Month: January 2012

  • Easy

    Work gave me a new computer. An internal group does the initial setup and hand it off to me to do the rest. This has been the easiest setup I have had ever. (It would be easier on a Mac.) At my previous job, I would get CDs with the operating system and other software […]

  • Information Diet

    Do we consume too much information? I might. Lately I have thought about reducing the amount of following I do. Typically I hit this point when I realize it takes me all weekend to catch up. To be fair I reach this point by getting all caught up over a long weekend and seeking out […]

  • Stories

    Those who enjoy thinking are mentioned at the end of this quote from Why Stories Sell: Transportation Leads to Persuasion as most vulnerable to being persuaded by a story. Reading Oscar Wilde is fun if only because he puts in so many entertaining quips from his characters to comment and persuade the reader. I feel transported […]

  • Flared Near Sunset

    Flared Near Sunset, originally uploaded by Ezra S F. Guess I was feeling good about heading home for the weekend. Happily it was not already dark.

  • Weekly Roundup for Jan 20, 2012

    This is my first attempt at something like a weekly roundup like I said I should try in To Blog Or To Share?. Hopefully I can maintain it. Martin Luther King Jr on education: Education must enable a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the ligitimate goals of his life. Education […]

  • SC Not The End

    It bothers me that some news media personalities claim former Governor Mitt Romney only needs to win in South Carolina to wrap up the nomination. He needs 1,144 delegate votes to win outright. He has 6 to 13 depending on which estimate one uses on how Iowan delegates will be distributed. He has 7 from […]

  • The Enemy’s POV

    Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy’s point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and […]

  • SOPA Blackout

    January 18th and 23rd are planned blackout days for a number of web sites in protest to passing the Stop Online Piracy Act. Existing legislation like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act already reveal copyright owners ask to shut down web sites even when there is no infringing material. Granting them more power seems like a bad […]

  • Review: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

    Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire My review: 2 of 5 stars It was okay. The book seemed more about the philosophy of religion and politics and their intermixing than I expected and without a clear point. It was more Xenocide than Ender’s game. Scarily, the […]

  • Prettier hair and hats

    Everyone should take a few minutes (meaning a few hours once you get sucked in) and take a look at Quora. The concept of the site is to use crowdsourcing for answers to questions. Questions are asked of the community. People choose to answer. For example, someone asked: “Why did people wear more hats in the […]