HP TouchPad

A month or so back, I bought an HP TouchPad from KSL. Sadly, I did not get one of the great deals back in August. I was literally one weekend away from hitting the go button in the purchase of a TouchPad.  And that weekend managed to be the weekend that HP announced that they were going to discontinue making the HP TouchPad. Since then, HP has terminated their CEO, and hired Meg Whitman of eBay and California political fame.  While there is no official word from HP it looks like they will soon announce that they are going to

The Poll Gone Wrong

It’s probably a little late to be posting this. But, I have been needing some more personal time lately, and so I took it. However, I wanted to address the problem that happened with the poll about two weeks ago. If you don’t know the story follow the comment stream on the post Meeting the Candidates. The Breakdown Essentially, it appears that some one set up their computer with a macro to keep logging for Tim Bridgewater (or they have no life and they just kept refreshing and voting). At first, I was very impressed with the new hits that

The Elephant that was Forgot

Maybe I am reading too much into this. Maybe I am seeing things that aren’t there. But have you noticed the absence of the Elephant on Republican political campaigns? Looking primarily at candidate websites, the elephant is not there. Of the four Federal positions currently open for election, I know of 8 different candidates. One of those eight (Merrill Cook) doesn’t seem to have a 2010 campaign site yet. So, looking at the seven Federal Candidates sites, only 2 have an elephant on them. The two candidates who are displaying an elephant are Representative Jason Chaffetz and Senatorial Candidate Cherilyn

UTOPIA continues to fail

As I have mentioned before, UTOPIA is bound for failure.  I can’t find the original post I made about UTOPIA, but I remember posting that when it failed the burden would be placed back on the citizens. Well, the failure is eminent, and the burden is already falling on to the backs of the citizens. First let me address why UTOPIA is failing.  And while I don’t wish to discount the flawed business model, it appears from this article, that the failures are from the directors of UTOPIA who are making very poor financial decisions: It happened because UTOPIA was

Another Move

Okay, in the time that I have been blogging, I have had four different sites.  First, I started at Writers on the Loose (WOTL).  WOTL is a great group of people, and there are several writers there who are worth reading.  While my stay was only short at WOTL, it helped me to learn that I have a passion for writing.  Even if my editing ability is lacking. Then I spent a long time at Blog-City and for the most part I was happy with their free service.  I really had no intention of leaving.  However, they started to charge,

Things to Consider Before You Start a Blog

I was recently asked by a friend “what are the top 20 issues, technical or otherwise that someone might face who is learning to blog?”  While he wasn’t looking for a lot a details, I decided that I would give him the details, and now I figured that I would share it here. Twenty issues huh?  Well, that’s and interesting question, and would be a long list, but let me try. First of all, not many of my answers will address technical issues.  I think that this is primarily because most blogs are pretty easy to use.  Not much different