Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Steve Jobs

It seems to me the most amazing thing about Steve Jobs was his ability to develop innovative, quality products within a large corporation.

Seems like most large corporations these days don't innovate, but simply buy smaller more innovative companies, suck all the juice out of them so they stop innovating, and then buy more.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Texas Fiddling Rave

I like how you can play some little pentatonic melody on the fiddle and some guitarist starts playing all these jazz chords behind it and you suddenly feel like you're playing jazz.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

gmail rave

Gmail is great!

I can find stuff so easily that I waste a lot of time re-emailing stuff to non-gmail folks that they can't find in whatever crappy email program they're using!

I guess even my raves have a rant component.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"The Value of Nothing" by Raj Patel

I completely don't get this. The author complains that the modern market ideology replaces value with price. But markets don't even work unless we value things differently. It's only when we value something more that its cost (the price) that we buy it; and only when we value the money more than the thing that we sell it.

His main thesis is an empty rhetorical device.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Rave: Hillbilly Jawaiian Music

Played at the USF Talent show last night. There I am, jamming backstage on banjo with a Hawaiian Reggae group (plus Kyle O'Brien on mandolin) and I look up, and there are four scantily-clad hula dancers with their little vidcams shooting ME...

Anyway, apparently Hawaiian reggae is called "Jawaiian", so I guess this was "Hillbilly Jawaiian". It was pretty great. The next big thing, mark my words!

Short rant: HP Solution Center

This annoying application constantly warns me that I'm about to run out of ink. Even if I just replaced the ink. It's completely clueless, useless and obtrusive. But I'm afraid to remove it--if I try, it warns me that my printer driver may be screwed up until the end of time.

Naturally, there's nothing on the HP Website about this.

Short rant: Microsoft Explorer

Without being asked, Microsoft Explorer makes itself your default browser if you update it. Lame or what?