October 2008

I voted. Have you?

Early voting rocks!Thanks to the well-thought-out planning of the government (I can't believe I just said that!), there are a lot of early voting stations with convenient hours for voters this year. And according to the latest report, the election this year may have a record turnout because people are allowed to vote early, during [...]

I don't understand why there was not more bluhaha around the AIG retreat. For those of you who haven't heard of it, AIG brought all their top executives to St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach, Calif for a week-long retreat. The $443,000 tab includes $23K for the Spa. Here is the breakdown for a vacation [...]

(Bless the investigative reporter's heart: at first glance, I thought this map was used for some sort of military reconnaissance maneuvering!) I am glad to finally read a report on excellent customer service provided by cellphone providers. Seriously, aren't you tired too about all the bad press endured by these companies? This story just proved [...]

Wired posted the first image demonstrating the power of satellite photography. "This bird's-eye view of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania was the first image ever seen by the GeoEye-1, the world's highest-resolution commercial satellite sponsored by Google, when it opened its camera door earlier this week." (The above comparison picture comes from my new favorite website [...]

The New Zen

If Rob Cottingham is not a genius, I don't know who is. Again, Mr. Cottingham's post together with his musings here. There are times when I wonder if there's something wrong with the fact that I anticipate, say, the next Macworld keynote or big Google announcement more than, say, my own birthday. But then I [...]

You can see Rob Cottingham's post here.

I love this one! You can see the original (with proper credits) here. The best part is the first comment: "Hey, you should try my solution to the social web - get yourself some kids. Then you have no time for social networking..." My sentiment indeed.

Long live Kilgore Trout!

I have not mourned the death of Kurt Vonnegut, and now it is one and half year late(r)... By not thinking about it, I thought unthinkingly that it would be as if he had not left this world, to me at least. The way the world is going to hell in a hand basket, perhaps, [...]

Sarah Palin apparently winked one too many times at the Veep debate (or five, according to some pundits. The uptight ones may have even said six!) Come on, give the old girl a break! It's all the consultant's fault. I am sure she has on staff many different kinds of consultants: one for Body Language, [...]

I am never one for planning even though part of my job description involves research and I am a very good researcher if I am allowed to toot my own horn, and I guess I am, since Goddammit, this here is my blog! "Serendipity" in my case oftentimes does not come because of good luck, [...]