Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Number One Son received his LDS mission call. He is going to the Taiwan, Taizhong mission.
Here's the video:

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I haven't bashed Microsoft for awhile. So, today on the day of the release of MS's latest version of Windows, Windows 7, I have a few things to say.
First of all, I have used Windows 7 a bit. Not extensively, not enough to do a full blown review. My first reaction is that it isn't bad. It improved on Windows Vista a bit. I don't really have anything negative to say about the software per se. Just one thing. It's still Windows. Windows users won't get this and I don't care. If you are choosing to use Windows you deserve what you get. If you are happy with it, you deserve it. If you are miserable, you deserve it.
Here is what I want to rant about today. The babbling ridiculous marketing drivel coming out of Redmond about this release. I mean come on! How much bullshit can you take? Here is one example from Mr. Ballmer head bullshitter of Microsoft:

“Let’s face it, the Internet was designed for the PC. The Internet is not designed for the iPhone,” Ballmer said. “That’s why they’ve got 75,000 applications — they’re all trying to make the Internet look decent on the iPhone.”

Uh...what? "The internet was designed for the PC." Who does he think he's talking to? Seriously, he is starting to sound like Al Gore. This is the type of bullshit you get out of salespeople. This guy has no idea what the hell he's talking about. No wonder MS is becoming increasingly irrelevant. Microsoft's Board should toss this idiot out ASAP if they want to turn the Titanic around. The iPhone has this guy so perplexed and angry that he can't even talk about a desktop operating system on the day of it's worldwide release. He has to start comparing the internet to the PC and the iPhone. His head is so far up his ass that his companies mobile strategy is splintered between not 2 but 3 different technologies. Pick one DUMB ASS!!!

A lot is being said about Windows 7 being the "best release of Windows ever". I agree. It probably is the best version since Windows 2000. The problem here is that the world of technology is rapidly moving on from the era of the desktop operating system. It seems everyone gets it but Microsoft. As much pleasure as I get from seeing them fail I still get worked up that they are getting so much positive press and attention about it. Microsoft's stock and image will see a rebound from this release of Windows. It will last less than a year before their decline continues and accelerates.
Oh, one more item. Did you see the opening of the first "Microsoft Store" today in an Arizona mall? The video is easy to find on Youtube. Check it out. They couldn't have made their store look more like the Apple store if they had just broken in to one and stole everything. No ingenuity. No Innovation. No creativity. The "M" in Microsoft still stands for "Mediocre", and it looks like it always will.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Turning the World on it's Ear

Check out this blurb about the future of TV. It is imagined in a world where Apple will turn how we view TV on it's ear. This is one of the best "guesses" or predictions about what is coming and why in the TV and the gadget world that I have read to date.
Click HERE to read the article.

Ten years ago, many people started getting rid of their landlines in favor of mobile phones. Five years from now, we'll all be choosing our "cable" options from an a la carte menu on our NATVs, and we'll only need wires to bring the Internet tubes into our homes. Five years after that, we'll all be using WiMax or another ubiquitous high-speed wireless Internet provider. We'll be wondering why we ever had all those wires for phone, DSL, cable or Internet. Our bathroom reading will be eBooks bought on our fifth-generation iTablets. The iTablet will be the ultimate eReader on the market. Note to Kindle: Never mind, they know what's coming. Apple is changing the game. Again. Competitors, eat your hearts out. Consumers, rejoice.

Whether or not Apple is able to pull this off or not, it is this type of thinking and anticipation of the future that gets me out of bed every morning.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

I Hope They Call Me on a Mission

Number One Son is now filling out his paperwork to serve a volunteer 2 year mission for the LDS Church.
Here is a little video of the map in our home where we are marking all the guesses from family and friends as to where he might go. Feel free to comment if you want to log a guess. Or, you can email me at kageysea AT Gmail.com.

NOTE: Items on the map. The white flags are the guesses. You will get white flags with your names on them if you make a guess. The white dots (pins) are Current LDS temples. The Red dots (pins) are US Embassies and the Blue dots (pins) are US consulates. The green dots (pins) are places someone in our family has lived or visited.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Holy Cow, what a prediction!

You've heard of Babe Ruth pointing the bat to where he was going to hit a home run and then doing it? Well, maybe this is the second best baseball prediction of all time. A former MLB baseball player talking on a pre-game radio show makes an unbelievable prediction and then...Well, watch the video to see.