Saturday, June 30, 2007

Googlepages suck

The bandwidth on Googlepages is piss poor, and so I cannot get all style images to load. True, you get what you pay for, but I recommend putting some files onto Yahoo geocities. At least the usage rate is openly stated. They give much less total storage than Google, but I believe the bandwidth on the free Yahoo site is better.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Fly high!

Whoopee! Goin' on vacation dudes !

When I was a kid I routinely took round trip flights at least twice a year in the U.S. I can't even remember how many trips to eretz yisroel and europe I've done, but the last time I was in an airplane was ten years ago!

Frankly, as a youngster I was very comfortable flying. Now that I have an understanding of the physics of flight and how an airplane works, it's hard for me not to feel really spite of the fact that statistically, flying is the safest means of travel. There's only a piece of foam and a few inches of aluminum between your butt and a puddle of protoplasm. Drive a car and what does a major hardware failure leave you? ---thumbing a ride back to town. Ride in an airplane, a hardware failure leaves you thumbing a ride to shomayim, and several minutes of blood curdling, hair-raising nightmare until the Big Man pulls over and opens the car door.
(Yes, I do have a colorful imagination)

I imagine a completely different pre-flight experience now. My last flight was prior to 9-11. Used to be you could carry on a small knife (though I never wanted to), a bottle of shampoo, razors for shaving, and just about anything else. You could wander in and out of the gate at will. Wonder what to expect...

Still spaces open for the Round of Drinks on Pinny deal. Sign up while "supplies" last.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

My favorite commercial of all time.

Letter to Trolls.

I don't read nasty mail. Constructive criticism is a wonderful thing, so feel free. Communications which are verbally abusive are not tolerated here, so you're wasting your time. And if that means you have nothing better to do, then I feel sorry for you.

Am I "not right?" There is always that possibility. What you'll never find me doing however, is:

approach someone without that person's permission,

"annoy" someone who exlicitly states that he/she would prefer that I leave him/her alone or "not interested."

employ verbal abuse, such as through posts, email, or otherwise,

Post nude pictures (in spite of the fact that Leah voluntarily sent me a couple of her without my asking her to--not that I didn't enjoy it :-) ),

post gratuitous or excessive foul language.

This is MY blog. I will continue to post whatever I want, whenever I want, and I don't need anyone's permission, as long as Blogger rules are followed.

Any one who doesn't like it should stay AWAY and pass their time in a more constructive fashion. Feel free to exercise your freedom of speech, but as I said, no one is going to hear you on this go ahead, spill your seed if that excites you. Worthless venting is actually healthy, so I guess I should be encouraging it...

To the average person who sends me hate/abuse mail: I have more education, make more money (by honest means), and have a happier family life than you do, no doubt. Fry your brain over THAT! HeHe.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Let's add a Z-list : A tool for increased traffic.

Angel or Evil? Enlace latina, que tiene videos de "chicas guapas y sensuales".

Make Money Online With Dosh Dosh

A Viral Garden

Connected Internet


Can I Make Big Money Online


Blogging to Fame

Million Dollar Experiment heads Down Under

Kumiko’s Cash Quest

Calico Monkey

Internet Bazaar

Shotgun Marketing Blog



Customers Rock!

Being Peter Kim

Pow! Right Between The Eyes!

Billions With Zero Knowledge

Working at Home on the Internet

MapleLeaf 2.0

Two Hat Marketing

The Emerging Brand

One Reader at a Time
One blogger’s experiment in building and engaging with online communities.
Ruminate this site
Reviews blogs and sites so that we don’t have to.
SMogger Social Media Blog
The ethical use of social media for bloggers and other web users.
Blog Consultant bringing the twin passions of business and blogging together.
Successful Blog
The legendary Liz Strauss, blogger extraordinaire and creator of the SOB award.
Troy Worman's Blog
Focus on writing, ideas and connections
Copywriter's Crucible
The importance of copy in corporate blogging
Copywriting Tuneups
How to measure reading effectiveness and why it is important in the blogosphere
Dipping into the Blogpond
Blogging about starting an Internet company in the Sutherland Shire.
Broad and deep insight into the branding process.
Own Your Brand!
Blog to help businesses re-imagine their brands.
The Emerging Brand
Corporate branding blog focused on leadership.
The Engaging Brand
Using technology and marketing knowledge to improve business communications.
What is Brand?
Japanese readers/speakers? Anyone?
Presentation Zen
(Site in English) Tips for great presentations, marketing, and business communications.
Dummies Guide to Google Blogger Beta
Complete help on the new blogger. Blogger Hacks, Blogger templates. Adsense. Search engine Optimization.
Bob Sutton
Discussions of “jerks” in business.
Health, wealth and the freedom to choose. Archived blog. New one is jugaad (
Ramblings from a Glass Half Full
Views on business life.
Simplicity Mary’s Blog
Business development, marketing troubleshooting
Funny Business
Wide ranging discussion on business with a funny and pictorial approach.
Creative Think
Fun Ideas to stimulate your creativity.
The Copywriting Maven
Marketing and SEO copywriting tips.
Brain Based Biz
Tips for stirring creativity in business.
How to create great customer experiences on the web and in the “real” world.
Creating Passionate Users

raving lunacy

Anne 2.0
Emily Chang - eHub
Darren Barefoot - Vancouver Technologist, Writer, Raconteur, Miscellanist
Liz Strauss at Successful Blog - Thinking, writing, business ideas ...
ALLIED by Jeneane Sessum
Presentation Zen
good to know
gillianic tendencies
Steve's 2 Cents
Listics - Frank Paynter's Voice and Vision
Escape from Cubicle Nation
Blog Sisters: Where men can link, but they can't touch
Designers who Blog
E-Commerce Blog by Solid Cactus
Brand Autopsy
Unconventional Thinking
The Boomer Chronicles
Renovate Your Life with Craig
I Dream of Kimchee
The Moronosphere
Paula Mooney
Inspiration Lane
me,myself & me
A Gota de Ran Tan Plan
How Can I do That
Bonnie Writes

Flee the CubeStarting up a small business in web design.
Community Guy
Online and offline community building tips and tricks.
A Free and Decent Blog Host
Technology news focusing on blogs and blog software
Billions With Zero Knowledge
Changing the world with little bits of knowledge
Connected Internet
All things to do with technology, mobile phones and gaming.
Tech news, writing and marketing
Focuses on the technology of the Internet and loves Google.
MapleLeaf 2.0
Tech news stories relating to Canada
Scott Burkett's Pothole on the Infobahn
Musings on technology, IT management, and online community.
Small Surfaces
Interaction design, user interface design, user experience, usability and social trends related to mobile devices.
Tech new and reviews written by 17 year old in India. Awesome.
Design and photography blog.
Through the Lenses
Travel/photography blog includes stunning shots and photography tips.
Travel And Vacation On Blog
Lightweight travel guide/destination information on selected cities. Needs more.
The Best Guides to eCommerce with Favor
Viral marketing tools, memes and SEO tips.
Web Metrics Guru
Web analytics, in particular for blogs
The Future of the Web
Use of new technologies for the web.
Social Media on the fly

Always hopeful but discontent....

Canada's gift to the world

And the answer to those who decry Neil Peart for his "excessive" kit:

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Does Pinchas care what religion the musician?


This....and that.

OK, forget "mother mary", it's the MESSAGE

Monday, June 25, 2007

Seudas shishi

So we had our monthly "shabbaton", and guess who was chosen to carry away the leftovers? Oy, co-eeeeeehv-li ha-beten! BRAP!!!!!!!!
Chicken, koogles, chulent, more chicken, bread, more koogles.
And this, just as I left my friend's house; he did BBQ steaks and burgers and insisted on loading me up when I left.... Yes, I CAN say "no", but my kids canNOT say "no" to burgers.

Time Off !

I am looking forward to my upcoming vacation so much. I am BURNING OUT! When you are self-employed, it's harder to take time off 'cause there's no such thing as paid vacation. You pay for any travel, accommodations, yes--but then all the business which is lost during the holiday! OY VAY!
In the end however, taking needed time away from the job is important for sanity. Would you want YOUR doctor to be sick......of work?! Probably not.
I'm looking forward to spending part of my time off being lazy at home, and part of the time off seeing New York, visiting 770, and meeting a few contacts.
Just a few more days!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Not exactly Disney Land!

Thanks to my Looby connections and other NY buddies, I will soon be at 770! I might even have tickets to a Mets game! Woo-hoo!!!
לכה דודי

Friday, June 22, 2007

Nuff said...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ramblin' Man

sesame street on drugs #1
sesame street on drugs #2 :

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Crappy cell video of my littlin's

Lil' Mosh

Lil' Rivka "Flo"

Sunday, June 17, 2007

What goes down, must come up...

I'm feeling better now, due to a variety of factors, not the least of which is having a nice POA recently.

I wonder what's gonna happen, now that sevenfatcow partially imploded with the resignation of one editor and the loss of several commentators. But will the fire remain? As the smoke settles following the conflagration, is there anything left to burn?

Without the involvement of some personalities and not a little emotional instability, will sevenfatcow be just the poetry club with some esoteric ramblings on mysticism, half in Hebrew? Will mohammed eventually piss off everyone until he is the lone onefatcow, making love to himself in a corner and cursing the emptiness?

Only time will tell...

Holy Crap! Video Listing:

the-pinster music videos are not chosen randomly; there is a message pertaining to the appropriate sensibility or attitude of the post: this list will help you locate them quickly:

I'm On Fire (Springsteen)

Layale (Eric Clapton)

Subdivisions (Rush)

Crazy Train (Ozzy)

No More Mr. Nice Guy (Alice Cooper)

Lay It On the Line (Triumph)

Bringin' on the Heartache (Def Leppard)

Love Hurts (Nazareth)

Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits)

Let It Be (The Beatles)

Father and Son (Cat Stevens)


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ah! Leah!

Any body can tell me how to capture from youtube for editing?

No more Mr. Nice Guy!

btw... to anyone wondering, the answer is NO. Unlike other sites, this blog will only sport the occasional verbal filth and NO, there will be no nudy pics posted. Sorry to disappoint :-)

Life goes on....

The Kübler-Ross model describes, in five discrete stages, the process by which people deal with grief and tragedy.

  1. Denial
  2. Anger
  3. Bargaining
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance

Kübler-Ross originally applied these stages to any form of catastrophic personal loss (job, income, freedom). This also includes the death of a loved one and divorce. Kübler-Ross also claimed these steps do not necessarily come in order, nor are they all experienced by all patients, though she stated a person will always experience at least two.

Others have noticed that any significant personal change can follow these stages.
[from Wikipedia]

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Jewish girls...

The Blog Nazis

My first experience with the "Jewish Blogosphere" has been over the past month with a site known as sevenfatcow. I basically came across the site accidentally and quickly attempted to find a voice and meet some people.

As a professional with a college and postgraduate degree, albeit with less jewish education than the others, I began posting my opinions--where I felt I could contribute, and staying out of very (very) esoteric discussion. This first experience was enlightening.

The blog has a couple of friendly well educated contributers, but the core of the blog is a small group of disaffected outcasts who form a tight clique--some guys who know each other from the hood, and prefer to squawk amongst themselves. Now, don't get me wrong--there's nothing wrong with being an outcast, or of not fitting in. On the contrary! I consider it a badge of honor in certain respects. Those people who can think for themselves, rather than parrot the views of others in lemming-like fashion normally should be admired, both for their originality and the determination to stand up and be counted.

The problem occurs when you get a small group of misfits who behave very childishly, turn every thoughtful discussion into violent epithets flaming back and forth, and who "playfully" delete posts by those wanting to join in a meaningful discussion but who are not "one of them."

Enter sevenfatcow, and find a posting that may interest you: i dare you. Regardless of the content of your contribution, you are likely to be ignored, or immediately an editor will respond to your thoughtful contribution with "idiot" or "fuck you," and that's about as far as you're going to get. This initially did not cause me to abandon the blog, but when I realized that I was unlikely to get support from others, I did just that.

: an editor posts a comment condemning u.s. healthcare system; as a physician and patient advocate, I commented thoughtfully and conscientiously, hoping to engage an interesting discussion---what I got?---NOTHING.
: an editor "YalHak" (who calls himself 'Reb' and posts his picture alongside a variety of influential minds from the previous couple of centuries, as if!) posts a poem by T.S. Eliot. Another editor responds cynically that "this post will get no comments because it is literary and....expect others to think outside the box." Following that, posts were made attempted to catalyze some discussion. Those respondents were immediately treated as ignorant people, not worth the time of the editors. The "Reb" replies, "it's a fucking poem dude..." So much for the guy who posts his picture alongside that of Carl Jung. sevenfatcow sevenfatcow sevenfatcow sevenfatcow

In fairness, I concede to having received a brave email from another blogger of like mind, which said:

I just wanted to thank you for writing on the cow. Thanks for insighting under pressure, and caring enough to tell us things.

I greatly appreciated the support of that contributor, and wish there were more like him. But,
basically, if you live in Brooklyn and smoke weed with these people, you're "in." If you're a curious mind, looking for engaging talk on matters of Jewish interest, hoping possibly even to make some friends...well....look elsewhere.