Archive for February, 2009

The Federal Government is Bankrupt

February 15, 2009 1 comment

This is not simple doom and gloom reporting.  This is the truth.  The Federal Government’s future obligations total 65.5 trillion dollars, which is higher than the WHOLE EARTH’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  Scary?  Yes. Our Money Will Be Worth in the Future

Happy Valentine’s/Brielle’s Birth Day!

February 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Brielle turns three today.  I can’t believe it!  What a busy, good and bad, three years it has been.  Since then, we’ve had two more children, Lael has stopped working, my work situation has changed many times, and lately for the worse, we’re trying to move, there is a new President, my sister is getting married, my grandmother has died,  and the world is now in “chaos”.

But in it all, we’ve had a great time raising the kids.  It’s not always easy, and having children so close together can be stretching.  Add uncertainty about my job, the future, and whether or not we should move, and times “seem” tough.  In it all, however, God has been faithful, providing finances, patience, wisdom, and love.  I’m taking today to celebrate my wife, my kids, and our extended family as we have a party for Brielle.

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Microsoft Tags

February 9, 2009 Leave a comment

I have found out about a new technology. Scannable tags from Microsoft.  For example, download to your mobile phone the new Tag app, and use it to take a picture of the tag below.  It will then take you to the URL address that I made the tag into (in this case, my Website).  I see a lot of marketing potential for companies to use this.  Viral marketing especially.  Extra online hidden media with movies and video games.  Previews of new chapters from an author’s new book.  Just post the tag on the back of the book, etc.  Pretty cool!

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Windows 7…Wow

February 7, 2009 1 comment

I took the plunge and downloaded and installed the newest version of windows. Called windows 7, and slated to be released this summer, Windows 7 seems to fix a few of the issues surrounding Vista. In the afternoon that I’ve had it working, I’ve noticed a few key things. RAM usage seems to be much less than in Vista running on the same machine. 7 is a fresh install, but the amount that I’m saving in overhead (300-500Mb) leads me to believe it’s not due to the clean install, but rather better memory management. I have not had it crash yet. I tend to have desktop window manager crash on Vista once a day now, so I’m pleased. The new taskbar is awesome! Much easier to get around than in XP and Vista. However, I think Leopard still has the edge. Overall, the first impression is a good one. I’ll be trying to get all my daily use software installed on it, so I’ll have a better idea of whether or not I’ll kick Vista off the machine when 7 is officially released.

Shameless publicity plug- Poly-Wood

February 5, 2009 3 comments

A friend of mine needed to check on some web reporting for his work, so I need to plug his business. Poly-Wood builds Eco-friendly outdoor furniture from recycled plastic. Check it out!