Who gets the bailout money?

There has been a lot of discussion about the economy of late and it can be very confusing. I noticed a post showed up at the WP Carey School of Business Blog dealing with the subject. It gives some very clear details about where that money would be going. Bailout is a term that doesn't make much sense for what they are doing, they are in essence buying up some securities that nobody wants right now, and at a discount I might add. I am not saying that I agree with all the details or have done extensive research around the issue. But the money is not just being handed over, we (via the US Government) are buying securities now to allow for flexibility in other parts of our financial markets with the intention that at some point in the future they will go up in value. I will always bet on America and this is no exception.

Floppy disks aren’t dead yet

If you have been following I recently did some major damage to my laptop. I will be getting a new desktop before long and figured I would just virtualize my laptop and work on it that way instead of remote desktop (which still works fine). Being that my trusty home server backs up all of my computers nightly I decided what a novel idea to just use a Windows Home Server image and restore to a VM(geek speak for virtual machine) instead of a physical computer.

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What were you doing 7 years ago today?

A friend sent an email about where he was seven years ago today, meaning for 9/11.

I can remember it vividly. I was waking up to go in to work and my alarm clock at the time was set to play the radio to wake me up. I started to piece together that an airplane had hit one of the world trade center towers. There was much confusion about what had happened and why. On my way into work I listened to talk radio, as I commonly do, and could hear the distress in the voices of those hosting the show as well as the callers. Something just wasn’t right. By the time I made it into work everybody was crowded around a tv in our waiting room, and we watched the replay of the second plane hitting the other tower at the WTC. By now it was all very clear, this was no accident.

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A very expensive card…

In the last few days I picked up several cards for some upcoming birthdays. Then we decided to go to a friends house over the weekend…and I thought hey lets bring the cards and we can just fill them out while we are over spending the night. Just before I left the house I was putting all of our equipment into my computer bag and thought, lets protect these cards from getting messed up, so I simply slid them under the lid of my laptop. One thing led to another and we never touched the laptops all weekend. Come Sunday night I plugged my laptop into the home network and accessed it like I always do via remote desktop and carried on with my business. After a short while I noticed I was getting some strange network errors (not all that uncommon when operating via remote desktop) and figured I would just log into the laptop directly. This is when the problems started, mysteriously the screen was bright white with no flicker / pixel movement / or anything for that manner. Upon closer inspection I noticed this…


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I am not one to brag….but what the hell it is time to train again

Only 9 short months ago Hurricane and I ran the Rock n’ Roll marathon here in AZ. see pics 🙂 We are slowly starting to get back into our running regiment. Keep in mind if you go to view the pictures that I was tipping the scales at around 190lbs when we ran that race. I have since cut weight down to around 170lbs and will be around 160lbs when we run the race in 2009. I am looking to bring my time down under 5 hours. Anyone who wants to join us next year let me know.

sample pic is shown below 🙂 26.2 is the length of a full marathon…

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Texas makes a stand for America

I was looking back through my blog and remembered about this event (see video below). Well that m’fer was actually killed back on August 5th, 2008. I am grateful that America has such protections for all who may have been prosecuted unjustly, however sometimes that protection leads to Gang-rapists sucking resources out of our America for 15 years before meeting their death. Any way you look at it I am glad to see him go. If their is any humanity left in this disgrace of a human being it was his parting words

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