Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas in Baltimore

Merry Christmas!

Hi all, I hope everyone has a merry, safe and joyous Christmas.

Remember that "Christmas" is about Christ, after all.

To my secular friends: If you don't like that, then don't celebrate the holiday, and don't spoil it for others. Go to work that day and delight in your special insight.

Have a good one, all.

How to Apply Lessons Learned from the Great Depression

How to Apply Lessons Learned from the Great Depression - wikiHow:
"Recent economic times may mirror what American grandparents or great-grandparents went through in the Great Depression. While this time may be a challenge, it may be an opportunity to look back and learn how previous generations coped with tough economic times. Hopefully, we'll never need to relive their lessons learned, but at the very least we can appreciate their resourcefulness and gain perspective on our own situations."

Friday, December 19, 2008

RIAA will stop suing individuals downloading music

RIAA finds its soul, will stop suing individuals downloading music - Engadget:
"When you retard fair use with pointless DRM and then sue anonymous children for illegally downloading music while ignoring those of the execs at the top of the music industry, well, you're asking for a public relations nightmare. Now, with more than 35,000 lawsuits to its credit, the RIAA says it will finally end the legal assault against consumers that began back in 2003"

Monday, December 15, 2008


"I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
- Joseph Baretti"

Friday, December 12, 2008

And Boy, is He Getting Off Cheap! - Canadian Man Builds Himself Robot Girlfriend - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News:
'A Canadian man, apparently unable to find the perfect woman, has done the next best thing — he's built himself one.

Le Trung, a 33-year-old software engineer who lives with his parents in Brampton, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto, says he's spent about $20,000 so far on Aiko, a 5-foot-tall female android with clear skin, a slim if shapely figure and a wonderful disposition.'"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Music Thing: SH Stompin' Bass: a real wooden stompbox

Music Thing: SH Stompin' Bass: a real wooden stompbox

Musicians Protest Blistering Music Used in Prisons to 'Break' Inmates

Musicians Protest Blistering Music Used in Prisons to 'Break' Inmates

I dunno, maybe it's patriotic...

But why now are these musicians so concerned - they don't seem to be so angry when teenagers who listen to their stuff blow off their heads. Maybe they're too fearful of a Muslim backlash.

Rock the Casbah, baby!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Honey the Christmas Lights are up! why won't you speak to me?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

How to Define a Problem - wikiHow

How to Define a Problem - wikiHow:
"Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had one hour to save the world he would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution. This quote does illustrate an important point: before jumping right into solving a problem, we should step back and invest time and effort to improve our understanding of it. Here are strategies you can use to see problems from many different perspectives and master what is the most important step in problem solving: clearly defining the problem in the first place!"

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

American Music Awards fashions

I love music fashion, I really do. It tells you when to cross the street.

American Music Awards fashions --

Why I Have Egg on my Face

Don't tell anyone, but I'm staring middle-age in the face. And I don't mean that history that we've all forgotten from grade school.

I've been looking for a protein-rich, carbohydrate-poor food that will keep my muscles going. Enter the egg. It was there all along.

The egg in the picture fits better in my pocket.

American Egg Board :: Health & Nutrition:
"Nutrient-rich, all-natural eggs are a welcome addition to any diet. One egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein, healthy unsaturated fats and antioxidants, for only 70 calories. Eggs' nutrient package aids in the following:

* Weight management: The high-quality protein in eggs helps you to feel full longer and stay energized, which contributes to maintaining a healthy weight.iv

* Muscle strength and muscle-loss prevention: Research indicates that high-quality protein may help active adults build muscle strength and help prevent muscle loss in middle-aged and aging adults.v

* Healthy pregnancy: Egg yolks are an excellent source of choline, an essential nutrient that contributes to fetal brain development and helps prevent birth defects. Two eggs provide about 250 milligrams of choline, or roughly half of the recommended daily intake for pregnant and breastfeeding

* Brain function: Choline also aids the brain function of adults by maintaining the structure of brain cell membranes, and is a key component of the neuro-transmitter that helps relay messages from the brain through nerves to the muscles.vii

* Eye health: Lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants found in egg yolks, help prevent macular degeneration, a leading cause of age-related blindness. Though eggs contain a small"

George Burns

"I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.
- George Burns"

Zebron and James