June 2010

Strike Just One Telling Blow

June 29, 2010

Who is so superior that he never doubts himself? A little self-doubt is good for the soul. Humility is a virtue worthy of pursuit and appreciation. Here is an excerpt from a book that I find not only historically appealing, but psychologically inspirational as well. From the book Aztec by Gary Jennings – The warrior [...]

self-esteem in question

June 22, 2010

A few days ago I saw an entire short story written in all small caps. Anyone on the net for more than a month has seen small-cap writing in blog comments, tweets, even whole blog posts. Though it’s rare, sometimes people WRITE IN ALL LARGE CAPS. Either way, this is not only annoying, but projects [...]

Some Comments About Commenting

June 15, 2010

The principal difference between socializing in the real world and socializing online is manners. I don’t mean the occasional flame thrower who goes off like a weapon of mass destruction. I’m talking about the more subtle, self-important types who want to do all the talking, and don’t have time for common courtesy. I read comments [...]

Slogans, Power And Deception

June 8, 2010

Adolf Hitler said, “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it. ” Like so many things in life that are illogical, slogans work. What exactly is a slogan? Slogans are verbal logos. It is a catch phrase or small group of words that are combined in a [...]

Google, Facebook Privacy – Who Did What?

June 1, 2010

Now let me get this straight. Google (inadvertently) collected date from unprotected WiFi networks for the past four years. Now there is a lawsuit against Google for invasion of privacy. Key to this is unprotected networks. By definition this means when you log on there is no protection, and if you expect even a little [...]