Wondering where your last burger really came from? Want the lowdown on that Thanksgiving bird? Enter the Meatrix.
Kartchner Caverns is a geological wonder hundreds of thousands of years
in the making. It is now available in all its' glory for our enjoyment.
If you can't visit this jewel of Arizona, discovered almost by
accident, at least take a moment to learn more about it. You will be happy you did.
Tucked inside an interesting article about religious expression at work was this tidbit: Southern Comfort employees gather daily for prayer groups and Bible studies.
Imagine company executives gathering quietly in the morning asking God to send them more alcoholics, criminals and unfaithful spouses so that their business will continue to succeed and grow? Employees coming together to seek guidance from Him is a great thing. However, it is sadly ironic that once they conclude their prayers and return to work the fruit of their labors is a deadly product of no value, that leads to people being killed and maimed, intentionally and unintentionally, on a daily basis. Don't any of these folks, who are Christians, realize that their work is leading to and creating more death, crime and destruction of families?
Maybe Southern Comfort isn't so comfortable after all.
As Gmail's beta test marches on, wanna-be users
are scouring the internet for accounts of their very own. Having an
address @gmail.com is a sign of techno, new-gadget, insider hip. People
are paying hard dollars on ebay for an invitation to join the club.
Being a beta tester myself and having visited the above-mentioned site,
I can unequivocally say, "Thank you, Google!"
After firing off some scolding comments about his and his teammates' recent performances, Randy Johnson has redeemed himself
with a perfect game. The mark of a true champion is how they
respond after getting knocked down. Johnson has once again proven
himself to be a champion. Hopefully the Diamondbacks can get inspired
from this incredible victory and prove themselves as
Can't make it to Church on Sunday? Slept a little too late to creep
inside before the Sermon? No problem. Some folks in Engand have
developed an online Church,
complete wth pews, prayers, and sermons. Beware: this is not your
normal Sunday-morning Church crowd, but it can be a way that people in
certain circumstances can have a place of peace, and that is a great
Geographical Information System (GIS) technology has been coming into its' own
over the past year. A wide variety of sectors are deploying the
technology and the results have been extremely positive. Governments
are making GIS available to citizens accessing all sorts of useful data
(land appraisals, school districts, park trails, etc.) and the private
sector is experiencing explosive growth. So, what next?
The "next level" of GIS should look something like this: data available directly to handheld devices with fast and easy interfaces, a treasure trove of layers, or maps, to choose from and a combining of forces with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to customize data delivered to the user based on their current location.
For instance, let's say I am traveling through southern California and I've just powered up my handheld device. Of course I want to easily be able to access data such as directions, service stations and areas of general interest. But, imagine that I have pre-programmed my interests - perhaps organic gardening, blues music and bird watching - into the handheld device and as I fire it up while cruising the southlands, I am notified of a nearby organic community garden, a blues festival happening that night at my destination and the wildlife preserve that I just drove by!
This is more than just directions. The next level of GIS should be wireless and mobile with customized data delivery in real time, for the real world. This is a vision of GIS empowering people to know more about their world, and therefore better enjoy their world and their life.
The Celebrity Theatre has decided to take a stand and is ending it relationship with Ticketmaster.
Exorbenent fees and surcharges, which fans have been complaining about
for years, are fueling the move away from the ticketing juggernaut. I
applaud the Celebrity Theatre for making this move on behalf of their
profits and their patrons. Hopefully this will help open the flood
gates for other venue owners who realize that Ticketmaster is
strangling their customers and hurting their venues' bottom line.
Kobe Bryant had a good night on Tuesday, according to basketball
standards. He scored lots of points and was well received by his fans
who chanted, "Kobe, Kobe" all night. But, what exactly are
these fans cheering about? Yes, most of them do support Kobe in his
rape case in Colorado, and yes, everyone in America is innocent until
proven guilty. But does that mean that Kobe is getting so much support
because he cheated on his wife? Remember, his defense is that the sex was
consensual. So, whoever's story you believe, Bryant still cheated on his wife and was unfaithful to his family.
All the misguided lemmings who mindlessly cheer for him and vigorously defend him are intentionally supporting a man because he cheated on his wife. Way to go, Laker fans.
The most shocking images
of the war were broadcast around the world on Tuesday. This sickening terrorist tactic will
embolden the June 30 handover supporters in America, as well it should. Nick Berg's death
did not need to occur. We, as Americans, did not know what we were getting into in Iraq, and it
is time to leave the fiery caldron that is post-Saddam Iraq.
What's next, neoconservatives? Some of your movement's guiding principles have led us down a dark and lonely road. There happens to be a fork-in-that-road coming up in just about 6 months so hold on tight!
I am now beta testing Google's Gmail service.
The space allotment alone, a whopping 1GB, is enough to make me want to
shut down all of my other e-mail accounts. One of the features I am
currently enjoying is the Conversation view, which allows you to see
all the e-mail traffic from a particular subject or conversation in one
window; you can see an an entire e-mail chain of conversation without
having to dig through folders and sub-folders...finally!
This is my first day of testing so I will have much more to say in the near future. Would you please help me evaluate this new e-mail tool?
Text messaging hurting newspaper sales? You betcha. With the advent of more advanced, user-friendly communication tools newspapers find themselves scrambling
for their own existence. Go figure...who wants to pick up something off
the ground, fold it up and carry it around all day just so they can
read about Kobe Bryant and the latest reject from American Idol?
Many counted him out yet Tiger Woods is back
in the running for his first regular tournament victory since October
2003. It will be an exciting weekend as Tiger, Singh and company take
to the links at the Wachovia Championship.
Hexavalent chromium, a component of fly ash, is making Tamaqua-area residents concerned
about the dumping that is taking place at Sprindale Pit. The
community's concerns and efforts by different agencies to
address the problem were discussed at a recent meeting in Harrisburg.
Blogging for business? Sounds good to me! Dan Crother's suggestions and blog basics
are worthy considerations for beginning your blog with profit in mind.
Biz blogs are an excellent way to communicate with clients, get instant
feedback and build loyalty.
Looks like someone may have a slight case of Trump Envy. Seth Jayson from Fool.com does a fine job belittling Trump's stock price,
which, at about $1.80 is pretty darn easy. But Jayson misses the point
of Trump...it's all about The Donald, baby! Shareholders, wanna-be
apprentices and internet journalists don't stand a chance against him,
especially when everyone is trying so hard to get a piece of him. Trump
is the center of attention and that is the way Trump likes it.