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Corporate Death Penatly? HUH!?

June 15, 2007

Dave Winer, who I respect immensely, IMHO had a synapse short circuit couple days ago.

Who in their right mind would endorse a corporate death penalty!? I’m not rallying to anyone’s defense specifically… But, let’s take Exxon. Sure, the Valdez spilled a gob of raw oil product in the bay (which is a natural product of the earth and seeps freely to the surface in far more quantity annually than spilled by the Valdez). Sure that little accident killed a LOT of nature’s little critters. Noone liked it. Not the locals. Not the government. Hell, Exxon was mad as hell that it happened.

Now, think of Krakatoa. That one little beastie did more to wreck an entire eco system than the Exxon Valdez ever could have. How about Katrina? Mother Nature’s little displays of anger (lightning induced forest fires, F5 tornados, tsunamis, mud-slides, etc)? You gonna fire mother nature too!?

Corporations exist for many reasons. AT&T and Exxon (to name the few Dave cited) aren’t ‘rape and pillage’ outfits. Nature does far more to rearrange her bits than we ever will. We’re a speck in the sands of time. We have a responsibility to be the best stewards we can be toward this little blue marble we live on. I think free markets are strong enough to penalize themselves without nominating a death sentence.

So, Dave, don’t consume petro-based product any longer (that includes electricity gen’d by coal fired plants and all those plastic products embedded in your computers) and stop phoning people with AT&T service. That’ll teach those poor sods!

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Thomas Tank Engine Recall

June 15, 2007

Pay attention all you aunties, uncles, parents and grandparents… Recall Issued for Thomas the Tank Engine (aka Thomas the Train).

This isn’t an all encompassing recall. So, when Michelle woke me up last night and told me about it… All I could think of were ALL the little trains, cars and sheds that we’d have to tend to. NOT THE CASE: It’s an important recall due to RC2’s use of leaded paints on SOME (not all) of the product line since 2005.

Following are some helpful links to sort this stuff out:

Totally Thomas
PDF of the Recall Poster
PDF of Return Form

Looks like 6-8 weeks for replacement processing.

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Unverified bin Laden death report leaked

September 23, 2006 – French officials want probe of unverified bin Laden death report leak

If true, gotta chalk a several Billion dollar IOU up to mother nature. How much have we spent in pursuit of this guy? Could just be bad intel (Say it ain’t so. I double dog dare ya!)

Calling In Rich!?

July 26, 2006

As opposed to calling in sick… Wouldn’t that be a fun call to make one day?

“Hey boss, not coming in ever again. I’m calling in rich.” click

Shel’s Going To Stink Without YOUR Help!

June 20, 2006

(Yes THAT Shel!)

Seems he and Paula need a new washer/dryer setup. He’s looking for folks who have opinions on the matter to help educate them on what to look for, what not to look for and any specifics on the San Carlos, CA appliance scene. Auditions are open for two weeks!

The only thing I can contribute to the matter is NEVER, EVER get the extended warranty and buy a front loading get up if you can: Saves water, cleans better and is easier to get stuff into and out of.

Mentos, Pepsi & A Redhead

June 19, 2006

OK, the video I’m linking to is disgusting. It’s totally opportunistic and will make you either spit the coffee in your mouth right out on your screen OR take it out the nose. (more…)

Unused Google Analytics Invitation Codes?

January 21, 2006

Anyone out there have an unused Google Analytics Invitation?

Some time back Google purchased a great little company called Urchin. We were all scratching our heads wondering where it would lead. It’s obvious now in the grand scheme of things Google is using the information for good, not evil 🙂