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Wednesday
Apr152009

My Nephew Is A Ham - Playing An Asian


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Wednesday
Apr152009

iPhone Test

Testing me iPhone update capabilities.


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Friday
Nov072008

Subconscious Ramblings

Sitting in a company reception room waiting to speak to the IT Manager. I was listening to one of the many podcasts I subscribe to (this one about gaming) on the drive over and I can't help but not think of the many, too many actually, exciting video games still releasing this year.

If your a fan of video games- I wonder how you prioritize which game you purchase first or even play first. My friends have been having this discussion trying to come up with the best answer to this dilemma.

Sigh...perhaps a vacation is required.

L8r

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Thursday
Nov062008

MIA

Yes, I have been missing in action for the last 2 months. Work has been hectic and I have fallen to the evil gremlins of laziness. They sucked away my desire to post anything on this blog. Alas, I devised a scheme and successfully locked them away for now.

Anyway, I will be blogging on a few key things that have been happening in my life since the last time we visited. But, the biggest news is of the election of Barack Obama to the President of the US of A. Truly a historic moment in our nations history. I caught the concession and acceptance speeches from McCain and Obama on election night. They were both very good speeches. I must say, if John McCain was able to speak like that in the debates I think we would have had a much closer election. I don't think the outcome would have been much different (The Bush administration influenced much there), but it might have been a tighter race.

Historians and pundits alike will add there theories to this election in the future, but what struck me was an article I read that mentioned that this was the most technologically ran election to date, utilizing tech/geek outlets largley ignored by past candidates. Obama lead the charge with a grass roots internet campaign to raise a ton of money, advertising in video games and hosting a website with his policy outlines. He used text messaging, email and computer messaging to promote his campaign. This lead to a strong voter turn out and eventually his election.

I wonder how the landscape will change in the future as more and more candidates, be it for the Presidency, Senate, Congress, Governor, or Mayor, embrace the ever growing technological universe to promote themselves and to see what kind of success they will have. It makes sense as at least 159 million cell phone subscribers are walking around with these devices- what better way to "talk" to people than by sending an SMS message. Have we turned a corner here? It will be interesting to see what the fallout of technophiles and non-technophiles shake out if indeed this is a winning strategy. Only time will tell.

l8r

Monday
Aug042008

Under The Sea...Life Cast Test

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