Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I'll say it again...

Sustainability. Many companies could spend some time researching that word, and how it relates to their business or products. I think it will be more than just a trend of the future... Some people are just doing what they believe in, instead of waiting for the evidence. And thats a pretty strong statement. Eleven Questions - Here is a list of questions you should ask yourself, before begining a project.
1. Do we need it? Can we live without it?
2. Is the project designed to minimize waste?
3. Can it be smaller, lighter or made from fewer materials?
4. Is it designed to be durable or multi-functional?
5. Does it use renewable resources?
6. Is reuse practical and encouraged?
7. Are the product and packaging refillable, recyclable or repairable?
8. Is it made with post-consumer recycled or reclaimed materials and how much?
9. Are the materials available in a less toxic form? Can it be made with less toxic materials?
10. Is it available from a socially and environmentally responsible company?
11. Is it made locally?
About Sustainable Design, MASSIVE CHANGE, A very interesting video on (driving loyalty) building brand, marketing, and gaining marketshare. VIDEO: Eric Ryan Presents The Method Story, method Revolution (company music video), Donny Deutsch interview with Method founders, News segment with method founders, method = detox your home. ECO NEWS 01 | 02 | I wanna say that I remember reading that Benjamin franklin was big into recycling, how to reuse items or working towards zero waste. Does anyone have a link for this? One last question... Have you inspired someone today?

Thursday, December 20, 2007

gadget widget ads.... next is blipverts?

Think you have a short attention span now? The future looks even more like a blipvert (submit yours here?). And just when I've figured out that multi-tasking may not be the best way to get things done. I truly believe that we need more time to think about things, the impact of those things, process them (hopefully learn from them), and continue moving forward. So user beware, there are more and more things out there to attract your attention, and the modus operandi is: "It has to be compelling enough for someone to want to grab it and place it onto their page." Widgets are the new ad kid on the block. And there are so many things you can do with them... SmartLinks - 02, Widget Ads, Google Gadget Ads, Google Gadgets, SnaggableAds (pointroll | clearspring).
Sure people can use these things wisely, and for good purposes, but the people driving these and its motivation come from ad firms and money. So continue to educate and prepare yourself, for our ever-changing, shorter attention-span future. FYI - new ad term: engagement clicks = measure the ways the consumer interacts with the ad. More info on widgets/gadgets. How to keep widgets from slowing down sites (javascript embedding)
Thanks to Kevin Crawford for the heads up - or shall I say - the hypnotic stare.
ps. Anyone know how to remove the skin of the Chumby, so it just shows the window?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Replicating prototyper

"Wealth without money..." I've been thinking about a device like this... A device that will let you create things that you need. All you need is the raw (or hopefully recycled) material. More info here. The RepRap project is working towards creating a universal constructor by using rapid prototyping, and then giving the results away free under the GNU General Public Licence to allow other investigators to work on the same idea. Nanotechnology should also be able to do this. But I dont know the timeline for either. I remember reading about a device that would take material and replicate things, wonder if I could find it...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

FREE video editing software

It was only a matter of time... open source version of video editing software. Sure, most of us use FinalCutPro, AfterEffects, or Avid. But open source is the way to go. So go check it out. Sure there are some other great things out there too (or atleast soon): Movica, LiVES, Starling, Premiere Express, My question is, when is somebody gonna post an API? More here, and other apps here.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Adobe Flash Player 9 (HD)

From the desk of Kevin Crawford... Adobe has released the support of HD Video in their latest flash 9 player. After installing there is a gallery of video to look at. Its the next level of video. There is also a technical document provided here & here(PDF). Best Flash websites of 2007? Not sure if I agree, but most of them are kinda neat. I dont want a website to be a piece of art in a museum. It just wouldnt be a website. A website is supposed to provide information, give something back to the user, and potentially be a portal for users that love the product, service, or things that the website is. Youtube is great for its videos. Wikipedia - great for its info. Good websites shouldnt try to be something that they are not. But if they try, they better be pretty good a trying - or its a failure. Feel free to hit me up on more of my highly opinionated thoughts on this...

cold auto battery?

So my girlfriends car wouldnt start this morning, she came in and said that it was prolly the starter. She has a 2001 VW Golf - and her starter always makes a shreaking noise when starting. I guess this is just a feature with VWs?!? Anyway, I heard her try to start her car, and it did sound like it was turning over - so it didnt seem like a starter problem to me. I put some shoes on and went to the garage and got my jumper cables. I hooked up the cars and let them sit - charging for a few minutes while we planned on ideas for the towing of her car. After a few minutes - it started up just fine. We havent used it since Friday night - so the battery just may have been affected by the big temperature drop over the weekend? Kevin gave another good tip for this situation... turn the car lights on for 15-30seconds or more before starting the car. This should get the chemicals in the battery moving so its will be more active and ready for the charging. I gotta remember to put the other set of jumper cables in my car tonight - cuz this is the season...

Monday, December 03, 2007

Semantic Search?

So the CEO (Burke Allen) at my company ( was talking about how cool Aritys search product is. Supposedly it is "Semantic" in the way it works - possibly the future of search - and that they are interested to work with Google, Yahoo!, Amazon, Microsoft - or someone like that. They are wondering what to do with the product. Im curious to know why they dont just put it out there for the public. Im sure it would get tons of attention. I thought the product is called "ramp up", but looking at their site it may be associated with one of their other products (@tlas, or EXPRESSway). 10 Semantic Apps to Watch |

Sunday, December 02, 2007


Some of the best words that Ive heard from my friend at
Yep, I think the election is a sham. I vote because it takes no effort. The ideal strategy is protecting yourself and your loved ones by creating community, buying local foods, organize a community garden, saving money, but also getting active in informing people of what's coming and what's here.
I never claim to have all the answers, but if you are not ready to do some direct action, the best you can do is help bring people together and have tight group of peeps who have your back, who are aware of what's happening and who are preparing for tough times.
But we can't be running scared. We need to own this shit or it's going to own us. Yes someone (us) need to stop this madness.
I will vote for Kucinich in the primary and Nader (if he runs) on the general.
Well said Frank! And... Ten Steps To Close Down an Open Society

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Agave Nectar = Perfect Margarita?

Thanks to Sarah Peacock, Joy and I were introduced to what might be the best margarita Ive had. There are a couple of variations to the recipe, but I would consider these fraternal twins. The secret? Agave Nectar -(NO high fructose corn syrup related ingredients like Cointreau or TripleSec). Julio Bermejo of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco: 01, 02. Partida Agave Nectar Margarita: 01, 02. Agave as THE sugar substitute on Oprah: video. Do the research, and look for deals on agave: 01. FYI - we also played the new Cranium $30, which is my new favorite boardgame.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


CreamCorn was my nickname in college, dubbed this by Kevin Morningstar - cuz of my breath. And now Im wondering, if there is more to that... I heard about this on NPR over the weekend. I had no idea. Watch the trailer here. Official website here.

Monday, November 26, 2007

I stumbled across a pretty cool concept - IF, it really takes off. Right now, they are only taking game consoles and iPods/iPhones... website here.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Chuck Norris

At 67, the Chuck Norris Legend is still in full swing. And whenever I need a laugh, I go directly to the source.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is based on a true story: Chuck Norris once swallowed a turtle whole, and when he crapped it out, the turtle was six feet tall and had learned karate.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Aviary, Flash PaperVision, AS3 Particles, Adobe MAX...

I was asking for help in finding a flash animation similar to this one. Sherman, gave me so much more to look at: a suite of Flex-based rich internet applications - Aviary / BLOG - Adobe MAX - Flash Player 10 Keynote video - and some flash interaction - Drive a Car - scatter menu - as3 particles - and here is my googledoc with more flash info.

Monday, September 17, 2007


Yep, you can get these shoes for only $30. Hoodies, watches, jeans, shoes and more... All replicas at a fraction of the cost.
More cool clothing on the cheap! (it says free shipping on orders $40 or more, $6 flat fee for shipping on orders below that) Thanks to Adam for this link:
As you already know, I prefer the thrift store (Value Village, Goodwill, Salvation Army)...

Sunday, September 02, 2007 - microfinance lending

I just made a loan to someone in the developing world using a revolutionary new website called Kiva. You can go to Kiva's website and lend to someone in the developing world who needs a loan for their business - like raising goats, selling vegetables at market or making bricks. Each loan has a picture of the entrepreneur, a description of their business and how they plan to use the loan so you know exactly how your money is being spent - and you get updates letting you know how the business is going. The best part is, when the entrepreneur pays back their loan you get your money back - and Kiva's loans are managed by microfinance institutions on the ground who have a lot of experience doing this, so you can trust that your money is being handled responsibly.

I just made a loan to an entrepreneur named Hilda González in Paraguay. They still need another $50.00 to complete their loan request of $100.00. (you can loan as little as $25.00!). Help me get this business off the ground by clicking this link to make a loan to Hilda González too.

It's finally easy to actually do something about poverty - using Kiva I know exactly who my money is loaned to and what they're using it for. And most of all, I know that I'm helping them build a sustainable business that will provide income to feed, clothe, house and educate their family long after my loan is paid back. Join me in changing the world - one loan at a time.

A new kind of philanthropic giving -- particularly among the young and web-savvy -- is facilitated by a non-profit organization called Kiva. Donors are encouraged to give microloans to entrepreneurs in the developing world. Listen to the report on NPR, Yahoo!, Kiva Chronicles - Follow the real-life story of a couple who decided to change the world, one loan at a time. What a great way to help others... If they default on the loan, it becomes a donation? (is it tax deductable?) Their 1st loan was made on April 1st 2005. Loans are made via PAYPAL. | | | The GlobalGiving index

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

biomimicry colors =Cool color palettes

Really inspiring color palettes - and tool (Kuler). The Great Barrier Reef | Scottish Highlands | The Painted Desert -Arizona | Thanks to Billy for the links!

sIFR 2.0: Rich Accessible Typography for the Masses

A way to replace fonts inside arbitrary HTML tags (say, H1, H2) with a non-web font? In other words, the user does not have to have the font installed on their system. I wonder if FlashPaper or PDFs will start to use this as well... -Thanks to Ben for the link!

The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor

Honestly, I see more and more apps moving to the free model. Props to Sourceforge for most of them! -Thanks to Burke for the link!

Monday, August 20, 2007

seam carving for content-aware image resizing

Video1 | Video2 | Ariel Shamir presents the latest incredible technology shown at SIGGRAPH 2007. -Not available to the public yet. I just cant believe that Google hasnt bought it yet and its a plugin for Picasa. Adobe/Microsoft, whats taking so long? Highest bidder? Thanks to Ian for the news! UPDATE: Looks like its already been implemented!?!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

ePostcard goes live...

Not my first acting gig at, but its definitely one of my more prominent videos. We teamed up with to produce this. Supposedly going out to 30k people. So sit back and have a laugh... ePostcard link

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

My first email scam

Here are the emails:
01 - A Potential Buyer has Contacted You
From: Lee Darlton (
Medium risk You may not know this sender. Mark as safe | Mark as unsafe
Sent:Thu 6/28/07 9:36 AM

Greetings from! Lee Darlton has seen your listing at and has sent you the following message:

Hello, I am interested in buying your property that you have for sale. Please contact me if it is still available for further arrangement, I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks.

Lee's Email:

***Is this message SPAM or FRAUDULENT? Click here to report this message to (If link does not work, please copy and paste it into your browser.)

We care about your safety and security. Please beware of potential fraud. Most scams involve one or more of the following:
* Inquiry from someone far away, often in another country.
* Inquiry from someone acting on behalf of a "client" or "customer".
* Buyer is willing to purchase site unseen.
* Buyer cannot or will not meet face-to-face or speak on the phone.
* Proposed transaction includes a cashier's check, postal money order, Western Union, online escrow service, or wiring funds into a bank account.

Should you receive a message that meets one or more of the above criteria, we recommend that you do not reply in any way. Instead, please forward to us at for further investigation.

02 - Questions on your property for sale...Do respond a.s.a.p.
Sent: Sun 7/01/07 10:24 PM

Hello, Thanks for your mail. Sorry for the delayed response. Meanwhile I believe first to secure the property through a deposit before any arrangement is to be made. I am impressed with the property. I will love to call you to discuss with you but i am still on a business trip in UK and would like to know the followings about your property.

1. Your bottom price(State it)
2. Is the property originally painted?
3. What is the present land metre
4. How the property has been maintained.
5. Any records available?
6. How many owners?
7. Insurance certificate if any?
8. When did you buy the property and why do you want
to sell it?
9. Are you a US citizen?
10.The property and the ownership is on whose name?

However, I would like to know your last pri ce (non-negotiable)from that of the net price for onward transaction,if your price is ok then I can arrange for a deposit while my agent will call you to arrange for the property inspection and other necessary renovation if any will be taken care of by him. Do get back to me immediately as I have limited time to conclude this this transaction. Till I hear from you have a wonderful day.
Regards, Lee

03 - Payment/Inspection Arrangement
Sent: Fri 7/13/07 7:10 PM

Hello Donald, Thanks for the information. I have accepted your price.I will make a deposit of ($30,000) to you for the property. I have made out a certified cashiers check of ($38,000) then the balance of $8,000 is for my broker for his trip to the states for property inspection and other necessary renovation and welfare. So you're required to deduct the deposit of ($30,000) and send the balance of ($8,000)to my broker for other necessary arrangements and if he is satisfied with you then i will go on to complete the transaction in the states.So if this is Okay with you kindly mail me back am so much in love with your property. Please Confirm this and provide the name, full contact and phone/fax number as required for check payment to be delivered
directly to you. This is for security reason,again that am paying directly
to you in person and for easy communication b/w both of you.

Kind regards, Lee

04 - payment confirmation
Sent: Sat 7/21/07 9:05 AM

Hello, Sorry for the gap in communication which was due to the fact that i had a serious accident and was hospitalised. However, i write to inform you that the payment package for the property been bought from you will get to you in about 8 days time. You should consider your property sold. I advice that you should stop accepting offer from other interested buyers since your payment has been confirmed. Once again, i apologised for the delay in this transaction and will be contacting you as soon as you receive the payment package.

05 - Thank's for ur patience
Sent: Thu 7/26/07 12:37 AM
Hello , Thanks for your patience,Sorry for the gap in communication It was sent via express regular mail and you will receive check before saturday or please get back to me once you receive it.

06 - Information needed
Sent: Fri 7/27/07 10:23 PM

Hello , How are you doing?Hope fine. pls hold $2,000 out of the $8,000 and keep it these will be given to the agent when they come for inspection at ur place.Please go ahead and send the $6,000 to the agent via MONEY GRAM OR WESTERN UNION money transfer outlet around you. She will head to the location of the property as soon as she picks up the funds in order to carry out the inspection. The agent will contact you as soon as the funds are picked up by them to fix a convenient day and time for the inspection.

You should split the $6,000 and send to each of the information below, minus the transfer charges.
Below is the agent's information Brooklyn, Newyork :$3,000(minus transfer charges)
Name: Lisa Lancaster
125 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, Newyork 10001

2:Below is the Agent's daugther information:$3,000(minus transfer charges)
Name:Dr Rose Lancaster
125 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, Newyork 10001

Please remember that you are required to forward the two(2)money transfer details after you have done the transfer so that she will proceed immediately
1 - Western Union transfer control/reference number(MTCN)
2 - Senders name and Address
3 - You are to state in your e-mail the exact amount that you sent after the transfer charges have been deducted.
I will complete and sign the contract and i will have it sent to you immediately it's done before the inspection takes place in 3 days time. The agent will also provide a copy of it on the inspection day.
I will like you to please get back to me soon as the transfer is done tomorrow so that all necessary things can be concluded soonest. I await to hear from you as soon as possible.

Thanks and God Bless You
Kindest Regards

073007 - I recieved the check in the mail (see images above)

073107 - I take the check and printed emails to the bank...
I walk in, the guy asks "Welcome to Bank of America, what can we do for you today?".
I respond, "I'd like to speak with customer service.
BOFA: Whats this in reference to?
Well, I think I gotta fake check. (I hand it to him)
BOFA: Hmmm. Well... Uh... (he looks it over). Lemme go have this checked out.
I wait 5 mins and he comes back with the printed emails I gave him.
BOFA: Yeah, we called the other bank. Sorry about that. Usually the clue is that you have to send money somewhere else, as part of the deal. Anything else we can helpya with?
You can keep the printed emails. Are you guys gonna investigate?
BOFA: Well we can tell you how to file a police report. Our hands are kinda tied since this is outta the country.
(Even tho the 2 people that Im supposed to send money to are in NYC).
Aight, we'll maybe the next one will be real.
BOFA: Have a good day.

Banks arent that interested in protecting the people. This illustrates that point. If you get your credit card # stolen, all they normally do is just give you a new card & #. SCAMMED

Thursday, July 26, 2007

A Fox, a Wolf, and a Whole Lot of Bull

(what else can you expect from Fox news?) - The story of how FOX news will spin a topic, even tho the guy answers the tough questions directly - and back it up. Our media is such a joke. I can only hope its not too late for us. This guy is the most well spoken, with the best ideas - that I have ever seen. And he's Republican?!? Wierd! Either way, Ron Paul gets my vote - and more. Part 1 | Part 2

Monday, July 23, 2007

Realtors, why do they make so much money?

Either way, their days are numbered. With new web apps squeezing the most out of data, individuals can do much better off without a realtor. Why do realtors (or their companies) get paid so much for doing so little? Look around at your options before signing with a Realtor. Looking to buy? Do it without a realtor and get 75% of the commission - | | | | | Update: The Real Estate Bubble Commeth

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

new businesscards

We are finally working on a new website, and ordered new businesscards today. The older website (prolly done in flash 4) is several years old. New website = new look on biz = new clients.

Social Networks [NETWORKED]

Mark Prasatik of LearningNext hit on the same thought that I had: How is all this social information portable/shareable? Is there a single dashboard interface that unifies all your social networking sites? Is there anyone doing that yet? It also be useful if social networking systems would provide industry specific treemaps or group listing of friends, hobbies, employment history, etc. The wait is on... Ning | Crowdvine

web app cataloge?

Simplespark is low on ratings/comments info, needs a 1-click screenshot of app or website, needs options comparison of selected apps, videos of how to use each app to its fullest potential would be nice. But it has huge potential. It'd also be great to have "how to use" videos for web apps they list.

Monday, June 25, 2007

R.I.P. Proform c630

So our elliptical died last nite. Joy was using it and had 2 mins left of her workout when the pedals went out of sync. We initially thought the belt may have come lose, or something simple. I opened it up and to my surprise, the cheap axle bolt had cracked off the left side of the wheel. I guess its a goner. Now where to donate it for parts?
We bought the thing off for $150 ($300 new) around October of last year. It was practically brand new - and a good deal for what it was. 7 months for $150 aint bad I guess. But the thing really shoulda lasted longer. That axle bolt is some super cheapo construction. Now we gotta find a better replacement...

Friday, June 22, 2007

Blackberry Killer?

Really interesting video demo on the interface functionality of the upcoming iPhone. And it looks like Google is onboard? If it operates anywhere close as smooth as it is in the demo, then this thing is gonna be hot. Well, depending on the price and the monthly fee. CONS - GPS - it coulda been your onboard driving tool too - but its only 2.5G. Glass screen? How durable is that? Cost??? Video demo | Google onboard? | Google tech

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Still diggin on James Brown...

So my mom won tickets from her favorite radio station 107.5 - WJZZ (JAZZ), but she couldnt make the show. So my girlfriend picks up the wine, assortments of meat and cheese, and we have a great night with some kickin Jazz - Tower of Power at Chastain Park. Good Times!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Too much war...

US, Israel finalize Iran strike plans | Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert visited Washington yesterday and met with US President George W. Bush to finalise plans for a joint US-Israel strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. Olmert also met with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to obtain their broad support for military action against Iran. Pelosi's comments welcoming the Prime Minister indicate that he is likely to get the backing he is seeking from the Congress. - I told my girlfriend, if we goto war with Iran, Im gonna buy a gun. Second thought - get the heck outta the US! Costa Rica, Peru, etc. - here I come!

VeohTV = TiVo for the web - and more!

Forget Joost. Meet the real TiVo of the Web - VeohTV. Veoh TV is a free video browser, set to launch in late June, that will grab, store, and sort just about everything out there. Article 01 | Interface screenshots here | Veoh website | Veoh blog

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Fathers Day

More fun with reasoning, words and sentences from my son this morning. So one of the gifts I open is a Schick Quattro razor. I rarely shave cuz I have sensitive skin, and because I am lazy. Candler begins "Its a razor. So you can shave every morning. And that way you dont get a beard. Ya know where beards come from? Mustaches." Excellent reasoning. We laugh for 10 minutes at least. I also got a Black n Decker 18v drill and saw. Harold would be proud. Much thanks to my girl - Joy.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Jaw-dropping Photosynth demo - (7.5mins) Also here - - And much more here. My question is, how do they navigate so smoothly with so many hires images? Fast machine with lots o ram? (A: JP2 see below) I also really love the shared meta data capability. It has the potential to change advertising forever. I saw a similar demo back in July of last year: in theory - with 1 photo - you will be able to find where that photo was taken - and look at the surrounding area - I wonder if this would apply to really old photos - of old towns, etc - i guess you could - based upon the natural landscape/elevation. just imagine how this may help gps driving directions etc... you could actually view the drive, landmarks etc before you drive -

Similar technology? John Carmack Presents New Technology

UPDATE: My friend Jeff IM'd me: it is unique in a variety of ways....especially if the client-side catches up with the server-side operations and cataloging that is going on. That is why we all need to lobby the browser groups to support the JP2 standard ( which is being used for the picture displays). It is a very practical use of the technology especially the way they have done the algorithm for screen resolution/number photos = slate size and visual data sent to user. Essentially they are only sending data based on viewing area.....not image specific.........zoom in on a region more data for the new resolution is sent...etc, etc. that data is cached (apparently) so if you slowly panned in on every area of the thumnail views of a would have all the data for every image......and there would be no progressive increase in visual clarity.....its all there already -most definitly or a wavelet algorith very similar....with a server-side web process catching the request for the zooms. JP2/JPG2000 - Link 1 / Link 2 /

Monday, June 11, 2007


Im a little confused with Realtors. Especially the fact that they want a percentage of the sell price as a commission.
What exactly do you guys do to earn $3000 or more dollars for selling or buying a house? And on top of that, you recommend that WE pay for listing services for our house (like FMLS)?!?
I also think that you guys do not play fair. Realtors call me all the time telling me that they have a buyer for my house and want a 3% commission - from me?!? If the person truly wants to buy the house, arent you obligated to sell the house to your client? And from what Ive heard, realtors shy away from the FSBO houses - which sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen.
If you guys really believe in the things you say, then why hasnt someone taken me up on my offer?
Take my sell price, add the total commission you desire (and all other costs), and relist my house at the new price. And sell my house in less than 90 days.
I am really interested in your response.
FYI - My house is currently on MLS (for free)- 02172545. I cant figure out how to see the listing tho. - listing

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Funny mashup trailer. Enjoy.

Ray "Bubba" Sorensen

The problem is, I agree that the soldiers have it rough, but Im more of the belief that - they are dumbasses for signing up with the military, and also fighting a war for what reasons? Maybe its the guilt that all the republicans have for putting those people in that situation?!? Honestly, if our military was smart, do you think they would be dying and killing others - in a war for unknown reasons? These are the same kind of people that prolly believed in fighting the Vietnam war for so long.

It makes me question their belief system, reasoning ability, openmindedness, and overall understanding of the world. It jades me in a way that makes me almost ignore what comes out of their mouth. I mean, why should I waste my time with anything these kind of people have to say - if they dont even get something as simple as this?

What are we to do when people refuse to open their minds?

Fighting for their Freedom? Sure, I would love to belive that. All the while restricting our freedoms in the US, all in the name of security. I feel like we meddle in so many other countries, that we are just asking for people to hate us.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Sean McCarthy - Update on Steorn 's Free Energy

We still dont know if this technology is real, 22 scientists are working to confirm or deny it, public demos expected in Europe in July and on the web. He mentions shareholders in the latest video, so can we buy stock in this company? If this is real, it will be world changing, that is if some big company or government doesnt swallow or try to put it away. As 360 put it: "Well, it’s either that we’re witnessing the second re-invention of fire, with unthinkable implications for the entire human race... Or we’re witnessing one of the biggest media hoaxes, social experiments or even scams, of our time."


The respiratory system is made of body parts that are in charge of your breathing. It includes your nose and nasal cavity. You inhale air though your nose. As you inhale, small specks of dirt are trapped by many tiny hairs in your nose. This cleans the air. The hairs stop the dirt from going further in your body. The moist inside surface in your nose traps even smaller pieces of dirt.
So for the first time in maybe 12 years, I trimmed ALL my nose hairs - as short as I could. I always pluck, but I was a little frustrated with the overwhelming growth - so I was like - why dont I just trim all the suckers back? BIG MISTAKE. And now I am writing myself a note - and warning others not to do this. I have been in sinus hell for the last 4 days. And will this not stop till my nose hairs grow back? Thanks for listening. Le Miserab...

Friday, June 01, 2007

music, music, music

I have rediscovered my love for music. My friend Dave Giordano (AKA: DaveMFG, DaveG, the G) is in the ATL from ChiTOWN (Chicago). So I decided to load 4 beastie boys albums to my shuffle in celebration. FYI - new album June26. I dont like the functionality and the restrictiveness of iTunes, so I found a really cool app - Floola - on LifeHacker to load my music to almost any ipod. The Beasties will crank all weekend long!
From Flashguru: Since Teknision put together Finetune Desktop with Apollo, ive been using it religiously. I archived all of the music on my local machine and cleared up a good 20gb of harddrive space, and now i use Finetune Desktop instead of ITunes simply because a) it is free and b) it allows me to put together playlists of my favorite tunes, share them with everybody and play all my favorite tracks on all of my computers without ever having to have those mp3 files on each machine. I can even play them on my Nintendo Wii.

RAW FOOD - try it!

Yep, I'm still around - stayin busy. Just stumbled upon this site while looking thru some homeless people blogs. Thems some pretty interesting stuff. Anyways, I've always thought that we have lost our ways in so many areas - including foods. I will stumble thru them... Recipies - Community - Before and after photos? - Resources -

Thursday, May 17, 2007

New Fridge in the house!

This is the fridge i wound up gettin on 051707 for $600 (scratch n dent). GE Profile - 22.0 Cu. Ft. - GSH22JSTSS. I got it off 9am-9pm, 495 buford dr 30045 (lawrenceville), 678-409-6618 Affordable appliance - they sell scratch and dents and have a big warehouse. Never knew how much I loved crushed ice! Shopping online is really in the power of the consumer who spends time researching options on the internet! I cant remember the last time that I bought something brand new (besides food)! FYIThis is the space we have for a fridge - 30depth/35w/68h

Monday, April 16, 2007

Soon - FREE Google 411 for cellphones

Hot Google info from my buddy Michael. “Google Voice Local Search” is essentially a completely free 411 service - although the program is still in an experimental stage. This is gonna help those peeps without GPS NAVs in their cars. All you need is a cellphone to help you find the location of the business you are trying to find. Tellme Launches Free 411 Business Search Service too.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

IPTV... on the up and up

General questions:
-Is anyone pushing HD content via internet (at an acceptable quality/cost)?
-What are the costs and limitation of the various providers (equipment costs/service cost)?
-How portable and/or shareable is the product?
-Tivo, bookmarking capability? Searchable content?
-What are the Media/Channel packages?

Why Is Most Broadband Content Still Encoded At 300Kbps or below? -032707
End to End Encoding, Delivery and Set Top Box - no PC required IPTV - 700Kbps NTSC(640x480) -
The $7 TV Network: Neokast brings multicasting to the masses. -031507
And dont forget the guys that did SKYPE, are now doing this:
torrent site tv aggregator
Microsoft IPTV

Thursday, March 29, 2007

YouTube & VIDEOS on a Cell Phone soon?

So I was talkin to my buddy Billy during my drive home today - and he was talking about releasing his latest version of a web-based video viewing app. I saw the previous version - and thought it was well on its way. What we came up with during the conversation was that with WiMax coming to many cities by 2008, this could enable wifi enabled devices to view more and more videos - on smaller devices. Is there a website that is easily viewable and easy to navigate - to watch videos? With personalized channels like technology, sports, funny clips, etc?

Monday, March 26, 2007

E85 - not much of a change

This chart shows an estimate. A possible 9 stations in the state of Georgia?!? I dont think thats a real solution. Biodiesel is a much better solution than E85. Rob, can you speed it up!?! But I think moving towards electricity is an even better idea. DAVID FREEDMAN: If at the end of the day all we do is switch from guzzling gasoline to guzzling ethanol we certainly aren't going to make the progress that we need.