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Uh, Why I Do Facebook :-S September 19, 2009

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In one week, this week, I had real physical encounters with real friends who all asked “What’s up with you on Facebook?”  Real friends get real love. (sigh) 

 

As I recall AOL chat rooms, and Excite and BlackPlanet, and MySpace, and etc I’m getting the same feelings I get before a trip to the accountant, doctor, dentist, etc.

“(Kobe) if you score 55… and your team happens to lose, why do you have to feel bad?” September 8, 2009

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“I don’t.”  Classic.  More…

Q:  What would happen if you played Bin Laden?
K:  I’d dunk right in his face.
LOL!  Enjoy.

QON #48: “Doing nice things for others … it doesn’t just help the others.” September 8, 2009

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http://myespn.go.com/blogs/truehoop/0-43-37/Adonal-Foyle–Altruism-and-Happiness.html

“Gone” – Go Go (Jazzy Jetson Style) September 7, 2009

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Funky fresh.

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Solving Problems Starts With A Pen & Paper September 7, 2009

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A brilliant programmer studies the task at hand, figures out the requirements for the program, then enters into a state of inventive brilliance and comes up with a design to solve the problem (using a pencil, of course), with algorithms and data structures all neatly separated into modules with the appropriate user interface thrown in. Coding is just the act of rendering this fine thinking into a different form, like the beloved ALGOL. –JargonSpy, “The Humble Developer” by Dan Woods, 12.09.08, 06:00 AM EST at http://www.forbes.com/2008/12/08/cio-software-developers-tech-cio-cx_dw_1209developers.html?feed=rss_technology

Nuff said.

I Should Have Known It Really Was All About The Music September 7, 2009

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Not the device.  Feeling kinda duped about this:

6a00d8341c505253ef011571215ee2970c-800wiWhile we are waiting for September 15 and the availability of the Zune HD, there is some bad news to report in regards to the impending death of all other Zune models.
According to Paul Thurrott, the Zune HD is going to emerge and in turn kill off all other models of the Zune.
"I met with the Zune folks today and one bit of information than I can discuss immediately is that the Zune HD will be the only device type going forward: The current Zune models, the Zune 8, 16 80, and 120, have all been discontinued." – http://www.cliczune.com/2009/09/say-it-isnt-so-all-zune-models-except-the-zune-hd-will-be-killed-off.html

When Microsoft’s focus switched to the Zune Pass (which is a GREAT product), from the Zune itself, it was only a matter of time before the Zune itself went on life support.  Microsoft has refocused on Windows Mobile now.  Apparently, Windows Mobile is the platform getting all the Zune Pass love now.  I had been holding out in hopes of a Zune Phone.  Hope abandoned.  Microsoft is making a risky choice.  The iPhone & iTunes stand alone as the best phone+music solution from a single provider now.  Plus, Napster is weak, not dead.  Best Buy owns them now.  AND Napster is still bigger than every other online music AND still offers the cheapest subscriptions AND is compatible with a ton of popular PMP’s already.  Risky.  I’m betting new Napster commercials start showing up any day now… 

Be warned:  Don’t use your real plastic to sign up for Napster.  Use a prepaid and do not use your real SSN.  Their customer service was INCREDIBLY bad when I tried to unsubscribe:

  • They kept charging me for months after I cancelled. 
  • They kept me on hold for over an hour. 
  • They never sent me my free player.

(sigh)  Who needs the hassle.  Where’s the closest AT&T store?  Or should I wait for Verizon?

Smiley #003 September 7, 2009

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d-_-b = Listening to music

I’ve Got Something For Him! September 7, 2009

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Sike!

If They Can Build Foreign Schools for $6 per Month… September 7, 2009

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We can work it out.

In America my efforts to widen education options and promote school choice for poor kids, like the efforts of most U.S. reformers, have always assumed that, at day’s end, the government must pay for this. Perhaps that’s true in the Western world, perhaps it’s not. But elsewhere on the planet, I can now attest, poor families are paying for it themselves and education entrepreneurs are responding to their demand (and their governments’ failure) by starting, managing and growing such schools. –http://www.forbes.com/2008/12/10/schools-tooley-india-oped-cx_cf_1211finn.html?feed=rss_news

From The Mouths of Babes September 7, 2009

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This lil kid’s book is the next title I’ll freebrowse at Borders:

“You gotta walk up to her casually. Then you want to say, ‘Hi,’ and if she says ‘Hi’ back, you’re off to a good start,” he said. 

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