Category Archives: Personal

“I’m Ready For My Head Shot, Mr. DeMille”

Amazon hits $1 trillion market cap: Shares of the e-commerce giant rose nearly 2 percent to a high of $2,050.50 in morning trading. Boldfaced emphasis added by me. Oh god. And I was there LMAO when Blodget was on CNBC … Continue reading

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Social Media Isn’t Social Any Longer (But It Used To Be)

It all started here: Click = big CB Simulator CompuServe CB Simulator was the first dedicated online chat service that was widely available to the public. It was developed by a CompuServe executive, Alexander “Sandy” Trevor, and released by CompuServe … Continue reading

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Instant Gratification Can Be Very Expensive

People whine that I never buy anything. (It’s not true.) I take my time. The last time I was surprisingly delighted by something I bought was when I picked up a Palm III at a computer trade show in NYC … Continue reading

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This Is How It Is. Amen.

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Encountering Death

Kevin Smith’s Realization After His Near Death Experience – Joe Rogan Podcast Quite a different point of view. Myself, I’ve resented Death showing up (more than once). I didn’t ask for the bastard to visit. Smith found a sense of … Continue reading

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But Where Do We Move To?

The Death of a Once Great City: The fall of New York and the urban crisis of affluence This city long ago passed the point of no return. Its Mall-ification continues unopposed. We have a Mayor who wheezes about “affordable … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Pirated. Thank You.

No. Not this blog (I send out DMCA notices to squish people when they try that!). Something I did in the pre-Internet days. I’m not going to say what it is or where it is. I’m not being coy. I … Continue reading

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How It Was: The Man Bag

Meathead Wears A Purse Back in the mid-1970s, I once had to tote around a one-piece non-folding Polaroid camera in a shoulder-strap case. The case was black. It had a weird shape. The amount of shit I got from ignoramuses … Continue reading

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“I Let Somebody Else Tell Me What I Couldn’t Do.”

After the break, two must-see videos.

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Four Simple Ideas

None of them are from me. And I’m damned glad I ran into them. I used to have a hell of a time finding my apartment keys when I was younger. It would drive me crazy. I think there was … Continue reading

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