-thoughts and ideas

Monday, March 19, 2007

Ten Minutes

Ten minutes, what could you get done in 10 minutes? That's enough time to write 3 pop hits! Well, theoretically anyway.


You know what I'd like to see on my desktop? ...all the info I deem relevant. Right there, in real-time (with a few exceptions) with the ability to modify on the fly. I can't stand the way typical computers are setup. They are to cumbersome and so many unnecessary things. more later...

Monday, March 12, 2007

Ticks on Twain, Feynman

Sometimes it seems to me that people know what they want, but haven't the slightest idea of how to accomplish the task or tasks required to obtain that "what". There always seems to be some excuse for their current situation. Consistently using the words "if only...I would've...if I could go back... " and it remains most of the time in vain. The same people will look at a problem, knowing damn well they haven't a clue or even enough sense to actually recognize a clue, then furrow their brow in a futile attempt to convey they are trying to solve the problem. I wish they'd just admit that they don't know, then follow through with the not knowing by listening to the person who does. I wish I'd do that too.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

A sight for sore eyes

It wasn't more than two or three weeks ago now. I saw the ol' gal. That beauty of work and steel. She had a new paint job, rims, and oversized tires. She'd gone threw some hard times though. She's lookin' like an armed model now, but been threw a few lovers of late. Then there were the additives she'd been hooked on for so long, hell, damn near tore her valves up over that. She would've been left for dead out on that lonely highway. Good thing there was that wrecker. A good man, did her well. Wish I could say she reciprocated, but nah, that wouldn't be like her to do that. Something about her though left that ol' lift and tow in good spirits. She did have that quality. You know the one where you'd let her walk right up to you and put a bullet through your foot all the while wearing a smile that seemed to say "...just keep smilin' hun, you'll be fine."

Sunday, March 4, 2007

A Singularity

Does a singularity really have any significance in and of itself? I'm not sure that it does.

Ginger Beer (ver 0.1)

I've always been enamored by the cook and the chemist. So I'm going to try it out for myself. My first attempt will be a very simple recipe from Giles Paterson, a software engineer, from Kingston on Thames, and he shan't hardly be bothered by anything else.


that's the link (posted without permission) (do you need permission?)

All Right, it's getting more and more exciting...all the time.

Thursday, March 1, 2007


There's definitely something flawed with the software industry. There's way too much ambiguity allowed by consumers. That's who actually designs the market, the consumers of market's product. And though, not entirely dependent of consumer "happiness", I think ultimately the patrons will decide on how a business will perform and subsequently how that market will thrive.

With software people have accepted a quality standard that is hardly a standard at all. There's hardly any assurance that the software you've purchased and installed and activated and any other contingencies before actual use, will accomplish the task. Anyway that's just an all to common gripe that I've heard when talking to "informed" individuals. I wonder if it's a "herd" mentality that keeps quality down...I don't know.