45 minutes left in 2006

It’s already 2007 in most of the world (Denver just crossed over). Hope you all are having a good New Year. Patrick has been moping all night. You have no idea how much his new Mac meant to him. He saved up for about a year to get it and now he has to use a Windows machine and he’s not happy at all.

Anyway, Thomas Hawk has a beautiful picture of ladybugs that reminds me of a trip Patrick and I took to Yosemite when he was seven. We came upon a huge patch of ladybugs. All doing the “wild thing.” I took a few pictures and called it my ladybug porn. I don’t know where I’m going with this, but it makes me hopeful for the future. The ladybugs are having a party, hope you are too!

Oh, back to politics, over on the Republican side of the fence, Mitt Romney is reaching out to bloggers too, according to the Boston Globe. “The Internet, e-mail, blogs, and websites are to organizational politics what the telephone was starting in the 1940s or what direct mail was starting in the 1960s,” said Craig Shirley, an author and political consultant who worked on Reagan’s presidential campaigns.

Anyway, it’s going to be an interesting year on a whole lot of fronts, politics being one of them. I learned today that on Wednesday I’m going to get a tour of one of Intel’s newest and highest-tech fab lines in Portland, Oregon, where they are kicking out four-core processors. Should be an interesting week in preparation for CES. Sounds like we’re going to have an interesting group of people in the BlogHaus — our list is already more than 100 people including some of the biggest names in blogging and social media.

Comments

  1. I’m ringing in the new year watching TV with my wife, and listening to a live stream of the Portland police radio system:

    http://www.oregonlive.com/policescanner

    Just in case you didn’t see my Twitter, let me know if you have a few spare minutes when you’re in Portland, Robert. I’d love to get together, even for a few minutes. Take you out to dinner or something, or just chat. All my contact info is on my blog.

    Can’t wait to see the video results of the Intel fab tour! :-)

  2. I’m ringing in the new year watching TV with my wife, and listening to a live stream of the Portland police radio system:

    http://www.oregonlive.com/policescanner

    Just in case you didn’t see my Twitter, let me know if you have a few spare minutes when you’re in Portland, Robert. I’d love to get together, even for a few minutes. Take you out to dinner or something, or just chat. All my contact info is on my blog.

    Can’t wait to see the video results of the Intel fab tour! :-)

  3. Robert,

    Tell your son he needs to quit complaining — that there are millions of boys his age who cannot even afford the Windows machine he’s complaining about, let alone a Mac that costs a couple of grand — the average annual salary for a good portion of the planet.

  4. Robert,

    Tell your son he needs to quit complaining — that there are millions of boys his age who cannot even afford the Windows machine he’s complaining about, let alone a Mac that costs a couple of grand — the average annual salary for a good portion of the planet.

  5. Moose: I already gave him that lecture — remember, I just came back from New Orleans where I saw many who were in pretty dire situations. Still didn’t help.

    Matthias: would love to do that!

    Josh: I’ll be in Portland Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon. Would love to get together.

  6. Moose: I already gave him that lecture — remember, I just came back from New Orleans where I saw many who were in pretty dire situations. Still didn’t help.

    Matthias: would love to do that!

    Josh: I’ll be in Portland Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon. Would love to get together.

  7. Tell Patrick I feel for him … I left my system at home(as you know)so I can’t play my favorite video games either. I am sure this will be the first of many comments this year on your blog. Thanks for the help gettin’ mine started. Happy 2007!!!

  8. Tell Patrick I feel for him … I left my system at home(as you know)so I can’t play my favorite video games either. I am sure this will be the first of many comments this year on your blog. Thanks for the help gettin’ mine started. Happy 2007!!!

  9. Whatever happened to the “one topic per post” mantra.

    Makes you wonder how Google is supposed to index this thing.

  10. Whatever happened to the “one topic per post” mantra.

    Makes you wonder how Google is supposed to index this thing.

  11. Robert,
    Speaking of CES. Don’t forget to drop by and see me in the Microsoft Booth. I will be on booth duty in the personal productivity area talking about and demoing accessibility. I’d love to get 10 minutes of your time since we were unable to meet up in London earlier in the month.

    And the intel tour sounds cool. Can’t wait to see the video.

    Dan Hubbell
    Technical Evangelist
    Microsoft Accessible Technology

  12. Robert,
    Speaking of CES. Don’t forget to drop by and see me in the Microsoft Booth. I will be on booth duty in the personal productivity area talking about and demoing accessibility. I’d love to get 10 minutes of your time since we were unable to meet up in London earlier in the month.

    And the intel tour sounds cool. Can’t wait to see the video.

    Dan Hubbell
    Technical Evangelist
    Microsoft Accessible Technology

  13. Hi Robert,
    I blogged about that Boston Globe article.

    The whole article is about the Nashville bloggers and the posts they wrote, BUT the Globe doesn’t link to either the bloggers or their posts.

    The Globe does not even print their URL’s in the paper.

    I’ve even been at the Boston Globe in person in a meeting with them to explain why they need to link out, but they still do not do it.

    I hope they start linking out to blogs in 2007.

    http://offonatangent.blogspot.com/2006/12/boston-globe-making-slow-connection-to.html

    Happy New Year.
    –Steve

  14. Hi Robert,
    I blogged about that Boston Globe article.

    The whole article is about the Nashville bloggers and the posts they wrote, BUT the Globe doesn’t link to either the bloggers or their posts.

    The Globe does not even print their URL’s in the paper.

    I’ve even been at the Boston Globe in person in a meeting with them to explain why they need to link out, but they still do not do it.

    I hope they start linking out to blogs in 2007.

    http://offonatangent.blogspot.com/2006/12/boston-globe-making-slow-connection-to.html

    Happy New Year.
    –Steve