Some Election-Time Serenity

A week ago, I jokingly posted this photo of Steve and me as we traveled to Winnipeg for a yet-to-be disclosed reason. I joked that, since Trump appears to be the presumptive Republican party presidential nominee, we were avoiding the mad rush to Canada. But, have you noticed, I’ve stopped posting much about politics these days? I’ve all but stopped… Continue reading

Replay: A Saturday in October

Replay I first heard of this simple iOS movie app, Replay, in the Apple Keynote this past week. It’s free. I thought I would check it out. Indeed, it works as represented: a really easy way to select photos and video from an event or day and create a fast, relatively interesting movie with a variety of theme choices available.… Continue reading

Snews You Can Use

Well, I’ve completely revamped the navigation system for my entire media collection at TimTyson.us. It has taken a couple of weeks, but I think it’s ready for its official debut! So here are two links: one to the navigation system designed for handheld devices: Touch here…   And the other navigation system designed for laptop and desktop computers: Click here… Continue reading

Dear @CNN,

Not that you care, but… Today, June 18, 2012, is the day that I officially stop reading your online news and watching your televised news portals. I’ve deleted your apps from my iPhone and iPad. I have grown exceedingly weary with your personality-based, info-tainment, for-profit approach to reporting. You see, I can’t even bring myself to call what you do… Continue reading

The 99%

I like this movement if for no other reason it shows that the majority of Americans are tired of being screwed and are finally ready to do something about it. And, indeed, in my opinion, it’s high time to do something that demands substantial change. The fact the corporate media is not providing any serious coverage of the protest says… Continue reading

Dominating the Public Conversation

I have thought for some time that the approach of the Christian church to institutionalize extreme dogma as a central tenet of the church would backfire on them in the long run by making them irrelevant to more and more real people living real lives in a real world.  Well, this seems to be happening. Sadly this abrasive blaring of… Continue reading

We Need a Populist Movement-Part 4: Journalism

Image via Wikipedia When I was a child, journalism was ruthless.  Investigative reporting was in its prime, shining the light of day on corruption, indolence, criminal activity, under the table deal making and the like.  The government hated the media because they showed the American people in very real terms the horrible truth some powerful people wanted hidden:  the civil… Continue reading

Reflecting Back on the Decade…

Who among us today, in the media, will die being remembered as “the most trusted name in news.” Oh, I know: Glenn… what’s his last name?! You know, the one that cries on TV. The former CBS anchorman cared not just about the next story but about the future of reporting in a country where was known for the better… Continue reading

My Head Hurts

Here is a good article at the iPod Lounge for Mac users who are interested in ripping your legally owned DVDs so you can watch them on your iPod. (They also give info for Windows users.) The article includes settings and information related to format. Handbrake, a great little application which I’ve used many times, is not completely intuitive. The… Continue reading

Why Rather, Not Fox?

I should have thought of this… With all the self-righteous finger-pointing at Dan Rather and CBS over memogate why are the media ignoring the more pervasive, better-documented and more obvious bias of FOX News? In a wonderful post from our reader, limbo, on Who Says?, this excellent point was made. It bears repeating here. Many thanks again to limbo. If… Continue reading