Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Snookered", the media and WTF is up

So I had a rant I was working on earlier today about how it is unacceptable to me that a blogger could post a video on the Internet and everyone takes it at face value. No checking the source, no asking others what actually transpired, just soak in the truth from the video clip and take action. This is straight out of the Steven King movie "The Running Man",when Ben Richards (California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger)is wrongly accused of a massacre he tried to prevent, the frame is done by editing the footage the media airs. I mean Shirley Sherrod said one thing and Andrew Breitbart made it look like she was saying something else and he is still saying he was right.

Then I watched this clip from Rachel Maddow, which helped me calm down. NBC also had this to say about the incident. I'm glad that media figures are hitting back against the kind of shady reporting happening on "the network who will not be named" that helped to start this fiasco.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Msnbc says "Facebook hated as much as airlines, cable companies'

Check out this article . I just shut off my facebook page a couple of weeks ago, for the very reason that I have been unsatisfied with what social media provides. I did reconnect with some friends that I haven't seen in a while. I know it helped make getting the word out about musical projects easier, but I think it was more trouble than it is worth.

So its back to the iphone maybe...

Or maybe not. Instead of thinking about it I'm going to wait it out for another month or so. Steve Jobs said they will be revisiting the antenna issue in November. The Samsung Captivate looks good, it is fast , but the iPhone 4 looks good as well and I won't have to change all my music/video content or buy too many new apps.

Dude Rock

If you have time check out my friend Ron Austin's blog DudeRock .

Ron and I met at college when we attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wa. This was back in the 1990's. Then we reconnected during my year or so stint on Facebook. After that Ron and his friend Louise collaborated with myself and my band Phase3 to make the short film Making Noise. That lead to them working on some new films together and will be blogging about it at DudeRock . I added them to my blog list for easy access.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Disco Party 2.0 look at the itchy wig.

The party was fun. Debbie had a good time dancing, while I tried to not sweat too much in my wig. Take special notice to the wicked chain I borrowed from and old pirate costume.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Disco Party

So tonight I'm going to a disco party. I won't be posting any pictures. Most of the time I try to steer clear of costume parties. Though I did dress up last year for halloween. tonight I will have a wig. I'm sure it will be itchy as well as hot. Disco sucks!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I forgot to post this for the 4 of July

So we got to watch the fireworks from a good vantage point this year and I took a couple of good shots with the iphone. Here is one of them.

Go ahead make my day, try and break my back

spacey needle

Iphone killer qu'est-ce que c'est, maybe not, but close enough

Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa.

So ever since I updated my iphone 3g to ios 4 it has been performing slow. Then yesterday I thought I would see what new phones ATT had that I might want to change to. The Samsung Captivate looks the most promising to me. I think I'm going to have to visit the ATT store and take a look after it is available on July 18th.

ps. I just got done looking at the Android Marketplace and found several of the apps I use on the iphone. The playing field just got a little more even Apple. I have had several Samgung products and they have all performed well in the past. I still need to see what kind of cases they will have for it, but I'm already leaning heavily towards it.
pps. I looked at the phone in the ATT store this weekend and it looks pretty cool. Weighing the options between iphone 4 and the Captivate and still can't decide. I think I will have to forget about them both for a while.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

To delete or not to delete

The other day I deleted my facebook account and this blog. In hindsight I decided to bring the blog back to life and start again. I will not be returning to facebook as it is becoming one big ad. I will not be a slave to ad campaigns that are marketed as video games, I get enough of that treatment just trying to read the news online.