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Enduring philosophies and favorite quotes

“Someday after mastering winds, waves, tides and gravity, we shall harness the energies of love. And then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will discover fire.”

Playlist pieces

If you always knew the truth, then the world would spin around you — are you dizzy yet?

If there’s something left to lose, then don’t let me wear out my shoes — I’m still walking.

...

My mind was willing and my spirit was strong..
I have seen by degrees the boiling point come and go.
How high your highest of heights? How low are your lows?

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Recent comments

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Syndicate

Syndication is available in RSS and Atom flavors. Flavors like ice cream. Ice cream like happiness.

"Everything counts a little more than we think..."

19 July 2012 Thursday

Google's additional charges for Nexus 7 device

slated in consumed at 6:52 pm
Google charges Cost
8gb device $199.00
Shipping $13.99
Tax $14.94
Total $227.93
 
Amazon Charges Cost
8gb device $199.00
Total $199.00

Why is the Google Nexus 7 tablet being directly compared to Amazon’s Kindle Fire at cost when Amazon does not charge tax or shipping for its Kindle Fire device?

::Annoyed::

24 June 2012 Sunday

slated in consumed at 10:00 pm

Touch is not a good show for me. Empathy, people, connections, patterns, compassion, courage.

29 February 2012 Wednesday

Prodigal Daughter Video

slated in consumed at 5:29 pm

Video for Pearl and the Beard’s Prodigal Daughter is super cute and beautiful. But it’s not a music video; has no correspondence with any of the sound from the song. Could have easily been accomplished with adjustment of scenes to time with the music; would make it one of the most beautiful music videos ever.

10 November 2011 Thursday

slated in consumed at 6:30 pm

Photograph 51, Man of La Mancha, Clybourne Park

01 September 2011 Thursday

Cerise

slated in consumed at 8:38 pm

In other news, Bleu is unavailable for 2012, apparently; it is unseated by newcomer Cerise.

Cerise Paperblanks Dayplanner
Cerise joins veterans Vert and Fucshia.
#Paperblanksminiweeklyplanners

24 June 2011 Friday

Essential Android Apps 2011

slated in consumed at 8:10 pm

L pointed me to this article http://www.zdnet.com/blog/mobile-news/5-android-apps-that-should-be-on-every-smartphone/3023

I installed LauncherPro early on and liked it, but found it was just a layer over my existing UI, and wasn’t dramatically better enough to accept the potential decreases in performance and weird flashes caused by having layered UIs. I uninstalled.
I didn’t like Beautiful Widgets. too much going on.
Amazon MP3 I have. I question considering that an essential ap, though.
I tried Dolphin Browser HD, but ended up much happier with Miren Browser.
Multicon Widget I had and loved before the new phone reboot, but I did not bother reinstalling and setting up again on the new phone because the setup and making modifications are a pain in the @$$. It does allow you to lay out your screens more as you want (fit more items in more rows and columns than default allows (default on my phone is four rows of four columns (across five screens that you can flick through); I miss the multicon layout but not the setting up, and I prefer the flexibility of easily moving things around as is possible without relying on it. Also, I tend to use three screens; I leave the end screens empty (I use when I want to add things on the fly).

I have Tasker but I think it may be causing crashes/instability so I uninstalled again.

essential:
Quick Settings
Google Maps
one of the several good DC Metro apps

Had posted my Essential/Favorite Android Apps lists in January..

04 May 2011 Wednesday

What the Buzz

slated in consumed at 6:10 pm

Google Buzz makes no sense to me. Every time I remember/think to check it, the unread count goes immediately to 0, and I have no useful idea of what I’ve previously read or not; cannot really flag, save, or categorize things in a manageable way; and I just can’t see how they can have declared Wave a failure while maintaining that Buzz is a useable application. I must be doing it wrong? Help, please?

06 April 2011 Wednesday

Ideal input device

slated in consumed at 5:55 pm

Aside from the keyboard; rather than a traditional mouse, trackball, thumb trackball, or IBM-style trackpoint, or laptop-common trackpad; we should be using multi-touch trackpads, perhaps with click buttons and a trackpoint built into it. The multi-touch trackpad would allow to do the same things as any of our usual devices, in addition to touchscreen-style and tablet functions. I’m waiting.

08 March 2011 Tuesday

Editable and fixed content emails

slated in consumed, as it should be at 7:20 pm

Editable emails (EMs or EEMs?) would behave like those in the Google Wave platform: individuals can edit within one post or add to the thread in separate posts; changes/revision history and prior snapshots(versions) are all viewable and accessible.

Fixed content emails (FCEs?) would be like PDFs but applying directly to the email rather than an attached file: the content and format would not be editable by recipients.

Editable emails should be the universal standard (eventually the name “editable” would naturally be dropped since most all emails would be this way), allowing for consolidation of mails, better tracking, saving space (that will eventually be a valued commodity, like paper and trees — even though memory will be increasingly accessible and occupy smaller spaces and resources, the most efficient and concise usage and applications of that memory/space will become a natural priority), and especially improved and encouraged collaboration, and much more dynamic communication/interaction.

06 February 2011 Sunday

Wrestling with Chrome

slated in consumed at 10:52 am

Chrome had been working beautiful for a long while, and then started hanging on page loads.. Still obviously lighter and faster to open than Firefox (of which I still use regularly and am a fan, but it’s definitely much heavier), but my (any) web pages were inconsistently —but with increasing regularity— loading very very slowly, if not simply loading indefinitely and never giving me my pages.

I tried disabling and uninstalling extensions. I tried upgrading and manually upgrading and uninstalling chrome and reinstalling.

I tried all sorts of Google searches:

  • chrome load pages OR tabs slow
  • chrome pages OR tabs load indefinitely
  • chrome webpages not loading

The answer is actually very helpfully (though one would think Google would have come through here) in Chrome’s own "built-in" Help menu

The incognito test worked well for me, and clearing cache seems to have done the trick. Yay. Happy to have chrome back; life moves a bit faster.

Also a shoutout to Xmarks while I’m here (I’m just getting to know you, but you seem awesome).

And re: Chrome’s new Apps implementation… I think you’re splendid, but confusing and stupid as all hell with the non-differentiating between WebApps to install in Chrome/on your desktop, and WebApps accessible simply through a website. You want to market and promote them in one central location, fine, but make it clear if I’m hopping to a URL and don’t trick me into “installing” something that is complete and perfectly accessible via a link. If I want the link in my “Apps” listing I can opt that myself thank you.

Back to work.

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