Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Looking for answers in all the wrong places

Most published scientific research papers are
wrong, according to a new analysis. Assuming that
the new paper is itself correct, problems with
experimental and statistical methods mean that
there is less than a 50% chance that the results
of any randomly chosen scientific paper are true.


Tuesday, August 30, 2005

On abstaining

"Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the
temptation of denying himself a pleasure."
--Ambrose Bierce

Monday, August 29, 2005

The Quantum vacuum - Part I - 2nd Law of Thermodynamics destroyed

As I promised earlier.

More coming.


I know little more than squat about this field but
the same goes for most anyone else. Take what I
and others say lightly. Do your own tinkering,
studying and thinking. I am and I'm gonna be
making mistakes.

"For the tinkerer and the tinkerers' friends because
I doubt an organization or another physicist trained
in The Old School can get it done. Just think of
Steve Jobs starting Apple in his garage. He didn't
know he couldn't do it. I suspect there are a number
of ways to get at this free energy." --jomama

If you know a tinkerer who would be interested in
this post, click the envelope icon at the bottom
of this post and send him an email.


Apparently Thomas Bearden is on to something big,
having patented a Motionless Electromagnetic
that taps the quantum vacuum and
the purportedly unlimited energy there.

If you're interested, read thru Bearden's site.
(Link under his name above) It's huge. I'll be
putting it in the links section along with another
site. Let me know if you have other good ones on
even a related topic.

And I've said nothing of the bad news on his site
but here's some of it along with some of the
science, remembering that for 2000 years everyone
thought the earth was the center of the Universe.
If you say here, "What does that have to do with
this post?" you should go somewhere else:

All the present burning of hydrocarbons, use of
nuclear fuel rods, building of dams and windmills
and solar cells, etc. does not directly add a
single watt to the external power line. Never
has, never will. Let him who doubts it just read
the literature on the broken symmetry of opposite
charges, find out why Lee and Yang were awarded
the Nobel Prize, understand what broken symmetry
of opposite charges really means, and then apply
it to the fundamental dipolarity of a common
power supply, such as a generator.

In being so archaic, the scientific community is
and has been directly responsible -- though
unwittingly! --- for this environmental mess made
in our search for energy and particularly cheap
energy, which until now has largely meant cheap

The naive environmentalists unfortunately take
their scientific advice from the very scientific
community that created the problem in the first
place. Understand, all this is unwitting, but
regardless of intentional or not, the effect is
the same.
The scientific community also defends its present
dogma nearly to the death, and it always has, as
any historian of science is well aware. Check out
the actual history of things like conservation of
energy (Mayer), continental drift(Wegener) , the
amorphous semiconductor(Ovshinsky), ultrawideband
radar (Barrett and Harmuth), etc. Cold fusion and
energy from the vacuum are simply the latest
examples of areas singled out for savaging the


"The inertia of the human mind and its resistance
to innovation are most clearly demonstrated not,
as one might expect, by the ignorant mass- which
is easily swayed once its imagination is caught-
but by professionals with a vested interest in
tradition and in the monopoly of learning.
Innovation is a twofold threat to academic
mediocrities: it endangers their oracular authority,
and it evokes the deeper fear that their whole,
laboriously constructed intellectual edifice
might collapse. The academic backwoodsmen have been
the curse of genius from Aristarchus to Darwin and
Freud; they stretch, a solid and hostile phalanx
of pedantic mediocrities, across the centuries."
--Arthur Koestler

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Exporting muck

Our interventionist foreign policy, which
mandates a perpetual crusade to spread
"democracy" and solve all the world's problems
before even confronting our own, is armed
altruism run amuck.

At whose expense?

Behind every altruist, there's someone handing a
bill, a bullet and/or a guilt trip to someone else.

And that requires a shit-pot full of sleep-walkers
participating, don' it.

Fine analysis.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Chaos uncorked

Stagflation – hyper-stagflation will trigger the
depression. Debt burdened consumers will not be
able to buy any more because their credit limits
are hit. The conumers[sic] have paid the
escalted[sic] oil prices through their credit
cards. In the mean time raw materials prices are
going to double or triple. Companies will lose
all pricing power triggered by consumer driven
stagnation. But the commodity inflation will
dominate the scenarios. Finally, in 2006-2007 the
great depression will start which will cause the
financial meltdown of the world financial systems
and economies.

What he didn't mention...

In the meantime American consumer credit limits
are hit because most took out variable rate mortgages,
thinking they could handle rising interest rates...
or not thinking about it at all, the more likely
cause. Then they'll squeal like pigs on the
rottiserie about that particular System
instead of blaming their own stupidity.

The man's analysis above is a good one and I agree
with the timing.

Chaos can only be corked in the bottle for a short
while before it pops.

Full article.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Hawaii soon to run out of gas?

(CBS/AP) Hawaii will begin enforcing a cap on
the wholesale price of gasoline next week, hoping
to curb the sting of the nation's highest gas

The limit would be the first time a state has
capped the price of gasoline — a move critics
warn could lead to supply shortages.

But many Hawaii residents are just looking for
some relief from soaring costs.

That's one way to run outta gas.

Contrary to popular illusion, your pols do not
have your best interests at heart, no matter where
they live or what side of the political fence these
animals inhabit.

Do you Hawaiians have your donkeys yet?

Full article.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

New opinions

"New opinions often appear first as jokes and
fancies, then as blasphemies and treason, then as
questions open to discussion, and finally as
established truths." --George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Gods, memes and truth

So the many gods receive many different and
conflicting instructions. Some foolish agnostics
have concluded from this that there are no gods.
This is bad reasoning. There are almost certainly
an enormous number of gods. A pantheon, a surfeit
of gods. But just because someone is a god
doesn’t mean you can take her seriously.
Real gods might have a lot of motivations. But
real supernatural beings don’t need money, and
they don’t cease to exist if you don’t believe in
them. Memes, on the other hand, need your money
and your mind to exist and to reproduce
themselves. So a certain class of memes exist as
extremely vicious god-mimics.
Somewhere above all the levels of simulation,
perhaps there is a “real” universe where
superpowerful beings spend part of eternity
contemplating how to make your life better.
Perhaps they will contact you via angel or email.
If they do, ask them for the chemical structure
for a safe and effective cancer cure (maybe a
telomerase inhibitor), or for the secret of the
Bowhead’s 200-year lifespan, or for a General
Unified Physics equation. If they really are
transcendent beings, they won’t have any trouble
coming up with it. If they’re just a meme, they
won’t know any more than you do.

In any case, gods of all kinds must be held to
at least the moral standards of humans. If they
tell you to commit genocide, donate your income
to huge institutions with poor audit trails,
drown your children, or commit other destructive
actions, then forget ‘em. We human beings can
cause enough trouble on our own.

Take a look at this fine version of another set of

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

On nature

"Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them."
--Mark Twain

Monday, August 22, 2005

Running on empty

HARLINGEN, Texas -- In a storefront courthouse
in the baking-hot Rio Grande Valley, next to a
''beauty academy" and across from a sleepy coffee
shop, US Immigration Judge David Ayala is a study
in effortless efficiency. He pulls blue files one
by one from a tall stack, announces the name of
an undocumented immigrant caught slipping across
the US border, and orders the defendant deported.

There are no cries of protest. The defendants
are nowhere to be found. Other than the thwack of
a stamp and the judge's voice, the only other
sound in the tiny courtroom is the quiet hum of
an air conditioner, as Ayala goes through the
motions before a Department of Homeland Security
prosecutor and a reporter.

Sounds like the opening page of a J. D. Salinger
novel or some other author. Anybody got a better
author to suggest?

Or the opening scene of a 'B' rate movie.

"Goin' thru the motions, sonny, cuz thet's whut
the law sez."

Check it out.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Weasels growing on trees

Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek says...
I’m amazed that anyone, especially thoughtful
people on the left, continue to trust these
shameless weasels to ‘regulate’ the market and
otherwise attempt various schemes of social
engineering. I’m equally amazed that people on
the right trust these weasels to declare and
oversee the conduct of wars.

Not to worry, Don. The weasel voter thinks they'll
get some "good" weasels in office the next time.


Even if all the Best Guys in the World were in
office, little would change.

But they wouldn't be interested. They have better
things to do.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

On egotists

"Egotist: A person of low taste, more interested
in himself than in me." --Ambrose Bierce

Friday, August 19, 2005

As I was saying... we keep trying to come up with metaphors
that can serve as weapons for the Enlightenment,
capable of taking on the seductive insanity of an
insipid "left-right political axis."

Now David Brin pipes up.

Anyone else want to join him and me?

It's time.

Jesus, let's give up that silly shit distraction.

There's some fine, intelligent comment on that
blog, written by the author of The Postman. If
you haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend

David's going in my Ornery Blog roll.

See Brin.

Thursday, August 18, 2005


"We think we're here to order the universe instead
of participate. Big mistake. Very big." --jomama

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

On the train in Nowheresville

It’s getting stranger, I tell you. Riding the
subway from Vienna Station to Franconia-
Springfield, at every stop the woman driving the
train said in an over-elocuted voice, “A-ten-
tion, customers. This is a Metro Safety Tip. Pay
attention to your surroundings. Look up from your
newspapers and blackbirds [it sounded like,
though nobody seemed to be carrying any sort of
bird at all] every now and then. Report
suspicious activity to Metro employees

Then—I can’t stand it: “Let’s be pre-pared, not

When will they outlaw back-packs, purses, cameras
overcoats...? Why not make a list and send it to
your Congresstwit?

Fred's rant.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

More tired, failing infrastructure

Fire crews were still finished battling a blaze
at BP's Chocolate Bayou plant early this
afternoon after an explosion in a plastics
manufacturing unit shook the Alvin area Wednesday
The plant has been a vital part of the community
for nearly 35 years, Reyes said.
The company just recently announced that it
successfully completed an expansion and
turnaround of its Olefins No. 1 unit. Officials
said the changes were made to meet stricter Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality environmental
operating laws.

Yea, things don't look too good, do they.

There is a possible reprieve in the air. Slight
but possible.

A very large reprieve.

Stay tuned to see what it is.

Full article.

Via simmeringfrogs

Monday, August 15, 2005

National immolation, past, present and future

As an instructive aside, the Constitution of the
Soviet Union contained an article that expressly
granted each Soviet Republic the right to become
independent nations. "Article 72. Each Union
Republic shall retain the right freely to secede
from the USSR." The Kremlin boys merely treated
the Soviet constitution the same way the
Washington DC boys treat the US constitution, as
a meaningless document fooling fools into living
under a military dictatorship of personalities
wielding power of office. Had the Kremlin boys
understood the reason for the inherent collapse
of the Soviet Union, they would have prior
effected Article 72, to thus create what resulted
anyway, but therefore created a mutually
favorable trading union with no need to squander
resources on militaries, and with that reasoning
ability, quickly advanced their societies into
superior social, economic and knowledge-based
benefits. Therein, the reasoning process would
have advanced their international position and
influence to what they so obviously craved but
were inherently failing to achieve by building an
inherently self-destructive, force-based military
empire. But of course they still do not
understand such concepts, and are each stagnating
their societies with self-destructive power and
force-based processes, just like the idiot
Americans, much to the amusement of the observers.

Well, now. That pretty well covers it.

Written in stone, not paper.


Sunday, August 14, 2005

The Age of Illusion

The dollar resides in the Trauma Section of the
world's Monetary Emergency Room. Fiat currencies,
like people, become feeble and old, and die. The
killing cancer for the fiat dollar is debt. For
nothing except cancer grows and consumes like
debt. Dollar denominated debts have 'Hannibal'
and the dollar bankers desperately 'pushing on a
string'. Dollar holders are overwhelmed with
debt; be they individuals, corporations, local
governments, or federal governments. Unpayable
dollar denominated debts have to be liquidated,
by currency inflation or by default. And those
debts are so pervasive world-wide, that either
way, the dollar probably fights its' last
desperate and powerful "Battle of the Bulge"
before it too runs out of gas and dies.

This article is worth a full read. It covers why
the Euro is just another similar, but new, bad con.

See it here.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Refinery shortage and tired equipment

ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. oil refiner, is
scheduled to start a Borger, Texas, unit
tomorrow, and Exxon Mobil Corp., the second-
largest U.S. oil refiner, said it restored
production at its Joliet, Illinois, facility over
the weekend after a shutdown July 30. Prices have
climbed 4.3 percent in four sessions on concern
about Saudi supplies.
Oil prices have surged to records this year
partly on concern consumption will outpace
refineries' ability to produce enough fuel in the
fourth quarter, when heating demand peaks.
Refinery units at Chevron Corp., BP Plc, Valero
Energy Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp. and
ConocoPhillips had unplanned shutdowns in recent
weeks. ``When you run at these heavy levels,
you're going to have issues and that's what has
been happening,'' said Subash Chandra, an oil
analyst at Morgan Keegan Inc. in New York.


You can have all the oil you need but without
refining capacity, what have you got?


Friday, August 12, 2005

The thieves are offering amnesty

MosNews reported several days ago on the capital
amnesty suggestion prepared by the Finance
Ministry. Alexei Kudrin who heads the ministry
said that beginning on Jan 1, 2006, Russian
citizens will be able to transfer earlier-
concealed incomes to Russian bank accounts using
a simplified scheme. Then they will have to pay a
13 percent income tax and be free from any
punitive sanctions from the tax authorities. The
proposed amnesty would run from Jan 1 to July 1
of next year.
Though the cabinet backed the idea in principle,
ministers questioned whether the terms the
Finance Ministry had drawn up would entice much
money back. “The rate in other countries that
have carried out amnesties was significantly
lower than the actual rate of income tax in that
country,” Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov
told the meeting, calling for the amnesty rate to
be seven percent. Other ministers suggested the
amnesty should run for more than six months and
should include property as well as money. “I am
sure that those who can earn money can also
dispose of it,” said Mikhail Barshchevsky, the
government’s representative to Russia’s top
courts. “It’s hardly going to be lying about
under their pillows.”

Tax cuts during Putin’s first term in office
were a major incentive for people to declare
their income but many Russians, rich and poor,
still operate in the shadow economy. The
persecution of the Yukos oil major and its
founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky rekindled capital
flight that had showed signs of slowing. Net
private capital outflow topped $9 billion last
year and officials have said it could be equally
high this year.

Tax competition is heating up...worldwide.

There's a big auction going on in other countries
and off-shore banking centers for your money that
bummints are just now noticing.

Middle-classes everywhere are starting to jump into
these tax savings.

What do you suppose will be the result?

Full report.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Comfortably under The Watchful Eye of your protectors

Sleep easy.

Rock-a-bye, baby....

George just missed it by 24 years.

I expect he's doubled-up laughing in his grave.

Others think he's crying.

What do you think?

Take a look at some more posters from the US.

Economic news behind the hype

The US economy is employing people to sell
things, to move people around, and to serve them
fast food and alcoholic beverages. The items may
have an American brand name, but they are mainly
made off shore. For example, 70% of Wal-Mart’s
goods are made in China.
In the 21st century job growth in the US economy
has consistently reflected that of a Third World
country--low productivity domestic services jobs.
This goes on month after month and no one catches
on--least of all the economists and the
These questions are too difficult for
economists, politicians, and newscasters.
Instead, we hear that “last month the US economy
created 207,000 jobs.”

Television has an inexhaustible supply of
optimistic economists.

...and a host of other twits.


Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Shades of Planet of the Apes

In the years 1991-1993, gold prospectors on the
small river Narada, on the eastern side of the
Ural mountains, have found unusual, mostly spiral-
shaped objects. The size of these things ranges
from a maximum of 3 cm (1.2 in.) down to an
incredible 0.003 mm, about 1/10,000th of an inch!
To date, these inexplicable artifacts have been
found in their thousands at various sites near
the rivers Narada, Kozhim, and Balbanyu, and also
by two smaller streams named Vtvisty and
Lapkhevozh, mostly at depths between 3 and 12
meters (10 and 40 ft.)

The spiral-form objects are composed of various
metals: the larger ones are of copper, while the
small and very small ones are of the rare metals
tungsten and molybdenum. Tungsten has a high
atomic weight, and is also very dense, with a
melting point of 3410 deg. C (6100 deg. F). It is
used principally for the hardening of special
steels, and in unalloyed form for the filaments
of light bulbs. Molybdenum also has a high
density, and a respectable melting point of 2650
deg. C (4740 deg. F). This metal too is used for
hardening steels and giving them corrosion-
resistant properties, these being used
principally for highly-stressed weapon parts and
vehicle armor.

Full report.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Very big changes coming

The number of individuals worldwide who
acknowledge that there is a hidden hand shaping
world events is growing at a faster rate than
ever before.

This is directly due to the burgeoning power of
the alternative media and the declining influence
of the establishment media. Mainstream media has
been caught so many times colluding with
government in order to sell major domestic and
foreign policy initiatives on a foundation of
lies. People are voting with their feet and
turning away from the mainstream and seeking the

I've said it before. The net is to government what
the printing press was to The Keepers of The Holy
Roman Word 500 years ago.

The Church was never the same.

Think about it.


Monday, August 08, 2005

Why The System will fail

Taken together, these procedures represented a
huge change from the older notions of artificial
intelligence, or AI. In the old days, programmers
tried to write rules to cover every situation.
But this common sense knowledge proved to be
extremely difficult to program. The computer
would make mistakes. New rules would be added to
avoid the mistakes. Then more mistakes, and more
rules. Eventually the programs were gigantic,
millions of lines of code, and they began to fail
out of sheer complexity. They were too large to
debug. You couldn't figure out where the
errors were coming from.

But distributed networks of agents offered an
entirely new approach. And the programming
philosophy was new, too. The old rules-based
programming was "topdown." The system
as a whole was given rules of behavior.

But the new programming was "bottom up." The
program defined the behavior of individual agents
at the lowest structural level. But the behavor
of the system as a whole was not defined.
Instead, the behavior of the system emerged, the
result of hundreds of small interactions
occurring at a lower level. Because the system
was not programmed, it could produce
surprising results. Results never anticipated
by the programmers. That was why they
could seem "lifelike."
--Prey, Michael Crichton,
Copyright 2002, pg. 68. ISBN 0-06-621412-2

My life, my property, my rules. Your life, your
property, your rules.

Let's try not to hurt each other.

Ready, set, GO.

Via L. Reichard White

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Hostage - the movie

Like anything out of Hollywood there are holes in
this movie. Artists don't usually think logic is
very important. It is, however, a grabber with a
lot of action thruout. The ol' lady and I were
impressed with the acting and plot. We don't
impress easily.

Bruce Willis also does a fine job in the lead.


Saturday, August 06, 2005

Growing old disgracefully

I recently picked a new primary care physician.
After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he
said I was doing "fairly well for my age".

A little concerned about that comment, I
couldn't resist asking him, "Do you think I'll
live to be 90?"

He asked, "Well, do you smoke tobacco or drink
beer/wine?" "Oh no," I replied. "I'm not doing

Then he asked, "Do you eat rib-eye steaks and
barbecued ribs?" I said, "No, my other Doctor
said that all red meat is very unhealthy!"

"Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like
playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?" No,
I don't," I said.

He asked, "Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or
have a lot of sex?" "No," I said. "I don't do any
of those things.."

He looked at me and said, "Then why do you give
a shit if you live to be 90?"

Via gojackarmy

Friday, August 05, 2005

Creeping markets in the USSR

...from a guy who'd been there...
When my parents wanted to fix up our first
apartment, in true communist country fashion,
they went directly to the source: a construction
worker with access to building materials slated
for a new apartment building being built across
the street. Which is to say, goverment-owned
supplies slated for a construction site. When the
socialist/communist governments don't provide,
people resort to the tried-and-true method:

Of course, in a non-capitalist country, that
means only one thing: stealing from the
government, even if not blatantly. Some black
market operations were more legal than others,
like the one near our second apartment. There was
a swap-meet there, where unlike the more
enlightened Western approach of swapping wives
and husbands during such events, people there
swapped things, things no longer available and
things no longer wanted or needed. There was
haggling and bartering there, like one big giant
garage sale.

The whole short report.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Harry Potter

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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

What you're really paying for

"The most valuable function performed by government
is entertainment." --jomama

Legalizing nonsense

"There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot
be made the creed of the vast majority by
adequate governmental action." --Bertrand Russell

Arrant nonsense running rampant, unhinged.

Now what do you do?

Get a video camera.

Produce a TV show or put video clips on your
blog. (Sorry, I won't be there. I don't do video.)

Make some money.

Laugh a lot.

That's only one way to make your way in the
continuing mind-fuck. You can come up with

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

A look at a polite region of the planet

Guns bad, gun laws good, confiscate guns, put
gun manufacturers out of business, and let’s all
live happily thereafter, crime-free. Right? –
Wrong, my dear friend, dead wrong.

That’s what the Bolsheviks did in 1917 when they
usurped power. They confiscated guns, then turned
Soviet Russia into the bloodiest tyranny in
history. They had a nicely-worded Constitution,
not unlike the U.S., they were a “Democracy” –
tens of thousands of “people’s representatives”
to the Soviets (People’s Councils) were at the
helm of the legislative and executive power, and…
they used mass terror, wiping out about 40
million of their own people to keep the rest in

Let’s look at another country, Switzerland.
Tourists are astonished to see citizens carrying
military rifles in public, especially at the time
of a rifle competition, Schuetzenfest (shooting
festival) in town. You may see men and women, old
and young, even children as young as 12, carrying
rifles over their shoulders on the streets, right
past the police stations. (Make no mistake of
trying this at home, in the U.S., as a trigger-
happy police SWAT Team, with helicopters, night-
vision scopes, and armored vehicles will be
called upon you.)

Neither do the Swiss go mucking about in other
countries making the world safe for Swissness
or any other concept.

Why the fuck is minding your own goddam business
so hard to do on most of the rest of this whirling
ball we're stuck to?


Monday, August 01, 2005

On the well-ordered, "extremist" free society

An institutionally-dominated society is built on
standardized practices, goods and services, and
thinking. In order to restrain the inconstant
turbulence of an energized, creative, and
competitive marketplace, established corporate
interests have turned to the state to foster
standardized investment and employment policies;
standardized products; and standardized
advertising and other trade practices. Schools
have contributed to the agenda for uniformity
with standardized curricula, standardized
teaching methods, and standardized testing, all
of which combine to produce standardized people
with standardized minds ready to take their
places in a standardized world.
But it is not “civilization” that the political
order seeks to save in its “Global Struggle
Against Extremism,” but its own privileges of
power. For centuries, institutions have been at
war with the life processes that thrive in
conditions of individual liberty, spontaneity,
and creative change. Inquisitions, heresy
trials, and the persecution of witches, have
proven to be embarrassments to institutionalized
systems which, in the end, were unable to fully
repress the human spirit. The current
establishment’s efforts are designed not to
preserve civilization, but to petrify it in
antiquated forms. As in the earlier cases of the
Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the
Scientific and Industrial Revolutions, the life
force will, like a dammed up river, ultimately
break through the barriers designed to restrain
the energies against which institutions have
always fought.


What is there about blogging?

The world is both bigger and smaller than I’d ever imagined.

There is great power in words.

Blogging can very easily be considered work. Lots of it.

24 hours in a day isn’t enough.

Making a mistake and being called on it can be one of the best learning experiences you can have.

You really can meet cool people online. And many of them are not so bad in person either!

It’s easy to mix up “it’s” and “its”. Same goes for “your” and “you’re”. Oh and “too” and “to”.

Don’t trust spellcheck.

Blogs are great for marketing and PR if done the right way.

I’ve got friends in low places.

The world is full of passionate people.

Storytelling is one of the best ways to convey a message.

People love gadgets. And porn.

Defensiveness makes you look bad.

People I’ve never met care about me, and I care about people I’ve never met.

Links are a new form of currency.

Blogging is a great way to express yourself.

Blogging is a great way to manage knowledge and lessons learned.

Geek is the new pink.

Smaller is better.

Writing is hard!

Most people are more positive than negative.

Some people actually can make a living blogging. Imagine that.

A well-placed f-bomb can go along way.

Mainstream media is full of shit.

Everyone has a bad day.

Crankiness comes in waves and affects many at once.

Popular doesn’t always mean good.

The best way to become better at something is to keep doing it.

Comments make great content.

Conversations are a great way to communicate.

You’ve got to love what you do to do it really well.

People actually do read Web content.

Making an ass out of yourself will get you lots of attention.

Censorship is lame.

Perfect is the enemy of the good.

Clever writing can be frustrating.

Sub-headers are priceless. As are lists.

The future is text-based.

Content management is a process, not a technology.

If you step away from it, the blogosphere will still be there when you get back.

Asking a question is a great way to get a response.


What I really like here is the one that says,
"The future is text based."

I don't have much patience for the audio/visual
or the comic book world we live in.

What has blogging taught you?

Via anfield

Asia-Pacific Countries Join U.S., Australia to Control Climate

Here's one out of a few who's gonna do it, says he.

You think he or his buddies can control the
climate when they can't even control their own
people? Does he really look like a guy who 'can
handle it'?

Hubris strikes again...on a grand scale.

Not to worry. The environment will be quite clean
when refinery capacity runs out and everyone has
to grow tomatoes to live, thanks to the other
institutionalists determined to see you there, in
your garden patch.

When all is ruled and regulated by giants or twits
the climate will still do as it pleases.

What planet are these people from?