Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Case For @Scobleizer

Image representing Robert Scoble as depicted i...Image via CrunchBaseOver on FriendFeed, there's a conversation wherein @TechCrunch called out @Scobleizer on his social media addiction. To which I say, huh? The numbers that are significant are these: 7 hours a day on Friend Feed, for, a year, more or less.

@TechCrunch states that @Scobleizer's “Addiction” has decreased his blogging time, and everyone that matters, has seen this as a problem. @Scobleizer stated his rebut as it were, somewhere. Points were made by both sides, however, let's do the math, shall we?

Now, I bill my time @ $150/hr minimum 2, when I“m hired as a consultant. @Scobleizer may make more or less than that, so, let's stay with that #. Based on the above, 7x7x52x150= wait for it, a whole lot a money. Or, $382, 200 US, lest you didn't think I had a calculator. There are too many other things that I don't know, and if this goes viral as I suspect it will, someone's going to straighten me out. But I digress....

If the company that he works for pays him less than that, they're getting a great deal. If he makes more than that, He's getting a great deal. Why should we believe anything beyond that? Most of use work eight hours a day, and we make significantly less. @Scobleizer has found a way to work only 7. I want that job!!!

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Blatant Self Promotion Tour

In an effort to continue what I started, And to win really just the nomination for the award, I give you more, Blatant Self Promotion. I could probably write this better, however, I'm going for the circular thing mentioned in the original post, and I'm trying some new stuff....

So, if my followers read this first, you must read the article referenced above, at which point, the link to nominate me should be in there. I think. I haven't quite tested everything yet. That's right, I'm making this up as I go....

Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's snowing at Word Press.

I don't know if this is site wide, however, the last two Word Press blogs I've visited, have visible snowflakes falling in front of not only the picture, but the text as well. I'd twitter about this, but it takes more than 140 characters....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ignored Netflix Movies Fight Back

The classic movies in your Netflix queue that you never actually watch are sick and tired of your neglect. At least, that's what the blurb says.... Ever feel that you're just one innovation behind the curve?

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

I might be doing the right thing...

Couple this with the recent announcement that bloggers are now MSM, and I should be thrillled and delighted....

clipped from www.clickz.com

Study: Blogs Influence Purchases More Than Social Sites

Blogs can have more impact on purchase decisions than social networks, a new study finds. Blogs create a conversation and trusted resource that influences purchase decision.

The study, "Harnessing the Power of Blogs," sponsored research by BuzzLogic and conducted by JupiterResearch, a Forrester Research company, looks at the evolving influence from the reader's perspective. "What we wanted to do was look at the reader's side of the coin, look at reader patterns and how people are reading blogs...and drill down into the content impacting other media platforms," said Valerie Combs, VP of corporate communications at BuzzLogic.

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

And if that doesn't convince you...

This whole thing comes downto, who do you trust? And more importantly, who has the better plan. I believe it's McCain. Others will disagree with me, however, they have yet to tell me why Obama's plan is better. Taxing the 5% of Americans that are responsible for what was the last number I heard? 98%? Of the money coming into the federal government isn't the way to go. I know it's counter intuitive to believe that lowering taxes is a good idea to raise more money, however, the taxes that are generated as a result of me spending the money I keep, helps more at the state and local level, not to mention the economy of the businesses I choose to be associated with.

And, this coming from one of the 95% of American's whose taxes won't go “up” under Obama's plan. Of course, I don't believe that, either....
clipped from www.gopusa.com
“Sen. Obama owes it to the public to let us know how much of our hard-earned money he, in his wisdom, believes we have a moral obligation to give away to poor people around the world—and how much of our money that he has a moral obligation to extract from our wages forcefully, through federal taxation.” —Tony Blankley
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Why I'm voting for McCain

And why it doesn't make me a racist.
So in his comments, Obama has set the stage for Murtha’s comments, since he talks of the small town Pennsylvanians “cling(ing) to guns or religion…”. This comment was Obamaspeak for small town Midwesterners being stupid, racist, and redneck.
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Monday, July 07, 2008

UK Schoolboys punished for refusing to pray to Allah!

Two UK schoolboys at Alsager School, near Stoke were given detention after refusing to kneel down and ‘pray to Allah’ during a religious education lesson.Parents were outraged that the two British boys (11year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how the Muslim God Allah is worshipped.That's the front of the story.... The rest is worse. Much worse. If we are indeed in End Times, as one of the commenteers projects, then I suggest you all prepare yourselves for The Rapture. Not to be confused with the mediocre movie of the same name....

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

My Whole Universe is Blown....

Many people know my favorite character in all of literature and media is, Batman. Other's know that I am indeed, him. But that's another rant for possibly a different blog. Right now, I'm focusing on the comic book, as Comic Con is coming dangerously close to reality.

There's too much out there to keep up with it all, given a finite amount of money with which to purchase the various Bat-titles. I thought long and hard about that hyphen, BTW. In any case, my recent influx of money, courtesy of other unfortunate randoms, allowed me to catch up.

Or so I thought. Bruce Wayne had a heart attack. He's got a 'new' girlfriend. New Batmobile. Looks cool, but still. Why wasn't I notified? I understand that change is a constant, especially in the DC Universe, however, another epic with my favorite character might be one too many for me.

Don't get me wrong, I'm ok with Grant Morrison creating a storyline to tie up all his work on the title, however, don't hit me with the "so and so will never be the same!" mantra, as I've heard it too many times before.

Oh yeah. Jason Todd is apparently still alive, and running around as, get this, Red Robin. Thumbing the proverbial nose at all those that voted for, and thought he was, dead. Maybe I'm the last one to know. However, if you stopped reading about ten years ago, and then picked up the comic again, you might be in for a rude awakening.

So, to review, Batman will never be the same. Good to know.

Friday, June 06, 2008

One Really Big Fish

Or, a beautiful Koi. You be the judge....
I just thought this was cool, based on what it is.

Cram this: a firsthand account of cramming

The Federal Trade Commission calls this "the practice of placing unauthorized, misleading, or deceptive charges on your telephone bill." Crammers rely on confusing telephone bills in an attempt to trick consumers into paying for services they did not authorize or receive, or that cost more than the consumer was led to believe.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

My Life, Is Over!!!

Molly Ringwald, is playing a mom in a new television series!!! This information depresses me for so many reasons, that I can't go into them here....

Monday, May 12, 2008

Where Have I Been?

I never really left, I've just been doing other things, that precludes from posting here. Ok, I admit, I've been searching for various ways to monetize this thing, which has taken up the time that I would've used to post. So, this will change. Another thing you need to know is that I made a short film during this downtime. It will soon be available for download at a cheap paysite near you.