Writing Quote Of The Day: K.A. Bedford

September 25, 2007

FAQ 2.0

7. So you somehow defied the odds and got published by an actual for-real publisher! What’s the secret to beating the Evil Publishing Company Conspiracy to keep the “little guy” (particularly the ones with the “Unique Artistic Vision) out of publishing?

Well, the key secret to getting published, above and beyond all others, is this: you have to write a good book. That’s the whole thing, right there, in a nutshell.

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Previously in this blog:
Second Quote Of The Day: Walter Jon Williams
Book Drooooool!
Hemorrhaging the Neural Net
Writer Added


Oh My God. They’re Remixing Reality Again.

September 25, 2007

Watch this YouTube video embedded at this link: Content Aware Image Resizing

The voice-over is annoying, but concentrate on his words.

It’s bad enough we can manipulate photos as if they were dream matter.

But this technology goes so much further… it’s almost a blasphemy.

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Oh. Wow.

September 25, 2007

My jaw drops.

MMM: Stout Scarab

Just shut up and click!

Update:

Double wow.

MMM: Holden Efijy

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Palm’s Outlook

September 25, 2007

Palm, Inc. (PALM) – New Product Difficulties

Although the investment by Elevation partners and cash distribution to shareholders is a positive, we don t believe the company can exist in its current form as it is too small to effectively compete in the market for smartphones.

Previously in this blog:
Can Apple Create A Real Handheld Market?
Memo To Palm: Bring A Foleo
Is The Foleo Completely Dead Now?
Foleo: Dude, I’m Not Getting A Fat-Ass Dell!
Size-Off: Foleo Versus Powerbooks
Will Palm Die Or Show Others How To Be Reborn?
Hey, SanDisk! Buy The Foleo IP From Palm!
Ed Colligan’s Worst Nightmare
Some Foleo on Flickr
New Disease: Post-Foleo Nightmare Syndrome
The Foleo Dispossessed
Quote Of The Day: Popular Mechanics
The Palm Foleo Disaster: Part Two
Quote Of The Day: Flashback To iPod Introduction
Blog Notes: Brain Fever
You Still Make Me Want To Bleed To Death
Foleo: The Beat Goes On…
Asus Eee: Increasing RAM Possible
The Palm Foleo Disaster: Part One
What Was Your ROS*, Palm?
Blog Notes: Yes, I’m Working On It!
Dumbass Of The Year: Ed Colligan
I’m So Bad, I’m Good
If We Can’t Have Momentum On This, Can I At Least Get An Amen, Brother?
Newsflash! Pictures Of Corpses Left In Wake Of iPhone Price Cut!
Palm Kills Foleo
OK, Now The Foleo Scares Me
Ugh. Backlogged. Still.
Poor Ed Colligan. Ascared Of Me.
Engadget Snags The Attention Of Autistic Palm, Inc.
Oh Look! I Get To Bash Palm And Nokia At The Same Time! It’s Two Two Two Hits In One!
Palm Flogs Blog, Flails, Fails
Failure Has A New Name
Record Blog Traffic: Apple iPhone Vs. Palm Foleo
Earth To Palm: Change The Foleo’s Browser To Safari
What Foleo 2.0 Needs
If FSJ Says It, Then It Is So!
Oh My God! What Did We Buy?!!?
Prediction: Palm To Drop All Handhelds
LifeDrive Notes: Should Palm’s Software Engineers Be Beaten With A Spiked Bat Or Tied Up Together And Dumped In The Ocean From 30,000 Feet?
Palm’s Flopeo, Uh, Foleo: Best Other Name For It
A Picture Of Two Tech Devices That Should Have Never Been Released
My Reaction To Palm’s New Foleo Device
On A Day When Palm Gets Everything Wrong, Apple Gets It Right

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India At 60

September 25, 2007

India is celebrating sixty years of independence from their former British overlords.

A whole bunch of events are taking place in New York City.

Last night I happened upon an Indian pop singer giving a free concert in Bryant Park. He was great!

He’s Remo Fernandes. [PDF link]

If you ever get a chance to see him or hear his stuff, do!

His website.

Mumbai City song sample [right click Save As...]

News article about Remo Fernandes at the India celebration
Remo Fernandes wikipedia page
Article about Remo Fernandes

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Blog Notes: I’ll Punish You Lot. I Will!

September 25, 2007

I know how to get up your noses.

DigitalLife is coming up here in New York City, beginning Thursday.

I’ll be there (with feral bodyguardage so don’t get twee ideas).

With a camera.

Now what if there’s an Asus Eee?

What if Palm heeds my threats accedes to my begging listens to reason and brings a Foleo for me to fondle?

You think I won’t molest the shit out of those things?

And then want to blog about them here?

Ah, but this blog might go away on Monday.

So why the fuck should I waste my time putting up such good stuff for your ungrateful ass?

Prove me otherwise. Click click give give.


Do You Feel It Yet? That Soft Pillow? It’s Bush Smothering Your Rights To Death!

September 25, 2007

My Wife Faces Homeland Security Part I: Homeland Security Presidential Directive #12

Let me ask you this: When the President of a nation can make a unilateral declaration that invalidates laws passed by Congress (e.g. the Privacy Act of 1974), laws passed by the States, and the Constitution itself, what do you have: a.) a democracy, b.) a republic, c.) a dictatorship. The answer is “c.” When laws and the Constitution are subservient to the directives of a single individual, it is a dictatorship. I am sorry. But I cannot interpret this in any other way. Call it a nascent dictatorship if you prefer. But we now have a system where a directive by a single individual takes precedence over law (Federal and State) and Constitution. THAT is about as un-American as you can get.

By the time this son of a bitch is out of office, we might be too far gone to save ourselves.

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Blog Notes: New Category

September 25, 2007

I have added a new category for a term I have coined: C.O.A.T.

Collapse Of All Things

I believe we are headed towards that, at least in this country. (I think Europe will run the fuck away from us when we start to sink.)

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Baaaa, Sheep, Baaaa. Your Shearing Is Near.

September 25, 2007

Save the Day

Sadly, the endgame could be considerably more treacherous for the United States than it was seven years ago. In large part, that’s because the American consumer is now at risk. Consumption expenditures currently account for a record 72 percent of the gross domestic product — a number unmatched in the annals of modern history for any nation.

And:

Why worry about a weaker dollar? The United States imported $2.2 trillion of goods and services in 2006. A sharp drop in the dollar makes those items considerably more expensive — the functional equivalent of a tax hike on consumers. It could also stoke fears of inflation — driving up long-term interest rates and putting more pressure on financial markets and the economy, exacerbating recession risks. Optimists may draw comfort from the vision of an export-led renewal arising from a more competitive dollar. Yet history is clear: no nation has ever devalued its way into prosperity.

So far, the dollar’s weakness has not been a big deal. That may now be about to change. Relative to the rest of the world, the United States looks painfully subprime. So does its currency.

Emphasis added by me.

You just have no idea of how fucking bad this is going to get, do you?

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Previously in this blog:
The Final Shearing Of The Sheep. Now Baaaa.


Blog Notes: Aiiiiieeeeee!!

September 25, 2007

ScreamMunch

Well, Categories are still fucked. So is Search sometimes.

And now the vultures have come out too:

Hello Mike:

I was wondering if you were interested in writing an article/blog post about [redacted]‘ services. We’re offering affiliates $100 per sale. This could mean an added revenue stream for your blog.

Let me know if you would be interested in doing such a blog post.

Thank you.

[redacted]
[redacted], Inc.

In case you don’t get it: That’s a Negative.

The raising of funds is not for me. I have no connection to the three funds at all. Nor am I looking to make money from this blog.

And I will never be an underhanded motherfucking shill being paid behind the backs of my readers to lead them like sheep to you.

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Previously in this blog:
Blog Notes: Attention Eejit PR Flaks
Fuck You, Shills!
My Response To “10 Things Your Blogger Won’t Tell You”
PayPerScum


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