Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Future Office At Home

From ABC News, the Future Office Space could be at home. I love it! I would love to avoid a commute, even a few days a week.

Imagine a work world with no commute, no corporate headquarters and perhaps not even an office in the physical world at all.

Monday, August 27, 2007

French President Talks About Bombing IRAN!

Thats right my friends, of all the countries of the world (France was not on my list for this announcement) the President of France announced diplomacy is in high gear. Bombing Iran would be the alternative if diplomacy fails. It is really good to hear a President other than American go after the terrorist run country of Iran. So often America is painted as a lone opposition to terrorism. Welcome to World politics France, great to see you taking strong action. Like you I hope the diplomacy works, but if not, we gotta do what we gotta do!

iMovie 08 Disappointing Many Mac Faithful

Just a few weeks ago Apple introduced iLife 08, a suite of products that supplant the older iLife 06 version. In it are updates to Garageband, iWeb, iPhoto and iMovie. iMovie seems to b e causing quite a stir. The latest iMovie 08 version is actually a smaller less featured program, a whole new program that replaces iMovie 06. The reviews have been mixed, but many who came to rely on iMovie 06, like I have at work, are very disappointed. I grabbed the newer version for home use, but have been warned about lack of backwards compatibility and the loss of more powerful features.

Take a look at the article by David Pogue, a New York Times Writer, who is not very excited about this new version.

Here is a Blogger that actually did a comparison, then decided to compare, and actually preferred iMovie 08 for time savings! But on both posts read the responses, interesting!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Vista has replaced XP's quick reaction time with molasses.

This has to be one of the funniest quotes from a PC guru, Jim Louderback over at PC Magazine. Read his article and if what he says is true, and I expect that it is, Vista could be the camel that breaks the stick. Hahaha.

With XP, wireless network connectivity out of sleep mode was virtually instantaneous. Now it can take up to 30 seconds to reconnect, even when my systems do wake up. That's in a trusted network, a trusted zone, and a trusted system. And why does it take so long for the dialog box to pop up after I right-click on the network tray icon? Vista has replaced XP's quick reaction time with molasses. I'm always wondering if something's wrong.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

News Flash - Melissa Ethridge is Gay!

At the Human Rights Campaign, we found out that Melissa Ethridge was Gay! Yikes I never knew that. Why? BECAUSE I just don't really care! It has only been 14 years, I am told, when she came out. Special interest groups like hers whine and cry about being separate and NOT included in the great society, but it is they who single themselves out. Why do Democratic Candidates have to sit in on a special debate for Gay and Lesbian pandering? Gotta be the money.

I don't really give a hoot who is or isn't gay, black, jewish, or whatever. We are Americans, and you have the right to be whatever you want to be. BUT don't cram your new found rights down my throat!

Big Question of the day, Gay Marriage, support or against? I am Against. Sorry dudes. Marriage is a religious ceremony, and gay marriage is prohibited under Marriage tradition. Now if you want a legal union, thats cool, but don't use the term Marriage. You are forcing age old traditions to change and be forced into your little world.

Is being gay a choice? I say YES it is. But heck, who cares, do what ya want to do. If you think God made you Gay, cool by me. I am not God. Believe what ya like just stop forcing me to accept something I don't care about. Do your thing and leave me out of it.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Coal is Essential!

Robert Murray (chairman Murray Energy Corp) was asked a question about the miners who were recently trapped in the mine cave in... Why they were doing this dangerous job?

The Media morons fail Economics 101, as well as Americanism 101, oh and Survival 101. How can these idiots even think that Coal is not essential or ask why men would risk their lives to do this job? The "Journalists" supposedly went to college, what did they learn, anyway? Didn't anyone teach them economics of scale? Didn't anyone explain to them that to feed and cloth and support Billions of people, you need a huge infrastructure. Electricity is the backbone of our survival and current standard of living. What are these "Journalists" gonna do, ride a bike tied to a vine to wash clothes, like on Gilligan's Island?

Not sure why I have to place this in the Blog, but on the off chance you don't realize this fact, or have allowed media non sense to permeate the gray matter, here is the quote from Murray.

Without coal to manufacture our electricity, our products will not compete in the global marketplace against foreign countries because our manufacturers depend on coal for low-cost electricity, and people on fixed incomes will not be able to pay for electric bills. And every one of these global warming bills that has been introduced in Congress today will eliminate the coal industry and increase your electric rates four to five fold. So we are an essential industry.

Also read the success story about how Murray struggled and started his own mining business.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

China Threatens US Dollar

I hate to say I told you so, well actually I kind of enjoy it... I have been against allowing the Chinese to have most favored nation status for years. This terms equates to, simply, noting that everything is made in China and US dollars going abroad to Chinese workers and factories (thus the Chinese government). The Chinese have called their trump card and threatened the US politically and financially, by saying it could force the dollar to crash if it releases the stockpiles of US treasury notes and finances invested in our treasury system. This amounts to about 1.33 Trillion in reserves. Our new enemy, who we thought was a friend, has shown us our folly in placing too much trust in economic might, where we should have placed it into military might.

Is it just me (I doubt it) but the world sure seems against the US at every turn. But if there are troubles abroad, who gets pinged on first for help?

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

New iMacs Coming - Confirmed

See the images in this Engaget Blog, some great stuff at the Apple announcement today. Can't wait to see more and listen to the presentation itself.

Update: See the Keynote Address

Newt Gingrich - A Winning America

Take a listen to what problems really face America. Newt Gingrich speaks to us about government and why it fails, and what we have to do to be a huge success in the next 30 years and beyond. Download the 5 Part Podcast links and listen at your leisure.

Ethanol Hurts the Environment

Indeed, Ethanol is being touted as one of Americas crowning achievements. Only thing is we have not taken into account the collateral damage this product does to human life and property, as well as the planet. Read this article before you agree with enviro wackos that this is the product of choice for filling your gas tanks.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Maryland License Plates to be MADE in... New Jersey!

Funny, Maryland is now unable to produce their own license plates, in fact New Jersey is being contracted to help (the New Jersey prison system that is), and the Maryland MVA has issued a bulletin saying the tags may look a bit different from what you are used to. I guess they could have gone to China, or some other overseas location.

Here is the Official Bulletin:

Effective September 12, 2006, the State of Maryland will issue license plates manufactured by the State of New Jersey, in addition to the license plates manufactured in Maryland. The alpha and numeric configurations on these plates will have a slightly different look. Specifically the letters S & P & numbers 6 & 9 have a square dye cut vs a round cut.