Acceptable Substitutes

I am a big fan of IGoogle. Its a great way to put the content of your favorite news sites and blogs all together in one place-and then make it your default home page when you fire up the browser. It makes a great aggregator and allows me quickly browse for headlines-then click on links […]

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Not boding well for the new year

Well we rang in the new year in fine -well, sort of fine fashion. Went over to our neighbors house and watched all the fireworks, drank champagne and beer and came home about 3 AM. S.O. fell into bed-without even so much as a "Happy New Year" handshake. I'm taking it as a good sign […]

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Feel the power of the dark side!

Rick Blaine:  "So how we doing tonight?" Croupier: "A couple of thousand less than I thought there would be…….."   And why is that exactly? Because yours truly just bought a Mac Book Pro with a Retina display! After hearing Spike loft its praises-I decided to take the plunge-aided in part by the urgings of […]

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The cycle is in the middle

In the middle of a hectic work / travel schedule. Have a trip to elsewhere in Deutschland on the horizon, immediately followed by a trip back to the Whining States of America. Part business-part familial pilgrimage. In the interim-between going back and forth to both work and the doctor-I got a new toy: I finally […]

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In the command center…….

I might be overdoing it-just a bit. While I was working on the project which will come to fruition one way or another by mid week- I pushed back from the “L” shaped desk that the S.O. gave me-which is the heart of Far East Cynic HQ- to marvel at my set up: Monitor connected […]

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It is a blessing

To be holed up inside the house because of this: I needed the time to get caught up on this project. I spent most of the weekend holed up in my “man cave” writing draft after draft of a proposal and taking the occasional break to bang my head against the wall. It is not […]

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Once again-with feeling.

Why you should be concerned about the upcoming Comcast NBC merger, and why Net Neutrality is important to you. A free and open internet is the single greatest technology of our culture, and control should not be at the mercy of corporations. 2 .A free and open internet stimulates competition. 3. A free and open […]

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But are they anatomically correct?

Cause if they are-I might have to buy one. “By your command“. AIST’s HRP-4C Cybernetic Human took the stage for “Dance Robot LIVE!” — a song-and-dance routine choreographed by Sam of the J-pop group TRF. Caprica may be closer to reality than we care to admit.

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Sometimes-Bigger IS better

At least when it comes to TV’s. I saved some of my money from time in Romania this summer for the express purpose of buying a bigger and better TV. A SAMSUNG 55″ HD LED TV. I wish I had bought one sooner. I got the internet connection with it-and hooked it up to my […]

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The stalkers…….

Thinking about posting a Tweet or a picture to your Facebook page? You might want to check your settings on your phone first. Otherwise you might find out the hard way that your phone is sending out messages you would rather not. A Tweet, like this one, is actually saying this. The Web site I […]

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Net Neutrality

I am a strong supporter of Net Neutrality-and for that reason I continue to view the Verizon-Google deal as a bad thing for all of the rest of us. Spike found a good primer that explains why: [Via: Online MBA Programs]

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Aftermaths……..

The big dogs are finally out of here! As a result, it made me think of this post I wrote up a few years ago-that is worth reviewing again. It’s review of Slogans and cliches is probably worth looking at again: The high muckety mucks are outta here!!!!!!! They are on the train to Narita, […]

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