Thursday, September 30, 2010
Do you ever check out your horoscope? I do! The only one I really follow is Astrology Zone. I have a special method of dealing with the stars: I read my horoscope twice each month. At the beginning of the month, and at the very end so I can look back and see how forecasts match facts. Astrology Zone, it has been chillingly accurate, at least for me!
My all-time favourite Zodiac book is one I picked up as a teenager at a garage sale: "The Mysteries of the Zodiac" by Prof. A.F. Seward "World's Foremost Astrologer." It's a fascinating read! Every single person I've lent it to comes back to me with a "wow, this books description of [insert astrological sign here] is ME!"
First printed in 1928 (the edition I posess), this little booklet's aim is true. I've read all the signs but I clearly identify with everything the good Prof. wrote about Scorpio. No doubt when the manual's copyright ran out someone re-published it, but I would trust only the original, if you can find it!
What's really cool about the book: in the back there is a "coupon" for a personalized astrological forecast for $1. It bears Seward's boardwalk address and declares "This Coupon is never out of date --- send it in anytime." I've been wondering what would happen if I did send it in? Should I?
Links to some of Myanmar's Astrology blogs. Another blog that deals with the same topic: 7 Sphere-Here on 7 Days.
Tags: Horoscope, Horoscope, Zodiac
Now, THIS REALLY SUCKS! Shame on you, Google!
Media Moment: “Nowhere Boy” Premieres in the U.S. This article is everything a quality blog post should be! Ms. Seckler's exquisitely detailed and linked presentation is of the highest quality. How would I compare her blog to mine? Hmmm... her blog is like a shiny, pretty new copy of a high-end magazine. Mine is more like an artist's moleskine notebook...
Facebook Presses On - Partnering w/Skype ::: Facebook + Skype = (?) ::: [Snippet] "This is a big win for the Luxembourg-based Skype, which is currently readying a public offering. While it now dominates the online calling space, it needs to be present where users are now moving, such as Facebook. And for Facebook, this is also helpful to its international push, making it more appealing globally since Skype is much more popular outside the U.S. It will be interesting to see if both cross-integrate into their popular mobile apps too."
World Champion Golfer, Jack Nicklaus has said: “I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp in-focus picture of it in my head”. Even heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, used different mental practices to enhance his performance in the ring such as: “affirmation; visualization; mental rehearsal; self-confirmation; and perhaps the most powerful epigram of personal worth ever uttered: “I am the greatest””.
Just run with this link as you try to stay dry today!
ENTRECARD droppers be advised that the EC widget is either going to be joined by the cmf ads widget OR they will swap places on the sidebar. I'm also going to be doing a little housekeeping of the blogroll. Hmmm. Do blogrolls matter in 2010, as much as they did, say, back in 2005 or 2006?
DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS on re-arranging page elements? Anything you'd like added (or subtracted) ??? Leave your thoughts in the "comments" below!!!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Just before dashing off to a private screening earlier this evening, we checked online for a little more info on the new Facebook Movie...
According to Technolog, much is made of Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg's ubiquitous grey hoodie. Truth is, "The Social Network" (PG-13) is more like a docu-drama, a spiffed-up semi-fictionalized version of Markie Z's life as the moviemakers want us to know it. The picture is fast-paced, and anybody who can follow "Gossip Girl" will likely find this movie... er... intriguing!?!
More fun FACEBOOK reading ::: PRISCILLA CHANDirected by David Fincher. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Rooney Mara, Bryan Barter. You have to wonder how a story about Facebook would translate to the screen. The answer with all the talent involved is brilliantly.
Tags: The Social Network, The Social Network, Facebook Movie, Facebook Movie
Being Glenn Beck ::: The Fox host is the face of the Tea Party and the heir to Rush Limbaugh. But he sees himself as much more...
Amina Wadud ::: Is Islam Eco-Friendly? [snippet: "One of my favorite passages explains how Allah even notices the pattern a leaf makes when it falls to the ground. I am in awe of both the natural world itself and of the Qur’anic references to it. The Qur’an says this world is subject to us. We are stewards of the earth and must take care about how we use her resources."]
One of the most wonderfully creepiest blogs you'll ever see...
One of the most artistically original blogs you'll ever see...
More to see :: Pictures from Amman’s Street Art Fair
Check out Tricia Wang’s really super blog, Cultural Bytes, via Experientia‘s blogpost on Ethnography’s contribution to values in technology design and use.
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Bedbugs Hit NYC Studios Of Howard Stern ::: Stern said on his Sirius XM Radio show that the building was treated over the weekend and was 100 percent bedbug free on Monday.
This Is How Beyoncé Crashes a Block Party ::: While visiting Jay-Z's mom, B heard some music in the street and came out to investigate... more »
The segment, which was shot at the Hannaford Supermarkets located at 2967 US Route 9 in Valatie in early September, is scheduled to air during the 8 a.m. hour.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
In its tenth year, the Digital Government Center's Digital States Survey is the first and only sustained assessment of state governments' use of information and communications technology. This year marks New York State's highest ranking in the prestigious survey and moves New York into the top ten. In addition, New York State was recognized for its leadership position ranking 3rd or 4th in five of eight survey categories.
Governor Paterson Announces New York Awarded $6.375 Million Federal Grant for Broadband Mapping Activities
"Making broadband universally available so that every New Yorker can fully participate in the modern economy is vital to our recovery as a State," Governor Paterson said. "This federal grant will be put to good use as we work to collect, verify, map and analyze data obtained from each of the companies that offers broadband service to New York State customers. I thank President Obama and our entire New York State Congressional delegation for working to make this important funding available."
Visitors to the map can enter a street address and see a list of broadband providers who offer service in their neighborhoods, including the types of broadband service and advertized service speeds, as well as links to contact the providers for additional information or to subscribe for service. The map also allows visitors to view a variety of other relevant information, including the availability of each type of broadband service including Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), cable modem, direct fiber connection, and wireless and the number of competitive service types in each neighborhood. Finally, the map permits visitors to display those areas in the State that lack broadband coverage.
"As we work to ensure broadband access is available in every corner of our State, we must first clearly understand the existing broadband landscape, and this new map provides that clarity for the first time," the Governor added. "We invite all New Yorkers to explore the map and find out about the broadband in their backyards."
Thomas D. Smith, Director of the Office of Cyber Security, said: "We are very pleased to be conducting broadband mapping as part of the national effort. Our agency is leveraging its existing capabilities in mapping and geographic information systems to greatly expand the information available about broadband service within the State. This new broadband data, when combined and analyzed with other data such as demographic and business information, will provide policy-makers with a solid foundation for their decisions."
Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, Chief Information Officer for New York State, and Chair of Governor Paterson's Broadband Development and Deployment Council, said: "A critical component of our State Broadband Strategy requires establishing a Broadband availability baseline to address gaps in coverage, and identifying unserved and underserved areas of the State. New York State took the lead to develop a comprehensive broadband mapping strategy two and a half years ago to identify areas most in need. This initiative and the data analyzed and presented by the Office of Cyber Security provides the Broadband Council with information to close broadband availability gaps, and bring Broadband to every New Yorker."
In addition to the interactive map data, the site also provides descriptive information designed to educate New Yorkers about broadband by describing the mapping procedures and what the data represents. A glossary of terminology and helpful links to other information about broadband are also provided. Visitors can use the site to gain an understanding of the differences in broadband by comparing the service available in any two counties, cities, towns, or villages in the State.
The Governor also noted that the map provides ways for New Yorkers to report errors or omissions on the map, and to help the State gather additional data on broadband speeds by running an online speed test provided by the Center for Technology in Government at SUNY-Albany.
A national broadband map will be assembled from data prepared by each state and will be completed by February 17, 2011.
Throughout his administration, Governor Paterson has worked to improve access to affordable, high-speed Internet service as a fundamental component for building the Digital and Innovation Economy in New York State. The Governor signed an executive order creating the Broadband Development and Deployment Council in 2008, and established the NYS Broadband Program Office to support and complement the Council's efforts directly related to broadband infrastructure projects, funding, and digital literacy programs.
Governor Paterson published the New York State Universal Broadband Strategic Roadmap, and created the Innovation Economy Matching Grants Program, which provides a State match for federal stimulus broadband grants awarded to research facilities, municipalities, and businesses in New York State. To date, New York has received $149.5 million in funding for broadband projects. These funds have been used to better position the State to eliminate the digital divide and ensure every community, resident and business has the technology resources needed to thrive in the New Economy based on knowledge, technology and innovation.
Monday, September 27, 2010
New York Magazine posts an article about Nick Denton ::: "The Demon Blogger of Fleet Street"
CBS-TV offers full-length eps of NCIS and other hits...
Listen to the Banned is a music CD bringing together musicians who have been banned, censored or imprisoned due to their music. It features artists from Afghanistan, Cote D’Ivoire, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Sudan, Turkey, Uighurstan and Zimbabwe. read »
Tags: Rihanna, Rihanna LOUD
Friday afternoon I moseyed down to Hearing Room A in the LOB at the State Capitol for a scheduled 2-hour hearing involving State University Chancellor
I must admit I got a chuckle when the Chancellor quoted the Rolling Stones, an observation that usually would be lost by everyone else - EXCEPT - also covering the story was Newschannel 13's Bill L., who made reference to the quote during Friday's 6:00 News! Oh, and I see the Times Union also "got it!" Anybody who has Nancy Zimpher on their Xmas list, don't forget the Stones CDs!
Tags: SUNY, UAlbany
Sunday, September 26, 2010
BREAKING NEWS: THIS CAN'T BE GOOD::: Iranian nuclear facilities under "massive attack" by Stuxnet worm UH - OH!There's an awful lot of buzz now that one single solitary poll indicated that Andrew Cuomo's commanding lead in the New York Gubernatorial contest may not be "all that" and Carl Paladino is certainly within striking distance of Mr. C: there are some folks who swear that without Rick Lazio giving up his Conservative spot on the ballot, Paladino cannot win. Of course, we all know (we're constantly being told) that long-standing political beliefs (and politicians) are ripe for crushing.
Voters in New York have, for decades, hated the Legislature, yet returned their local senator and Assembly member to office 95 percent of the time. This year’s throw-the-bums-out anger has voters, for the first time, including their own lawmaker. And Republicans and Democrats in part are campaigning on the big Albany issue — which party will control the Senate. The Long Island Press article continues:Most notably, the piece in the LIP states " There are no statewide TV campaign ads, no multimillion dollar fundraisers with rock stars, and little attention being paid to this fall’s New York state Senate races." I'll disagree withthat a little bit. I think there is some degree of attention being paid to the Gillibrand vs. What's-his-name contest, albeit not that much. And we do have the Murphy-Gibson Congressional race to follow!
“Three quarters of voters think major changes needed to be made in Albany,” said Lee Miringoff of the Marist College poll. “There is a significant group who thinks it’s broken and can’t be repaired.”
The Assembly’s supermajority of Democrats faces no serious threat but the fight over the Senate’s volatile 32-30 Democratic majority, where 32 votes are needed to pass legislation, may be Albany’s most important contest. Each party believes two to four seats could flip this November, either handing power back to Republicans or solidifying the majority for Democrats.
While the focus statewide is on the Governor's race, cooler heads are prevailing on the National and World stage: The United Nations is reportedly preparing to appoint it's first amabassador to space aliens. Perhaps the UN should wait and appoint Cuomo or Paladino or Gillibrand or Gibson or whoever might be left to choose from once the elections are over... or, better yet, maybe the UN could appoint an entire "delegation" for appearances at cosmic meet and greets!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
BEFORE we get to those, I still don't think CDTA "gets it" regarding the Central Avenue bus corridor. as a regular rider of those routes, I have suggested (many times) to the bus company that it would make sense to "stage" busses from downtown: Have the busiest line, #55, depart from downtown (on time) at, for example, 9, 9:10, 9:20, 9:30, 9:40 and 9:50. Have the second busiest-line, #1, depart at 9:05, 9:25, 9:35 and 9:55. Have the #2 West Albany leave downtown at 9:15 and 9:45. That way, you have uninterrupted service going uptown (without as many as 5 busses all lined up at the same stop, as you see now at stops along the routes!) And if the CDTA were really smart, they'd engage in similar "staging" on the return routes!
But nope - they don't get it! They build shiny new shelters and put up little light poles so riders can signal busses that somebody is waiting at the shelter. But mark my words, this winter riders will be shivering at a bus stop in downtown Albany, waiting as long as THIRTY minutes (which actually happened to me last winter near the State Capitol) only to finally see 2 #1's, followed by #2, followed by 3 #55's all 5 busses showing up at the same stop at the same time!!! Overkill! Poor planning! CDTA officials have a variety of "explanations" for what they call "bus bunching," yet can't seem to apply a solution as simple as SCHEDULING DEPARTURE TIMES - and yes, they may have to have a couple of busses on "standby" downtown, which can depart if perhaps traffic is heavy and the #1 that was supposed to leave for uptown 5 minutes ago is still 10 minutes away as it heads downtown!
Kid Left on Bus; Parents Outraged (From the Albany Times Union)
Here's a bus story that is GOING SOMEWHERE. This kind of take usually involves some poor little kid who lives in a project or a "bad" neighborhood, gets stuck on the bus or left off at the wrong place, the parent(s) bitch about, it gets on local teevee news, and we all go home.
THIS TIME the 6-year old child's parent is a prominent member of the community. So like the old saying at the street where the traffic light is needed "They won't put one up until somebody gets killed here." Somebody gets killed and they put up the light. This privileged child gets involved in a bus incident and now some big heads have some rolling to do. I like it!!!
Our last Bus tale involves the project known as the downtown Albany Convention Center. Always looking for a new way to get this thing built, a new plan that calls in the CDTA may help get this thing on the front burner! (Maybe the new terminal can then become a "staging area" for those off-schedule busses!)
Friday, September 24, 2010
I'm looking for a few good bloggers to lend me their blogs to participate in a new blog-based advertising network. Unlike point-and-click services such as adgitize, this new network is all about SELLING ADS!
It works like this: members of the collective solicit and collect payment for ads to run on the network. A percentage of payment is forwarded to the network, which then releases the ads to the bloggers for inclusion on their weblogs. The 125x125 ads will run at a set time and rate agreed to by the advertisers.
The process would be simple and would only take up as much of your time as you want or need it to. The best part is, the blogs running the ads actually make money!
Your thoughts? Ideas? Comments?
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile. All opinions are 100% mine.If you are like me you might find yourself using TWO mobile phones... one for work, one for play. You know already that I like to twitter from my phone, but I don't really use either one to check on Facebook.
But I know a lot of you want a phone that you can use as a tool to be able to connect to, update and interact with your Facebook or other social network. Boost Mobile is probably the best service for YOU! The phones lend themselves to social networking, and the process of logging in, catching up on friends and freshening up your personal pages is quick and easy, so you can keep family and friends informed with LIVE Facebook updates!
The phones are pre-paid (I wouldn't do anything BUT pre-paid!) and easy to re-load with your debit/credit card and you can pay online, in-person or by phone.
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Need to keep the same number as the oen on your existing cell? Here in New York there are several shops that specialize in cellular technology. Many of them are Boost Mobile affilates. They have friendly knowledgeable clerks behind the counter who can almost switch or port your number in the blink of an eye! (You probably have shops like that in your city or town! Check the yellow pages!)
BOOST has a wide variety of phones - I like the Blackberry best! (Here are the plan details!) BOOST phones are available throughout North America!
Extras that you can add to Boost’s Monthly Unlimited plan: For an additional $10 monthly, there’s an International Connect feature which provides unlimited international Push-to-Talk and text messaging. Otherwise, sending international texts cost $.10 each though receiving them is free.
If you are looking for a more affordable cell phone company that offers many extras, I recommend Boost Mobile!
Tags: Boost, Boost mobile
Here are the performance times for all the acts on the two stages at this year's LarkFEST, Albany's trademark pop culture event!
Madison Stage (Lark & Madison)
11:00am Tom McWatters & the Philo Beddoe Band
12:00pm The Charlie Watts Riots
1:00pm Harper Blynn
2:30pm Eli “Paperboy” Reed
4:30pm Backyard Tire Fire
Washington Stage (Lark & Washington)
10:10am The Ill Funk Ensemble
11:10am Rich Ortiz
1:10pm Kaiser Cartel
2:45pm Jim Keller
4:15pm Chris Barron
Can't hear this! SILENT DISCO at LarkFEST 2010 12pm-5pm
This year the block of Hudson Avenue between Willett and Lark Streets will feature a silent disco. What?
Participants will wear a wireless headset that receives a broadcast from a local source; without the headset
the music cannot be heard. The LarkFEST silent disco will feature two different DJs each hour competing
for listeners who will be wearing the headphones. Multiple DJs will rotate throughout the day.
The 29th annual LarkFEST will be held Saturday September 25, 2010 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm (co-sponsored by The Lark Street Business Improvement District, the City of Albany and Mayor Jerry Jennings) For more information call 518-434-3861 or go to www.larkstreet.org.
Lark Street is often referred to as the vibrant heart of Albany, the Capital of New York State. Across 10 blocks of the District, many unique and exciting businesses line the street offering one of a kind experiences for residents and visitors alike. From shopping to dining to nightlife to the arts, Lark Street has it all for a Live-Work-Play lifestyle. Often called the "Village in the City", Lark Street often evokes the feeling of neighborhoods in New York City. Throughout the year, many events take place on Lark Street including Art on Lark, LarkFEST and Winter WonderLark. Lark Street is the place to be!
Tags: LarkFEST, LarkFEST
Youku video shows the most awesome subway train door in Beijing city.#andnowhesdead RIP Eddie Fisher
Meet the Stuxnet Computer Worm.
A Saudi Information and Culture Ministry spokesperson reportedly has announced that all Saudi Arabian web publishers and online media (including blogs and forums) will need to be officially registered with the government.
Got my money in metal and got metal on my money!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
"Zuckerberg has an ethnic Chinese girlfriend and is learning putonghua — is this to facilitate the march of Facebook into China? Simultaneously the world’s youngest billionaire as well as the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend have been photographed while taking a stroll. This year Zuckerberg is only 26 years old, but he possesses a 24% share in Facebook stock and has a networth of 4 billion USD. He is currently studying putonghua. His girlfriend of Chinese descent, Priscilla Chan, is a Facebook employee."A few choice comments:
"His girlfriend looks older than my mother." and " I have long heard that foreigners like Asian girls with special body shapes.
Now, apparently this notion is correct; The ones we think are pretty look no different to them, they can’t tell the difference [compared to what we think is ugly].
For example, Sister Lotus, Sister Feng, and the like would definitely be very popular abroad."
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Drag beckons twitterers to join the game by tweeting a single word back to him, which he incorporates into his poem of the day! Here's today's (WEDS) poem:
Relaxed after a quatercentenary of sleep
spun from some obsequious equinox thread
the incarnation of a snafu karma hyperbole
Flying over the ancient Mediterranean Savannah
immortal scales glinting like polished palladium
with strength of the oak and wisdom of dreams
Community of hallowed energy in one being
men with frugal spirit testify shamelessly
afraid of being simple mortal nomz appetizers
Ancient being of apocalypse now awakened
salvation or slayer to be determined
as the world revels in awe and fear
-Poem by Dragon Blogger
The daily poem is published on the blog WANDERER THOUGHTS.
Who could have ever imagined that Spitzer would have resigned in disgrace! And then there was his successor, David Paterson, hailed as a serendipitous saviour (and we all know how that turned out!)
Now, we have another shoo-in (remember how everybody, even me, thought Hillary Clinton was a "shoo-in" for President?) in the persona of Andrew Cuomo. Until today it was a given that he would be the next Governor of New York. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, comes Carl Paladino. One journalist remarked: "I've never seen a race tighten so quickly." What next?
In the words of CBS2: "The race for governor of New York just got a whole lot more interesting."
Conspiracy theories, anyone?
Tags: Cuomo Paladino Poll, New York Governor
092210 NY GOV + BP
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
A bright future, extinguished in the blink of an eye.
I chose to run as a Green Party candidate rather than as a Democrat or Republican because I felt the campaign I want to run most aligns itself with the Green Party's 10 Key Values. Maryland is a large community of several million people and we can all make a difference together. Help should not be a dirty word. There is not one among us who has not needed help at some point. When we help others we benefit ourselves, and we help ensure equal access for all. When we help those within our communities we allow for stronger, more cohesive communities. As we develop stronger, more cohesive communities, we can appreciate the strengths that each of us brings to the community table. The possibilities are endless.
What we do affects the lives of generations to come. By working together for the common good, instead of the many working to benefit the few, we can leave future generations a home to cherish, respect, and enjoy.
The concerns Americans have need to be heard. Whether those concerns are our troops overseas fighting wars we know about (and wars we do not), environmental pollutants and catastrophes like the BP oil spill, foreclosure, job loss, health care, crime, sexism, racism, or a lack of bike paths, they need to be heard. Maryland, I am listening and I open the dialogue to make our country better for residents. ~ Natasha Pettigrew
Tag: Natasha Pettigrew
One particular Japanese tradition is dressing up in the costumes of game characters, aka "cosplay." Cosplay was out in full glory at the Tokyo Game Show 2010!
What’s that? You don’t know what cosplay is? Do a quick Google search and you’ll see. Yes, grown men and women dressing up like their favorite cartoon, anime and video game characters! Here's what wikpedia had to say:
Cosplay (コスプレ, kosupure), a portmanteau of the English words "costume" and "roleplay", is a Japanese subculture centered on dressing as characters from manga, anime, tokusatsu, and video games, and, less commonly, Japanese live action television shows, fantasy movies, or Japanese pop music bands. However, in some circles, "cosplay" has been expanded to mean simply wearing a costume.
In Japan, "cosplay" as a hobby is usually an end unto itself. Like-minded people gather to see others' costumes, show off their own elaborate handmade creations, take lots of pictures, and possibly participate in best costume contests.The most specific anecdote about the origin of the word "cosplay" was that Nov Takahashi (from a Japanese studio called Studio Hard) coined the term "cosplay" as a contraction of the English-language words "costume play" while he was attending the 1984 Los Angeles Science Fiction Worldcon. He was so impressed by the hall and masquerade costuming there that he reported about it frequently in Japanese science fiction magazines. This point is debatable, however, as the word fits in with a common Japanese method of abbreviation: combining the first two syllables of one word with the first two syllables of a second word (or, more precisely, the first two moras of each). Other examples of this include Pokémon (ポケモン, Pokémon short for ポケットモンスター, or "Pocket Monsters") and puroresu (プロレス, puroresu short for プロレスリング, or "professional wrestling"
Cosplay.com - the internet's premier cosplay community
Naruto Shippuuden: Philippine Cosplay Pictures
Hot top models Cosplaying in Akihabara
Tags: Cosplay, Cosplay, anime japan sexy idol model cosplay, anime, anime
Dallas Penn ::: The Real Michael Jordan of the Rap Recordings…
THIS video has been spreading like wildfire across the Chinese internet.
Chinese online public opinion has once again changed the course of an event, this time regarding a forced demolition and consequent self-immolation protest in Yihuang county, Jiangxi.
Music Videos ::: from M.I.A., N.O.R.E., Hit-Boy & Chase N. Cashe, Maino, Freekey Zekey & Jim Jones…
Written Word ::: Sokari, on BlackLooks: "Ajami writing system has been used for at least at least a thousands years in parts of Africa. As I understand it, the script is a modification of Arabic..."
(Afromusing) ::: Mobisoko is Africa’s mobile app marketplace... (with VIDEO)
Monday, September 20, 2010
Unless you are 100% positive your browser supports it, DO NOT click on the "preview" button!
Lucky for me, I was able to jump on twitter from a friend's netbook and uncouple my account via Linux from preview mode!
Apparently, the version of Firefox I was using, Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20080404 Firefox/220.127.116.11, does NOT support the new twitter!
Tags: new twitter, twitter
Sunday, September 19, 2010
In "Notes From The Edge Times" author Daniel Pinchbeck confronts the reader with all of the modern boogie-men we've come to
I recommend reading "Notes" at the laundromat - a place where critical thinking is usually confined to "how many quarters do I have left for the dryer" and "gee whiz, that's a lotta suds!" You could also read it on the bus or during lunch - anywhere your brain could use a good kick in the pants!
Here's WHY ::: "Notes" is presented in easy-to-digest "chapter chunks," a style I really like! The cover text says it best: "'Notes' collects Pinchbeck's most penetrating recent columns, articles and essays that amount to an extraordinary mosaic view of the hopes, nightmares, and signs of breakthrough that mark our present era."
"Notes From The Edge Times" by Daniel PinchbeckHmmmm... I could envision Johnny Depp playing Pinchbeck in a movie... but that's a thought for another day...
Order via Amazon.com!
Tarcher/Penguin hardcover, on-sale Oct 14, 2010
$23.95, ISBN 978-1-58542-837-3
Pinchbeck lives in New York City. He is currently the editorial director of Reality Sandwich and he is the best-selling author of "2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl," so take his 2012 remarks with a few grains of salt (or maybe gold? - there will likely be a market for "end of the world is coming" products like we saw just before y2k. Remember y2k, Art Bell freaks?). Come early November, Pinchbeck will make a personal appearance at the Diesel Bookstore in Oakland CA to talk about "Notes" - too bad it's so far from here!
Somehow, from over a thousand years ago, the Maya predicted that this time would be crucial for humanity--- and indeed, it is. ~ Daniel Pinchbeck
Tags: Daniel Pinchbeck, Daniel Pinchbeck , 2012, 2012
Saturday, September 18, 2010
36 Candidates:::12 Winners:::YOU CHOOSE!
#36 microblogger Kontji Anthony
#34 Cynthia Occelli
Bookmark this post so that you'll remember to return when voting instructions are released after the 36 finalists are selected!
Here's the latest nominee - #33 - Tavi Gevinson!
Teenage fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson is recognized by most people in the fashion industry. She is a 14-year old gal from the burbs of Chicago, who has been writing her fashion blog, Style Rookie, since she was 11! She appears in a full-page photo in one of August's New York Magazine issues. Tavi's blog readership quickly grew to fifty thousand daily viewers and won the ear of major designers. This year, she was chosen by Mattel to be one of “Barbie’s Ten Women to Watch”—a group of female high achievers who mentor young girls, and she was named one of fastcompany,com's "Most Creative People of 2010." Tavi recently hired a publicist, Dana Meyerson, who is working on a plan to help her sell advertising on her blog.
So WHY is it that Tavi is a successful blogger and you aren't? Niche, Niche, baby!
Are YOU or is someone you know a "Hot Blogger Babe"?
NOMINATE YOUR FAVE LADYBLOGGER NOW!
Leave the blogger's URL in the comments section below. (You can also enter by C-Box, sending me an email or on IM) Include a few lines WHY you think this particular blogger should be included on the list.
- All entries will be screened.
- There will be 36 candidates.
- There will be an "election."
- WHO will win?
Take a look at the last list of 12x12...
NEW THIS YEAR: MICROBLOGGERS accepted as nominees!
Tags: hot blogger babes, ladybloggers