Monday, May 30, 2005

Open Source baby!

A new radio show talks about open source and the new web, or Web2.0. They've got doc searls and dave winer and dave weinburger discussing and taking calls.

They have talked about how you don't need a Network / gate keeper / reporter to tell you what is important. You, formerly the audience, can take more of a role. More active. More responsible? I remember the iTunes commerical with the musicians sitting there waiting to give a personal concert. It's a different world.

Someone talked about Emerson waking up. What did Emerson say that pertains to this?

"distribute authority" - who said that?

Blogs came from when news wasn't covering what we (the audience) wanted. Dave talked about the Macintosh. But the audience could make there own story and they did that. Not only that, they gave everyone the tools to do it. thanks, Dave.

Craig put me in touch with a new site or book with a site. It's called nine shift. It compares 1870 - 1920 and 1970 - 2020. Using the car and the internet as threads. They say the car fundamentally changed human life and speculate that the internet will do the same. could happen. is it a positive thing? Is it up to us to make it a positive thing?

Get on board the clue train!

Friday, May 27, 2005

This is what Buckhead will do to you. A crazy man accused of murder climbs a crane and stays there. Police fly helicopters around him and close the streets. The good citizens of buckhead order another pilsner and wait to sit on the deck.

I am so glad I don't live there anymore. I'm excited to move in to Wilmington and see what's happening there. I'm was not looking forward to finding a place in Atlanta. Too many ghosts. Too much wealth. Too fast paced. The place is wound too tight and these is an example.

on the other side of the world in Cordova, outside of Valdez on Prince William Sound. A man is facing another stand off. This time facing his own fear, not the police and perched high, not on a crane, but a mountain peak. Read about it here

And last but not least - Mike Mendez is having a birthday. Tell him to stop driving his hot rod around and enjoy some [url=]simple pleasures[/url].

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Anchorage, Alaska - and the O house,+AK+99501&ll=61.187764,-149.919970&spn=0.006019,0.010664&t=k&hl=en

check out this link - Google maps is pretty impressive. This is my old neighborhood. Walk over to the tempura kitchen - Gray's in there racking up another mega bill (He wants to go to the village inn after for dessert. Both Nora and I roll our eyes). Walk up to the Ammaco for a breakfast buritto (the hookers are off the streets by 5 or 6, sometimes) It's a short bike ride to Koots or downtown. The coastal trail is right there. Is this place a paradise on Earth? No! Spenard, Alaska

Friday, May 20, 2005

Kenting pictures

Here are a bunch of pictures from my last trip to KenTing. Enjoy!


And, I'm selling a bunch of stuff

Happy to report I was able to "fix" the computer and it now plays DVD / VCD (All regions!)

Saturday, May 07, 2005

It's Sunday and Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

To all the Mothers out there, this day is for you. Thank you for all the things you do.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Happy Birthday, Dave Winer!

Uncle Davey is fifty years old today. His site is

I started reading the site in the late nineties. He ran a company that was made an outliner / web site creation program, called Frontier. I used it to make a couple of websites and loved to go to his site to figure out how to do it.

He wrote articles about the software that really made sense. It talked about the relationship between humans and computers. He detailed what computers were good at and what us humans were good at. His ideas were really insightful and really spoke to me. I understood what he was talking about. He seemed to see the world like I did - it was a rare moment in those days.

I stopped building sites and I lost touch with much of the discussion on his site. But I scanned it to see the social / community ideas he was talking about. The technology is sometimes lost on me, but I still love to hear him talk the social / human issues at hand.

He seems to get it. And he shares it with us. Thanks Dave!

Happy Birthday -