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Subject: Re: Introduction Thread
From: Kiernan Holland <roftho...@gmail.com>
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I'm Kiernan, I could say more at the risk of being boring, and have, I
erased it because I asked myself who is
going to read it.. BTW got to http://www.chann3lz.com/ that's my
youtube mashup, and how I entertain myself..
Aside from Miro running on Ubuntu on a made for Vista laptop.. If you
haven't good reason to hate Vista yet, check out the voice synthesized
readings of some content on the web here: http://www.chann3lz.com/VistaSucks
BTW, the voice synthesizer is Textaloud, and I have a user translation
file on my site http://www.bl3nder.com,
the voice is "Eddie" a free voice, and is really good if you hate
reading manuals. Not very good on code yet,
but if I do, I'll program it to say /* */ slashterask and
I program in PHP, but in college programmed in all the many flavors of
C, PHP is just another one..
Hate Java like the plague.. Hate any language that changes to the
satisfaction of anything outside of logic,
like to sell sun workstations. See the purpose in Open Source free
speech, and a reason to purchase programs,
but don't see much reason in paying for anythings that locks me into
using it exclusively (such as flash).
But if I was trying to sell products to customers and needed to
obfuscate my products or implement programs in some complex hybrid for
which my clients would not be able to locate another programmer, I
might be tempted to do that, but I would hate myself for it as well..
BTW, if you really want to keep your employees, get them to use
technologies they can use nowhere else so that they are least likely
to job hop.. I love conspiracy theory, but I don't believe in
UFO's or the 9-11 theories, or Moonlanding Hoaxes.. I subscribed to
Tom Green podcast for a while and know why I can't stand tom green..
BTW, "Triumph of the Nerds" is better and more accurate than "Pirates
of Silicon Valley",
get it from NetFlix.. I need to make a book of 101 conspiracy theories
about computer technologies and the
Internet or something.. Nobody would buy it, but I'd feel satisfied..
Interested in GData but am not sure why..
Google and Youtube needs to have something like TED podcast.. And have
all the youtube mashupers
give talks or presentations of their sites, and ideas.. I have a
friend who pushed CORBA standards at OMG, and told me so many stories
like.. When CMS, what's that chain of drugstores on the east coast?
CVS?? Anyhow, they implemented a PIDS standard (a method of
integrating two databases of patient/person records, without common
database ids), but they would not share their implementation with
anyone else because they feared it would give their competitors and
unfair advantage.. So there is no incentive to mashup commercial
enterprises unless there was a merger.. But that's the great thing
about the Internet, you can either be lured by the thought of making
lots of money (which is not all that great, I've been through the dot-
coms once to realize what sucked about it, in every way).. The good
thing to get lured by is the good things that can be done, things you
would like to see.. But sure, as with anyone else, I have those get
rich quick schemes lurking in my brain, maybe if I had such and urgent
need to survive and succeed, I would implement them.. One Idea I have,
I believe would run Wal-Mart out of business and bring back the mom
and pops businesses, but not until I have 10 million of seed funding
no-strings-attached , because there is no way it would get off the
ground (it involves some manufacturing).
There is so many technologies that haven't been created yet.. And talk
doesn't speak louder