Goddamnmageddon

It looks like we are working our way to 2012, they year that the Mayan calendar ends for the current era. Some have suggested that 2012 is not only the end of the Mayan calendar but the end of the world. It sure sounds like it, with the current wave of armageddon level catastrophes that we have been plagued for the last year. Here is a quick recap of what we have gone through over the last year, as we are warming up to 2012. I can’t wait for what will come, the mother of all armageddon.

  • Flumageddon
  • Snowmageddon
  • Ashmageddon
  • Floodmageddon
  • Oilmageddon
  • Terrormageddon

Social Media Top Links April 2010: Epic Zuckerpunched in Your Privacy

Here are the top links, articles, and news regarding social networking sites such as FaceBook. The big news this month was continual decay of users’ privacy on FaceBook. There has been an general outrage and growing distrust with the crew at FaceBook.

Buzz April 2010: Zuck of Borg

In the month of April, Failbook continued to fail user expectations of desired privacy settings. Mark Zuckerborg, the CEO of Facebook, wants to assimilate everybody’s privacy by default to whatever Zuck of Borg deems it. If you are using Google Buzz, be sure to follow me I’ll follow back. Here are some recent buzz posts from a variety of topics.

  • Desperate for Attention: I would love to get a letter from you but you should call me, or email me, or if it’s better for you just text me, maybe at reply me, or DM, comment on posts, or just stop by and say hello.
  • I feel like I stepped off a time machine, not really sure if it’s Monday or Tuesday, Can you image the jet lag coming off a time machine?
  • If kid doesn’t have his homework, it’s because the dog eat it. If a president sees economic down turns, it’s because of his predecessor. If a blue collar worker has a delay, it’s his coworkers fault. If a astro or quantum physicist makes a mistake or has delays firing up the LHC its because of either time traveling bandits or an invading intergalactic space fleet.
  • Time is a fractal and space is recursive.
  • Chicken doesn’t taste like chicken anymore, it taste more like hormone made plastic corn meal. If chicken does taste like chicken anymore what does everything that used to taste like chicken taste like now?
  • Facebook’s Zuckerborg remind me of Borg version of Pinky and the Brain. “what are we going to do tomorrow night, Zuckerborg?” “The same thing we do every night, try to take over the interwebs with the Like button, resistance is futile.”
  • What a day, I started chilling at University Ave., then shopping at an Chinese antique store, then BBQ in EPA, and now a nap. LOL. Plus nobody I know got killed in South Central L.A. Today was a good day. … Today I didn’t even have to use my A.K. I got to say it was a good day.
  • I want to fast forward to the weekend.
  • Today I drank water from the four corners of the world, Acqua Panna from Italy, Voss from Norway, Fiji from Fiji, and good ol’ tap water from the San Francisco bay area.
  • Is it still cool to party like it’s 1999?
  • I don’t like location base apps like Foursquare because I am afraid that a time traveling ninja will use that information to go back in time and ambush me.
  • TGIF doesn’t come close to expressing how I really feel…. :)
  • Steve Jobs should make available his playlist on iTunes.
  • iPad is the new iFad?
  • Summary of iPad reviews: iPad for president 2012, iPad resurrected from the dead, iPad cures boredom, iPad greatest thing since sliced iBread, iPad wins Nobel Peace Prize, iPad multi-touched by iGod, etc…
  • Wasn’t the Perl 6 Parrot VM an April Fool’s joke? Now, it is vapor ware.
  • My whole week felt like one bad Monday, repeating itself each day. Like if Ground Hog Day and Office Space had a crossover universe and made a prequel.

Retweet April 2010

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in April 2010. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Got Gov?

  • The business of democracy is big business.
  • Stupidity likes to repeat and reproduce and reelect itself.
  • The government is developing vaccines to viral ideas.
  • Civilians make for good target practice.
  • The real April Fool’s Day is April 15.
  • If they put fluoride in water, nuclear waste under mountains, and pollutants in the air what would they not put in flu vaccines?
  • Uncle Sam doesn’t know how to use the Internet.
  • Unle Sam shoots up.
  • Uncle Sam works for the CIA.
  • Uncle Sam is a pimp.
  • If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. If all yo have is an attack Apache helicopter, everyone looks like an insurgent.
  • When the pen is mightier than the sword, then the camera with a large telephoto lens will be considered as a weapon.
  • The Indian Penal Code, Section 508, makes it illegal to pretend to be a god. Let there be, lawyers!
  • Your tweets will be held against you in a court of law.
  • Not all laws are created equal.
  • The revolution will not be televised, it will be streamed, tweeted, and liked.

Politricks

  • Stupidity does not term limits.
  • In Russia, they have Russian dolls, a doll that fits in a larger on that fits in a larger on.
  • In Washington, they have Washington Puppets, where one puppet is in the pocket of a larger political puppet that is in the pocket of a larger political puppet.
  • In Washington, politicians have puppets in their closets and special interest in the pocket.
  • President Bush to release a children’s book, Decision Points and Dinosaur Grrrs.
  • Politicians count on your apathy more than your vote.
  • Icelandic karma is a bitch, Eyjafjallajokull fuck yeah!
  • I wouldn’t put it past Iceland to cause the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption and disrupting Northern Europe for messing with the Krona.
  • There was a second shooter involved in the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski.

Econemy

  • It may be true that white men can not jump, but they can sure create toxic investment vehicles like nobodies
    biznatch.
  • You can’t regulate greed.
  • If time flies, then money teleports.
  • Goldman Sucks is the house, on Wall street, never bet against the house, especially when using your own house!
  • Goldman Sucks makes money when the market is up, and it can make even more money when the market is down and out.

Propagandon’t

  • Jon Stewart is a clown with a news desk and teleprompter, and for that matter so is Katie Curic, Brian Williams,
    etc..
  • Is Joy Behar new Larry King, their shows seem the same and they look alike.
  • If as soon as you are born you are slapped in the butt and slapped with a barcode and serial number you are not born free.
  • What really worries me is that the sun is going through climate change!
  • The planet doesn’t need to be save, what needs to be save is our lifestyle.
  • Climate change is the only constant.
  • Next thing you know some greenie will link the recent spike in earthquake activity to climate change.
  • If you think about it, all water is recycled water.
  • Illegal Aliens are the new Pilgrims.
  • American’s have a way of sugar coating history, like calling how American’s describes the Mayflower passengers as pilgrims.

Question

  • If time is money, then what is crack…?
  • Two unanswered questions: Where is Osama and who is Banksy?
  • Can law be criminal?
  • Is Burma the new Tibet?
  • What is the cost of easy money?
  • Is money invaluable? What is the cost of money?
  • If you have multiple personalities, can your personalities conspire against you?
  • Do the walking dead like to eat the brains of the brain dead or is that not zombie kosher?
  • Where do employees at Budweiser go for Happy Hour?
  • iPad or iFad?

Randumb

  • Car companies have replaced the dip stick with the driver.
  • Hip Hop sold out to Hollywood.
  • I’m dyslexic, I can’t tell the diff between WTF and FTW.
  • And then God said, “Let there be gravity, bitches!!!.”
  • I had a dream that I lacked sleep, so even in my dreams I am sleep deprived.
  • My heart rate is sync’d to the BPM of this song.
  • Blame it on the chocolate rain.
  • No secret, not forgotten, is ever safe.
  • 99.1% of the analysis based on flawed or misunderstood statistics are wrong, that means that those that deny said analysis are baby killers.
  • Not all statistics are interpreted equally.
  • Thoughts are transforming.
  • It’s nearly 6AM, birds ate tweeting, time to go to sleep.
  • Content is not content.
  • Consuming media through every sense, including the sixth sense.
  • You can bump into an ex, you can bump into a mean middle school teacher, or even former parole officer but worse is former hair stylist.
  • The future is near.
  • Twitter Tourette: Shyt GODAMMIT Fudge Saget!!!1!
  • If life is like a box of chocolates, then love is like a box of condoms.

Overheard

  • OH: Is that a threat or a promise? Either way stick to it.
  • OH: What is the use of User Generated Content when the majority of users are idiots.
  • OH: You are a smart cookie, just don’t crumble.
  • OH: You are like an emotional turtle, you hide in your shell when someone says something you don’t like.
  • OH: Is that Zuckerborg on the cover of Fast Company? They totally airbrushed that guy.
  • OH: You only move your arse when you fart.

Obamanation

  • Is Obama working for the CIA or the CIA working for Obama? Either case who is working for you?
  • Where is my free Obamacare? It must have been lost with the promises of change and hope.

Predicate Philosophy

It’s funny how the foundation to a person’s argument is often based on biased. The current debate behind and the Arizona State Bill 1070 are based on bias, fear, misunderstanding. Arizona State Bill 1070 equates Mexican migrants, which are political refugees not illegal aliens, to Mexican drug cartels (which are funded by American dollars). Another equation, that must be done in seconds, is that of Apache helicopter pilots that needs to distinguish between innocent bystander and insurgent terrorist. WikiLeaks recently released video of a Apache attack helicopter killed an Reuters staff photographer because the Apache pilots mistook the photographer’s lens as a rocket propel grenade.

Here are other example of the predicate philosophy, the moral compass, which is used to base our understanding of our values.

  • Innocent = Insurgent
  • Quality > Quantity
  • High Calorie School Lunches = National Security Threat
  • Mexican Drug Cartels != Mexican Migrants
  • Closing New Round of Funding != Closing New Deal
  • Reputation > Compensation
  • Scaling Profits > Scaling Users
  • Money != Value
  • Less Drama > More Money
  • Arranged Marriage > Derange Marriage
  • Interface > Implementation
  • Action > Talk
  • Why > What
  • Ideas > Skills
  • Practice > Theory
  • People = Drama. Dumb People = Dumb * Drama ^ 2.
  • FaceBook, Inc = F.B.I.
  • Coding != Thinking
  • Thought != Plot
  • Safe> Sorry
  • Comfortable > classy
  • Journey > Destination

Favorite Tweets April 2010

There are some funny people on Twitter. Whenever I find a funny, witty, or thought provoking I usually retweet it and favorite it. Here is a small collection of recent tweets that stoop out to me.

  • @nickbilton: Off record chat w/ Facebook employee. Me: How does Zuck feel about privacy? Response: [laughter] He doesn’t believe in it.
  • @stephenkruiser: Pants are important. Sometimes.
  • @crazeegeekchick: So grateful for salary and for direct deposit. AT least one thing is consistent in my life :)
  • @puredanger: wife: "why are these blankets always on the floor!?" me: "gravity?"
  • @godolcevita: You have to be where you are at to get where you are going….
  • @cdixon: It’s getting to the point that when a big company calls something "open" == they are about to screw you. Need a new word for actually open.
  • @ericaogrady: What to know if he’s a Man or a Boy? Make eye contact with him and hold his gaze. If he looks away, he’s still a boy.
  • @Archimage: I would rather throw down than throw up.
  • @nandoism: it smells awesome in Brooklyn. like fresh rain mixed with urine. aaah.
  • @michaelg: Overheard: "Zuck sounds like Lex Luthor" #f8
  • @Archimage: This tweet is (c) 2010 Archimage. All rights reserved. Any retweeting is a violation of applicable laws.
  • @KaciBrownMonroe: Don’t look at me; look into me. To the deepest, most real, places in my heart and soul.
  • @stevenharman: Apple, if you’re going to limit how many computers I can play my content on, please allow me to de-authorize one I no longer have access to.
  • @wilshipley: Why do DJs wear earphones? Isn’t the music loud enough? I can hear it fine from down here.
  • @girlonetrack: I’ve spent the last four hours immersed in non-stop politics: eight times as long I as give foreplay. Which I guess shows my priorities…
  • @joeracer: FUCK YOU IRS. Seriously.
  • @tedneward: Oracle’s sponsoring IronMan 2?!? What next, Microsoft Star Trek 2? "Mr Spock, where do you want to go today?"
  • @thekarladam: 290.2 MB of space for Adobe Reader!? WTF is wrong over at Adobe!?
  • @bkorte: Dear Facebook: Stop using my default notification sound for your push alerts on my iPhone – be original and come up with your own sound.
  • @hotforwords: The Average Woman Dates 24 Men Before Settling Down.
  • @dotjenna: Is it possible to hate someone you love? #love #hate
  • @shanselman: I need an online alias for some programming projects. I wonder if Slim Shady or Sasha Fierce are taken…
  • @MsLizziA: I mean Kick Ass SUCKED ASS!
  • @techknow: Is there such a thing as tofu salmon?
  • @markramsey: how the hell can ticketmaster charge a $10 convenience charge on $25 tickets, I’m buying them online, making it convenient for them!
  • @ebarrera: It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase ‘As pretty as an Airport’ appear.
  • @thediva: Some times women’s clothing annoy me. I wear 3 different sizes depending on the brand. It’s so insane of retailers to play head games
  • @adactio: This is my browser; there are many like it but this one is mine.
  • @ehthayer: My body clock needs an hour change button too
  • @RobotDeathSquad: I think there is a direct relationship between the number of tattoos and bad waitressing.
  • @gkmaestro: Software involves sending more emails that writing code!!!
  • @meph: Why do computer programmers confuse Halloween with Christmas? Because Oct(31) = Dec(25). #geekfun
  • @godolcevita: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
  • @timacummins: Worry is a brain drain.
  • @NicoleJordan: Instead of asking what is the return on investment, we should be asking what’s the return on objectives? #digiday
  • @swedal: Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?