I just watched “The Story of Stuff” by Annie Leonard and was inspired. I am already one against disposable or individually wrapped goods, so this story really hit home with me. Because I’m a technology guy, I immediately watched “The Story of Electronics” which mentions planned obsolescence and perceived obsolescence. For instance, how often do … [Read more…]
There’s something to be said for focus. Hitting the hot spots on the web for news is well and good, but it’s probably more productive to focus on those places that can offer you something to comment on, rather than simply steal your attention away from what you came there to do.
I must prefix this post with a bit of back story…
A reader in Taiwan, Danny Bee, left a comment on an article I wrote (“Emily Yoffe Learns The Secret“). I had first assumed that the comment was spam, though the suspect spam did not follow my preconceived notions of spam. It had no … [Read more…]
It’s a bit late getting to my attention, but I was made aware recently of the Pope’s exoneration of pagan babies in limbo. The documentation on this subject is actually quite lengthy; I had to follow a couple of citations to other fascinating topics regarding in vitro fertilization and other immoral acts of life … [Read more…]
The Death of Captain America
On his way to an arraignment at the Federal Courthouse in New York City, Captain America was shot in the right shoulder by a sniper’s bullet. Several subsequent shots were fired point blank at Rogers by Sharon Carter, brainwashed by Dr. Faustus who was allied with the Red Skull. Sharon, unaware … [Read more…]
This weekend was a fun-filled one in which Balthazar was introduced to automotive repair. He really enjoyed it, which means at age 6 not only will he be mowing the lawn, he’ll be changing my oil too.
My goal was to replace all of my brake pads this weekend; a goal, which in reality, turned … [Read more…]
Answers.com has this to say about phatic:
Of, relating to, or being speech used to share feelings or to establish a mood of sociability rather than to communicate information or ideas.
I don’t know how Web 2.0 missed this most appropriate word for the new wave of Internet stickiness, but it’s a lost opportunity in marketing. … [Read more…]
I just recently finished updating my wife’s website for her photography/art business downtown. The new design is a far cry from the old, and now works in more than one browser :) It was ridiculous actually that it took me as long as it did to get around to re-designing it, but she … [Read more…]
Some of you may remember the greatest years of gaming as a dynasty ruling from the late 70’s through the 90’s. When graphics took over the mainstream competitive edge, companies began disregarding “fun gameplay.” Today, computer games and even some console games take 100’s of hours of investment to actually beat or become … [Read more…]
Last year, and for roughly ten prior, I collected material goods as the situation arose. In 2006, I threw them all away. Well, I didn’t exactly throw them all away, though if you were to ask my wife you’d get a different response. My wife and I both took the first week … [Read more…]