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Why Fredrick W. Smith makes the Big Bucks

April 25th, 2012 3 comments

You buy stuff on line?  I am not a shopaholic but the various delivery  services show up on a regular basis.  I also just used the online USPS service to send something to Kansas City.   They are getting closer to being a real company that isn’t a drain on our tax bills.  But this little rant is about FedX.  The guy named above is their founder and a host of other titles including president.  Good Ol’ Fred makes 2.04 million per year plus those stock options that have more perks than an insider trading hedge fund could hope for. Read more…

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March 27th, 2012 8 comments

I am not talking about a pot roast.  I am talking about the most popular coverage on TV.  Yes, I will weigh in and regret talking about the very sad Trayvon Martin story that has gone viral in the media and in town across the nation — drawing the likes of Sharprton  and Jesse  and every other opportunist on the left or right. Read more…

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Not My Forte

March 23rd, 2012 4 comments

I am not an active pro sport monkey.  They exist and blog about it.  There is one Mr. Franklin moved to control.  There’s the one that, yellow or not, is a bathtub legend.  One thinks everything is a nail.  There are even women in the mix — but I can’t recall the URL at the moment.   That’s fine.  Great American past-time and so on.  Sorry if I missed links to others posting in that vein — too many to try to mention all. Read more…

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Not a good bedroom TV

March 22nd, 2012 No comments

If you’ve followed the cutting edge, it uses various waves to capture movement.  If it is a video unit, it is capable of recognizing   My laptop has an integrated camera.  I have a video unit for the desktop but don’t keep it plugged in.  Either can turn off the device.  If not, it is possible for hackers to watch me get ready for bed.  That may not make onto YouTube’s smokin’ hot list and frankly the wrinkles aren’t something I be proud to share. Read more…

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Seems Reasonable

February 9th, 2012 No comments

That is a commonly used term.  Its part of human mental processing.  Who hasn’t used it?   Housing prices keep going up — seems reasonable.  The Internet wasn’t a bubble but the new economy even with flawed business plans — seems reasonable.  Yes, seems reasonable bite us and then does it again. Read more…

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January 26th, 2012 3 comments

Vanilla got a rep for being the lowest common denominator.  You might throw in bland, boring and whatever.  I confess I like vanilla … at least as ice cream goes.   In electronics it is different.  I’m a small step above bland and boring.  I am an outdated programmer with no skills in the brave, new Internet world.  But, I retain a programmer’s mindset and enough knowledge to cobble my way into places that confuse appliance operators. Read more…

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The Experience

January 11th, 2012 2 comments

What does that nice, innocuous blurb — The Experience — mean to you.   Its today’s electric mayhem; it is about smart phone and what was once referred to as a PDA.  They sucked too at least until they morphed into tablet computers.  You say potato; I’ll say tomato.  Wait, that isn’t right either. Read more…

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How Pathetic

November 17th, 2011 3 comments

I am not addressing a review of my body in front of a full-length mirror.  It is this Occupy movement.  They keep announcing, “We are doing this for you.” and that misses the mark more and more.   To paraphrase a politican of my day,  “I knew altruistic Yippies.  Believe me, Occupy, you aren’t Yippies.” Read more…

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Carlo Pietro Giovanni Guglielmo Tebaldo

October 4th, 2011 No comments

Hey, is that a mouthful?   And it ain’t done.  There is the last name missing.  take a guess.  If you’ve followed the Full Tilt saga, you’ll guess it. Read more…

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September 26th, 2011 8 comments

Unless you moved from Krypton, that’s likely a false assumption.   But, some folks go a long ways in life before needing to search for unauthorized holes — often needing to start with the foot and praying it doesn’t migrate higher. Read more…

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