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May 2012

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Does anyone have enough time anymore to enjoy their Memories

May 29, 2012

- Does anyone have enough time anymore to enjoy their Memories. For those of us in the US, I wish you an observant Memorial Day. Next Week I will be in the district and visit my aunt. Her father, my grandfather was a gun designer for the Navy. He was also a Sergeant during WWI, [...]

What’s to “Like” about the Facebook IPO

May 27, 2012

I have to tell you I feel for a lot of people on the Facebook IPO. Let me walk through my thoughts in as organized a manner as a maniac can get. First of all I am proud of the general consumer of stock. A lot of Wall Street was expecting Facebook Frenzy and thought [...]

Last Weeks Rant – Well That Was Disappointing

May 25, 2012

For those who didn’t notice I tried to use the mail merge tool and sent a note with the subject “Funny how the conversation has diminished with all the tools at our disposal” . It was suppose to lead into this email. Other than three people with an unsubscribe request, I am not sure anyone [...]

A Day Full of News.

May 15, 2012

The Yahoos! at Yahoo! live up to their name Lightsquared goes dark and circles the wagons Facebook Privacy Policy Clarifies They Suck ATT and Axeda did a webinar with me

Rob Hawkes at Hackday in the UK

May 15, 2012

Rob Hawkes is a person we have invited from time to time to speak at DevCon5 but so far getting him with us has not occurred.  He is an author for Pearson which makes him a friend through degrees.

Warning his slides are visual but he gives good notes below


Facebook: You Still Can Judge Them by Their Cover

May 14, 2012

So if you want to be excited by Facebook they are going to take a page of GoogleAds and make a Facebook network of ads outside of their site.

So now not only will I feel violated by their ability to be my security login with other sites, but I will be paranoid about the ads that pop up while i am on other sites.

This stock is going to launch and I am going to having something more to kvetch about to a world in love with the experience.

Derrick Harris of Gigaom touches the subject very handily, but at the end of the day, I feel we are off topic.  

The Yahooligans at the Gate

May 14, 2012

Well,  so much for Scott Thompson, reign at Yahoo!.  He over saw the stock rising and announced layoffs.  So as recent CEO's go his vision was perfect.  In fact he ended up getting himself and five members of the board layed off as well.