Thursday, March 20, 2008

Reminder to self.

Don't get a leg operation in Bavaria.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A long long time ago, I had the great idea of creating a cobweb site blog that would contain links to old websites. I was a fan of Web 0.1 and the leap from a text based internet (gopher, NNTP, UUCP) to GUI based internet (web, http, html). I had to abandon that project, because I didn't have time to maintain and search for cob-websites. My blog on cob-websites eventually became a cob-website itself.

The folks at found this video from 1995 and it contain examples of old websites including Nintendo and Yahoo. Their post even contains a rundown of the video.


Internet Power post at Wazy

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Music: Iggy Pop/Ryuichi Sakamoto - Risky

In the late 1980's I had a copy of Ryuichi Sakamoto's Neo Geo Album. I really loved the music on it and this single I still sing to myself.

From Wikipedia:

In 1987, Pop appeared (along with Bootsy Collins) on a mostly instrumental album, Neo Geo by Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. The music video for "Risky", written and directed by Meiert Avis, won the first ever MTV "Breakthrough Video Award". The ground breaking video explores (Persian: فریدون اسفندیاری)'s, transhumanist philosopher FM-2030's ideas of "Nostalgia for the Future", in the form of an imagined love affair between a robot and one of Man Ray's models in Paris in the late 1930's. Additional inspiration was drawn from Jean Baudrillard, Edvard Munch's 1894 painting "Puberty", and Roland Barthes " Death of the Author". The surrealist black and white video uses stop motion, light painting, and other retro in-camera effects techniques. Meiert Avis shot Sakamoto while at work on the score for "The Last Emperor" in London. Sakamoto also also appears in the video painting words and messages to an open shutter camera. Iggy Pop, who performs the vocals on "Risky", chose not appear to in the video, allowing his performance space to be occupied by the surrealist era robot.

Dark Though.

It's the democratic equivalence equal of Bob Dole spitting up on himself.

Clinton weights too much.

With the comments from Ferraro and the bad advice from her advisers, Is Clinton too weight down with history to lead America in the future?

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sunday, March 09, 2008

1990's redux

A few days ago, Clinton advisers compared Barack Obama to Kenneth Starr.

In order to win the next election, If the Clinton campaign is going to relive the 1990's, there is no way in hell they are going to get elected.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Project Runway: Season 4 winner.

Project Runway last night had their finale. And Christian won, Congrads. I like this recap from MTV...

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

"Very Popular at Parties"

In a WSJ article, Dana Perino, White House Spokesperson, is quoted as saying:

Perino played down the notion that McCain may want to distance himself from Bush, whose approval ratings remain near historic lows. “The president is very popular within the party,” she said.
This is the problem with this Whitehouse, it views itself as the President for the Republic Party, not the President of the United States.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Outsourcing: Part II

This is an interesting article about the state of outsourcing in India.

Yet, India, for all its glory, is still the world’s back office. India's tech industry is a "services" industry. The Indians don’t do the thinking. The customers do. India executes.

As a result, India has not learned to invent technology products of its own. Barring a few exceptions, the huge amount of venture capital chasing India finds it difficult to be deployed. There is way too much money, way too few deals. Instead, tech-sector VCs are now diverting capital to retail, real estate, hotels and other non-tech sectors.

Out of the millions of folks in India, it's still a small percentage that are in IT or Technology. Until India begins to 'outsource' to itself and discover it's own consumer base, it will always be a back office.

Chef Lies

I really enjoyed the Dinner Impossible on Food Network and now Robert Irvine was caught cheating on his resume. What really sad, is that he boasts of the fraud doing the narration of the show.

Hopefully, they can find a good host to replace him.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Chuck Norris

Not much is known about this tough guy (yeah right), but don't dare try to find him.