Journal of a Trapper

-thoughts and ideas

Monday, February 16, 2009

Main Stream Media Money's Worth

How many times can a newspaper, broadcaster, blog/forum, etc... print the same story? I see the same story at least twice, 3 or 4 times even per week. Often enough right on the front page! I'll post some examples soon enough... But really, the MSM can really bleed one out. I first heard about GOP Sen. Judd Gregg's withdrawal as Commerce Secretary nominee sometime last week. I've seen it multiple times as "headline" material in both the IBD and WSJ. No new information convey, either. It's just silliness. Almost like listening to an acceptance speech...pointlessness.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Blog Cleaning

I'd like to clean up this blog. I just looked at the vast amount of tags I have and noticed too many (1)'s. A pretty clear sign of mind-fog. I need to clear out the mind fog...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

...being a student

Papers due, finals coming, I'm still a junior-college aficionado. I think the hardest part of "going back to school" is the reminder of the first failure. Though it seems that if enough time passes you're more apt to think positively about it. A few of the non-trad students I talk to are in their 40s or even later. They all too happy about being in school again, buying books, attending lectures, campus life, blah, blah, blah.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

mobility required

Ever since I first saw "packed file corrupt" on my Dad's 386 MS-DOS machine (used for his business) I've had a strange relationship with computers and software. And now, some 20 years later, it feels like that continues to resonate with my struggle with these (this?) technological time burglars: broken monitors, sketchy disc burners, failing hard-disks, "out of memory", and numerous minutes spent "...loading"

Oh to be a Luddite.

Monday, September 22, 2008

blurb about Bank of America ATM deposits

You don't even need an envelop to deposit into a Bank of America ATM. I just used this today and it was simple as possible. You login, feed your check into the deposit slot, the machine grabs it, scans it, asks you to verify the amount (it reads the check. Hit a button or two, get a receipt with a scan of your deposits on it, and your gone. I'm probably never going into the bank again for any normal teller services. (They used to be frequently out of envelopes) Nice innovation. I don't know who came up with that, but thanks.