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1. Start My Own Business Ideas
Start My Own Business Ideas
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt  Shakespeare Squidoo doesn't want me to publish unless I have more words in the introduction module. I Thought Shakespeare sufficiently erudite. Another reason to have your own business -- you get to make r...
Business & Work - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:14:22
2. Shirker John Leprechaun esquire
Shirker John Leprechaun  esquire
"I am no shirker, once I've been fairly trapped. Unless I can get some pixies to open this lock." With these simple words the adventure begins. Join Shirker John and updates of his true life leprechaun stories. A short story and the first five chapters will be written here. I'll finish it as a sh...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:01:02
3. The best K-cup coffee for your Keurig single cup coffee brewer
The best K-cup coffee for your Keurig single cup coffee brewer
The best cup of coffee, unless you are wed to the comforting ritual of selecting, roasting, and grinding your own brew. (later we will show you how to brew your own coffee, or use other maker's coffee pods in a Keurig Coffee Maker.) Myself, I like to stumble out of bed, drop in a sealed fresh...
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:43:24
4. Visionary Leaders - inspiring and leading change
Visionary Leaders - inspiring and leading change
YOU can learn to be a visionary leader. "Politicians see which way an emotional mob is oozing, and then rush to get in front. Visionary leaders realise it's more important to fight tough battles for worthy causes, than ride popular movements doomed to eventual failure." - Allan Wallace Managers f...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:41:53
5. Top Five Employee Recognition Gifts
Top Five Employee Recognition Gifts
How we treat our employees influences how they treat our customers. Keeping good employees with good morale means we get to keep customers coming back for more product. That is a lot cheaper than finding new customers, and new employees. It starts with people.
Business & Work - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:43:24
6. The Best Of Christian Fantasy Books
The Best Of Christian Fantasy Books
I have loved fantasy for well over 10 years- and Christian fantasy is a subgenre that finally seems to be coming into its own. True, authors like Stephen R Lawhead have been around for ages, and Tolkein is considered the father of fantasy, Christian or not. But because of the magical element of f...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:41:53
7. hacktivist - Hacker School Attacked
hacktivist  - Hacker School Attacked
Elegance. Well written code contains no flourishes. Concise. Direct. Succinct. Billy Goodman: Ethical Hacker, Privacy Technician The cyberhug.me trilogy starts with a lone hacktivist in cyberbattle. Three Hacker School students join the experienced teenage hacktivist to escape the destruction of...
Internet - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:12:14
8. How To Raise Money For Charity
How To Raise Money For Charity
Raising money to support your favorite cause is a good work. To assist you in your good work, here are some insights from training and experience, and several good books with charity fund raising ideas. We will cover the needs of both fundraiser and donor. Whether you are a volunteer fund raiser...
Nonprofits - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:12:11
9. The Best Jobs For The Future
The Best Jobs For The Future
The future is cloudy, a likely economic depression makes all projections a bit chancy. How then can we decide on the top jobs for the future? We can see large trends and act on them, such as the emergence of self as the largest employer category. The best job in the future will be a job you deve...
Business & Work - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:40:54
10. Creating Wealth - how to build and preserve capital
Creating Wealth - how to build and preserve capital
"There is only one investment objective: maximum total return after taxes." John Templeton I would add: adjusted for inflation caused by the printing of money. 1) Most investors follow similar investment advice.2) Most advisers live well from their advise and money management services. 3) Most in...
Business & Work - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:43:37
11. Doug Casey, the international speculator
Doug Casey, the international speculator
I have followed Doug Casey and the famous Doug Casey speculation picks since the early eighties. He has both a great record and marvelous insights into investing and speculation. Several years ago I asked Doug to create a course for Bastiat Free University, not one based on his best selling books...
Business & Work - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:14:23
12. Alternative Learning Systems & Experimental Education
Alternative Learning Systems & Experimental Education
Public schools perform much worse at edifying students than private or home schools. They are the wrong environment to facilitate learning. The excuse is public schools help students learn social skills - like how to follow orders. Primary and secondary education are used to prepare students for...
Parenting & Kids - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:04:28
13. Bureaucrat Tipping - a push for change
Bureaucrat Tipping - a push for change
Bureaucrat Defined: oppressed cog of systematic machinery that oppresses others.. Bureaucrat tipping is a creative and natural enterprise involving the joy of doing it better yourself. Power corrupts, but bureaucrats are proof that even a little power corrupts absolutely - few of them can tell di...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:42:22
14. Living a Win-Win-Win Life
Living a Win-Win-Win Life
When we consider diverse cultures, societies, tribes, or individuals as worthy of equal interaction, it does not mean they have overthrown their phobias, ethnocentricity, and deranged customs. It means we are finally overcoming our own. Most of human history was at best a zero-sum, win-lose propo...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:44:31
15. Elliott Wave Theory - videos, books, and free tutorials
Elliott Wave Theory - videos, books, and free tutorials
Discover investment entry and exit points -- start pulling that trading trigger with confidence. Another intriguing aspect of Elliott Wave analysis is understanding social interactions and their effects on group dynamics. Socionomics postulates that our reaction to an event is shaped by current s...
Business & Work - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:01:04
16. Complicit Simplicity: A Hacktivism Team Fights For Human Rights
Complicit Simplicity: A Hacktivism Team Fights For Human Rights
When evil resists a push, it doesn't push back, it immediately seeks to destroy. Boldness is required for first limiting and then overcoming evil. Of course surviving is nice too.
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:02:14
17. Generating and Selling Clean, Green, Electrical Energy
Generating and Selling Clean, Green, Electrical Energy
You can protect your family and neighbors from failures in the power grid while earning money selling green electrical energy to the grid. Energy is becoming personal. Creek side hydroelectric, family windmills, home solar panels, and other green installations such as local thermal power and hom...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:01:04
18. Bastiat Free University: self-crafted, self-directed learning
Bastiat Free University: self-crafted, self-directed learning
Assassin! Your fencing instructor approaches. "A battle has begun. Your lands and people will soon belong to King Joseph." A master of his craft he sneers with assumed foreknowledge and whips his saber about in mock salute. You realize he intends to kill you. During classes he regularly defeated ...
Education - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:03:25
19. Americans - Vote Change - Please Vote Third Party
Americans - Vote Change - Please Vote Third Party
Why vote third party? To ensure your vote counts:  As Theodore Roosevelt said "The old parties are husks, with no real soul within either, divided on artificial lines, boss-ridden and privilege-controlled, each a jumble of incongruous elements, and neither daring to speak out wisely and fearlessl...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:01:01
20. How Free Markets Would Make Our World A Better, Friendlier, and Safer Place
How Free Markets Would Make Our World A Better, Friendlier, and Safer Place
"Free markets are equivalent to neighbors trading vegetables for fruit at a garden gate. Once force is applied to benefit either trader; scarcities will increase and injustices multiply." - Allan R. Wallace   Insightful quotes on free markets echo from one great economist to the next: "Wherever t...
Business & Work - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:01:03
21. William Penn - developing freedom in a new world
William Penn - developing freedom in a new world
Where did American ideals of respect for individual liberty and religious freedom first gain legally binding expression? A fair guess would be from the quill pen of William Penn. Having received land in America as payment of a debt by the British crown, William Penn named the land Sylvania. To an...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:40:54
22. Use College Donations (and more) To Shape a Better Future.
Use College Donations (and more) To Shape a Better Future.
You see the need, you know change must come if colleges are to be prepared for the future. If you have enough concern to give, you have enough concern to influence others. Talk to the person in charge of a program you want to help transform; odds are they want to improve even more than you. Let ...
Nonprofits - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:02:22
23. Give Jesus Christ A Chance
Give Jesus Christ A Chance
O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Psalm 34:8 Years ago I had a bumper sticker that said "Give Jesus a chance." When I had objections, I quoted the above verse. Christianity is about your relationship with God. He wants to be close; will you taste t...
Relationships & Family - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:03:29
24. Privatize The Government?
Privatize The Government?
Only free individuals, without centralized coercion or patronage, will provide competitive services from which other individuals can freely select. Once a favoured few are able to limit, control, and define (ie: counterfeit) what may be offered -- selection shrinks, quality diminishes, and prices...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:42:26
25. Hacker School Trilogy (Free Downloads)
Hacker School Trilogy (Free Downloads)
Hacker School: After chaos; something promising. In a dystopian world, who will decide the future of mankind? After the Great Chaos Jake's tribe decides it's time to expand from their hidden valley and once more deal with other societies. David's tribe is trying to gather technology and reconstr...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:13:17
26. human rights hacktivist - Ch 2
human rights hacktivist - Ch 2
It's time to leave the box maze where you have been toiling, and get outside for a hacktivist education. The beginning is a good place to start; Chapter One: *hacktivist*. An index is available: hacker navigator -- links to the start of each of five chapters.
Internet - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:12:16
27. Dr. Margarita Pereyda - inspiring achievement and giving
Dr. Margarita Pereyda - inspiring achievement and giving
Dr. Pereyda is originally from Arizona, where she grew up within an impoverished community that did not expect students to succeed. However, a couple of exceptional teachers encouraged Margarita. The tenth of eleven children, she was the only one to graduate high school. For the determined Marga...
Nonprofits - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:04:28
28. The Official, Authorised, Aggrandisement Of Allan R. Wallace
The Official, Authorised, Aggrandisement Of Allan R. Wallace
This picture is actually of lt.-colonel Allan B. Wallace, taken in 1898. I'm sure he is bald under that hat. I've shown the picture to close friends and they thought it was me dressed up in a period costume. I don't like labels, they are too convenient a way to mentally sort, file, and then ignor...
Squidoo Community - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:04:26
29. Netcohort Institute - student powered peer to peer education
Netcohort Institute - student powered peer to peer education
YOU. Change the world? Only if you want to. Your passions have led you to deep insights, other students need your help to find them. The old model was to go to school, find a job, get experience, and move up the ladder (maybe). The new route is to develop something people want and need, then work...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:41:56
30. Ayn Rand - your invitation to independent thought
Ayn Rand - your invitation to independent thought
Of course you disagree with some of what Ayn Rand wrote or spoke. If you didn't, you would be unnecessary. Unless your natural joy of discovery was destroyed by compulsory schooling, you will still find a great deal in Rand's works to challenge you. Isn't that one reason honest people read good ...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:04:25
31. Renaissance Education - how to study and apply classical literature
Renaissance Education - how to study and apply classical literature
Educational endeavors, as all social activities, move from extreme to extreme like a pendulum. At the start of the renaissance there was need to redevelop appreciation of science and math after the excesses of allegorical thought within the preceding Middle Ages. We are now at the opposite end of...
Education - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:43:37
32. Capitalism: A Love Story - a Michael Moore movie
Capitalism: A Love Story - a Michael Moore movie
Capitalism: A love Story makes valid points. Capitalism is in trouble, and has been for more than a century. I also know Michael Moore seems to go over the top with everything he does. We can now buy Capitalism: A Love Story, There is a link to a discounted Amazon page below. As a slap at post-...
Entertainment & Media - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:02:09
33. Libertarian Leprechaun
Libertarian Leprechaun
Sure and you've stumbled on the right spot to find why wee folk are known as free folk. It's not from the giving away of free lunches. I tip my ale to any that want to live their own lives on their own terms, and are willing to accept the consequences of their actions. "Finding decent and indepen...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:02:07
34. Abacus Brief Chapter 1: Moonlit Knight's Cyberwar And Peace
Abacus Brief Chapter 1: Moonlit Knight's Cyberwar And Peace
When I first see Shawny, it is not her large frame, pacific island tribal tattoo, or well proportioned figure that hold my attention. It's the intelligence in her manner and particularly her eyes. Also, she treats me like I'm human. She's a waitress, but there are few jobs requiring that much pa...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:04:28
35. discovering Junior Partner Ministries - a basis for hope
discovering Junior Partner Ministries - a basis for hope
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. - Hebrews 11:1 the great commandment(s) Then one of them, a lawyer, asked tempting him and saying "Master which is the great commandment in the law?" Jesus said unto him "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all t...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:01:08
36. Book Review of Abacus Brief - Moonlit Knight's Cyberwar and Peace
Book Review of Abacus Brief - Moonlit Knight's Cyberwar and Peace
As the third book of the cyberhug.me series Abacus Brief can stand alone as a pleasurable read. You don't have to read the other books first. Here you will find adventure, action, hacker battles, and some love. A sample: "When I first see Shawny, it is not her large frame, pacific island tribal t...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:04:26
37. Abacus Brief Ch 6: ethical hackers & human rights
Abacus Brief Ch 6: ethical hackers & human rights
Moon is right. In many ways we are a nation of hackers. Shawny's writings The People study things and ideas, take them apart and play with them, then put them together in new and better ways. By our own definition of better. Everything is disassembled first into its constituent parts: medicine,...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:03:28
38. Ignorant
Ignorant
It's human nature to value the wisdom of those we agree with. We view sophisticated modern knowledge and proclaim the ignorance of centuries past. What we ignore is that within a decade the sophisticated will view our ignorance with disdain. In a century the average person will be able to enumera...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:42:26
39. Autodidacticism or Autodidactism for the Automath
Autodidacticism or Autodidactism for the Automath
An enduring American legend is highlighted in this picture of Abraham Lincoln studying by the light of his fireplace. All of the fancy descriptions aside, autodidactism is studying and learning according to your own lesson plan. You may have just learned to read, or you may posses many degrees ...
Parenting & Kids - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:02:14
40. your civic duty: Get Gun Training
your civic duty: Get Gun Training
"It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence." - Charles A. Beard Thomas Jefferson: "On every question of construction,...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:43:34
41. Ch 24 a&b: Dancing Around- and a hacker's epilogue
Ch 24 a&b: Dancing Around- and a hacker's epilogue
Celebrate early and often. It is easier to win a victory than use, retain, or repeat it. If you have not yet read the first 23 chapters starting at Complicit Simplicity - the Hackers' End Game, go enjoy those first. A book index with direct-to-chapter links can be found by clicking here. Please...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:10:51
42. Disaster Preparation or Phoenix Bird Nest Building
Disaster Preparation or Phoenix Bird Nest Building
"IT has not happened, does not mean IT will not happen. If the fire department told you your untrimmed weeds were a fire hazard - they were not wrong because your house has not yet burned down." - Allan Wallace The phoenix bird presents a good example of how we prepare for disaster. We build a c...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:42:28
43. Og Mandino - the greatest salesman in the world
Og Mandino - the greatest salesman in the world
Og Mandino authored nineteen books, including The Greatest Salesman In the World. Og's books have sold more than 50 million copies, and last time I checked have been translated into twenty five languages. But Og Mandino was foremost a humble and truly caring individual. I met Og before I lear...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:12:15
44. Sparrow Swift Lensography
Sparrow Swift Lensography
These entertaining ePulps are fiction: people, places, times, and events. It's coincidence they resemble your recent nightmares and today's fondest daydreams. Sparrow Swift stories are a guide to help you run wild through our fragmenting world. "Our knowledge is limited, our abilities seem inadeq...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:04:28
45. cyberhug dot me
cyberhug dot me
The dot in cyberhug.me is a period, just like in dotcom. It's an obvious search to make for someone that does not often play with computers. You've had a friend recommend the hacker novels of cyberhug.me. They, fabulous geeks that they are, said siber hug dot me. Heck if they spoke Spanish they ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:02:09
46. Uruguay Mission
Uruguay Mission
I'm now sixty years old. Thirty years of my life I spent allowing Christ to find me and discovering the peace of a relationship with the living God. The next thirty I spent learning to trust his leading in everything; that every gift he gives is good and is complete. God takes care of all the eff...
Nonprofits - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:01:04
47. chapter 1 - Shirker John, Leprechaun
chapter 1 - Shirker John, Leprechaun
Character is important. "We make judgments on how others will act based on what we know of their character. They decide if they can trust us based on what they know of our character. The key then, fake a lot of excellent character." Shirker John If you have not yet read the prologue to Shirker ...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:02:09
48. Ethics vs Law
Ethics vs Law
Simple Ethics Definition: In freedom, do what you want, with these controlling factors. First, Cause no harm. Second, Attempt to perform what you promise. Third, If an agreement is changed it becomes voidable by any injured party. Finally, Own your consequences.
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:10:52
49. Lost Love & International Romance
Lost Love & International Romance
The hard boiled hero of my ePulp series starts his last collection of stories with a tragedy from World War Two. His parents were separated when war ... ah, just read the story as his dad told it, word for word. Guy's. this is a romance remembrance you can relate to also.
Relationships & Family - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:02:22
50. Finding Love, Peace, and Contentment
Finding Love, Peace, and Contentment
Peace, love, and contentment can be personal goals; to these may be added comfort, success, simplicity, adventure, and other ideals. All such ideals are desired and coveted. Yet seldom do we stop to consider exactly what will give us a life worth living; instead of a life straining for socially ...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:03:30
51. Ch 5: Leprechaun Encounters With Elvish Delights
Ch 5: Leprechaun Encounters With Elvish Delights
Piercing the dimensions of time and space; adventures worthy of John Of Two Kingdoms. "Our knowledge is so limited, our abilities seem so inadequate, most people see themselves as small insects - They cope by being serious about whatever pothole they were swept into. Ignoring limitless potential ...
Entertainment & Media - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:03:30
52. Much More Than 24k Wealth
Much More Than 24k Wealth
I don't usually write specifics. If you check my Squidoo lenses on finance, education, business, governance, and even my preparing-for-change adventure novels; it's practical practicable performance I try to relate. Not here. I've switched asset classes to leave booms through more cycles than mos...
Business & Work - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:03:30
53. Building A Successful Business Using The Internet
Building A Successful Business Using The Internet
Use the internet wisely and your business will achieve a global reach for its story and products. If you don't have your own product to market on the internet, there are plenty of service and product suppliers that would love to have you as an affiliate. Building a successful business or growing ...
Business & Work - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:02:22
54. Crafting Your Way in the Complicity Universe - or -
Crafting Your Way in the Complicity Universe - or -
Complicity Universe - a resource for your artistic projects. Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; Perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action ...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:01:04
55. Chapter 3, Leprechauns Preparing To Fight Giants
Chapter 3, Leprechauns Preparing To Fight Giants
"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." - Leonardo da Vinci If you have not yet read the prologue and earlier chapters of Shirker John Leprechaun, go enjoy those first. A book inde...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:02:22
56. cyberhug.me - Unique Books, Unique Cover Art
cyberhug.me - Unique Books, Unique Cover Art
A cyberwar explodes over a despotism's genocide. With the passing of Hacker Jon the course of human rights hacktivism changes. Can hacktivists recode society and limit evils? "Your life is a burning match. Ignite a bonfire." Allan R. Wallace
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:02:23
57. Hall Monitors and Referees - understanding the purpose of government
Our Maturing world should have outgrown hall monitors, just as college students should no longer need the controls of grade schools. All adults really need are referees to help us negotiate a few simple rules. "We elect government officials to referee a game; they believe this means they own the ...
culture-and-society - Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:17:25
58. Abacus Brief Ch 2: The People Are Waiting
All we want is to get our island back. So we study our overlords and their tools, we mingle for a time in their society, and we hide the reality of our goals behind simple folk ways. We are ready, an opportunity will arise, we just need to be open enough not to let it pass us by. The Kid may be ...
books-poetry-writing - Fri, 06 Jul 2012 03:27:29
59. Abacus Brief Ch 7: cyber hug
Grandfather wants the wedding massively public so we can thumb our nose at unjust laws. "You don't need licenses, county records, and provisional permissions by bureaucrats to be married. Marriage is a personal commitment to a relationship. In your case, between you two and your God. Everyone and...
culture-and-society - Sun, 24 Jun 2012 22:31:13
60. Abacus Brief Ch 5: Waterfall City
A Hobbit's adventure and Alice is already late for for the un-party. Boy is that mixed up. Movement is still slow and painful, we are late to our first connection. There are native buses, shunned by Others, that travel between villages. Three connections in all, each ending a bit deeper in the s...
relationships-and-family - Sun, 24 Jun 2012 22:10:38
61. cybersecurity and cyberattack
Inevitable as a sand castle's destruction if built below high tide; once a computer is joined to a network it will be compromised. This is news the security companies and their clients want to keep from you. As generals prepare to refight the last war, so internet security is based on fighting y...
internet - Sat, 23 Jun 2012 01:54:10
62. Donations Given With Love - Gifts Donated With Wisdom
When sharing it is not your age or income that are important. What matters is your desire to make a difference. Let that desire loose and it will enrich your entire life; indulge yourself with the sweet taste of giving. Direct your donations where and when you wish.  Choose methods that makes you...
nonprofits - Sun, 01 Apr 2012 00:16:01
63. Violence, Religion, and War
Religious intolerance and intolerance of religion are associated with violence on both global and local scales. From world wars to street gangs, violence is still practiced, and justified, for many reasons. Modern man has not come far from tribes where the words for stranger and enemy were the ...
culture-and-society - Sat, 17 Mar 2012 17:59:53
64. SiteSell Services: powerful software & experienced webmasters = top client acquisition
For businesses and professionalsthat want a strong online presence to acquire clients. SiteSell Services: using the best internet development software suite to build a custom business web site -- for you. Let SiteSell Services create a powerful business or professional services website for you -...
internet - Sat, 17 Mar 2012 18:00:59
65. Abacus Brief Ch 13: Pirates In Peril
I've been in my office too long working on plans for the new hotel. My intercom buzzes, "A union rep to see you." I'm not worried about immediate threats, the rep wouldn't have gotten this far if he was armed or dangerously teched. It's Jack. You remember the union boss with the stupid cousin? ...
culture-and-society - Thu, 09 Feb 2012 18:36:50
66. Abacus Brief Ch 11: hackers vs pirates - real time
Shawny's writings: Hackers were once accused of being pirates. That was before everyone realized how stupid it was for industrial age dinosaurs to price information as a scarce commodity. There are plenty of 1s and 0s out there. Information is virtually unlimited, hence inexhaustible. Without ...
culture-and-society - Thu, 09 Feb 2012 18:14:07
67. Abacus Brief Ch 10: basking under anarcho-monarchy
Anarcho-Monarchy is ethical: do what you want, cause no harm, persist in attempts to perform what you promise, if an agreement is changed it becomes voidable by any injured party, own your consequences. I read the tribal white paper on anarcho-monarchy. Then I read it again, slowly. It contains a...
culture-and-society - Thu, 09 Feb 2012 18:02:38
68. Abacus Brief Ch 9: Hackers As Idea Sherpas, carrying your future.
How you pack and prepare depends on your journey's destination. Shawny: Aren't you getting a bit heavy here, let's get back to solving our restaurant problems. Moon: Sorry. I get kind of wrapped up in this stuff, want everyone to hear it. Shwany: Some other time, write a book maybe. Now we've ...
culture-and-society - Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:54:52
69. Abacus Brief Ch 8: Business Hacks
I don't exactly move in with Moon when we get married. Moon is wise enough to know his reprogrammed garden, office, lab, and fabricators will be of enduring interest. So I set up our home next door. We have privacy when we need it, and yet we can work strange hours without having to discomfort a...
business-and-work - Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:38:40
70. Abacus Brief Ch 3: hacker cyberwar
I defended my doctoral dissertation a year earlier than most, a week before my sixteenth birthday. The speed was not due to my brilliance, but to the unyielding nature of my advisor, mentor, and tormentor -- King Jacob of Elldee. When I was but seven years old, three hackers had caught me steali...
relationships-and-family - Thu, 09 Feb 2012 16:32:27
71. Frugal Family Business
A frugal family is concerned with values as well as value. Living in an acquisition centered world economy it takes effort to relegate money and business to a supporting role rather than let them become the stars of our lives. Quality of life can be a director of your efforts; relationships with...
business-and-work - Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:35:04
72. An industrial revolution accelerated the Bureaucratic Age - a digital revolution is ending it.
An industrial revolution accelerated the Bureaucratic Age - a digital revolution is ending it.
Winter is ending, spring and its fancies are softly calling. The Bureaucratic Age was winter for individuals; opportunities were buried under blizzards of paperwork, crippling winds of high taxes, and mountainous drifts of regulations. With apologizes to Alfred, Lord Tennyson for my poetic butc...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:04:28
73. Celebrate your Mid Life Crisis by Discovering Midlife Transformation
First, get that red sports car or slinky black dress. You have already built a strong foundation. Build on your foundation with this information about transformational opportunities -- renew the edifice of your well built life. If you plan to retire early, retirement planning enters a whole new ...
relationships-and-family - Fri, 20 Jan 2012 07:33:20
74. Three Business Axioms required to build a business.
Basic truths like these business axioms are easily overlooked. Valuable axioms should be revisited frequently to see if you are on track. In fact that is one reason for this lens - to keep me reviewing these important success principles. While this lens is supposed to discuss business, the displa...
business-and-work - Tue, 10 Jan 2012 20:23:36
75. Investment Systems and Speculation Style
Investment Systems and Speculation Style
The classic investment book, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, relates the story of a very simple trading system. The hero of the story tells of a successful stock trader who had one main rule. The speculator would pick his stock, take a position, and then cover whenever the stock went one dolla...
Business & Work - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:03:30
76. Win-Win Negotiations
Lets start with a negotiating tip before we get to win-win negotiations. If you are already facing a highly skilled negotiator who is stronger than your best negotiator, and he is the best source for what you need, send a pleasant representative to talk with him. Skilled negotiators facing skill...
business-and-work - Tue, 10 Jan 2012 20:21:07
77. Complicit Simplicity Ch 9: A Young Entrepreneur's Business
"It is interesting to pause at a crossroads and wonder what lies in each direction. The world is at such a juncture, and teenagers are in position to influence our future." - Allan Wallace Susie may be young, but she's tough enough to fight evil, her way. You can read the first 8 chapters start...
business-and-work - Tue, 10 Jan 2012 19:54:46
78. Your Christian Walk
Peace, Contentment, and Pleasurable Anticipation If this has not been your experience; perhaps you told Jesus to "walk on ahead" and you would meet him later. Sometimes Christians are like adolescents walking with their parents, they may profess to love them -- but would rather not be seen with...
culture-and-society - Mon, 09 Jan 2012 17:33:47
79. Christmas with a capital C - by Go Fish
A page of Go Fish Guys Christmas music. It's called Christmas, what more can I say? It's about the birth of Christ and you can't take that away. You can call it something else, but that's not what it will be. It's called Christmas with a capital C.
Entertainment - Fri, 23 Dec 2011 05:06:58
80. "An eccentric old fellow training visionaries." - a lensography
Whenever I agree with the majority view, I know it's time to examine my foundations. It's not that the crowd is always wrong; they are only always wrong when it is really important. At dangerous extremes visionaries must swim against an almost unanimous tide of errant expectation to find truth. ...
Squidoo Community - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:01:04
81. Expanding Your Personal Sovereignty
The most status you can achieve is realized every time YOU decide to maintain or surrender your own personal sovereignty. We can surrender or maintain our personal sovereignty against people, governments, our own egos. We not only get to make the choice, we can remake the decisions as often as we...
culture-and-society - Sat, 17 Dec 2011 17:11:57
82. Futurist Forecasts
Forecasting is not prophesy. A futurist forecast is not a mere extension of trends. It is definitely not the reading of tea leaves or a visit with an oracle. Then what is a futurist forecast? Understanding discontinuities and the variations of now. A futurist makes a forecast based on technolo...
How-To & Education - Fri, 16 Dec 2011 07:11:01
83. Bible Based Giving
Grape vines don't groan while producing grapes -- giving fruit comes naturally from healthy vines rooted in good soil. If you don't enjoy giving, move to a more natural vineyard. Let's take a moment and make simple the tangled wording about biblical giving. Some of the phrases we can...
nonprofits - Fri, 23 Dec 2011 05:09:08
84. biodiversity & the economic ecosystem
Natural enterprise is a self regulating and adaptable environment. Socialism is recognizing the fittest, and dragging them back into the primordial ooze to please the least adaptable. "It's only fair they don't get ahead." "Intervention and regulation decrease diversity in the economic ecosystem...
culture-and-society - Wed, 14 Dec 2011 23:56:04
85. Netcohort Manifesto
We share many possible futures. The best case scenario may be a new realm of personal liberty exercised amid small city states competing for the most productive artists and entrepreneurs. Worst case will be small waring countries destroying people, freedoms, prosperity, and property. The future ...
culture-and-society - Wed, 07 Dec 2011 18:19:38
86. CH 11 - Travel and Travail
"The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain." - Colin Wilson Join the battle - fight first to survive and escape, then determine how best to use your life. Will your life's value be determined by whim or by what you determine...
books-poetry-writing - Tue, 06 Dec 2011 01:27:27
87. learn to speak a new language
"The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet." - Lord Chesterfield There are so many good reasons for learning how to speak a foreign language: to better enjoy travel to investigate a possible new home to better communicate with a loved one or their famil...
culture-and-society - Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:25:32
88. Fiction Excerpts: free, online fiction
*Tasty* Internet fiction has a mood of its own. Short, sweet, and thought provoking. These fiction excerpt samplers, and links to their respective works, may offer you a way to express your own arts online. Otherwise, just enjoy a good fictional read. We start with the bittersweet last will an...
culture-and-society - Sat, 12 Nov 2011 19:00:34
89. The internet can be an ugly business.
The internet doesn't care what you look like. Your web pages should be attractive, but you can be a bald, middle-aged, portly guy and still have an impact. Me, I make a deep dent. The internet has the unconditional love of a dog. Turn on your computer and it's there wagging its tail (unless it'...
internet - Fri, 04 Nov 2011 21:48:45
90. Ch 22: Attempted Revolution Tonight!
It's time to quit talking. Our hackers must act. "If there are several opposing views about an issue, all of them can't be right; however, all of them can be very wrong." - Allan Wallace If you have not read the first 21 chapters starting at Complicit Simplicity - the Hackers' End Game, go enjo...
culture-and-society - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:20:23
91. Ch 21 - Change
Everything works out in the end. If it hasn't worked out, it's not the end. Of course when the end comes, it may not be what we wanted. If you have not yet read the first twenty chapters starting at Complicit Simplicity - the Hackers' End Game, go enjoy those first. A book index with direct-to-c...
culture-and-society - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:19:27
92. Chapter 2 of Shirker John's Adventures
Finding decent and independent folk is not that tough, but getting them to work toward a common goal? It's like herding king cobras, ok for a summer job, but not long term employment. H.L. Mencken said: "Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under." What Mencken neglected to add...
culture-and-society - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:17:08
93. Comparison of College Style
A change has started in higher education. About time! We will first look at the marketed purpose for a college education, and contrast that with the apparent real agenda of the education industry. Second we will allow you to examine a couple of upstarts with attitude that are finally getting comp...
How-To & Education - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:16:27
94. Fundraising For Nonprofits & Charities
Fundraising For Nonprofits & Charities Do you want to raise money for charity or for a nonprofit? Support your worthy cause by investigating and then using these fundraising ideas shared by philanthropic lensmasters. It takes a lot of work and planning to create what appears effortless.
nonprofits - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:14:56
95. School Choice Headquarters - Which Educational Alternative?
"No great man of letters is absorbed by the stream in which he swims." - Chaim Potok School Choice - Which Educational Alternative? Home school, unschool, experimental colleges, online learning, alternative education - there are a lot of successful options to choose from.The ending of the industr...
How-To & Education - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:14:16
96. CS 15 - Happy Hackers At Work
When you deal with individuals, each will have individual opinions on ethics, human rights, and hackers rights. Who would have guessed? If you have not yet read the first fourteen chapters starting at Complicit Simplicity - the Hackers' End Game, go enjoy those first. A book index with direct-to-...
computers-and-electronics - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:12:21
97. *hacktivist betrayed* - ch 5
Hacker teams are normally comprised of specialists. In this team, Jon is a communicator, Gladis administration, Jan a facilitator. Billy will have to teach and refine. Even as the hacking team gathers . . . The beginning is a good place to start; Chapter One: *hacktivist*. An index is available...
culture-and-society - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:11:44
98. CH 18 - Hacking The Kingdom
"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Anthropologist Margaret Mead
culture-and-society - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:10:40
99. Defining Freedom: is it the opposite of absolute slavery?
The first sack of Rome was a restrained affair, solders were allowed to loot for their pay for one day only - then back to work. The Roman Empire had fallen well before official looting started, and not as a single event. Rome did not fall in a day, but each Roman citizen noticed the fall on diff...
culture-and-society - Fri, 04 Nov 2011 21:40:00
100. CH 17 A&B: A Complex Dance
Our heroine hacker and her new friend prepare for formidable challenges at Prince Pahl's investiture and ball. If you have not yet read the first sixteen chapters starting at Complicit Simplicity - the Hackers' End Game, go enjoy those first. A book index with direct-to-chapter links can be foun...
Entertainment - Fri, 09 Sep 2011 04:01:09
101. hackers fighting for human rights: creation of the cyberhug.me trilogy
One chapter came first, just to see if I could re-learn to enjoy writing. Then came a few more chapters, because that was fun. Then the characters that were involved, the hackers of Complicit Simplicity, took control of my keyboard and told their story. They left holes in the story, hoping a fan...
internet - Thu, 08 Sep 2011 13:48:00
102. Sovereign Hackers are deconstructing bureaucracies
Bureaucracies can't manage an evolving world they are grossly inadequate to understand. Sovereign Hacker, Ethical Cracker, or Cyberpunk? I imagine most ethical Hackers cherish the title cyberpunk, even if it is dated. They know their ethical reputation has been distorted by crackers and script k...
internet - Thu, 08 Sep 2011 13:46:13
103. The Evolution Of Cooperation
A fine start. Too bad it failed after the first page. I'm applying this quote to The Evolution Of Cooperation, not Paul Graham the quotes author. "A page of formulas just looks so impressive. (Tip: for extra impressiveness, use Greek variables.) And so there is a great temptation to work on pro...
books-poetry-writing - Thu, 08 Sep 2011 13:43:54
104. Libertarian - The Political Center
Leading Libertarians is like herding spitting cobras. Pulled from every dimension of the universal sphere of political thought, libertarians posses the center of the political spectrum. There is a right wing and left wing in Russia, Iceland, Zimbabwe, the USA, and Switzerland - it means differen...
culture-and-society - Thu, 08 Sep 2011 13:33:50
105. CH 19, Education Of A Prince
"Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner." James Fenimore Cooper If you...
culture-and-society - Tue, 06 Sep 2011 03:40:00
106. CH 16 - How to Hack
The earth is full of anger, The seas are dark with wrath, The nations in their harness Go up against our path: Ere yet we loose the legions- Ere yet we draw the blade, Jehovah of the Thunders, Lord God of Battles, aid! - Rudyard Kipling If you have not yet read the first fifteen chapters startin...
culture-and-society - Sat, 03 Sep 2011 01:11:10
107. Ch 6 a&b - Punkk Kidd & *comic book heroes*
Punkk Kidd is impressive, but so are all kids. Don't force children into boxes. Give them some freedom and get out of their way. "Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." Voltaire If you have not yet read the first five chapters starting at Complicit Simplicity - the Hackers' End Game, go en...
books-poetry-writing - Tue, 16 Aug 2011 17:45:36
108. Distance Learning College Degrees
Brick and mortar colleges are where leather bound encyclopedias were a few decades ago - highly respected - unable to gracefully adapt to the information age.Formal colleges still retain value, but their effectiveness is increasingly one of perception, not of reality. Investments in existing high...
How-To & Education - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:13:32
109. ch 20 a&b: an ethical hacker's famous last words
Why is opening night always crazy? If you have not yet read the first nineteen chapters starting at Complicit Simplicity - Hackers' End Game, go enjoy those first. A book index with direct-to-chapter links can be found by clicking here.
culture-and-society - Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:27:05
110. Ch 12 - Hackers In The Wild
Animals don't share well. Too many puppies and the smallest can't reach a teat. Lions eat first, then Hyenas, then vultures. They don't have a choice, thats just how nature works. Humans understand exchange. We give up a bit to gain support. Access to diversity of talents and skills adds to chanc...
culture-and-society - Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:26:23
111. Ch 7: human rights hackers find support
The earliest known declaration of human rights. Interpreted from Akkadian cuneiform on a cylinder dating from 583 BC, during the reign of Cyrus The Great Liberator. 1. I declare I will respect the tradition, customs and religion of the nations of my empire and never let any of my governors look d...
culture-and-society - Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:24:23
112. One Hundred Lenses
Are my one hundred lenses a body of work or an intellectual corpse? Do they help others learn or do they just confuse? Not easy questions for me to answer, I need you to help me. The value of my lenses may depend on where you start, and if at some point I irritate you enough to stop. For this on...
squidoo-community - Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:21:40
113. Define The Undefinable - not quite dictionary definitions
Inquisitiveness Defined: Being wise enough to admit ignorance and seek understanding. When you are exposed to the same rhetoric day after day; the rhetoric does not get stale, you do. Think about those tired words used by politicians, talking heads, and teachers. Redefine that sloppy propaganda ...
culture-and-society - Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:19:33
114. Fix The System - don't punish the user
LESS RULES -- MORE HUMANITY The Bureaucratic Age is ended. We need a new king. Let's prepare the way. Fix The System. It's simple, we must leave the path that is forcing us to walk in the wrong direction. We entered this path in good faith. It seemed broad and promising, the foliage well trimme...
culture-and-society - Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:17:40
115. Ch 5: The Lion and The Hyenas
The lion says to the hyena, "You and what army?" The hyena replies, "Just wait 'til I'm king. I won't have to eat carrion with vultures. I'll have my subjects kill for me. Maybe you." Photo from Giles Bowkett blog If you have not yet read the first four chapters at Complicit Simplicity - Hacke...
culture-and-society - Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:12:52
116. Netcohort Teams - visionaries creating a better future
Join, be effective, and become successful in the independent team networks creating a new society. The Netcohort is the sunrise of a new era. In the Netcohort people build projects based on technology, and join in flexible networks to get larger projects done. Since a solid reputation is crucia...
How-To & Education - Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:05:02
117. Ch 6: Viral Avalanche - hackers inspired
The chant starts quietly, with each repetition raising in intensity until becoming a shout of defiance; then each additional telling slowly fades to a final whispered acknowledgement of goal accomplished. The beginning is a good place to start; Chapter One: *hacktivist*. An index is available: h...
internet - Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:53:12
118. CH 23 - CS Technology Code
"Have fun storming the castle." Miracle Max in The Princess Bride Don't be more dedicated to any institution than it is dedicated to you. If they do not consider you important, why should you consider their requests and demands important? If you have not yet read the first 22 chapters starting ...
culture-and-society - Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:48:51
119. Educational Innovation and Disruptive Technology
Educational innovation can expand the role of schooling in an incremental and non threatening manner. Innovation as disruptive technologies not only challenges existing learning systems, they will at some point replace them. Most educational innovation works as an extension of what is already un...
How-To & Education - Thu, 08 Sep 2011 13:41:04
120. CH 10: Why Hackers Hack
What undergirds our hacker triad's commitment to their art? If you have not yet read the first 9 chapters starting at Complicit Simplicity - the Hackers' End Game, go enjoy those first. A book index with direct-to-chapter links can be found by clicking here.
relationships-and-family - Wed, 27 Jul 2011 05:55:09
121. Swiss Gifts & Swiss Goodies
How to say quality in two words -- Swiss made. From Swiss army knives, Swiss luggage, and Swiss watches to AlpenHorns calling you to the party. If it is made in Switzerland you know it will have beauty, functionality, and quality.The Swiss will provide you with great quality, we will provide gre...
internet - Fri, 04 Nov 2011 21:19:19
122. Achieving Your New Personal Best
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. You know your best score at golf or bowling and fastest marathon time. You also know quite a bit about the combination of work, practice, luck, and perseverance that helped you achieve it. There are two element...
sports-and-recreation - Fri, 04 Nov 2011 21:50:16
123. Charity 2.0 | Philanthropy 2.0 | Nonprofit 2.0 - & a mashup of charity 2.0 feeds
A new epoch of fundraising is replacing tired and over used techniques for finding donors. It is uncomfortable, but since your charity or nonprofit desires to grow, you will have to learn how to use new fund raising tools. The money raising methods and skilled associates our charities need are e...
nonprofits - Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:05:51
124. Balboa Island and Newport Beach, CA
Balboa Island is a great place to stroll, dine, or just watch people and nature. A stroll around the Island looking at houses and yachts is a popular pastime. On Balboa Island you can catch a ferry to the Balboa peninsula where you will find a fun zone, nice restaurants, two piers, playgrounds a...
travel-and-places - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:23:43
125. a Fractured Fairy Tales inspired creative writing contest
You will have a chance to submit your own fractured writing or poetry. As a diversion and tangent, I've included a few Fractured Fairy Tales from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The original creative writing contest compendium was lost in the sacking and burning of the library in an alternate uni...
culture-and-society - Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:18:03
126. Anticipating Change - Causing Change
Imagine standing at a crossroads, and guessing about the adventures that lie ahead. The world is at a crossroads, you are in charge, what you do now can influence the future of the world. It does not matter that you are but one person, individuals have changed the world before. What you need to...
culture-and-society - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:10:12
127. Fooled By Randomness - reviewing book and author; Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Nassim Nicholas Taleb exposes the myths of certainty that lurk in the darkness of finance, living, and economics. And most important - he does it without dragging you through silly math based models. Most professors handle uncertainty by pretending to be certain. Dr. Nassim Taleb enjoys pointing...
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:56:43
128. Conquer The Crash - a book review of Robert Prechter's valuable investment book
Conquer The Crash - a book review of Robert Prechter's valuable investment book
Conquer The Crash is not a new book - it was written, and largely ignored (its advice anyway - it was a best seller), during the boom years. I've shared it with friends that realized it isn't different this time; those that followed it's advice have been protected from the early parts of the emer...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:04:28
129. College Degree Substitutes - don't be a bureaucrat
If you intend to start your own business or work with loosely structured internet teams developing cutting edge products, or just want to be independent; you need more than a college diploma - so you can become more than a bureaucrat. In most businesses, and in your own business, your portfolio ...
How-To & Education - Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:48:26
130. Newport Beach - Southern California's best beach
Southern California has beautiful beaches; plus mountains and deserts within a short drive. Newport Beach has easy freeway access, and a ton of area activities from Disneyland to fine dining. From surfer's beaches, to family friendly Pirate's cove, to sauntering around Balboa Island enjoying a f...
travel-and-places - Sat, 26 Feb 2011 16:54:28
131. Start Your Business in five minutes a day
a natural enterprise is an individual's personal business that aligns with one of their passions. You already have a depth of knowledge within your passion - your 5 minute daily exercise is then a focal point for attention. Starting your own business in five minutes a day will have the intent of...
business-and-work - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:36:14
132. Ch 8 - Hackers Tools & Hacker Toys
When the diminishing value of further preparation falls below a rapidly raising value of application -- skip lunch and get started. Gloria, Mose, and Jon get ready. If you have not yet read the first seven chapters starting at Complicit Simplicity - the Hackers' End Game, go enjoy those first. ...
books-poetry-writing - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:14:45
133. Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, CA
"It's not sunset, it's the subtle transitions following sunset that define my favorite hour of the day" - Allan Wallace Sun, surf, dining, and places to relax or go wild. Best experienced if you are human.
travel-and-places - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:07:24
134. Abacus Brief Ch 16: King and Queen
I'm no Sun King like France's Louis 14. I'm no fan of divine right, or its modern equivalent, divine democracy. Both take power from the people, and blindly entrust it to self centered elites. Give me a republic, or less. Yet the island psychologists strongly suggest monarchy. Natives are used t...
culture-and-society - Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:48:21
135. ch 4 - Shirker John Leprechaun - web fiction & soon a book
"Regardless of what you have been taught to believe; your most important asset is time - not money or possessions. Your most important contributions will be made through quality relationships - not through positions or certifications." - Shirker John Leprechaun If you have not yet read the prolo...
Entertainment - Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:10:06
136. Abacus Brief Ch 15: fighting pirates
As Dan and I prepare to leave the Hotel cigar lounge a man approaches, entering our cone of silence without pausing, very rude. I introduce the mayor to Phred Coconut. The Mayor has been drinking. We have a two drink limit, he didn't get soused here. My he's belligerent, "You are to leave town, I...
culture-and-society - Thu, 09 Feb 2012 19:05:53
137. Abacus Brief Ch 14: there is always a future
We've had death droid attacks on our properties too. Autonomous, self-replicating, humanoid resembling death droids. Destroy one, the remaining droids learn from its demise -- adjusting. Even with our technical advantages, it is a tense time. I'm glad Nancy and Susie have arrived. Susie brought ...
culture-and-society - Thu, 09 Feb 2012 18:50:55
138. Abacus Brief 13.5: the hidden chapter
flies buzzing. death stinks. won't save holograms, too brutal. entering third door. more death. a nursery. tronics say nothing living. quick messy death. hope died here. children. must find other survivors. leave. more doors. more death. stink recedes. gore remains. no future. no future. I ...
culture-and-society - Thu, 09 Feb 2012 18:40:07
139. Abacus Brief Ch 12: Conversations With Invisible Giants
Hacking legends at work. The parties are great. The next issue of the hacker's comic book, Knight Watchman, will be a good read. Between the Biff, Bam, and Pow lines will be hints of real hacking stories shared by friends. Nothing is formal. I am elegant wandering around the castle in cut offs,...
fashion-and-beauty - Thu, 09 Feb 2012 18:24:50
140. Abacus Brief Ch 4: hacker hut
I don't. All right, I'm being a bit unfair. The People (I'm learning to call us that) have been good to me. My hosts at the mental ward hadn't sterilized their dull instruments, except the red hot ones. My body was fighting infections before I reached the park. If Shawny hadn't had doctors waiti...
relationships-and-family - Thu, 09 Feb 2012 16:46:09
141. softrap -- Chapter 4
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke The beginning is a good place to start; Chapter One: *hacktivist*. An index is available: hacker navigator -- links to the start of each of five chapters.
internet - Sat, 14 Jan 2012 16:11:13
142. CH 13 - Relationship Advice For Hackers
Mose has had enough. If you feel awkward, how do you get two friends past their awkward moment? Mose feels a need to wipe the chalk board clean so more important notations can be made. Boy is this tough! Courage up, lad. If you have not yet read the first twelve chapters starting at Complicit...
relationships-and-family - Thu, 10 Nov 2011 14:09:36
143. CH 14 - Border Town, Capitol City
"Life, faculties, production, in other words, individuality, liberty, property, this is man. And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made la...
culture-and-society - Thu, 10 Nov 2011 14:07:52
144. Amazon's Kindle Fire Tablet - a way cool reader
It's Sept 28. 2011. The crowds know the rumors, but the reality is Jeff Bezos' dream. Amazon's color Kindle Fire Tablet with ultra fast web browser. A functional Amazon android tablet, admittedly lacking upscale features, is escorted to the stage by two, new, low priced Kindle eReaders. All three...
computers-and-electronics - Fri, 04 Nov 2011 21:41:50
145. Ch 3: Generic Hacker - new name: [last, first]
Knowledge is required, but nothing happens until you act. The beginning is a good place to start; Chapter One: *hacktivist*. An index is available: hacker navigator -- links to the start of each of five chapters.
internet - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:27:05

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