Monthly Archives: April 2012

Microsoft Makes $300M Investment In New Barnes & Noble Subsidiary To Battle With Amazon And Apple In E-books | TechCrunch

Personally, I think this battle has already been won by Amazon. The iBookstore is terrible and overpriced. Reading books on a Kindle is superior to reading them on an iPad particularly outside. Kindle app/program is available for practically every platform including IOS devices. Apple’s bookstore is only available for IOS. Not even sure if it is available on the Mac. iBookstore does not have the selection that Amazon does. I could go on.

The Nook, in my opinion, is pretty much irrelevant.  Once again, M$ is late to the party.

Microsoft Makes $300M Investment In New Barnes & Noble Subsidiary To Battle With Amazon And Apple In E-books | TechCrunch.

Chief: Drones ‘certainly’ coming to skies over Beltway – WTOP.com

People are concerned about privacy issues??? Seriously?? We have traffic cameras, and bank cameras and an abundance of other surveillance cameras. They say we are in sight of some sort of camera over 20 times a day. We are already be watched over constantly. The only difference here is that this camera that is watching us is flying UNMANNED overhead at the safely aspect of that concerns me more than anything else. With 4 major airports in the area, the skies are already pretty congested.

Chief: Drones ‘certainly’ coming to skies over Beltway – WTOP.com.

I hate mornings

I was up before dawn which is an extremely rare occasion for me. Had to take my daughter to the airport. They tell you to be at the airport 1.5 to 2 hours early. As it was, she breezed thru security and was at the gate in under a half hour. Got some coffee (thank God) and made it to the office by 7am. I was the first person in the office which only happens on a Sunday, after Tax Season. It was weird.

Blowing the stink off

You can’t keep this little guy cooped up all day long. Took him to Tropical Smoothies for “shmoo moos”. He has so much energy, I get tired just watching him. They had reggae music playing and he was grooving to that.

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Ricky’s turn

Ricky’s just got finished watching Mickey’s Club House and immediately proclaimed “my turn” to which I said it was Papa’s turn. How about watching Race cars (NASCAR). Ricky took half a second to contemplate this before saying “umm…NO!”

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The World’s Biggest Digital Camera Begins Engineering Phase | Popular Science

My next camera. Can you imagine the size of the images this must create. Gonna need a bigger SD card for this one.

The World’s Biggest Digital Camera Begins Engineering Phase | Popular Science.

Day out with Ricky

Took Ricky out shopping today. Decided to get a bite to eat. Earlier after we had strapped him into his car seat he proclaimed “I’m stuck!” for which his mother replied “how many times have we told you, you are not stuck”. Ricky then replied “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10”

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olloclip

This pictures I just posted were all taken with my iPhone and the olloclip(TM) attachment.