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Friday, April 17, 2009

My 2½¢ on the Susan Boyle phenomenon


By now I’m guessing you’ve probably have seen or heard about the 47 year old Scot that wowed the world with her rendition of I Dreamed a Dream on Britain’s Got Talent last week.  For the three of you that haven’t, you can click here and see it for yourself.

Yes, it was an incredible performance, and judging by her appearances on both the CBS and NBC morning shows singing it a capella, it definently wasn’t lip synced.  But that’s not the point of my rant.  What bugs me is Chairman Jobs, (sick) president for life of the Democratic People’s Republic of Cupertino. 

You’d think a YouTube video with (as of this typing) 22,000,000 hits would be available for those with iPhones or iPod Touches to see via the YouTube app built into them.  Guess what?


Here’s the Google result for “Susan Boyle” as captured as of… well, you can see the time on the top of the image.  Guess what you get when your stubby fingers tap on the video?

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Way to go, Chairman Jobs!  You’d think by now you could just maybe, just maybe allow Adobe to do what they said they can do since Day One since the release of your beautiful device and let them put Flash on it? Hmm? Please? Pretty please?

Okay, enough of my rants.  It’s a gorgeous day outside here in the Big Smoke (still 21 degrees and sunny according to my weather gadget sitting in the top-right of my Windoze desktop.)  Time to enjoy my weekend.  Hope you do, too.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Seems our mayor just loves to Tweet.

Having read yet another pie-in-the-sky proclamation from our “let’s spend our great-great-grandchildren into the poorhouse” Mayor and our equally inept (and always truthful) premier, I just had to 1>shake my head, 2> wonder what year in the 23rd century all these new transit lines will actually see the light of day (click this for an example, and wonder whether you’ll see it two years from now?), and 3> wonder why our illustrious mayor loves to spend a lot of time Twittering rather than actually running this two bit town?

Your avatar seems a little lame, Mr. Mayor.  May I suggest a more truthful replacement?


Sorry for the poor attempt at manipulating pictures here (like I’m gonna spend money on Photoshop when hell, Microsoft Paint can do at least a quasi job at what I’m trying to do.)  So, Mayor Miller, rather than tweeting about all your accomplishments, why not try to solve this city’s problems?

This kind of feels good to get this off my chest.