gets in office, that the terrorists don't call him any of these names, or the "Prez" may wrongly unilaterally invade the Middle East. Be afraid, be very afraid, Hehe.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Racist Rosie O'Donnell

Yes, the very same Rosie who claimed Clay Aiken was spoken to in a homophobic way, herself did a brainless racist remark against Chinese speaking people across the world. Rosie seems to think it is ok to blatantly attack and make fun of Chinese people, but telling someone to keep their hands off of my face is not. This kind of humor was hilarious when All In The Family was on TV, but it is not acceptable today. You won't hear this from the major media, Rosie is a darling to them.

See the clip below to get the whole story from Michelle Malkin. Rosie the no talent hostess, who wants to digress to grade school name calling... Pull my finger, Poop Head, Nanny Nanny Boo Boo stick your head in Doo Doo. There take that!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Vista To Save Computing World - Best Yet - Oh Sure It Is!

Stephen Manes from PC World has a very valid point. Microsoft hypes each new Operating System as saving the world, your time and money, and enhancing productivity. As we look back over the many releases since Windows 9x, we realize that the actual product never quite met the level of hype delivered. Great read, and entertaining. He even attacks Apple and the Mac OS X a little at the end. What an equal opportunity writer!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Warm Holiday Story "Gold Wrapping Paper"

"Gold Wrapping Paper"

The story goes that some time ago a mother punished her five year old daughter for wasting a roll of expensive gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and she became even more upset when the child used the gold paper to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.

Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift box to her mother the next morning and then said, "This is for you, Momma"

The mother was embarrassed by her earlier over reaction, but her anger flared again when she opened the box and found it was empty. She spoke to her daughter in a harsh manner.

"Don't you know, young lady, when you give someone a present there's supposed to be something inside the package?"

She had tears in her eyes and said, "Oh, Momma, it's not empty! I blew kisses into it until it was full."

The mother was crushed. She fell on her knees and put her arms around her little girl, and she begged her F orgiveness for her thoughtless anger.

An accident took the life of the child only a short time later, and it is told that the mother kept that gold
box by her bed for all the years of her life.

Whenever she was discouraged or
faced difficult problems she would open the box and take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each of us, as human beings, have been given a Golden box filled with unconditional love
and kisses from our children, family, friends and GOD. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.

Monday, December 04, 2006, Think Differently and Still Have Fun!

This website offers some of the more unusual Flash videos I have ever seen. click on the TV link. Or if you prefer you can play the Flash Games, many retro and fun. Like the stars, see the planetarium. The strobe can give you a funky ill feeling. Really worth checking out each link over there at! Enjoy!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Time For a Mac

I have been getting swamped by Viruses for the last week, I received some 60 emails containing a virus. Not to worry though, I use a Mac full time. Seems that I have been impervious. Not only that, they seem just like junk mail, and I simply delete them. Being a Mac user has paid off significantly, even with the higher price paid for their premium hardware and software. If you are considering a new computer this year for the Holidays, I strongly urge you to get a Macintosh from Apple Computer. I have the iMac, and love it. So much so I can not believe it. Being a PC person from when the IBM PC powerhouse was the 8086 and 8088 processor running at 4.77 and 9 mhz in Turbo mode, really speaks volumes on how well they have done to ensure this iMac is well polished. I admit, there have been 3 small issues so far for me. But none have wiped out my data, made me catch a virus, or denied my connectivity.