Sunday, January 16, 2011
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Friday, October 03, 2008
Tennessee v. John T. Scopes Trial: Publisher E. Haldeman-Julius, standing in front of the Defense Mansion.
Originally uploaded by Smithsonian Institution
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Delilah is a 4 year old Black Lab/German Shepherd with the pulling capacity of a tank. She took to the kids immediately, told us when she need to go outside to pewp ( a big plus) and is such a slobbering love machine it is now, an hour after getting her home, hard to imagine life without her.
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
I love Podictionary, it is one of the few podcasts that has stuck from those crazy "lets make a podcast of our breathing" days. Every day a new word, a new insight and some fine concise knowing. I can not wait to read this book.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Not a game like GuitarZeros but rather a guitar sim in all the right ways. Like all good sims it simplifies something (running a city, playing god, strumming a guitar) such that the bar for participation is lowered while acting as a gateway to pushing yourself to further understanding. Jam Sessions is not perfect but it is a great vector to songwriting and/or guitar playing ... rather than simply smashing buttons to make a point score go up. Yet another reason why the Nintendo DS and it's big sibling the Wii "get it" where most other game platforms do not.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
But then the city decided to get involved and they called in the company known as Metrofi to come in, get all sorts of prime pole placement and antenna perches in order to set up a for pay service, with the promise there would be a bit of free usage given to the populace. What wound up being doled out was ad injected sponsored log in required access that did not even meet the benchmarks set out for usability
So where does this leave the populace of the city? Lots of opportunity with very little coordination. Metrofi's coverage is spotty and lackluster at best, the Personal Telco Project's coverage not as vast but a bit more usable and others are still popping up new hotspots allover the town. What is missing from MetroFi's offering is a sense of community that the Personal Telco Project seems willing to take on. What sort of things?
How do you use the freely open(as opposed to accidentally opened) networks around you?
How do you leverage them to get things done on a personal and community level?
How to get more people connected to these resources who would not otherwise have access to such things?
What are Best Practices when using such networks?
There has been a call to gather interested parties and teach just these issues to those citizens who are interested in learning.
In the long run I think its going to be important for Portland to keep what is best about its wireless efforts in focus, that is being community driven with a strong effort to educate and experiment for the betterment of the community it serves. Else wise Portland becomes just another For Pay profit pool with not payoff for the community.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
This was one of hundreds of items we saw that day. I could not find an SD slot.
This is one of a number of photos taken in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. We found three herd of bison that day, one of which took about 20 mins to walk around our van. I got some good shots of the youngins and the elders
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Maybe for another post I will recount the begatings
Oh, what did you see, my darling young one?
I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it
I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it,
I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin',
I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin',
I saw a white ladder all covered with water,
I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken,
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children,
And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall." Bob Dylan
Monday, July 02, 2007
For now I will post up what might be fun to read, a rant or two and...oh yeah...The WSMF Road Cooking Show....yep...we got some good old road cooking gear and the divx of Alton Brown's Dinning On Asphalt..good times good times.
(pictured here is the rig, a Ford Excursion disel and the newly aquired 24 foot Terry Trailer Light...both vintage 2000...we like buying used:)- )
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Monday, April 02, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
|I have been gathering material for use in my little Dojo Of Anti Dumbness (the home school for my 4 year old and eventualy the youngest) and came across something I should have known about years ago and thanks to the glory of the googlesphere now am in full possession of (burnt on dvds complete with websites and text of related material for each episode...)|
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
In the last few days I have read all manner of pro and con DRM issues spurred on, in large part, by the utterances of one Steve Jobs. Jobs has built a little empire on selling devices that tie into a DRM locked content delivery system and has now said that he would be willing to tear down his DRM Curtain if the content management companies would let him.
As Andy Armstrong put so well "He’s an opportunistic hypocrite. DRM allowed Apple to create the iPod monopoly. Just a few months ago he was vocally pro-DRM. So what? The fact that he’s one of the most prominent rats leaving the sinking DRM ship doesn’t disguise the fact that it’s sinking."
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the companies Jobs is looking to for the green light on being a good boy are still spending millions to develop and deploy DRM content. They are also very much working the legal system to make it a crime to not purchase their content at the price they set.
On the other side of this are the truly brave and forward looking efforts have been moving along to make DRM Free content available as well as to break the DRM with 2$ sharpies a day after the DRM Curtain companies unveil their million dollar schemes.
To paraphrase the Gipper ...If you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the artists and the consumers of their content.. Come here, to this gate. Mr. Job, open this gate. Mr. Jobs, tear down this DRM. Eleswise, your just anotha victim..see.