Hair Brain Idea of the Year

Image via Wikipedia It’s the season.  Busy, busy, busy! The last few weeks have been crazy:  the Haunted House extravaganza for Halloween (we do it up big here in the hood), a three day business trip to the east coast, a two week vacation to Budapest and Prague, returning home to put away the Halloween Haunted House and set up… Continue reading

We Need a Populist Movement—Part 2: Governance

Follow the money. I personally think that our nation’s government has never been so broken or dysfunctional in my lifetime. And I completely agree with Larry Lessig on the cause: Congress is beholden to corporate interests above all else because their expensive elections are funded by corporate donations. This is the root cause; therefore, fixing how elections are funded is… Continue reading

The Earth… Shook… Under My Feet

Well, we had a little earthquake last night: magnitude 2.4. I find them to have personalities. This one shook the house in what felt like a north/south direction and actually originated just a few miles south of the house, out in the bay itself.  (Click to enlarge.) Related articles @ tt.us My Malaga Cove Time Lapse 1 My Malaga Cove… Continue reading

We Need a Populist Movement—Part 1: Healthcare

Healthcare I saw Keith Olbermann‘s show (see the clip at this link) where he hosted Michael Moore, producer of Sicko, and Wendell Potter,  former Vice President of corporate communications at CIGNA, one of the United States’ largest health insurance companies,  and author of Deadly Spin. Potter apologized to Moore for his massive, industry-funded, carefully-crafted efforts to discredit him and his… Continue reading

Post Number: 2,500!!!

Now, I’ve actually written a lot more than 2,500 posts here at tt.us over the past 6 years, but a good number of them never got published for one reason or another:  they became old news before I finished the post, I was venting and then reconsidered, I waxed insane and recanted…  The list goes on. So what is Post… Continue reading

A House by the Park

Mike Davidson (of Mike Industries) created a blog documenting his “first-hand chronology of the design, planning, and construction of a modern home in Seattle.”  He leaves no stone unturned as he presents the cost of every aspect of the project, frequent posts throughout the project from planning to tear down to completion, complete with a time lapse of the entire… Continue reading

Nifty Mac Ãœber Tip

Everyone knows that in 10.6 you can do a Quick Look on most files without opening them in the application that created them by simply selecting a file (one click) and then touching the spacebar. I love this feature and use it all of the time.  It was first introduced in 10.5. But I didn’t know that you can use… Continue reading

Thank Goodness for MediaTemple

My hosting service is MediaTemple. They have 24 hour phone support. They are awesome about helping the techno-illiterate, like me. When I was in Budapest and Prague last week, I published 61 pictures, and my blog publishing platform on the MovableType side went berserk! Every time I would attempt to do anything, MT would log me out. I had never… Continue reading

Can’t I Change My Mind?

I know I’ve sworn for decades (ok, at least in internet years) that I would never have a Facebook account.  I blogged about it.  I’ve given good reason for why I would never do it.  But, well… Damn! I’m using it as a tool to keep in touch with people I would otherwise never have the opportunity to keep up… Continue reading

Budapest & Prague: Day Eight (Karlovy Vary)

On the final day, our tour guide, Veronika, took us to Karlovy Vary, a beautiful little town nestled into the idyllic hills of the northwest Czech Republic. This is such an interesting place. You can see the mountains of Germany just a few miles away. One of the buildings was used in a James Bond movie. Many of the new… Continue reading