Thursday, December 20, 2007

a change of pace on copyrights

the scobleizer shares his view on the subject and quite frankly..i agree.

Bosses fire worker who put up 'Dilbert' comic

My favorite comic got someone in trouble..what is it with me and getting fired stories anyway...

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Privacy

Ive always hated the idea of someone with a camra chaseing me around and anyone posting pictures of me without permission and now Bill O'Reilly has posted his views on the subject.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Employee fired for texting in sick

How lazy do you have to be to not even call in sick but text instead? Apparently this guy was lazy enough.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday

Ah yes..the day all of the cashiers(of which I am one) dread..or at least thats what I'm told. Some of you may have heard horror stories about this dreaded day but I will say one thing. It's not as bad as it used to be. I say this with this being my first Black Friday so maybe I'm not that qualified to say that it isn't but this Black Friday was not bad at all. I timed it to dull down around 8:00 at the major chain I work at(that's right no telling unless you know me). Perhaps we have moved on from the days when a sale was a big deal. That being said while there was no running there was the audible noise of the Barbie jeeps being pulled off of the stack and the plastic wrap being ripped from the jeans display. Perhaps its because I live in a tiny town that it wasn't so busy but i only hope that maybe I'm right and the world has gained sanity in one thing at least.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A writer on strike speaks out.

Interesting..after my cometary on new media..the reason for the strike makes sense.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007

New media

As I sat in a blogging rut I wondered about things on the net and then after listing to a podcast it hit me. I was part, if only an insignificant part, of what has been called new media. New media is a term that has been created to describe most internet mediums. New media scares the old media to death in my opinion. Oprah has even recently created a youtube channel for herself.Now weather she is sincere or just trying to keep up is something I don't feel I can judge but one thing I think we can all say is music on the net scares the music industry except for the select few that understand that the internet is not ruining them like most believe. Even I will admit that I listen more to podcasts than watch TV. Its become that old media feels threatened by new media to much and tries to catch up and usually fails miserably. If only we could understand that different medias are for different audiences and none of them are truly threatened then maybe a few less headaches would happen in the media world.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

a morbid rhyme for haloween

Ten little sailor boys

Ten little sailor boys went out to dine,
One choked his little self, and then there were nine.

Nine little sailor boys sat up very late,
One overslept himself, and then there were eight.

Eight little sailor boys traveling in Devon,
One said he'd stay there, and then there were seven.

Seven little sailor boys chopping up sticks,
One chopped himself in halves, and then there were six.

Six little sailor boys playing with a hive,
A bumblebee stung one, and then there were five.

Five little sailor boys going in for law,
One got in Chancery, and then there were four.

Four little sailor boys going out to sea,
A red herring swallowed one, and then there were three.

Three little sailor boys walking in the zoo,
A big bear hugged one , and then there were two.

Two little sailor boys sitting in the sun,
One got frizzled up, and then there was one.

One little sailor boy left all alone,
He went and hanged himself, and then there were none.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Facebook hits 50 million activer users

Yep its finally hit the peak..the social network i call home has hit 50 million lets all celebrate..free applications for everyone!

I never got this..and this equation doesnt help.

For those that don't get why the glass half empty is half full..prepare to be even more confused...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Funny apple parody.

A parody of the crazy ones commercial..see how many you know in this bit..my two favorite geeks are included.

Leo Laporte interview

A short interview while he was in canada..he gives some good advice in it..a quick and good read..espically if you have no idea who Leo is(gasp)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The iphone with third party apps without a hack!

Yep thats right heres what Steve jobs posted..i would have provied a link but im afrid the page may be updated so it will be more permant if i put it here:

Third Party Applications on the iPhone

Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers.

It will take until February to release an SDK because we’re trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once—provide an advanced and open platform to developers while at the same time protect iPhone users from viruses, malware, privacy attacks, etc. This is no easy task. Some claim that viruses and malware are not a problem on mobile phones—this is simply not true. There have been serious viruses on other mobile phones already, including some that silently spread from phone to phone over the cell network. As our phones become more powerful, these malicious programs will become more dangerous. And since the iPhone is the most advanced phone ever, it will be a highly visible target.

Some companies are already taking action. Nokia, for example, is not allowing any applications to be loaded onto some of their newest phones unless they have a digital signature that can be traced back to a known developer. While this makes such a phone less than “totally open,” we believe it is a step in the right direction. We are working on an advanced system which will offer developers broad access to natively program the iPhone’s amazing software platform while at the same time protecting users from malicious programs.

We think a few months of patience now will be rewarded by many years of great third party applications running on safe and reliable iPhones.

Steve

P.S.: The SDK will also allow developers to create applications for iPod touch. [Oct 17, 2007]

Monday, October 15, 2007

The best iphone joke ever

This tiny vid is small enough to even be dial up friendly..I speak from experience. Anyone thats seen the new iphone commercials will get how good this parody is.

The 50 worst songs of all time

Pull up a chair and begin to cry about the time you lost on this horrible songs. This is blenders list of the 50 worst songs of all time. Did your worst hated song make the list?

Blog Action Day

In honor of blog action day here is a guide to alternate power sources. We cant use them if we don't understand them right?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Google buys another company

Well its happened. Google has bought Jaiku, a service that watches what you do and reports it to the world. I never fell in for that sort of thing but it is quite to popular service that was a nice pick up for Google. This makes me think of the time they bought YouTube and changed the rules about full length shows being on it which..kinda sucked. It occurs to me that all of a suden the internet has become like any other business and suddenly everyone is buying out everyone and there are those shrewd ones like the guy that owns facebook. He has been offered thousands of dollars and yet he wont sell it to anyone. I wonder who will be the next to be bought..I guess only time will tell.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The race begins

I thought id post something on the anniversary of the space race beginning..so here is a post from Life of Leo.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Chili Pepper Cocktail Blunts Pain

Scientists may have discovered a new pain numbing solution..is it to hot to handle?

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Science Fiction

This is an interesting case of predicting something before it happens.

Hershey’s CEO to Retire

A sad day in candy..or at least a day that is interesting..wonder what they will do now that he is gone..

Apple iPhone Is Breaking Hearts, Especially Leo Laporte’s

Apple should be ashamed. We joked they would do this and sure enough..they actually do it.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Product placement

Well time to get to my other hobby...commenting on stuff. Yesterday I was watching a new show on cbs and I noticed a sad product placement. In case you don't know me I commonly use the term sad to mean pathetic. It was on the new show called moonlight that a woman pulled out a smart phone and took a picture. I didn't realize what phone it was until she showed someone a picture and zoomed in on the picture by placeing her finger on the side of the picture and dragging it to make it bigger..thats right it was a i phone. Product placement is fairly obvious. Its more obvious then it used to be. Another example was when I played a CSI game and found that every usb junk drive was a Sandisk drive,almost every cell phone was Nokia, every bill i examined has visa on it somewhere, and GMC cars seem to be the only vehicle available in Vegas. Its become ridiculous that we must be peppered by this when we have to deal with commercials anyway. Either they should eliminate the commercials and do it like they used to with a show being sponsored by a company or product or quit trying to make us want things when we have already dealt with commercials.

What if..

An interesting way of looking at the i phone and what it could do to apple.

How to avoid the roman persecution

What did early Christians do to avoid it..that answer may surprise you.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The facebook comandments

This is wonderful. Its a guide to internet manners in social networks. Its a must read for anyone that belongs to one.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The "tact filter" theory

An interesting theory that thinks that maybe nerds do process things differently after all.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Do newspapers not get it?

The commentary from one of my favorite reporters makes you wonder how clueless media has or hasn't become.

A blog about candy? Sweet!

This blog is sweet(pardon the pun) any type of candy you like is bound to be mentioned on here and she just recently got back from the candy expo so you can learn about the new items..im partial to trying the peppermint peeps myself

To many email acounts? Try this

Fuser allows you to combine your email accounts and facebook or myspace(shivers) accounts on one easy to use page. It is in beta so it may get glitchy at times but im trying it out and i suggest you try it out as well if this is a problem to you

Monday, September 24, 2007

Ha and they thought geeks cant be hot!

Here is proof that a girl can be a geek and still be hot..no word yet on if concept this applies to guys :)

Pssst move the mouse

Heres a funny vid that only takes about 45 seconds..its hilarious

Sunday, September 23, 2007

A funny email I recived

Billy Graham was returning
to Charlotte after a
speaking engagement
and when his plane arrived there was a limousine there
to transport him to his home. As he prepared to get
into the limo,
he stopped
and spoke to the driver.


"You know"
he said,
"I am 87 years old
and I have never
driven a limousine.
Would you mind if I
drove it for a while?"


The driver said,


"No problem. Have at it."


Billy gets into the driver's seat and they head off
down the highway.
A short distance away
sat a rookie State Trooper operating his first speed trap.


The long black limo went by him doing 70 in a 55 mph zone.


The trooper pulled out
and easily caught the limo

and he got out of his patrol car to begin the procedure.

The young trooper walked up to the driver's door
and when the glass
was rolled down,
he was surprised to see
who was driving.


He immediately excused himself and went back to his car
and called his supervisor.


He told the supervisor,
"I know we are supposed
to enforce the law...
But I also know that
important people are
given certain courtesies.
I need to know what
I should do because
I have stopped a
very important person."


The supervisor asked,
"Is it the governor?"


The young trooper said,
"No, he's more important
than that."


The supervisor said,
"Oh, so it's the president."


The young trooper said,
"No, he's even more
important than that."


The supervisor finally asked, "Well then, who is it?"


The young trooper said,



"I think it's Jesus,



because he's got Billy Graham for a chauffeur!"

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Internet People

This is hilarious..I noticed most of them or had heard of them...any internet video nut has to see this one


Starting a Blog

Well here it is..for those who don't know me I'm Samuel..pleased to meet you. For those of you who do know me..I pity you. I always have had a thing for journalism but never wanted to really go professional. Thats when my interest of blogging started. This blog will be a place for me to post links to stuff on the net I find interesting(after all I am a geek) as well as commentaries on various news stories and other things. I never plan to be successful with this thing but I do plan to have fun. I hope you enjoy my blog.