New Obama t-shirt design

March 28, 2008 at 9:20 pm | Posted in office space, politics | Leave a comment
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Obama has my stapler! shirt

Obama has my stapler!

After a week of sick kids and broken home appliances I decided to crank out a t-shirt design that has been bouncing around in my head. If you like it pass it on to the other Office Space – Obama – political junkies that you know. Thanks!

Anchor demo

March 28, 2008 at 9:45 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Use this site to help you to setup your anchor links.

http://www.shgresources.com/ca/timeline/ 

And here’s a little backup anchor tutorial: http://www.cbtcafe.com/dreamweaver/anchor/index.html 

Bay Area Technology and Computer Summer Camps

March 16, 2008 at 8:07 pm | Posted in tech | 9 Comments
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It’s that time of year when you begin to dream of summer. There are a number of summer tech camps in the Bay Area for you to enjoy. The “camp” part of the deal is a throwback to sleeping tents near a lake – most of these camps are either daytime only or you stay in dorms. Most offer a buffet of sessions that may include graphics, web design, video editing, game design and programming.

Digital Media Academy at Stanford

CyberCamps Bay Area – UC Berkeley

Do you know of another? Toss it in the comments sections. I’ll update this post as I learn about more summer opportunities.

UPDATE 3-17-08 Loads more options in the comments section.

Indiana Jones Preview

March 12, 2008 at 10:51 pm | Posted in tech | 1 Comment
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The latest Indiana Jones film is due on 5-22-08.  The fourth installment in the series features a compelling trailer.  Conspiracy fans take note of the screenshot below – taken from the trailer.  Roswell? Indiana Jones Roswell

Interesting twist. Watch the full trailer here.

Besides enjoying the first three films in the series when it was first released, I also have a closer connection to the story.  The (rumored) inspiration for Indiana Jones is the real-life paleontologist and explorer Continue Reading Indiana Jones Preview…

CNN predicts another financial depression (and scares us once again)

March 10, 2008 at 12:18 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Consider being the new president as the economy continues to falter in 2008. How well did it go for President Hoover?

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Last Surviving WWI veteran honored at White House

March 8, 2008 at 11:39 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Yesterday 107 year old Frank Buckles was honored at the White House for his service in World War I. As a 15 year old he lied about his age to enlist in the army and shipped out to France. After his military career ended Mr. Buckles worked for the White Star Lines (Titanic) and was held as a civilian POW in the Philippines during World War II.

Here’s part one of a two part interview with Mr. Buckles shot in 2007. His stories must be endless and fascinating.

The Library of Congress has a page with more info about Mr. Buckles that was recorded as part of the veteran’s history project. Linked here.

The DOD World War I page has more info about Mr. Buckles as well as the war itself. Nice web design for a government site. Linked here.

I was surprised to learn that Mr. Buckles lives not far from my father’s house. Small world.

Watch part two of the video after the jump.

Continue Reading Last Surviving WWI veteran honored at White House…

Gas at $4 a gallon?! Who knew?!

March 7, 2008 at 11:51 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

Apparently not the President.  The press conference conversation goes something like this:

Peter Maer of CBS News Radio asked what seemed to be a straightforward question. “What’s your advice to the average American who is hurting now, facing the prospect of $4-a-gallon gasoline, a lot of people facing . . . ”

“Wait, what did you just say?” the shocked president interrupted. “You’re predicting $4-a-gallon gasoline?”

“A number of analysts are predicting $4-a-gallon gasoline,” Maer explained.

Bush “Oh, yeah?” he said. “That’s interesting. I hadn’t heard that.”

$4/gallon is nothing.  In Gorda, CA you can pay over $5.00!!

iPhone SDK – what does it all mean

March 7, 2008 at 11:40 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Here’s the summary:

1. SDK = software development kit.  This information is critical to those who want to write applications that run on an iPhone.

2. Why does it matter? The SDK release gives software developers (they write programs) the ability to create and sell third party software for the iPhone.  This was Palm’s plan from long ago and is one of the few things that makes a Palm worth owning.  Given the success of the iPhone this will further boost its popularity.

Apps will be sold through the Apple Store and Apple takes a 30% cut.

3. Why do you care?  In the words of the the Washington Post “this makes iPhone the phone to beat.”

4. Interesting details: the apps must be written on a Mac which makes one wonder how well they would talk from iPhone to PC.  If I were Steve Jobs, I’d use this as one more way to sway users to the Mac platform.

Here’s the full post writeup. 

March 1, 1932: Lindbergh baby kidnapped

March 1, 2008 at 3:50 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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The kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh’s baby would result in a media frenzy and courtroom drama that would rival the OJ trial. More here.


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