Thursday, November 06, 2008

If Obama Represents Change, Why Do His Appointees Look so Much Like Clinton’s?

America has voted. America has cast their vote for change. Change from the republicans, and change from the Clintons. So if Obama represents change, why is filling the Whitehouse with the same people who worked for Clinton?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Obama's Expanded Economic Plans

So now that Obama wants to give corperations tax breaks, can McCain start running misleading ads that state "Obama wants to give tax breaks to companies who ship jobs overseas"

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Real Problem with the HTC Dream - It Looks Like a Nightmare!

I'm just as excited as the next guy about T-Mobile's next big phone, the Google Android powered HTC Dream. The Android platform could be a great next step in mobile operating systems. I also think that at the very least it will help to push Apple and Microsoft to further innovate their own offerings. I do think that T-Mobile/Google face a very real problem with this phone though, its hideous! A lot of technology buffs out there might be saying that looks don't matter, but I completely disagree. Everyone wants a sexy cellphone, not an ugly clunky thick plastic box. Do we really expect something this ugly to compete with the iPhone? There is no way that's going to happen. Still don't believe me that looks matter? Windows Mobile phones sure have progressed. Check out the photos of the Audiovox Thera (which I actually owned) compared to the brand new HTC HD. Then of course there is the beautiful iPhone.

HTC Dream

Audiovox Thera

Apple iPhone

Sunday, September 07, 2008

How I Celebrated the Start of Football Season

Playing the best [read, the only one I was ever good at] football video game of all time: Tecmo Super Bowl.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Chrome Isn't Working Out so Well for Me

So I was just excited as the next geek to check out Google Chrome, and at first I really liked it. Unfortunately its just not working for me. My biggest concern is that Outlook Web Access doesn't work at all, and considering I use Mail2Web Live that is a big problem. One of our work sites also doesn't work very well in Chrome. So I basically can't use Chrome for two of the sites that I use the most. 

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin and Experience

Since McCain announced Sarah Palin as his running-mate yesterday the Obama campaign has attacking the choice because she doesn't have any foreign policy experience. Experience is a somewhat more tricky thing to define though. I think we would all agree that there is such a thing as useful experience. For example, being a professional rugby player in New Zealand for 20 years would provide that person with plenty of experience, but almost none of it would be useful in running our country. So I decided to make some pretty pictures to illustrate the point that I'm going to make here. First, there are a few things to keep in mind. The numbers have been weighted. First off, if your name is at the top of the ticket, your experience is more worthwhile, because you will be the person immediately running the country. Foreign policy experience is fairly weighty on my scale, but there are definitley other things to take into consideration, so having a lot of it won't throw your numbers off the charts, but could help if you're lacking: Executive experience. Given that the candidates are fighting for the lead of the executive branch of our government I've given executive experience a moderately hefty weight also. So, where do we stand? Check the meters below.

First, the candidates at the top of the ticket

Now the veeps

And now, just to prove a point

Thursday, August 28, 2008

For the Record

I would like to congratulate senator Obama on being the first African-American to receive the nomination of a major political party. While I deeply disagree with him on most issues I do recognize the historic nature of tonight's events. It makes me even more proud to be an American to see this barrier broken. I realize that racism is still a very real problem in this country, but this is a big step in the right direction.

More LMP1 Competition for the Audi’s Next Year?

All season rumors have been flying around the American Le Mans paddocks that Acura will be campaigning at least one car in the LMP1 class in 2009. This weekend the series is in Detroit for the Detroit Sports Car Challenge. According to an article written by David Phillips on the American Le Mans Series website, “Acura has requested time for a press announcement.”

I’ve been an avid fan of the preeminent sports car series in America for the last two seasons. While the competition has been good between the LMP1 Audis and the LMP2 Porches, and Acuras this year, I’ve been longing to see another full-time LMP1 team. The 24 Horus of Le Mans has been great the last two years because the Audis have gone head-to-head against the Peugeots in the LMP1 class.

I’ll be eagerly awaiting the news this weekend!