6 Weeks to Go!
Beyond tired. Looking forward to some sleep, watching the “Sherlock Holmes” I just got from Netflix, and drinking some beer. Yeah, for the weekend.
In politics, my dear fellow, you know, as well as I do, there are no men, but...– “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexander Dumas
Immigration Fascism →
Arizona just passed a law that would force all immigrants to continually carry documents or face harrassment by police or deportation. As this article notes, this law is one of the strictest immigration laws to date and ignores the rights of documented and undocumented immigrants alike.
Apple Restricts What You Can Watch With Its Ipad →
Still wondering what you’re supposed to do with an Ipad? Well, definitely not surf the Internet on your TV. Apple severly restricts what displays in order to make you pay $230 for their Apple TV. Again, proof that Apple’s becoming digitally fascist.
Coupons Rat on You! →
A frightening article about how companies collect information about you when you use Internet coupons. They actually imped personal information into the bar code!
Found about 10 boys in the bathroom gambling with dice. It’s like the Bronx version of “Guys & Dolls”. The best part is when I told the Admin Asst. she just said, “Again?” Uhhhh…
No 8 x 11 paper at my school today. I mean really? Isn’t that like having a school without students.
No Paper at a School...What?
Got to school today to find out we are out of paper and can’t find the student-school-review letter that I’m supposed to ask students to complete in my lessons today. Lucky for me I planned enough just in case this happened.
Censorship In China →
An interesting article regarding the ever increasing Internet censorship in China.
So…a mother and daughter were arrested in London on Saturday for reportedly attempting to smuggle the dead body of their husband/father on a flight to Germany; however, authorities were tipped by the fact that he was not breathing. The women claimed that he was alive on the way to the airport. Is it me or does this sound like a Seinfeld skit?
Yesterday, my iPhone kinked out again. Went to the Apple store. After a little bit of a wait, they swapped the old for a new, and I’m back in action.
“We’re trapped in a Petrie dish of unnatural progress.” ...– Fantastic 4—Issue 573
What? Athletes now play videogames to train? What is the world coming to?
We Love Our Things Not Our Causes →
Once again I must ask, “Apple, what is this supposed to do?” Either way, interesting to see how our dedication or commitment for causes have been coopted by our love of buying things. Of course, I’m just as guilty. If you don’t believe me, check me out at Midtown Comics on Wednesdays.
An interesting article regarding Google’s choice to prominently add the number to a suicide hotline when an individual searches for topics about committing suicide.
Oh, Curse You, Janky Iphone.
Not sure what happened, but my phone kerblowied half way through the tour and for the rest of the night, so I don’t have any more pictures for Saturday. But we finished the walking tour by eating hoagies, chocolate pretzels, and chocolate chip cookies at Reading Terminal Market. All outstanding. Finally, I finished the night with a great dinner at Alma De Cuba. Definitely recommend this...
In Philly! Of course the first thing I see is a kid vomitting up his breakfast! Awesome.
Apple's Loves They Control →
An interesting article citing Cory Doctorow’s claim that Apple’s draconian control over its products raise important questions regarding Apple’s complicity in encouraging passive consumerism.
Wind Farms in RI & MA →
An interesting article about proposed offshore wind farms on the east coast. I’d rather these than offshore drilling.
Taxpayers Foot the Bill For Orthopedic... →
The NYTimes reported today about an endemic issue in the orthopedic medical industry: the lack of warranty or corporate responsiblity when replacement orthopedic fails. Instead of replacing the faulty product, the cost of replacing the implant for full price falls to the taxpayers through Medicare. Unfortunately, just another hidden example of corporate welfare.
All right. Other than my friends’ Jason and YuFang’s wedding I haven’t been out of the city since I got here. However, that’s all about to change. Tomorrow, I’m heading over to Philly for a short overnighter. Looking forward to a change of scenery and, while I haven’t come close to exploring all of NYC, it’s nice to have a change of venue. Let’s...