Monthly Archives: March 2008

democrats argue over texas delegates

I was listening to The Bryant Park Project and hearing about the democratic party freaking out about how Texas will be split. This is craziness. The democrats as a whole need to stop with the bickering and start talking about real issues.

2008 has to be one of the, if not the easiest elections to have a democrat elected. You have the war in Iraq, the economy that has been driven into the ground and national health care as big issues just to name a few. With all of that and the growing disapproval of president Bush it would be very very difficult for a democrat to lose this election.

The democratic party has to understand that America as a whole is afraid of having a black guy or a woman as President. I’m not saying that it will not happen but I do think that lots of Americans are at least still racist at heart. America likes to vote for old white men. There is a proven record of that.

I hope the bickering quites down soon and we can start to get to real issues. That may be too much to ask though.

After all, in the 2004 elections I would have voted for an inanimate object over Bush but we see how well that election went.

when are Facebook applications going to be useful?

With the rate at which Facebook is growing I’m going to assume that most everyone I know has an account. Normally I wouldn’t feel so conferable about making such a broad generalisation but in the last few weeks I’ve received friend requests from my mother in-law and some people I used to work with years ago.

Now that we are going on the assumption that everyone and their brother has a Facebook account and Facebook has setup their developer program there are literally hundreds if not thousands of applications that you can install. I’ve seen everything. Games like Warbook which is strategy style game which is kinda neat but gets boring quickly. Social applications like Zombies, Warewolves, and Slayers the basic premise of all three of these games is to infect or recruit you’re friends and build yourself and army which can then do battle with other players. To me this isn’t very interesting because you’ll see requests from your friends to join the games again and again. One of the more interesting applications I’ve seen is Friends for sale, this application allows you to buy and sell your friends. You end up making money when you buy one of your friends and then someone buys them from you. This one application has made me start to notice a few things about people.

 

  • Girls seem to cost more than guys.
  • The more popular someone is the more their cost is.
  • Some people have way way too much time on their hands to be able to afford some of the crazy prices others are going for.

 

You can acquire money in a few ways with this application.

 

  • You receive $2,000.00 every time you log-in and check the application, but only every two hours.
  • You receive $10,000.00 for recruiting 10 friends.

 

At first I thought it would be interesting to script some sort of automagic log-in thing every two hours to build my fortune but I really do have better things to do than hax0r an online facebook application. Then I got to thinking how are these people making the millions they have. I’ve spent some time and the answer that I think fits the question best is that they really do login every two hours to check their facebook account. Call me crazy but I think I can find something better to do than check my facebook page every 2 hours.

I’m really waiting for some new cool applications to come out. I really do understand that the developer program really is very new and that with time the community will grow and evolve. I am looking forward to being able to use the next killer app that will be created by a 14 year old kid in his bedroom late at night.

Too many sites, too little time

The following is a quote from me on another one of my blogs, networknazi.org

I’m really starting to think that I’m trying to run too many sites and not able to give any one of them the attention that it would need to really grow. As of right now I have something like 5 blogs up and running 2 corporate home pages and a hand full of Internet Marketing sites. This is a sad realisation for me because I’ve really grown attached to some of the domains over the last few years.

I’m not really sure what I may do with some of the domains that I will not have time to update. Should I take them down by removing DNS entries? Should they serve up a blank index page? Should I 301 redirect them to one of my other sites? Quite a few choices here really.

The original plan was to use the separate sites to try to keep work and personal stuff separate but as time has gone on it has become more and more mixed together where people from work know my online pseudonyms and a few people from online know my work information so that isn’t as much of a concern anymore.

I’ll be keeping everything up with a few more updates or maybe leave everything as is until I come up with a final solution that makes sense.

Man loses everything from fake Craigslist ad

I was just reading the Bryant Park Project Blog and came across a story about a man scammed out of lots of his stuff by a Craigslist Ad. I was shocked at first but after letting the story sit for a few minutes it really wasn’t that shocking. Someone posted an ad offering all of the stuff from this guy’s house. The guy shows up and the people refuse to give his stuff back. Go humanity!

Lights out for Google

This morning I went to www.google.com like I do every morning and was greeted with this.

lights out for google

Normally I’m not one to jump on the bandwagon but this does seem like a really small thing to do that would actually make a large impact.

This is the general idea behind Earth Hour.

Earth Hour Page Screen shot On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone. On this day, cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Chicago, Melbourne, Dubai, and Tel Aviv, will hold events to acknowledge their commitment to energy conservation.

If everyone did something little like this it may actually make a big difference.

Another possibility is this is just the front for the robot overlords looking to catch humanity off guard one hour at a time so they can start their world domination and mass extinction of the human race. Sky-Net Lives!

Update:

It looks like I really am the last to find out about all of this crap. In just the few hours sense I’ve posted this and showed Jen she found out a few interesting tid bits from Simon Scowl.

According to Harper’s Magazine, Google is an “energy glutton.” Check out the blueprint of their server farm in The Dalles, Oregon, home of “some of the cheapest electricity in North America.” It’s powered not by magic pixie dust (my longtime theory), but by the Columbia River. Every time you search Google Images for pre-pregnancy Britney pics, God kills a kitten and Google kills a salmon.