I’ve been thinking about what I’d like a candidate for office this year to stand for… Here’s my list: A strong dollar – Over the last decade the dollar has fallen in value and we’re paying for it in the form of higher prices for food, oil and gas among other things. Strengthening the dollar […]
Health Care and the State of the Union
Here are two great columns from The Wall Street Journal. If you haven’t already read them you should. The first, The Republican Health-Care Surrender by Dick Armey details one of the biggest problems Republicans are facing… Their complete surrender on health care. I don’t want government run health care I have private health care insurance […]
It gives me no joy to say this but the Republican Party is headed for a fall… They’re going to lose the White House and more seats in the house and senate in November unless they get a clue. They’ve alienated the party’s conservative base, they have no agenda, no ideas, and no clue about […]
Apple Tops in Tech Support?
I first saw this Computerworld article several days ago and I forgot about while I was dealing with more pressing issues. But it popped up in my inbox again today saw I thought I’d put my two cents in. Personally, I don’t put much stock in much of what Consumer Reports says but I have […]
Gas Prices and Politics
The only thing worse than a trip to the gas pump these days is listening to John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama talk about energy policy. John McCain and Hillary Clinton both say they’ll bring us relief at the pump with a temporary moratorium on the 18.4 cent per gallon federal gas tax. To […]
No Surprise Really
I wanted to write something about the Microsoft / Yahoo non merger on Saturday but I couldn’t come up with anything more than YAWN. I’m not really surprised that talks between the two companies broke down or that Microsoft withdrew its acquisition offer. The deal never made sense to me and to be honest I […]
Can we put an end to the recession talk at least for now? The last time I checked a recession was defined as two or more consecutive quarters of negative growth. So far we haven’t had a single quarter of negative growth so all this talk of a recession is, well, premature. Make no mistake […]
First Impressions: Windows Vista Business SP1
I installed Windows Vista Business SP1 on a couple of test PCs recently and I’ve been putting it and Office 2007 through their paces over the last couple of days. For the most part I’m happy with them… Vista’s Aero interface is such a radical departure from Windows XP that it takes a little getting […]
Missing Laptop Causes Security Concerns
Stories about missing laptops containing confidential information are becoming to be an everyday occurrence. If you’re carrying around a laptop that contains confidential information you be some type of encryption to protect that information.
Just a quick note to let everyone know that I’ve closed registrations and opened up comments so you won’t have to register to leave comments anymore.
It took her a little while longer than I thought it would but Danica Patrick made history on Sunday by becoming the first female driver to win a major auto racing event. Patrick took the checkered flag in her 50th career start at the Indy Japan 300 . Congratulations Danica, the first one is always […]
Somthing you should read…
Take a couple of minutes to read Jerry Bowyer’s “Don’t Blame the Markets” OpEd in the New York Sun today it does a good job laying out how we got to where we are in the current sub prime mortgage mess.
Disgusting is about the nicest thing I can say about the cover of the April 21st issue of Time Magazine. There are somethings that are sacred, that symbolize courage and selflessness Joe Rosenthal’s photograph of Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima is one of them. Time’s decision to alter that photograph by removing our […]
Congratulations Trevor Immelman, 2008 Masters champion. Immelman posted a 3 over par 75 in the final round to beat Tiger Woods by three strokes. He held at least share of the lead through all 4 rounds making him the first champion to do so since Seve Ballesteros in 1980.
Here’s a short but informative video on mobile threats from the folks at F-Secure.