Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Diet - Day 1

My wife and I started a new diet on Tuesday. We would have started Monday, but we didn't get to the store until Monday night. Anywho, breakfast was a little broccoli with garlic and a grilled chicken breast. Lunch was the same. Dinner was black beans with shredded chicken and salsa. About 1900 calories and slow carb friendly.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Is Netfix Flexing It's Muscles To Force More Streaming?

I hate when the kids and I want to watch a movie only to find out that it is DVD only. When it was only a couple of bucks more a month, there was temptation to add DVDs to the account. Now it would be more than double. No thank you.

It would be interesting to see how much Netflix pays the studios for DVDs. And how big a part those purchases are as a part of overall DVD sales. The studios want control and streaming doesn't fit their schemes.

So is Netflix trying to get rid of DVDs? It would be sweet if this boosts the offerings that are available via streaming.

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We Need Congress to Pass Cut and Cap

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Monday, July 25, 2011

The Best E Book Reader for the iPhone and iPod Touch

I've been reading books on a hand held device since my Palm II days. I've always enjoyed the flexibility that an e-reader has afforded me.

I will start off with what I consider to be the top e-reader apps.

• Stanza
• iBooks
• Kindle

Each has various strengths and weaknesses that I will address in upcoming posts.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

If I Had One Wish...It Would Be A Wish For A Billion Dollars

If I had two wishes the second wish would be for a Kindle app for the Palm Pre...I love the Kindle app on the iPod Touch.  WebOS (pre - 3.0) doesn't have a decent ebook reader.  

-- Sent from my Palm Pre

Sunday, July 17, 2011

WebOS Touch-To-Share - Is Apple Going to Copy Or Rip Off?

Apple Copying Touch-To-Share

HP has a jump start on Touch-To-Share between devices. Their best bet would be to make it work (in a hurry) among a multitude of devices. Also, HP should share the technology with other manufacturers. Wouldn't it be great to share a browser page with your PC, tablet or even your web enabled TV?

Old People Will Still Want E-Book Readers

Tablets Are Beating Out E-Readers and Netbooks

Everything the Casey Anthony Jury Learned...They Learned By Watching TV

Casey Anthony Jury and the CSI Effect

This article just continues the trend that the jury didn't know what they were doing and as a result, a guilty person goes free.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

So The Obama White House Lied?

Here's a website I think you'll like: Emails Show White House Targeting Fox News Despite Denial -

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Moody's and S & P Want To Downgrade Our Credit Worthiness

Who cares! These are the same jokers that were rating junk mortgage bonds as Triple A's.  You know the bonds that were not worth the paper they were written on.  The very same mortgages that cratered and caused the economic mess we are in right now.

So we know which side they are on.  I bet you'd find that Moody's and S & P are big Democrat donors.

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Hmmmm...A Cheap, Electronic Notepad

Here's a website I think you'll like: The E-Note Is An Ultra-Simple Note-taking Tablet | TechCrunch


I think I will wait for the version that allows notes to be saved and off loaded to another device.

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A Necktie Fan

Here's a website I think you'll like: TechCrunch

Something tells me that this wouldn't work.  A fan on your tie?  How about copper thread or tubing in the tie that is cooled via peltier?  That would be awesome.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WebOS Has A Chance In The Enterprise


I think that HP has been talking a good game.  They are trying to create the perception that the Touchpad and WebOS are really designed to compete in the enterprise.  However, at it's launch the Touchpad lacked apps that would interest serious business users.  Business is more than email and calendar apps.  As the above article points out, outside of schools and medical offices the iPad doesn't really have any foot hold in a professional environement.  That is where HP and WebOS could carve out a spot.  HP needs to concentrate on business apps for the Touchpad.  I would include development apps as well.

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Atheists Are Jerks

 BBC News - Austrian driver's religious headgear strains credulity

It would really be easy for me to make fun of atheists.  The problem is in knowing that the consequence of their beliefs er un-belief is eternal.  Still, why do they have to be jerks?

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Prez Obama Can Raise Money...Can't Do Much Else

 Obama raises $86 million for his campaign, DNC - Washington Times

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Digg Raises Venture Money - Wait, What?


Why would anyone in their right mind continue to pump money into Digg? Maybe they are hoping that Justin Timberlake will buy it.  

Digg is dead.  

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Doom and Gloom For WebOS?


So the guy who brought Palm back to life is out at HP?  It is hard to see what HP is going to do.  They are all talk about the enterprise which is a good thing.  Android and Apple are not enterprise first devices.  WebOS could gain a foot hold in that vertical with devices and applications that would allow a person to be productive outside the office.  

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

More Evidence of an Incompetent Jury

 Casey Anthony Video May Be Unsealed by Court - ABC News

One of the jurors said, last week, that they were afraid that people would view them as being incompetent.  This video will add fuel to that fire...

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Casey Anthony Guilty...At Least A Majority of Americans Think So

Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Think Casey Anthony Killed Caylee, Christian News

So 60% of Americans think she's guilty and yet we couldn't find a jury that could convict her?

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Friday, July 08, 2011

Liberal Hackers

Why do Liberals hack? Because the only argument that Libs have against opposing viewpoints is that those who disagree with them are evil and bad.  When Conservatives don't end up being the boogie man, then Liberals just have the make it up.

Digg is Lame

What happened to make Digg so lame? It consists of nothing but stories on Obama, evil Republicans, NSFW and the best-worst-most awesome-strange pictures.  Now that I think of it, Twitter kicks Digg's butt by being better at what Digg used to be.  Digg is the MySpace of social news.  The has been's.

At one time Digg was relevant.  Now it is nothing more than a fever swamp for the leftists and Apple fanboys.

I've Got The Day Off From Work...Gonna Get Me a Look At the HP Touchpad

Since it is my day off from work...Maybe I'll go see a movie.  Oh wait! The cineplex is right next door to Office Depot.  Office Depot sells the HP Touchpad.  I need printer ink as well! I'll let you know what I find.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Casey Anthony Verdict - By Reason of Our Insanity

Like most folks, I was shocked at the outcome of the Casey Anthony trial.  I was sure that the jury was going to find her guilty of murder.  My initial guess was that the jury didn't want to convict because they didn't want to see Anthony face the death penalty.  I think my assumption was correct. One of the jurors was interviewed by ABC News.  She said that the prosecution didn't produce enough evidence for the punishment.  Huh? The punishment? I thought that the jury was to decide if Casey Anthony had committed a crime not if the punishment fit the crime.

Another juror was quoted as saying that there was reasonable doubt.  Marcia Clark has an interesting opinion piece on reasonable doubt:

Guilt by Association Without a Doubt

I agree with her premise that most folks don't understand reasonable doubt.  My guess is that the confusion stems from not understanding probability vs. possibility.  Is it possible that the baby died in a swimming pool accident? Is it possible that the family tried to cover up the accident? Is it possible that Casey Anthony's behavior after the accident was a result of abuse? Yes to all.  Are any of these assertions probable? Based on the evidence the answer would be No.  The evidence points to the probability that she killed her baby and tried to hide that murder from her family, friends and the police.
Reasonable doubt does not mean that no doubt exists.  The standard is that no other logical explanation can be made from the facts presented.  Logically it doesn't make sense that all of this was an accident when you look at the facts and evidence in this case.  The jurors may have had doubts about whether or not this was premeditated, but that isn't reasonable doubt.

NOTE: One of the jurors said something to the effect that their job is done and they deserve to be left alone.  I disagree.  I think that each of them owes the public an explanation of how they arrived at the verdict.  Especially when you consider that the majority of folks who heard the same evidence and watched the same testimony drew a different conclusion.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Check out this web page...

 webOSroundupHP Licensing webOS? | Buzz, News |

Ah...That makes better sense.  HP wouldn't license WebOS to another smart phone manufacturer, instead a company that could use WebOS in products that HP doesn't manufacture.  Think TVs, media devices, home automation, cars, etc.  Touch to share between your WebOS phone and your TV sounds interesting to say the least.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Fwd: Home School or Private School Not a Factor in Making Millions?

 Public School, Private School, Home School

So 85% of millionaires next door went to Public Schools.  And the point is? Maybe I'm missing the point since there are many other factors such as how folks save and spend their money.  Or how they have invested.  I would guess that socialization would be far down the list of factors.

Also, the point about parents finding the best public schools...The key there is parental involvement.  There are some home school curriculums that are nothing more than sitting your kids in front of a TV and letting the video instructor teach them.  If the parents are involved whether it be home school, public school or private shool...The child will in most cases be more successful in school and in life.

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How did I get so much cool?
Matthew Stertz

No Mention of the Gospel Here...

 Schuller ousted from Crystal Cathedral board - Orange County Register

First of all, I think that the Crystal Cathedral left it's first love a long time ago...If it ever loved the Gospel to begin with.  Back in Junior High, I ran the projector (AV Club...Yeah I know...) for the Friday afternoon assemblies.  One of the films we ran was a biography of Robert Schuller.  If the film is to be believed, he did preach the Gospel sometime in the 50's.  Heh, my Dad used to call him Batman because of the colors of his robe.

Secondly, the Crystal Cathedral isn't a church.  A church is made up of born-again believers.  I think it is strange that Schuller would have been upset that choir members were being asked to sign the documents regarding Salvation and marriage.  Anyone can come to church, but service should require membership and membership is only for those who are Saved.

Lastly, passing a gold medallion to someone qualifies tha person to preach? Um...Don't think so.  I think that all of this comes down to money.  At one time they made a lot of it.  Now they are fighting over what remains.  

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How did I get so much cool?
Matthew Stertz

Monday, July 04, 2011

Oh HP Touchpad Where Art Thou?

HP TouchPad Wi-Fi 32 GB 9.7-inch Tablet Computer

I went to my local Sam's Club to do some shopping and thought I'd mess around with the new HP Touchpad. Sigh. They didn't have any on display. I thought that Sam's Club was selling them. Maybe only online. I will have to go elsewhere to get my hands on one.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

HP Touchpad - Kindle

The Kindle app for the new HP Touchpad looks awesome. I've been reading books on a Palm device since the Palm III color. Sadly, the experience hasn't changed much since. In fact, the ebook experience on my Palm Pre+ is rather lame. I much prefer to read on my iPod touch. Even though the iBooks app is a little sluggish from time to time, the text is easy to read and the experience is enjoyable because there is a book like page turning effect.

It appears that HP is going to change that with the HP Touchpad and the Kindle app. I can't wait to get my hands on one to play around with it.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Why WebOS Rocks - Reason #4 - Synergy

WebOS Synergy combines GTalk, Facebook Chat, SMS, etc, into one chat window for every contact.  If I'm chatting with a friend via GTalk, my chat coversation remains in the thread when the friend moves to SMS.  Another nice bit is that I can see in one place if any of my friends are online on any of their chat apps.  The best thing about WebOS synergy is that one app is all I need.  I don't have to switch from one app to another in order to go from SMS to Yahoo chat.

-- Sent from my Palm Pre