28 July 2006

Joe Lieberman road to defeat

Here is a vid that I found on Youtube. My family still lives in northern Connecticut and this is a big race up there. Something that started as a small grassroots state race has garnered national attention. Last night Ned Lamont visited my home town, Suffield, to speak at the local high school. (Review here) This was in part due to the effort of passionate democratic locals like my Mom. I am so proud of her and her efforts. Every day she is spreading the word that there is a better choice for CT than Lieberman. It is in part due to her that one pundit said "If this boils down to a competition over the most lawn signs, it'll be Ned vs. Coldwell Banker." Thanks to the internet and people in small towns debating real issues the future does not look so bleak as it once did. Democracy will survive. Go Lamont!

13 July 2006

And Now For Something Completely Different

There is this new movie coming out that visually makes the original 1977 Sci-fi / Drug novel come to life. The book and movie both take place in the near future. The time has come. A Scanner Darkly comes out Friday here in Atlanta. It was shown to great acclaim at the Canne Film Festival. It is directed by Richard Linklater, the same guy who did School of Rock and who wrote and directed the cult classic Dazed and Confused. The film uses the technique of rotoscoping, live action is filmed then animated over. I think that this will lend itself perfectly to A Scanner Darkly and it looks to be amazing. If anyone wants to go, the movie will be premiering Friday, July 14th, here in Atlanta. It is playing at the Tara movie theater on the corner of Lavista and Cheshire Bridge at these times (2:00), (2:30), (4:30), (5:00), 7:15, 7:45, 9:45, 10.15. Whomever reads this blog, I invite you check this Indy film out.

Here is the website for the movie. Hopefully a review will follow.

05 July 2006

On the Road Again, Where Biodiesel Is a Rising Star

Soaring fuel costs have many consumers curtailing needless driving trips. But not Mike Frybarger. Last summer, the 49-year-old independent trucker got in his Volvo 770 tractor-trailer, drove for 2½ days and logged more than 1,200 miles. He passed hundreds of service stations, without stopping at any of them.

Read the full New York Times story here.

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John C. Dvorak on Net Neutrality and Senator Ted Stevens's idiocy

The Net neutrality bill took kind of a weird turn despite its defeat, when the public got to hear the mouthpiece for the telecom industry, Senator Ted Stevens. It seems like a miracle that he can even find the crapper.

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04 July 2006

Voice Over IP : 5 Things You Must Know

Here's our five-point take on the state of the technology.

I am interested in VOIP because I work for a company that deploys VOIP. I think that it will revolutionize the telecomunications industry if people start using it in any great quantitiy.

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