Sunday, December 12, 2010


Just love all of these :)

iGoogle: "Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.
- Robertson Davies
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
- Robert Orben
Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we've been bombing over the years been complaining?
- George Wallace

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything.
- Floyd Dell

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.
- John Stuart Mill

Monday, August 02, 2010

Movies Review!

A quick note while I'm on break here at work:
Inglorious Basterds, a movie I just watched last night, was as disturbing as it was entertaining. It is NOT a comedy! I was expecting something lighthearted. The direction was very good. I loved the way they did the background motives on some of the characters - brief snippets that tightly explained everything. Intense closeups that I'm still pondering....
But what I got was basically a snuff flick aimed at Nazi Germany. I imagine it to be quite cathartic for Jews and indeed anyone who lived in fear of the Third Reich, but a bit too Clockwork Orange for me. I won't spoil it by saying more, but get your barf bags out if you have a sensitive stomach. 7 out of 10 - too much gore for an 8, but amazing acting (who was that security officer and his three languages!) and film work.

Rewatched Avatar again. I just can't get into it - too politically heavy handed. -7/10.

Ponyo - Japanese Animae - Loved it! Rent it now. 8/10.

Legion - This was also very high on the gore index, but I liked it way more than the critics. A fun play with Biblical themes and horror. 8 / 10. Would have gotten a 9 with better special effects when the Angels fight. Seriously...bring the MAGIC!

That football movie with Sandra Bullock...great movie, but can't remember the name of it, which isn't a good sign on its impact on me. Sandra deserved her reward for this. 7/10...its a chick flick really.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wired Magazine and AT&T

I just read the latest article on AT&T and Apple. It is as if Apple is this hugely innovative company and AT&T is basically a old school loser company that just can't deliver the goods. The irony is rich. No one wants to do infrastructure! Its those folks who take care of the pipes that really are part of the innovation. Its the comcasts, the AT&T, the qwests......who of them has an untarnished image? Consumers hate them, and now product developers are turning out devices that can do HD video and connect to a million different devices and stream live video without lag...with no attention to the fact that they are part of an innovoation system that includes the infrastructure. If I were Apple, I'd start paying AT&T more capital so that they can beef up their pipes, or distribute the load across carriers next time.
AT&T is doing what they can, and I'm VERY happy with my iPhone.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Alphonse Mucha!

man, I googled this Alphonse Mucha, and I LOVE this guy!

I googled him and the images brought a tear to my eye. They're all women and done classy.