Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Connor's video selfportrait

Check this out. He was using up all the memory, so I had to stop him.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Google News - news you can use

Google News. This is my number one source for current news. Google has a very valuable news clipping service that allows you to get current news by entering keywords. News is sent to you by email at the frequency that you request.
Go here: and search for anything, e.g. EPRI.
At the bottom of the results there is a message that says “New! Get the latest news on EPRI with Google Alerts.”
Follow the link and you can set one of these up for “once a day, as it happens, or once a week.” I have attached an example of a “once a day” report for Exelon. I have this setup for each one of my clients.
A couple of tips for using this service:
- I suggest registering with Google to manage your alerts. Register using your regular email address. You may need to check the spam filter for the confirmation email. You do not have to use an address.
- You can qualify your search to exclude terms by using the “-“. For example, Exelon is also a drug that is be being developed for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. I have my search set as “Exelon –parkinson” to exclude Parkinson’s related stories.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

If you haven't checked out Yelp! you need to get over there.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Find Musical Nirvana

Musical Nirvana - Not the band. Well, maybe the band (ala Kurt Cobain) if that is your personal nirvana.

Open Pandora's box. This is streaming radio based on your likes. There is some real science behind this site. They have academically terminated musicians who analyze songs for over 400 different characteristics. The codify each song and then based on songs you like they will make other recommendations that you may like. You "thumbs up" the stuff you like and "thumbs down" the stuff that you do not like. The music gets better.

You can have different "channels" based on your mood or varying styles.

Best of all, it's free.

Check it out.

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Deep underground the Nevada desert about 100 miles northwest of the nearest major city

This is a true story. No B.S. Seriously!

A couple of weeks ago I found myself deep underground the Nevada desert about 100 miles northwest of the nearest major city. You don’t just stumble upon this place.

In the southwestern corner of the infamous Nevada Test Site, where more than 900 nuclear weapons have been detonated in the name of creating more effective warheads, there is a geographic feature that is nearly unique to this planet.

The Nevada Test Site is a right in the middle of 5,500 square miles of property removed from the public domain. The test site itself is nearly 1,400 square miles. Its perimeter is heavily guarded, surrounded by barbed wire and electronic surveillance to detect anyone dumb enough to try to cross into this place. The guards are not your typical rental cops. These guys are real U.S. Grade “A” Army; armed with Colt M4A1 assault rifles and 9 mm Beretta 92F semiautomatic pistols.

This place is called Yucca Mountain. It is the US Department of Energy’s demonstration site to store the nastiest nuclear waste. The proposed repository is in a geologically stable formation, 1,000 feet below the surface and more than 1,000 feet above the water table. There’s hardly any place like it in the world.

I was deep inside the tunnel, in one of the alcoves off of the main route, listening to one of the Department of Energy’s PhD geologist explain how billions of dollars have been spent to show that this area will be geologically stable for thousands of years. He was saying Chicago will have gone through two ice ages and the nuclear waste will still be sealed in its explosion proof containers.

As he pointed to the diagrams, charts, and graphs, I noticed a hole in the wall behind him. These were not naturally formed holes, but created by scientist drilling to place sensors to detect how gases and liquids moved through the rock. I couldn’t help but think about EarthCore and its crew of scientist spending huge sums of money to dig a hole deep in the desert to find the mother load. What they found was something no one would ever expect.

Behind the geologist, along the chiseled wall, I noticed something that was truly unnatural to this environment. At first I only saw part of it. As I stepped closer, I noticed six green shapes that looked like tentacles, each with a pointy object at the end… Could it be? ROCKTOPI!? How?! That was fiction.

If you don’t believe me check out the picture to see the proof.


I am lucky that I made it out of there to tell the story. And as God is my witness, it’s the truth. And the picture was really taken inside Yucca Mountain.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

ANCESTOR: Scott Sigler's new Podcast Novel - Sept. 11

For the millions of Scott Sigler's EarthCore fans, the world's first podcast only novel; His 2nd novel ANCESTOR will be out September 11. Not an EarthCore fan? Subscribe now! Scott's latest podcast novel is certain to have you again clutching your iPod in white-knuckled intensity. It's free, it's thrilling, and it's the hottest shit on the burner.

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Friday, September 02, 2005

free geoip