Friday, May 27, 2005


-JAN 05 - reckless
-JAN 08 - Sue (moms roomate -42 in 05)
-JAN 13 - craig leathers (convergent)
-JAN 16 - chrisnie (candlers girlfriend)
-JAN ?? - Chun Pan Au
-FEB 06 - Lisa Langhorst
-FEB 09 - Michael McReynolds (31 in 05)
-FEB 22 - Mary Francis
-FEB 27 - Todd Briner (convergent)
-MAR 14 - MOM
-MAR 20 - Kris Sheets (31 in 05)
-APR 07 - Vanessa Olivarez
-APR 23 - Candler Blue
-APR 29 - DAN BUSH (33 in 05)
-JUN 01 - Randy Cohlmia
-JUN 02 - kevin patrick smith (musashi)
-JUN 25 - Alex Jartos (30 in 2005)
-JUL 27 - Christy Hubbard (34 in 04)
-AUG 03 - Eric Rockett
-AUG 09 - Paul Sibley (convergent)
-AUG 11 - Alicia Jenkins
-AUG 24 - Adam Shilling (convergent)
-SEP 09 - Cameron Clark
-SEP ?? - Rob Wong
-SEP ?? - Kevin Morningstar
-SEP 13 - Lina Njoki GICHINGA - (31 in 04)
-SEP 18 - Alberto Blanco (35 in 04)
-OCT 10 - Kelby Kessler
-NOV 15 - Sara Beth Dubose
-DEC 03 - Frank Lopez (33 in 04)
-DEC 07 - Matt Hoppe
-DEC ?? - Dave Giordano
-DEC 18 - Brian Holcomb (45 in 04)

Saturday, May 21, 2005


So Ive been aching for something new. Why not a team sport? Its coed, fun, and it doesnt require too much skills. They say that team sports help build self esteem too.

$61 for the season. We will be playing games every Thursday night at North Atlanta High School in Buckhead. The school address is 2875 Northside Dr., NW, Atlanta.

THE DIVISION BAR: Smith's Olde Bar

Every division has a division bar that they are encouraged to visit after each game. The bar provides discounts to all WAKA players on food and drinks. Each division also has at least two parties during the season: a mid-season party, and an end-of-season party complete with awards ceremony!

North Atlanta High School
2875 Northside Dr., NW, Atlanta,+Atlanta,+GA

Thursday, May 12, 2005


Ideas for the Google personal page:
-use google suggest rather than regular google
-5 day weather forcast, day and night forcasts, hourly forcast, current doppler radar image
-phases of the moon
-calendar option - day, week, month, year
-RSS feeds
-music/radio/podcast/tv feed
-display a couple of pages from a book you want to read (over time, you read the whole book)
-display security status: any ports scanned? DOS attack? last virus scan, virus warnings

Font recognition web app - 050405

Ideally the program would let you upload 1 character of the font you are looking for (image would be a jpg or gif). If the program is having trouble recognizing the font - it could request other characters via email to the questionee. It could even do other language fonts. My friend Alex Jartos recently passed this URL my way:

Web article followup link - 022005
All i ask is a followup of an article I just read. Will that happen? How will I know? A link to click to recieve the followup via email would be ideal. It would probably increase readership. They publishers could see what articles are more popular to the people. Could this be done via RSS?

HD jumpbacks for sale - 030205
The media industry is moving to HD. They will need HD jumpbacks. They are easy to create.
Make a couple of HD jumpbacks for sale & free on rarevision or itaki website?

Digital Presence - 102204
A small "presence" device that could let others know
your location/distance. It could work off your cell phone? This
would be especially handy in mining, and other related jobs. The user
would ideally be paged by the person looking for them. With the press
of 1 button they could give permission for the "seeker" to get their
location. This could be an option for the user that can be set to
automatically provide info. You could also block certain seekers if
desired. There could be other mini-devices in specific locations to
let the cell phones know where they are at. Example: Ken Boyles
office @ Convergent/Alpharetta GA 770-369-9000.
-121504 - RFID on luggage, A/V recording of college classes &
subscription or per class cost download

All in 1 media device - 090204
Everyone is looking for the all-in-one device, or something close to it. How about the concept of having your PMP (personal media player) act as your alarm clock, waking you with news (which is read in whatever computer voice you prefer or video snippets) from a range RSSfeeds that you have selected, emails or phonecalls that you recieved overnight (you can even voice reply to them), latest music from your favorite bands (selected group) and or their latest videos too. You can go into the kitchen to have breakfast and it can connect (via bluetooth) to your home theater or stereo system (to continue while you have breakfast). You then take that to your car where you can continue the experience (the PMP connects to the speaker equipment in your auto via bluetooth), then to your office. It could hold a digital key to "badge" you in. The PMP would replace your cellphone and your wallet? and would have webcam abilities.

Immaculate Collection - 081304
Collect all content for an artist/musician and create a box set DVD of all the content. The DVDs could be sold on a website, and all profit could be reported and given to the artist featured. Printing and production costs would be taken out of the purchase first. Kinda like a criterion collection.
-any and all interviews with dates, interviewer, alliliate,
-misc appearance recordings
-graphic timeline of writing, recording, music release, tour or performance dates, etc
-all tabloid material and possible response/research
-photos in chrono order, dates, photographer, location, clothing, etc
-desktop pix
-greeting card template

Details of roadways, traffic and more - 072104
Transportation vehicles should communicate more. Communicate direction, speed, movements, travel time, and other data. Data shared would indicate to the driver if there is traffic, an accident, or inclimate weather. Any vehicle could communicate this to others, as well as people on the web could view. This would also aid police by providing them more data around an accident. The data could also be used to help fine tune driving simulations or Cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, trains, etc.

Bringing people closer together VIDEOPHONE - 022704
Imagine being a business that offers to install these at assisted living homes, child day care, schools, businesses, etc:
*Broadband cable connection needed.
Product Features:
•Turns Any TV into a Broadband Videophone
•No PC is required to use i2eye™
•Up to 30 frames per second for smooth video
•Up to 22Mbps
Whatchout VONAGE!

To build a better doghouse - 020404
Ideally, it would have its own food & water reserves built in. Temp sensitive attic fan to keep it cool in warm weather. Flap on door to keep out the cold. Solar powered. Easily sold to rich folks.

Interactive Religion Family Tree - 020204
Create a user editable Macromedia Flash interactive animation flowchart of the family tree of religions. It would include dates, and other information relating to the various religions -buddism, christianity, muslim, protestant, (versions of the bible,date, people, & reason)

Mega Media Server Service - 020104
Setup some sort of TIVO like device for shows and movies. We should offer it to our neighbors for free for the first 6 months, then $120 a year? That way we get them hooked. They would have to have it. They could even have a storage area. I could create a brochure for them (minimum system requirements) Get DVDs from NETFLIX & copy to HD for them to view? They could even add their own content as well.
093004 -

Ultra Natural/Organic Soap & Lotion products - 011904
Natural herb (like the line of sobe drinks) lotion and soap products. Like using caffiene/gurana/ginseng/aloe/vitamin e/etc on stomach, butt and face to tighten skin?
Never tested on animals - of course.

Math wiki website - 010604
Create a math algorithym website? Organized and detailed. Shows origin of the calulation, creator, history behind it, what it was originally developed for, 3-d examples/graphs, etc. Click a button and it is translated into almost any language. Click another button and all the info on the page is read to you. (subjects: algebra, calculus, physics, etc).

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Wanting to invest in real estate

-But the market is so hyped about appreciation that you almost always have to make bargain purchases or -significant upgrades to achieve positive cash flow with normal leverage.
-You should only buy real estate when there is positive cash flow.
-Time out of your life: about 3.6 hours per unit per month.
-I found Kiyosaki highly motivational, but I did not leave those books with a feeling that I knew exactly what to do.
-Statement of fact that not everyone can get rich in real estate
-You may fail at real estate. You may lose many many dollars. But if you still do not heed my warnings and want to go balls to the wall in real estate, here are some nuts and bolts books to help you along the long, stressfull, labor-intensive investment career.(But you still may not succeed, by the way.)
-Buying real estate is a very serious decision and you should know what you are doing.
-Why don't you try finding a successful investor within your area and have them give you advice.
-Reed does not believe that real estate can have positive cashflow (*the Australia RE market is like California (high prices compared to rents) and yet I still find CF+ properties (this is before tax, and after All expenses).
-Quote: almost all normal rental properties have negative cash flow.
-Quote: the guru who told you that real estate investment was a way to pick up extra cash lied to you. He told you that because it was what you wanted to hear, not because it was true. In fact, owning rental property almost inavriably has the exact opposite effect on your cash flow. It takes your current annual cash flow and confiscates part of it to feed the rental property.
-Quote: In order for a single-family rental house to have positive cash flow, the tenant must pay more to rent the house than he would have to pay to own the same house. That is obviously a stupid thing to do. And that’s why you almost never see it.
-Quote: So how do you achieve positive cash flow ethically in the real world? You need to buy in the rare market where high cap rates are the norm. Such markets are usually severely depressed like Anchorage or Oklahoma City in the late 80’s. The reason tenants are willing to pay more to rent than they would have to pay to own in such markets is that they believe property values are falling or level, in which case not owning is a good idea in spite of the high rent. Even then, the positive-cash-flow situation is typically a brief window that lasts only six months to a year.


Here I am with the initial feeling that I should so something and then when I do the research - it looks like a bad idea. I dont want to put my heart and soul into something that I am not interested in. The thought that crossed my mind this morning is that I should try and believe in things more - but I now feel the exact opposite. I want to believe in so many things, that I am blinded by indecision. I just need to do what I want to do.