As 2008 becomes but a memory, here’s to hoping to a bright and wonderful 2009.
Happy New Year everyone. Have fun out there, but keep it safe.
A brief electrical storm was all it took to knock the power out across the Hawaiian island of Oahu tonight. (I’m posting from remaining battery life in my laptop.)
This probably wouldn’t receive any sort of national attention. Hey, it’s just that 50th state. Nevermind them.
oops… Obama is still on the island.
Think it’ll make national news now?
I’ll try and make any updates from PDA or via Qik video entries. Otherwise, we’re all OFFline on the island.
Nothing like having a man – that hasn’t served a single second as the President of the United States – compared to George Washington and John Kennedy.
What are these people thinking? Obama hasn’t done anything yet. Can we at least wait until he is in office? Is it too much to ask to start advertising these coins on, say, January 21, 2009 – the day after his coronation?
Unless… perhaps the weasels that are trying to sell us this crap have a great fear.
The fear that Barry O is not only not going to be All That, but that he’s actually going to fall flat on his face?
Honestly, I don’t see how Barry can win. If he gets in office, and doesn’t satisfy the nuts on the far left (no more war, close gitmo, and the introduction of a nationalized socialist system), then they’ll hound him for the next four years. If he does try and satisfy those nuts, he’s going to fail, because he’s been put upon a pedestal. A throne from which to command his legions. But to the extent he’s claiming [or WAS] of the Changes he’ll make… he just can’t do it.
Don’t think the loons on the left have him walking on water? Perhaps you should look at that coin collection yourself. Heck, buy yourself a copy. All priase the Democratic Messiah!
Gimme a friggin’ break.
No, not Woodstock.
But I have added a Twitter link to my sidebar… again, I don’t know if it’ll stay or not, I’m just trying out new gadgets. We’ll see…
I guess a game where you try to shoot the President of the United States would be taboo… unless it’s shoes. SockAndAwe.com:
A shoe-throwing incident at an Iraqi news conference with George W. Bush has inspired an Internet game where the player hurls footwear at a moving target of the U.S. president.
The game, which has been circulated by email, gives players 30 seconds to try to hit Bush with a brown shoe as many times as possible, with the score appearing in the top left hand corner of the screen.
Feel like your children aren’t getting enough knowledge of the political system? Well, they should be schooled in the ways of politics! And no better way than Obama’s inauguration by way of Nickelodeon:
Nickelodeon TV, the children’s’ network, is getting ready to cover its first presidential inauguration.
Young reporters Lily Collins, rocker Phil Collins’ daughter, and J.J. (Nick would not release his last name) will be in Washington on Jan. 20 to show Barack Obama’s inauguration from a pint-sized perspective.
You can’t make this stuff up. Although, I wish I were:
The station’s young viewers are particularly interested in the process because Barack and Michelle Obama’s daughters, Malia and Sasha, are squarely in Nick’s demographic…
It’s important to follow The One through all important times… starting young!
I say, turn off the television, and introduce your kids to the Constitution of the United States… before you can’t find a copy of it anymore. (Barry O hasn’t read it yet… but he’s ready with a red pen to make corrections that that crappy piece of paper. I mean, Conservatism? Christian values? A free market system? What dribble, right Barry?)
Just by happenstance, I checked the old college website… which [if I may pat myself on the back] I created back in ‘94.
The website has changed completely in the intervening 12 years… but oddly, they kept the data (in an unlinked folder) on the website that I posted on… December 11, 1996. It was a Wednesday. I posted in then, because my last day was December 13. A Friday.
(Hm.. I wonder if that is why I was jobless for the next 4 years? Never leave a job on Friday the 13th. That’s my advice. But I digress…)
Well, after eight years (four as a student, four and a half as an employee), I’m leaving Eastfield. This Friday (12/13/1996) will be my last day. It’s was an absolute pleasure learning and working at Eastfield. The Educational Network TechSupport area has certainly grown in the last four years, and I’d like to think I had a lot to do with that. If anything, I leave this place (TechSupport) better than how I found it.
By creating most of the Student EMail system here at Eastfield, I hope that it brings students and instructors closer together, and that the students now, and in the future of Eastfield, enjoy the work I put into it. As Postmaster, I really enjoyed helping bring people closer together.
Most of all, I enjoyed my work as Webmaster. The chance to display what Eastfield has to offer to the community was fantastic. I’ve worked hard to make sure that the webserver system is the best it can be. I hope that future visitors to the Eastfield site enjoy the standards that I helped to create, and the system that I designed.
To everyone, I say “thank you”. If there were ever a great place to learn, and work in a casual environment, it is Eastfield College… a true community college.
Educational Network TechSupport / Webmaster / Student EMail Postmaster
September 1992 – December 1996
Because I like new gadgets.. that’s why I’m now using Qik.com (see my Qik website), where live video can be shot from my phone and instantly placed online.
So, I’ve got a multitude of things that I’ve shot off the cuff… No, not a lot of info on the individual videos… mostly just stuff.
I tried recording Huey Lewis and the News at a concert last month in Nashville… unfortunately, the volume was so loud that my little phone mic couldn’t really make heads or tails of it all. And the video? Well, it’s decent in the daylight.. but forget about it in the dark.
Anyway, I’ve added a link to my most recent video – whatever it may be – in the sidebar. We’ll see whether or not it stays or goes.
What are you doing in November? Why, taking another holiday!
MARION, Ala. – In central Alabama’s Perry County, government workers already get a day off for President’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, and Veterans Day. In 2009, they’ll get one more: “Barack Obama Day.”
Well, ain’t that just swell.