Thursday, December 27, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
But I had my radio show in High School (89.3 KASB Bellevue), I studied T.V production and how advertising and commercials and brand promotion worked. Plus I grew up listening to my older siblings play the music and talk about Broadway shows.
I guess all the lights and T.V screens synergize into an epicenter of media that fascinates me. Atleast it did when I first saw it in January and it did last weekend.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
For reals though, call up someone and don't say anything? What happened to creativity. They didn't even shield there number so I called back and the girl said hello and then hung up, lame. They (I could here two girls giggling each time in the background) called back with a disquised number 2 minutes later and connected me to some girls voice mail, I hung up in boredom as I heard "Hi you've reached Jessica..."
I have done some prank calling, the least you can do is make it entertaining enough to keep it going. No dialouge? Just silence and giggling? I would be ashamed if I were entertained by that. Prank calls are for talking, I would not even dignify those calls by calling them worthy of being prank calls.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Bad quality on youtube will lead to lower expectations and hence cause a slow death to youtube.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
These fairly common for a lot of people which are around the same age group which I currently reside. Only I don't have a MySpace page (actually I do, I just never really used it), and I don't use hotmail.
Also I really like what YouTube has done a lot-- I think my appreciation for what they have accomplished with that format is exceptionally high.
But atleast it saves time as you don't have to scroll past as many people (who you don't really call anyway) in your phone directory, simply because you haven't bothered to add them yet.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Or maybe you just want to go explore where other have not or will not go. You can miss out on a lot by venturing off, working in the small startup opposed to the fortune 500 company.
But really, I love how when I am around people who don't read, I read more. When I am around other people read, a read a little less, because I just end up talking to the people. Interesting books probably make interesting people-- So if you like being the contrarian and want to read more-- surround yourself with people who hardly read, lonely- but interesting--
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Really, I contend its a long time for any time of life. You only have so many hours and days and weeks to learn the right lessons, read the right books, meet the right people and ultimately make the best choices which will in theory grant to each what they want. And so much of time is travelling to work or school or waiting for our next job or class to start or to move to a new location.
And then there is the constant concern of not having done the right things in the past tense and trying to make up for lost time. Also there is the mental blockage we apply to many experiences in my life. College has to be done by the time I'm 22, my Master 24 full time job at 25. I have to make X amount by the time I'm 30 or live in a house. Own my own company by 40 or run for President before 60, or whatever.
And in the meantime while everything is speeding up; individually and collectively time slips away- too the point which some distract themselves with music, movies or whatever, and a few even console themselves by blogging it out.
Sometimes I think those who deserve more time, seem to be short of it, and those who don't appreciate it have plenty of it.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Here are some highlights and lessons I picked up:
Friday, August 3, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Are people who invent and create stuff magnetically drawn to certain creative poles ? Really what is most interesting is what are the other politcal, cultural, business and legal (to name several) conditions in certain areas. For so many thousands of years China came of with so many inventions before modernized equivalent came to fruition in other parts of the globe. Something has to be different in more than just the climate.
Some countries produce way more patents every year than others. And what if historical data (economic, educational, scientific was used to extrapolate and predict what areas of the world most closely resemble those which have in the past fostered so much growth in new ideas, inventions, innovations. Using varied forecasting techniques predictions could be made on where money should be invested years before its too late too make 'lots' of money.
Taking a broader perspective you could attempt to predict where the next dictator or bloody riot would take place. You could also predict which Universities will pump out the best graduates each year by automatically updating the most current campus information and not simply what some tradition tells employers where to hire. I realize various attempts have been made with different types of outcome predictors- but compiling this information on a global scale constantly updated would be amazing. I think I should talked to some programmers, economists, and scientists from across the fields- this would be incredible.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
1) Where are you from?
2) How long have you been here? and
3) What do you do?
This is the clincher for many in deciding whether than can really relate to this person, or have any interest at all with further association.
I've noticed that certain places seem to get people excited and they really seem to care about knowing you as more than a forgotten name, based simply off of whether what you do is exciting, lucrative, or otherwise intersting to them.
I've noticed the U.N more often than not fits the bill of prestigous and intriguing place for many people, and people want to be your friend.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
I believe our potential are not as limited as we often may think. I think we very often remember when we learn new things or aquire new skills- there remains a greater portion of unused potential, ideas, knowledge or whatever that we have not tapped into yet.
I believe ideas fed by action create more and better ideas which can be put into action as well, and thus the process continues.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Total Months: 302
Brazil (Mainly Northeastern)
California (half Bay Area, half Southern Ca)
Sunday, April 1, 2007
No big idea or concept yet- I was just fascinated this morning contemplating different regions of the world which are predominantly various branches of Animism, Buddhism, Christianity, Confuscism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism- I was so fasinated I scribbled ideas onto paper for about 10 minutes. It would very naive to assume religion has and does affect heavily regions of this planet.
Saturday, March 31, 2007
I met Richard Bushman yesterday. He gave a lecture to the J. Reuban Clarke Law Society New York Chapter. He is a proffesor emeritus at Columbia University here in New York. He has a written a bunch of books, including "A rough stone Rolling" which is cultural biography of Joseph Smith. He lectured on the law in the United States during the lifetime of Joseph Smith giving a number of insightful details of the history of law in this country.
I spoke with him for a moment afterwards. I explained to him an article I wrote for a Pre-Law Review less than a year ago comparing and contrasting Slavery with Illegal Immigration (I guess it might benefit to explain what I said so I might blog that out later). I asked if any of his colleagues had proposed similar ideas, or if he saw comparisons, and most importantly perhaps if he thought people would even care about that concept. He responded to those questions: No, Yes, Yes. So it probably a fair and interesting comparison to make- between slavery and illegal immigration. I will have to blog more on this later
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Some people critique Wikipedia (just as they did the internet circa mid to late 90's) for its authenticity because literally 'anyone' can add or edit an entry. Misinformation on the site, is I believe limited and much less than people suppose for two reasons.
1) It's updated frequently-by good sources. (I once made a posting before lunch and when I returned it had been improved with more info).
2) It's difficult to miseducate people on topics on which you are ignorant.
So it's still good to double check sources for research. But Wikipedia gives further illimunination that we know more collectively than individually.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Obviously changing countries or states or areas within states where the economies is significantly different has a huge affect. The point here is that often when people move address and actual city or town name changes, but the city or town itself doesn’t. The Wall Street Journal lists every Sunday the property value in select zip codes across the country. You meet people from those places and find out where they have lived, their friends they see on the weekends, often their extended families live in those same select zip codes. It’s easy to change locations, but with respect to the values and standards and way of life that emanates each city; we generally stay close to home.
Friday, March 2, 2007
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
Friday, February 9, 2007
I wonder about the Supply Chain side of the climate change. If the media forces are telling people the earth is heating up and the seasons are losing or increasing in severity, and people believe this to a point of changing there living habits, how does this change supply levels needed?
Will property values increase in some regions and decrease in others? If so, which regions will increase or decrease (summer condos in the Yukon?)? Will transportation become slower and more expensive from weather conditions or possible disaster increases? Will bottled water sell out earlier in the summer season, and cost more later?
Basically my point is there could be big business in preparing for the economic changes as a direct or indirect result of people becoming more aware of climate change/global warming and the implications thereof.