Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cult of Mac

This sort of sums up the current arrogant attitude of Apple. The company that branded itself through their think different campaign has more and more become the company of do it our way because we know best.

Clearly this business model continues to be successful for them, but increasing one can hear grumbling from their the power users and creative types who aren't in the market for an Internet appliance, but who actually try to do work with their machines. Unfortunately these users are increasingly being seen by Apple as unimportant niche markets that they will no longer cater too.

What we'll do at that point isn't clear, since the alternatives such as Windows and Linux are unsatisfactory. So I suppose we'll just put up with the abusive relationship.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Retro Friday: Astronaut Snoopy

I remember having one of these as a young child. Astronaut Snoopy came with a removable spacesuit (which I did), helmet and life support pack. One of the many space race toys created in the 60's. I have no idea what happened to him.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Daily Show Punks PETA

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This is exactly what makes The Daily Show brilliant. Pointing out the hypocrisy in the world. PETA has always been inconsistent about the treatment of wild vs. domestic animals. Typically focusing on domestic over the wild world.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The cost of Oil Speculation

We're currently using oil at a rate not seen since the middle 90's, yet the prices are heading up. That isn't a free market. Its estimated that on average Americans paid an extra $600 per year during the last speculation bubble.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Have a very Zombie Valentine's Day

I feel so old!

So who is this Paul McCarthy fellow you say... Only the lead of one of the greatest bands of all time, the Beatles. Who are the Beatles you ask ... Kid. Get off my lawn!

Sunday, February 05, 2012


As promised, here are a few photos from the aftermath of our recent blizzard.

From 60 degrees to 3 foot cornice in less than 24 hours.

The little dog had a great time.

But the clean up got a bit tiring.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Retro Friday

Remember these. Cassette tapes and LP's ruled my childhood. Never liked 8-track.

Snow Day

Were expecting a blizzard today. I'll be working from home.

Update: We got 8 inches in my back yard. Its quite lovely out because I don't have to drive in it.