Wednesday, May 30, 2007

...we walk in the shadow of death...Palm

I just read the review of the new product Palm is creating...a $500 add-on to the Treo. Holy Cow! Now that is funny. If I was a sharehold, I'd be heading for the hills cause this ship is sinking and sinking fast. The only real hope for your share price is to hope for someone to buy this clunker.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - Riots Break Out in Venezuelan Capital After Chavez Pulls Plug on Opposition TV Station - International News | News of the World | Middle

It's sad to know that there are people out there that didn't see this coming. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. There has never been a benevolent dictator in the history of our planet that didn't seek to create a cult of personality. Chavez is becoming the next dictator of South America. He will be no different then Fidell Castro.

How can you believe that giving up your freedom is ever a way to reach equality for all? Why is equality for all a good thing? Humans are by their very nature competitive. Hugo will do all he can to stay in power. You are fool to believe that all of the changes he's implemented are for the benefit of Venezuela.

Equality at the price of freedom will get you neither. - Riots Break Out in Venezuelan Capital After Chavez Pulls Plug on Opposition TV Station - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News

Photographing Lilacs

This weekend, we went to my brother's house to celebrate my nephews 5th birthday. I got a lot of cute kid pictures. He lives in an area of the Twin Cities that's got lots of great small lakes. While I was there, my allergies were really enjoying the fact that lilacs were producing pollen like crazy (please note my allergies were enjoying...I wasn't). I really hated them having that kind of control on me, so I decided to steal their soul and take some pictures!

Lilac Photo 1
Lilac Photo 2

This one is my favorite. I liked the balance and to me, it's really interesting.
Lilac Photo 3

I liked this one, but I think the leaves are too heavy on the left side of the picture.

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Technology headaches

I've tried twice now to use Picasa to upload a few pictures I took over the weekend. No love. I'll keep trying because I like to share, but this is getting very frustrating.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Creating traffic to your blog...

Here's my Technorati Profile. My favorite tech blog Good Morning Silicone Valley, highlights the new features this table is bringing to market. Supposedly...these guys will revolutionize the way we search for content...well see. It's hard to give up Google.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Gotta love a skeptic

As many people know, I'm pretty much a skeptic. Probably the card player in me, but I really don't trust most claims. I like to see the evidence for my self and love asking questions. The Amazing Randi - a magician and debunker of claims of the supernatural, demonstrates in this video how Uri Geller is a fraud. The really sad part of being a skeptic is knowing the people you love and care about are sucked in to this garbage all the time.

I've never really found a good way to help open people's eyes, and in someways, I think some are better off believing. Watch the video, judge for yourself, and always keep your mind open. Look beyond the message and see the world around you. Just don't see what you are told to see...use YOUR eyes.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Anyone that knows me knows I love trivia!

I found this really cool link today. It describes the origins of several of the meaning that colors have. Like I never knew the pink used to be a boy color! I can't wait til the girls are old enough to read and understand this...they are always telling me what colors mean.

COLOURlovers :: Blog / 11 Great Color Legends

Saturday, May 05, 2007

A picture from Quarry Hill Nature Center

I took this picture at the Quarry Hill Nature Center in Rochester, MN. It just seemed mean that the big turtles would just leave the little turtle alone.

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Wow...Sam truly is a nut job

OK...a very good friend of mine works at IBM. He's understandably ticked off but this. IBM shareholders should be equaly ticked off. In the long run, this will drain the company of the one asset that has proven to be the most import in the history of IBM. It's workforce. Basically, this plan calls for IBM to divest itself of its current work for by replacing it with cheaper labor overseas. An interesting concept that has work in other industries, but the long range expectation and even the shortrange expectation of IBM is grim.

IBM is the largest producer of patents in the world. Now I'm not saying there aren't smart people overseas, but my goodness, 150,000 employees? That's half of their current staff to be replaced with people who will start on the projects THIS YEAR! Sam basically wants to start a company over..a redo. Is he that unimaginative that he can't make a profit with the world largest stockpile of patents and smart people?

If I were an IBM shareholder...and I have never really consider the stock since Gersten tried to run the company into the ground...I'd be very interested in a change of leadership at this company or atleast move IBM stock to your short list. This stock will go up for a little while and when the inovation stops...drop like a rock.

Happy Selling!

Friday, May 04, 2007

I'm back!

I miss writing about life and politics and the world around us. So I'm back! I started a second blog if anyone is interested, this one focuses other passion behind family. So stay tuned, anything that isn't poker should hit here...and maybe a few things that are both poker and life will be here as well!