Monthly Archives: December 2006

Onion Heads…



I’ve come up with a term for bitter, angry people who are generally pissed off with life and who’s sole reason for existence is to try to make other people as angry and bitter as they are. From now on, these people shall henceforth be designated and officially referred to as “onion heads.”

Onion heads are scattered everywhere throughout every society. They mock, they rape, they pillage and they try to destroy. Onion heads may be in your family or your workplace. You might even have an onion head parent. In fact, onion heads nailed Christ to the cross.

Following Christ’s perfect example, the key to dealing with onion heads is to not hate them back. If you don’t hate an onion head back, you have given the onion head’s life a real purpose. If you don’t hate an onion head back, they cannot hurt you no matter what they do. Not hating an onion head back is the key to defeating them. Not hating an onion head back results in stewed onions!

onion head


Vista May Make A Bigger Splash Than Anyone Currently Suspects…



I’m beginning to think that Windows Vista is going to make a much larger splash than anyone suspects.

I think that Apple is going to increase market share by perhaps a percentage point during the next year because of the Intel platform, however Apple still hasn’t quite figured out how to grab more mainstream market share. They did pull the “Mac Guy Vs. PC Guy” ads because they were getting a largely negative response from the majority of potential consumers — people were actually feeling sympathy for the PC Guy, and the Mac Guy was coming off as a typical Apple Snob. Of course, existing Apple computer customers loved the ads and could see nothing wrong with them, but they are not the typical computer consumer.

Apple recognizing there was a problem with the ads and pulling them is certainly a step forward, however it’s not yet enough. Apple will not start gaining serious market share unless and until they start selling Apple machines in mass market retail outlets, such as Wal-mart and big-box electronics stores.

The average consumer won’t pay several hundred dollars extra for hardware. Some consumers will pay more if that hardware is from a PC manufacturer such as Sony that comes across as a high-end, really cool machine that already has Windows pre-installed. Apple could compete with Sony, but it can’t compete with Dell, HP or Gateway because it doesn’t understand the Dell/HP/Gateway marketplace and what those customers want.

There’s a huge pent-up demand for something new on the consumer side. I think that Vista is going to give the sales of new PC’s a big shot in the arm.

Ultimately Apple must figure out how to dispel the “snob” image. The “snob” image works in the mass market for selling iPod’s but not for the mass PC market, which is very different even though it covers many of the same people. It’s interesting to think about.

Having the ability to install and run Windows isn’t enough to gain real PC market share. The majority of people want Windows pre-installed, something so far Apple is loathe to do.


Montana Oblivion Video…



I just put up a new video called “Montana Oblivion” driving through southest Montana on a two-lane road set to “Meant To Be” by pianist Rob Costlow.

http://m.podshow.com/media/1166/episodes/42206/videovoom-42206-12-16-2006.m4v

Find my other videos at http://videovoom.podshow.com and http://yazooma.podshow.com.

Montana Oblivion


Relocate The United Nations To Havana…



I believe for a variety of reasons that the United States should get out of the United Nations (U.N.) and kick the U.N. headquarters out of New York City.

I have the perfect solution that leftists everywhere can get behind with enthusiasm. Relocate the U.N. to Havana, Cuba!


Don’t Try To Beat The Train…



I am a beta tester for the “alpha” version of CastBlaster Video. Most of this video was generated with CastBlaster Video, however I did add to it with Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0.

I play three video clips, one humourous and two deadly serious. Don’t try to beat the train!!!!!

http://m.podshow.com/media/1165/episodes/42125/yazooma-42125-12-15-2006.m4v


GPS Is Amazingly Accurate…



This image from my Navizon tracking site shows precisely where my truck is parked:

Parking Spot

Zooming in even seems to reveal which side of the truck the Bluetooth GPS unit that’s paired with my phone is on — it’s sitting in the passenger seat here in my truck’s cab:

Close-up

I’m parked in the rear truck parking area of a McDonalds just outside of East St. Louis, Illinois along I-64 at Highway 157.