Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The reason is that we all don't have the same things in our video libraries and being able to switch between the accounts would allow us to view items in the different libraries. This would make streaming all that much better.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
expressions refrained, emotions veiled,
a heart chained up in fear,
desperately trying to find her voice,
to put the "I don't know" away,
and be free enough to truly express...
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
The upside has been to use the time to process images that have been sitting untouched for a long time.
Eventually I'll need to replenish my "inventory" and change things up a bit. Soon, I hope.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
This got me to thinking about it, and I have to say that I don't disagree with his assessment. I've been very impressed with the digital world that photographers have been building on Google Plus
The imagery is simply stunning, and there's a level of engagement that I've never seen over on flickr. The Google Plus photography community is friendly, knowledgeable, and inspirational.
This community seems to be growing by leaps and bounds, and my guess is that this is by word of mouth, which is the best kind of endorsement one could wish for.
It's an extremely interactive and encouraging community. I've watched many a Google Plus Photography hangout in action, and if you don't know what this is, think of it as Skyping with group of your favorite photographers, all willing to share their knowledge and push the art of photography forward.
As much as I like Google Plus, I really don't want to see flickr die. I've got countless hours devoted to processing and posting images on their site. I'm hoping that they take the competition as a wake-up call and up their game. All for the good of the photography community.
The first thing I think flickr can do is beef up the social aspects of their site, and encourage users to share their love of the photographic image. Right now, the site seems sterile, especially when compared to Google Plus.
Only time will tell how this is going to play out.
Has anyone got any suggestions for flickr? Feel free to share them in the comments section.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
the moments we share,
together and alone...
Our days adding up,
and counting down,
zero on either end,
making what's between the two
all that really matters...
may we spend our time well
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
familiar unnecessary conversations
my vitality takes a blow.
Next week too far away to
think about what I have to say.
Back to my notebook,
always at my fingers,
always under my thumb...
Receiving random thoughts without judgement...
Holding stories for the hollow and lonely,
of Spanish Galleons sailing through the dark night...
Tales carefully refined and sealed over, left in dust and then tossed away....
Just like life, and the sum of days.
when the light is just so,
eyes red and running,
head ready to explode
from the medicine that's used
to keep the loneliness away
not yet, please....
too too close
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The tears in Stacy's eyes mirrored the weather, it was a dreary day and she needed to talk, to escape the crushing weight of despair that had been pushing in on her.
Just days before Stacy had found her mother's suicide note, which instead of answers only brought more questions. After all these years, struggling to forget a pain that was now sharper than ever.
She still remembers her mother waiting on these very tables, and now mostly empty chairs.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
It's the source of our folly. A seed of our undoing.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I do almost all of my reading now on my Kindle, and I don't like the idea of carrying around a book, not at all.
This is something that surprises me as I still love books, but I don't buy paper books anymore. No way. They take up too much space, are too heavy and cumbersome, and more or less are just a burden.
Ebooks are a different story. I've got hundreds of them on my Kindle. I can make notes, search, share, post, tweet, etc. Digital books are interactive.
Lately I've been helping my mom out a lot, she's getting up there in years, and we spend a lot of time talking mainly about old family stories. One of her big loves is reading, but also writing. She's been keeping journals her whole life. In them are more or less her life history, poems, stories, and the highs and lows of life.
So, I asked her if she'd be interested in publishing any of this in ebook format. She was very interested, though the technology is just a bit too much for her.
She's game, so I've got to get up to speed on how to proceed with this project.
In the meantime, she now has a blog http://mafroggy.blogspot.com/ that she's been using to float some of her writing and see if there's an interest for it.
Between blogs and ebooks there world is wide open for people to tell their stories like never before.
I think it's great that we can get some of her work out there while she's still around. She's thrilled, and that makes me happy.
I'd love to hear from folks who've got done the epublishing road. Any tips would be appreciated. Leave them as comments.
Publishing is now a fluid medium, and changing all the time.
We live in interesting times, for sure.
Monday, July 16, 2012
No more cable for me. This has worked out great.
Part of the plan to dump cable included getting an Apple TV, which now allows you access to Netflix, something my first Apple TV didn't.
All fine and dandy. This unit has worked perfectly. It's simple and easy to use.
Since purchasing this nifty little gadget I've been noticing and odd icon on my iPhone when I use the YouTube app that wasn't there before, so I tapped on it.
Turns out was an icon that gave me the ability to stream the content over to my television via the Apple TV.
Once I enable this option on the Apple TV under settings, my media could be pushed from phone to tv. Simple.
This is a great feature. I love it. It's simple and easy, and expands the possibilities of the Apple TV beyond expectations.
Oh... fun too.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
we still seek it out,
haunted by dreams,
stuck in dead-ends,
we had the key all along,
always, within our hearts...
That's where freedom lives...
away from a world of lies
Saturday, July 14, 2012
I'm giving them all away,
there's no yesterday,
no tomorrow either...
only now, only today...
a simple song, a simple melody,
time an elusive ether,
an illusion, a waste...
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
looked at thru the memory glass
red dot in the backgroud
a glancing look, another year past
recalling things buried in twists of gray
they're still the same
stopped in a reflective way
seeing it, feeling it
everything at last
Oh! never again
I won't let them pass
the second is over
red turns green
Sunday, July 8, 2012
In fact the newspaper industry, and New York Times in particular became the topic of our morning conversation.
Phone companies are adapting, and quickly, to new technology and a changing consumer base. The NYT on the other hand is nothing but a shell of its former self, still thinking it's somehow important. It isn't, we know that, they're still denying it, and the silly dance continues.
When the time comes a lot of people will be reading the obit of the NYT on their mobile devices.....
So, New York Times: Hello? Is anyone there? I've got some news for you.... you're dying.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
perhaps you'd still be with me here today...
but they failed to convey the things I felt,
you leaving me, loneliness the hand they dealt...
My heart barbed and bleeding, it hurts,
dazed, imagining words to cure this curse...
Friday, July 6, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
and endless loop of yesterdays...
unable to seperate fact from fiction,
fully tasked with simple decisions...
at a loss for words and names,
paranoia the daily game...
all is not as it seems,
as life fades into a bad dream....
The was scarcely a soul around, and no indication of any type of celebration. I guess folks just aren't feeling that festive, can't say I blame them.
Who wants to dwell on the loss of freedom?
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
I was devastated to learn that you're getting rid of iGoogle, actually more than devastated, I feel betrayed.
I'm not blaming you for wanting to focus on products that generate revenue for you, that's what you're in business to do.
It's just that losing iGoogle is a huge blow to many of us who are locked in cubicles and have very little, if any, control over the computing environments we work in.
Our desktops are locked down. We don't have any say over what software we use or what browsers. Chrome? Firefox? No way! Try IE7, and Office 2003 running on XP service pack 2... Nope, I'm not kidding.
Watch a YouTube video, even ones that are work related? Nope... Have to do that on my iPhone.
iGoogle is my connection to the outside world. It allows me a small slice of individuality, and lets me in a small fashion feel that there's world beyond my cubicle walls (which I call 3:00 A.M. Iowa, because I don't know if it is day or night, sunny or rainy, you'd never know I was steps away from the California coast).
My beloved iGoogle has been a lifeline to me, and I'm sure to many others as well.
From my iGoogle home page I can get my gmail, the weather outside, the time of day, news (how do you think I found out you were killing my beloved iGoolge?), tide information, find out when the sunsets, my calendar, etc. iGoogle gives me access to things important to me, and to many others. It is one of the only ways to break free from group think lowest common denominator work environments.
There are thousands of us in this situation, and we have no other options.
It pains me to no end to find out that iGoogle is going away.
It's like hearing your best friend has cancer and only months to live.
Is there any small chance to keep iGoogle around?
Monday, July 2, 2012
Caught in the rain, trying to get home and warm away the stiffness that sets-in from the cold. Roy's troubles were only just beginning...
Sunday, July 1, 2012
the water ran from face to toes
slowly I begin to melt
sliding down the drain
with the warm morning rain
refreshing is how it felt
giving strength to slowly rise
pushing thru the door
finishing the day before