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    This thing, you need. Run your smartphone for days.

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    I use this cleaner for my iPhone, iPad 3, iPad mini and MacBook Pro. It’s great all-around and won’t mess up the oleophobic coating on iOS device screens.

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    If you’re having problems with your Adonit Jot capacitive touch stylus or Hex3 Jaja, you can improve its performance and reliability with careful application of thermal paste! For more on this, check out my capacitive touch stylus how-to fix-it guide. Months later (Sep 2013), my styli are still performing great!

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    Adonit Jot with Pixelpoint, works with a lot of new drawing apps on iPad.

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    Awesome capacitive touch stylus created by Studio Neat. Great guys, great product. I use mine every day! Bradtastic Approved.

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    Adonit Jot Pro is an awesome capacitive touch stylus for iPad & other tablets.

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    Even if you consider yourself a casual doodler or note-taker, you’ll love this well designed stylus. Built for Paper by FiftyThree, the iPad app — however, many other apps support Pencil.

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Monday
May282012

Memorial Day on my Facebook, State of our Union

Browsing through the endless feed, something insane looking grabs my attention:

Chris Hayes: I'm 'Uncomfortable' Calling Fallen Military 'Heroes'

By Mark Finkelstein Effete: affected, overrefined, and ineffectual; see "Chris Hayes." OK, I appended the name of the MSNBC host to the dictionary definition. But if ever you wanted to see the human embodiment of the adjective in action, have a look at the video from his MSNBC show this morning of the too-refined-by-half Hayes explaining why he is "uncomfortable" in calling America's fallen military members "heroes."

Here's a link to the Newsbusters post. (There's a lot of interesting, quick articles at newsbusters.org — if you're interested in something other than TV's typical liberal rhetoric.)

Crazy, I tell you. Immediately after reading/watching the post, I noticed a friend recently "liked" a Clibe sketch (image). It seemed particularly poignant, as if I was somehow telling myself to forget about changing the liberal mindset.

I typically don't do artsy catch-phrases, quotes and truisms; not because they seem like an artistic cop-out (they kind of are), not because they're usually bad and boring (this is the case, as these memes are usually started by talentless trolls), but because to do them well takes much more time than it's worth. Unfortunately, Clibe isn't good for much else.

Not every liberal is insane — unrealistic idealists, maybe — and there are certainly crazy conservatives… getting sidetracked.

Memorial Day: honoring the fallen, our heroes, is NOT a message or statement about war. It's about respect for those brave enough to defend us all, and remembrance for those whom made the ultimate sacrifice. Our way of life is constantly being threatened; our armed forces oppose enemies abroad, and far too often, Americans treat them like dirt — like a nuisance.

Our way of life is being threatened from within

High taxes, new regulations, inflation, overspending, Obama, ObamaCare, $5 TRILLION dollars increase in debt, rising unemployment (and numerous people employed, but still not making enough money to escape poverty), the loss of the American dream and American industry, self-created necessity on foreign oil and rising gas prices, Occupy (instead of occupation, often by choice and what Hannity calls the entitlement mentality)…

…big government, American socialists and Marxists, Washington corruption (once Presidential hopeful John Edwards, anyone?), products made in China, complacency, arrogance, racism, widening poverty gap, class warfare (constantly ignited by liberal media and Obama: the rich are screwing the poor, paying 'less' in taxes — yeah, sure, Romney's 15% is somehow less money than the average person's 35%)…

millions more on food stamps due to this Presidential administration, the Obama machine and supporters taking the fallback position, "blame Bush," instead of actually fixing the problem (remember, Obama promised "hope" and "change" — his words — along with cutting the deficit and unemployment in half), dismal public education, ridiculously overpriced colleges, student loans that can't be paid off…

…failing criminal justice system (prosecuting and jailing simple drug offenses is a waste of time and money, and it isn't stopping people from getting high if they want to), prejudicial courts (judges, attorneys, prosecutors, laws), prison overpopulation, increased gang activity, failed "war on crime" and "war on drugs," wasted money on "prevention" programs, cultural glorification of vigilantism…

…drug addiction, alcoholism, extreme obesity, underage drinking and drug use, early puberty, meat glue and pink slime, fast food diets, high divorce rates, mixed messages (on violence, sex, drugs, beauty), meth.

How can we trust?

People have lost faith; but because humans need faith, it's misplaced frequently — in bad science, technology, government, large corporations... an interesting point: so many people complain about large chain stores that pay minimum wage, import products from Asia, kill off small brick and mortar businesses — and yet, people still shop at Walmart… because of low prices.

Politicians can't seem to just tell the truth without embellishment, make realistic promises and curb spending. Even if taxes were increased dramatically and raised more money, our government would just find some new initiative to pour it into and increase debt.

Crazy

Obama won't release his college transcripts, admitted to drinking and using cocaine in high school, worked at a law firm but did who knows what there (he didn't try cases, that's for sure), lied about a relationship in his book, and promised numerous things in 2008 and didn't deliver—

We're supposed to trust him? People are actually going to vote for him?!

Barack Obama is the first sitting President in over 30 years to lose more than 40% of the vote in three primaries. Maybe that's the "change" I can put "hope" into.

Thursday
Feb022012

Join Zurker, a social network you can own

Join me at Zurker!

Zurker is a new social network that I was invited to today, and a concept that seems very interesting. Unlike Google+ and Facebook, Zurker gives its users partial ownership of the network through vShares.

The concept seems like crowd-funding (like kickstarter) applied to a social network. Their intro video asks if you use social networks, or do they use you? Facebook sells user data to businesses, and while on the surface, this means better targeted, more relevant advertisements for users, it could be much more invasive. Just take a look at the Facebook user agreement, and tell me, do you know how to delete your account?

That's just the start. Facebook allows many applications developed by small firms to access most of your information, even when you aren't using the app. Facebook has privacy issues and has had security problems... and will again.

Zurker doesn't own your content or control your information. You can create pages for projects and businesses. The only caveat: you can only have the one account. But if you get in early, you can get more vShares, and get a nice username!

Join me.

It takes a few minutes, and hey, Zurker could be the next big thing, and you can own a piece of it! That sounds like smart long-term investing to me... and the entry fee? A few clicks, email validation, and account setup. Simple.

Six degrees of separation.

Just think, if I invite you, you invite your friends, and they invite theirs, a few more steps, and voila! everyone has a new online playground. Zurker feels like LinkedIn and Facebook together, and is designed for adults. Members will be able to vote on the direction of the network and its features. Sounds cool to me.

Whatever you decide, please let me know what you think.

Saturday
Jul302011

Still here; Babolat Tennis Racquet for sale.

Hey everyone. I've decided to not let superfluous die off without glory, so here it is... to stay, at least for a few years. Unfortunately, I can't make it a priority anymore. This close to me have likely heard about my new idea for a fictional story — although the idea is still nebulous, I intend to see it through to some form of completion, be it a novel, comic, TV miniseries or movie. It's a world I feel compelled to share; it just doesn't feel optional.

Recently I've been reading and writing more, and have made some serious changes to my lifestyle. I'm taking diet and exercise a little more seriously. Recently, I tried hitting some tennis balls.

I've also given more thought to eBay and fb marketplace. I have a great condition 2007 Babolat Aeropro Drive+ #5 (4 5/8") (with case) and new Hurricane/Xcel strings that I'd like to sell. Initially, I was thinking eBay or Craigslost — err, list — but then I thought about all of those Facebook Marketplace listings that I've seen. I'd like to have a conversation with a more experienced online seller of second-hand knickknacks; I've never used CL or Marketplace to sell something.

If you're interested in such a racquet, I'm asking $110 plus shipping (or you can pick it up). I got the racquet as a potential replacement for the Pure Drive+ but it didn't fit my play style. Shortly thereafter, disability stopped me from playing tennis.

More info — including app and software reviews — coming soon.