Archive for October, 2013

Free Yourself from Microsoft & the NSA – free pdf (good info)

October 16, 2013

In honor of Ubuntu’s New Release & the Open Source movement in general, here’s an informative article by David Spring,

Univ of Washington (state) on how things OpenSource can give some needed peace-of-mind in today’s world…





Here’s the link to the pdf file –


If you have a dog… must read! from “the Oatmeal”

October 12, 2013

If you’re not familiar with MATHEW INMAN’s site; ‘’ &

you have the two (2) necessary qualifications – a dog & a sense of humor,

read on…

All artwork and content on this post is Copyright © 2013 Matthew Inman. Please don’t steal.




Here’s a link to Matt’s page – enjoy!

PROPOSED – Congressional Amendment 2013

October 10, 2013

Proposed – Congressional Reform Act of 2013

The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators,
hence serving in Congress is an honor not a career.

1. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/31/13. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.

NOTE:   This is a petition circulating on the World Wide Web.


photo courtesy – CC-BY-SA-3.0 / Matt H. Wade at Wikipedia

What do you think?

Seven Branding Lessons from iOS 7

October 9, 2013

Why i ❤ Apple – by the numbers…
Sean Ketchem, WP blogger & BrandSpecialist gives a run-down on iOS7 & explains why the more things change, the more they stay the same… (building a Brand – better read this one FYi 😉

Sean Ketchem, PhD

Now that the pixels have settled a bit on the iOS 7 release (which, despite some early detractors, is turning out to be one of the more successful releases in the company’s history), let’s look at what all this signifies about Apple as a brand, and what branding lessons we can take away from the industry and user chatter.

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Traffic Dos and Don’ts: A Checklist

October 7, 2013

Here’s a great checklist for Bloggers, Writers or anyone else who has a website with original content. Ben Huberman, the author, is a long-time WordPress blogger, moderator & all round knowledgable WP guru.

Check it out here –

Traffic Dos and Don’ts: A Checklist.