Personal Reflections

iGoogle thought

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I generally use iGoogle as my RSS reader, as opposed to Google Reader (amongst the myriad choices). I prefer the reading experience in iGoogle, but have come up with one nuisance: adding feeds. I need to click on “add stuff”, then on “add feed or gadget” (not so easy to see, ½ way down the […]

Personal Reflections

Yahoo! Thoughts

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I saw two blog posts about Yahoo! this weekend, Jeff Jarvis and at Liveside, so I wonder. Considering Jeff’s comments about the new Shine portal, which seems a rather weak offering (I am in complete agreement with Jarvis’ commentary), it doesn’t seem that Yang and co are in a place to truly fight back Microsoft’s […]

Personal Reflections

Door To Hell

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Behold! Hell has burst forth and legions of demons are looking for Dick Cheney, their long-lost uncle. Ok, this is the result of a mining mistake in the town of Darvaz. The article says it’s in Uzbekistan, though this Wikipedia article says the town is in Tajikistan. It wouldn’t surprise me that there’s more than […]

Personal Reflections

American Idol

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If you must watch American Idol, please know that there will be a positive side to the spectacle. Announcement For the second year in a row, Save the Children, whose programs our company supports, has been selected as one of six charities to benefit from funds raised through Idol Gives Back, a television event and […]

Personal Reflections

“My CEO walked off with $41 million and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!”

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“My CEO walked off with $41 million and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!” Cute, methinks. A great example of the cynicism that most have of corporate America, even those who live within it, and rely deeply upon this system for their livelihoods. I wonder when corporate leaders will finally realize that they’ve overdrawn […]

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Another Seattle Icon Closes – Bud’s Jazz Records

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Bud’s Jazz Record’s is Closing   I first heard of Bud’s when I was studying Jazz at Edmonds Community College in the 1980’s (with Bob Nixon, Frank DeMiero, Jim Guard, amongst other luminaries) and my classmates and I would make pilgrimages. Bud’s willingness to walk me through the store and introduce me to great trombonists […]

Tech

Big Brother’s Roving Red Eye

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Watch out, you’re being watched   As I develop more interest in security and its underlying systems, this story is both fascinating and disturbing. It boggles my mind that Homeland Security is monitoring random spots on the main freeway (north-south) through Washington (I5), and that they’re sensitive enough to detect radiation from a cat undergoing […]

Personal Reflections

Weirdness of my mind

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Here's some insight into the strange things I waste brain-time with. Why the 6 million dollar man didn't knock his head off the first time he sneezed? Why Luke Skywalker's uncle and aunt didn't give him a different last name, or at least hide it? How much time passed between Luke meeting Obiwan, and Obiwan's […]