oldschool CxC

Monday, July 31, 2006

VidsToGo - Conspiracy Theory Rock
SNL: Ferrel: Axis of Evil

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Digital World!!! Wow, what a SICK VIDEO!
I also see lots of cool/rough videos at YouTube or Break.com.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

FYI - Andrew mentioned that it was too bad we didn't have a link library (that could get out of date), so I added 2 catagories (personal (Oldschool Links) and general (links to share)) into the blog 'template' for the sidebar. Feel free to edit your own links into the template or if you can't, tell me and I'm happy to add them in. I figured it'd be handy to have a spot where we can ... ugh ... look at everyone's pics! HA

(Trimmed from my latest REkzkaRZ blog post:)
Firstly, check the Google US Govt Search Tool
(I searched for 'Impeachment Bush' and was happy to find a document calling for censure & impeachment from the Dem's. Looks like it was 'resolved' by the Assembly & Senate of California. That gives me a sense of state pride! YEAH!!!)
Let's you search the US Govt, not vice versa -- the govt can already do that!!!
Check out Echelon, the info hub that scans all international email, phone calls, and more...
Here's the Wikipedia Echelon link.

Secondly, I came across this cool list of freeware/shareware stuff posted on the UBCD for Win site -- Universal Boot CD for Windows, that is.

You can read the rest of my post here.

I also posted to Oldschool blog my response to Erik's previous medical post comment and also posted my response to Glenn's off-topic comment on my previous post.

There, that was short & sweet, right?

Monday, July 24, 2006

some Epicurian shit / doctrines / Wiki:Epicureanism. caught the end of a show on KCET, Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness "Epicurus on Happiness"
This episode explores how Greek philosopher Epicurus believed that "friends," "freedom" and "thought" are the path to happiness.


Diogenes' Epicurean Inscription?

Oh you want some housing bubble blog links?
You don't?
You do?
lets see... alas one of my lost favorites was chock full of pics of crappy spots that were crazy overpriced. I guess this post says it was bought and shut down by a r/e co.

Bubblemeter [DC])

homeowners take solace, the bubble has not peaked when many people are screaming bubble. but then again there is a HGTV show Flip this house..

the starting point and I linked it before
Calculated Risk
the rest are mostly link follows, please add any good ones you find,

freshly followed:

Ghost housing market (florida)

Bay Area don't buy arguments

The forgotten blogs: Matinee Mixup, Tunetalk. If we had made a bookblog I am sure it would be languishing, too. reading anything? there is a book about cadavers I am halfway through that is pretty entertaining (title later).

well, to take it in another direction, here are a few stock concepts cribbed from CNBC that I will probably never flesh out: (not in any of them)

Casino plays
LVS, Sands, opening in Macau
IGT, makes the slots, 70% of mkt, venetian 98 (huh?), casinos, tracks & barges
SGMS, lotto and OTBS (off track betting) machines

Cramers travel/leisure best of breed, baby boomer plays:
FS, Four seasons/ OEH, Orient express hotels?
BKS, Barnes and Nobles, singles pickup joints (?)
AXP, amex, mfers be payin fo em

Steakhouses with pricing power/high margins:
MRT Mortons
RUTH Ruth Chris

Vid card plays: (what yall runnin these days?)
NVDA, Nvidia
ATYT, ATI, damn i might have missed it: (7/23 AMD to buy ATI?)

wtf is going to happen to american carmakers?

oh yeah someone said Chinese and Singaporean stem cell research companies. (Input, doctor?)

Friday, July 21, 2006

Pretty cool features on my new wireless network camera -- I love being able to pan around over the internet. Use the arrows or click in the window to center. Reasonably priced too, only $270 for this one (Panasonic BL-C30A) which includes a free viewnetcam.com domain.

Click here to check it out. User: flye13, password: bartjones. It will install a small active-x control plug-in; some of the Amazon reviewers claim this means it will only work with IE, but that's crap since I use Firefox.

More important research from No Duh University:
People who drink alcohol are up to four times more likely than non-drinkers to be hurt from physical injuries such as a fall or punch, new research shows.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Way too much info about various nations healthcare, maybe I'll read it sometime, was trying to look up factoids on Canada and other countries vs US. :
Health of Nations

'only World Cup team bus without a flag on its side'

Thursday, July 13, 2006

MIMI by Makoto Aida

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The best thing I can say about Mitch Kupchak is that he didn't sign Malik Rose

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

For me, I'm going thru some Hard Times --> July 4th, ended relationship, ex-fiance moved out. Back to solo, guess that's OK. It better be! My mantra for the day is "Be the change you want to see in the world" (Ghandi).

And achievement: On July 3rd turned 10 years clean and sober. Not a beer or joint for 10 yrs!
Impossible to imagine, improbable for someone like me. At one time I wouldn't have desired such an accomplishment, but at 35 I feel blessed to have truly and deeply experienced my life for the last decade -- b/c life is so fleeting anyways.

Also saw Wes and his troops blow thru the Bay Area. Tisha & 3 (Kieran, Caleigh, and Maya) will be staying in Nova Scotia for 5-6 mo's coming soon, and Wes will be up there a lot. But he'll also have a vacant house and maybe too much time on his hands, so ... if you were buds & you got his digits, give him a buzz! Or hit me up & I can supply the code.
Jeremy P (Wes' cuz) is also in Marin right now, recovering from some medical issues. I saw him and he seemed OK, hopefully will continue that way.

I took an After Effects class at bavc.org last week, told my work it was UNIX class. Wow, that was an amazing class. I'm feeling like I'm moving closer & closer to where I'm supposed to go. Exciting.
Also re-newed biz licenses on 7/3 in Oakland (had 'em prvsly only in SF) for threewaysmedia(.com), rekzkarz.com, and R.E. (the name I use for my digital art).

Anyone else out there doing video stuff? How's it goin'?

Lastly, I like the new CxC layout. Looks the best so far. I noticed we have some names I'm not familiar with: Ian & W. Don't ring any bells from Culver. Doesn't look like I can click people's names to see stuff -- so do we get any hints?