Archive for January, 2010

Obama in Town

I left my car in the Blake High School parking lot and walked over to the University of Tampa to try to catch a glimpse of the President.  The security was impressive, with SWAT-type guys on rooftops and lots of cops and secret service types on the ground.  Then a huge motorcade arrived with about […]

Long Live Watermelons

I’ve read this lyric three times now and I can’t say I understand it.  My assessment is that this song is important to my son’s orchestra conductor not because of the lyric, but because the music is predominantly string orchestra, one of the few such songs (the only?) to go number one on both the U.S. […]

Video Game Jobs

The first story, “The Evolution of Video Game Music,” was replayed this morning on WUSF … April 12, 2008 The Evolution of Video Game Music May 29, 2009 Video Game Music: Big Business, Big Money January 7, 2010 When Play Means Pay: Video Game Jobs On The Rise

The Rule of 72

When you spend a dollar today, you’re giving up about $16 that could be yours 36 years from now. The “Rule of 72” is a well-known rule of thumb. The Rule of 72 estimates the number of years required to double your money at a given interest rate. Just take a hypothetical rate of return, […]

Netflix via Wii

This is GREAT news for Nintendo Wii owners and Netflix subscribers: Later this spring the Wii will begin supporting Netflix streaming in standard (not high definition) resolution. If you’re already a Netflix subscriber, you can apply on their website to receive a Wii disk which will enable the service / functionality when it becomes available […]

Mister Wong

Have you ever happened upon Mister-Wong.com?  I did this morning while researching battery prices for my notebook computer.  At first I was mad because Mister Wong seemed to be one of those websites that tricks you with fake content, but I’ve been trying to figure out what makes a website good for earning adsense dollars, so I […]

Don’t Know Much About …

Now, here is a list of things I’ve never heard of:  Pearls Before Swine (except as in “do not cast …”), Neil Gaiman, and Y La Piedra Filosofal. If there are any other things I’ve never heard of, well, I’ve never heard of them. Pearls Before Swine is a comic strip?  I can’t imagine reading a […]

Digital Asset Management

I have decided to give Google’s Picasa a try.  I have about 20,000 digital images that need organizing.  Most of them are now stored on a tall stack of CDs and DVDs … a real pain to find a particular image, especially if you can’t remember the approximate date it was created. I have a […]