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Ron Paul on the Bailout... from the floor.

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Bailout Plan Fails – Thank God it’s an Election Year

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funny-money Quick Poll. If this was not an election year do you actually think that your elected officials would have paid attention to the thousands of faxes and emails protesting the bailout.  If you said yes.

Unsafe iPhone App Categories.

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Apple has been catching a fair amount of flack over its rejection of some iPhone submitted apps in the past. I myself have expressed dismay at this since I believe an open platform gives consumers the opportunity to choose best of breed for a given software category.

Personal Jet

Swiss jet pilot Yves Rossy has successfully piloted his 4 engine personal jet wind across the English channel today. An incredible feat, and a worthy of a geek'asm.

Mad Men are Watching You

The Washington Post ran an interesting article today about major players in the online industry tracking your web usage.

"What they should be saying is, 'We are going to be collecting every move of your mouse on every Web site on a second-by-second basis.' But that would scare too many people away," said Jeff Chester, of the Center for Digital Democracy.

Coping with Roadkill Budgets

With the current economy being in worse shape then the possums on the thruway, many of us in the IT world are having to cope with severely curtailed budgets. Experts predict that the current economic slowdown will continue for a few years at least.  The worst thing you can do now is try to pretend that its business as usual. Here's a few tips to survive.

  1. Try not to get emotionally attached to your projects.

In Quotes.... a Great New Toy from Google

Google labs has a great toy for us bloggers during this election season. Called In Quotes it combs news sources and presents you with direct quotes for the candidates of your choice.

It shows a lot of promise. Want to find some pithy quotes from Senator McCain or Obama on oil? Its there.

Apple vs Google ... Style vs Attitude.

Apple has been catching a fair amount of Blog bombs over the last few weeks on its byzantine app approval process for the iPhone. Originally this process was pitched as a mechanism to ensure that the apps put on the AppStore (the only official way to get apps onto the phone) did not contain malicious code which would "interfere with the users iPhone experience".

Now it turns out that the approval process is also there to keep folks from deploying apps which might break Apples hegemony over certain functions.

Jim Brunner - Welcome to Socialism

Senator Jim Brunner (R-Kentucky) had the following to say today.

U.S. Senator Jim Bunning today issued the following statement regarding the Treasury Department’s bailout of Wall Street.

"Instead of celebrating the Fourth of July next year Americans will be celebrating Bastille Day; the free market for all intents and purposes is dead in America," said Bunning.

Time saving tips from an old Geek.

Do you listen to talk radio?  Don't you realize that's hours a day you could be doing something using to do something more useful like tending to your vegetable garden which may be the only thing feeding you in a few months.

Here is a quick rundown of what you would be missing

Right wing talk radio host talking points:

  1. Economic collapse is caused by democrats only.
  2. Obama wants to have each of you picked up by your heels and shaken vigorously so the poor can  easily collect your money.
  3. Democrats, the media, and everyone is unfair to Sarah Palin
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