Monthly Archives: November 2007

First week of 60 Seconds

After my first week of producing 60 Seconds, I can honestly state: a daily video cast is alot of work, especially when it’s a one man show. Thankfully, I am a student and possess the required spare time. There is definitely something about it, that is quite fulfilling; and so I will continue on my crusade. Below is today’s episode.

60 Seconds: Keep Your Home, Compromise with Syria, Venezuelans Vote Supreme Power, 35 Soldiers: Rest In Peace

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One Word, Dangerous

Just because the interface was designed with user friendly in mind, doesn’t mean that trading currencies has gotten safer. eToro is targeting the Joe Schmo’s who want the prestige of trading currencies, but don’t comprehend the already available complex trading software. Professional currency traders have difficulty collecting profits. For Joe Schmo to start thinking he can profit from the rapid fire trading of currencies, because this interface was designed with him in mind, is PREPOSTEROUS and will be DAMAGING to his wealth.
That is all.

First Episode of 60 Seconds

My new daily video cast, 60 Seconds, produced by openSermo. The title of this episode is U.S. Troops in Iraq, Musharraf in Pakistan, Dollar Against Yen. Enjoy!

Two Words, Chuck Norris

There is no theory of evolution, just a list of animals Chuck Norris allows to live.
If you’re like me, you will appreciate the Chuck Norris Facts.

A Pair of Slippers

Slipper Vending Machine
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This is a slipper vending machine. One word…Badass. I want one in my home. Now.
A big thanks to Jan Chipcase for brining this to our attention ;p

I want one?

The Amazon Kindle, an awesome device from an awesome company. The Kindle (video here), will truly efficientize reading; something I am all about. My only questions and concerns are:

  • Getting books your already own, onto the Kindle
  • The death of sharing books
  • International wireless access? to the Kindle bookstore, newspapers, and blogs.
  • Getting the notes and clippings from your Kindle onto your computer
  • Using the Kindle search function on your computer

In case you are wondering, I am have not placed my order, yet. I still need to scrounge up 400 bones and I want to wait a bit for the general reaction of people who actually own a Kindle, not just from those making making assumptions.

Although, Guy Kawasaki does have a great review:

“…if someone gave me a choice of receiving an iPhone or a Kindle, I’d pick the Kindle.”

Hey Scoble, how I can get $40 per Kindle referral? ;p

Update: Engadget has a pretty good hands on review; also many pictures. And they partially answer one of my concerns:

“You can bind five or six devices to a single account, and share books you’ve purchased to those accounts. There’s no simultaneous reading lock, so if you and your significant other are on the same Amazon account you can both read the same book at the same time on your Kindles.”

Simultaneous reading = badass.

Russian Venture Company

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The Russians are coming and if you told me this guy was a stone cold killer, I would totally believe you. Aside from that aspect,Yuri Ammosov is one smart ass dude.