where did it go?

Where did it go?
I don’t know where it went.

All I know is I didn’t even know.

It was too late from what I was told,

I felt like not a chance,

I missed the signs,

I should have known.

I’m smitten, and bitten, and still not shy.

I want it back, but alas that’s not to be.

You are so lucky when you find out what love is,

And sometimes, you just have to pine away.

I don’t know where it went,

I don’t know where did it go.

welcome inside

Written 31 DEC 91

Welcome inside

The place where miracles hide.

I can’t figure out all the answers,

yet there are things I surely know.

I want to fall… In Love,

Closer than just a friend.

Me and you on the horizon,

Forever to the Day.

Our binds shall never break,

And our love shall never depart.

So naturally, I can hope that

Miracles will happen.

Breathe deep

Breathe Deep….

I sit at the water’s edge, and I wonder what I should be thinking. I walk the shore and look out and see the boats and the sky and the water. It’s calming to some degree, feeling the breeze on your face, and warmth of the sun beating down.

I’m thinking about a lot of things, what the future brings. I’m not certain any more what lies in that road ahead and in a lot of ways, i’m pretty happy with that.

Sometimes you don’t want stability. Sometimes you want the unknown. Sometimes you want the ability to change, you want to be able to change course whenever the moment, the whim strikes you.

I’m taking a deep breath, I’m not sure what will happen next.

I’m not sure what’s next …

You know, I wonder about a lot of things these days. I’m sitting here going through a ton of papers and things. Shredding and sorting paper. I keep looking around and wondering what to do. I’m hungry, but for what.

Just thinking

It doesn’t matter I suppose for the moment. There is still time though to know what I should do next. Something tells me it’s time for dessert.

Why blogging has become… Well… Lame

I Tweet, I Facebook, and occasionally I blog. But what the heck is Blogging? I read an article posted by someone I follow on Twitter (@purplehayz), and was taken back by the premise of the article. It said that no one has any original stuff and we’re all just a bunch of youtube watching, LOLCATS Surfing, dudes and dudettes. Ok, maybe i’ve gone too far with that, essentially, I don’t think they had it right. People don’t blog much these days because we have become too accustomed to condensing our thoughts into 140 words or less. We have become accustomed to giving people just a few sentences of thought, rather than something to read.

The truth is this expanding Internet, which is quickly filling up with non-tech types just don’t care to read. They have short attentionspan theater running around in their heads, and it’s just as well.

Hollywood used Betty White in a promo for some movie when she mentioned, “I’m on THE Twitter” When you realize that there are millions of people who don’t necessarily “get it”, you can quickly see why people don’t blog much.

Another thing is that it is hard to write for people when you feel like you’re just writing for yourself. We express ourselves and post it online because we hope our messages in bottles will reach that unknown person and have an affect on them that says, “I hear ya!” It would be cool if there was a like button on my blog. You don’t have to comment, but rate my post. Tell me something, positive or negative.

I think with so much going on out there, Microblogging (Twitter and to some extent Facebook), is the distraction. It leads to great conversations and threads, but limits complete thoughts.

There are tools that will fill the gap, and people will use them, but one last thing is contributing to all this, and that’s the size of the platforms used to access the Net.

The iPhone and other smart phones have made these microblogging sites a great success. They owe a lot to them. You can be in the conversation 24/7 and you don’t need a computer. That’s why blogging is getting lame. It’s just too hard to do on these mobile devices with any great clarity. I’m writing this blog posting on an iPad with a REAL bluetooth Keyboard. I wouldn’t attempt it on the screen. But 140 Characters? I’m there. Post a Photo, I’m there. And most of my blogging is probably lame, but I’m there! 😉

Wiki leaks crossed the line

1st Amendment watchdogs and other well intentioned protectors of the Constitution be wary of defending this whole WikiLeaks thing. I know what you’re thinking, First they came for proletarians, but I was not a proletarian, so I didn’t do anything… This is not about the same principles that you think your standing for.

Are you willing to sell out your own government to stand up for freedom of speech? Is it really that black and white? Going back to your high school civics class, you might remember that it still is illegal to yell fire in a crowded theater. It is recognized that there are limits to that freedom of expression.

Seriously, what whistle was blown by leading out US classified information? Did this uncover some diabolical plot or criminal activity?

Quite honestly NO!

The purpose was to embarrass the US Government, create rifts between nations, and make the level of trust between US State Department and other foreign nations strained. And at worse, many of the diplomatic corps could be in harms way.

There are valid reasons for whistleblowers to have a forum like a WikiLeak, but publishing government classified Cables isn’t one of them. It doesn’t move forward the debate on anything. It doesn’t free the enslaved, it doesn’t reduce censorship, it doesn’t make the world a better place for it.

There seems to be a pervasive thought that everything should be open and made public, but we all know that isn’t true. There are somethings that need and should be left private and this is one of those things.

Show me the trail that publishing these documents will forward progress, you won’t succeed.

I firmly believe in the 1st Amendment, and this is not freedom of the press. This is the work of traitors.

social networking – from the future

Hello Facebook, Hello Twitter! You are so 2010!

That’s right, you know i’ve talked about the fact that the half life of social networks tend to be about 5 years. So what is the future of Internet based social networking? Well let’s review technologies that no one ever thought would disappear.

AOL as your one stop Internet provider/launch pad.
Yahoo, one time the only search engine you ever used.
Netscape, the best Internet Browser E-VAH!
MySpace, What is that website all about?
That’s really just a top list of things that you have to be familiar with to understand that even though something looks like it has staying power, the reality is that it only does until the next best thing comes to town. The the next best thing has to do something that is different and unique while at the same time is making your life better.

FACT: An enormous amount of web content is being consumed and added via mobile devices.

FACT: In the next 3 years LTE and other “4G” type technologies will allow for reasonable access to the Internet for mobile devices regarding Multi-Media.

So what will be the next big thing for social networks? A site will emerge that will combine a number of technologies and do it better than FB or Twitter, the features will include this:

Privacy controls that allow you to have both Trusted Friends and unknown friends. This will allow you to share data in different ways to different people.
Better integration of your data. It’s your data, you own it, you have a right to either host it on your own systems, or within its system. You won’t be stuck in a stove pipe for your content.
Location Awareness to help you discover more things in the world around you. Not just a check in, but when you do, you get instant discounts and can rate the place and the service, post photos and everything to share (with privacy controls).
Voice to text integration for updates to your feed. But more than that, if you say, activity, it will link you with the activity or event that you’re associated with.
Video Tagging of people when you upload your videos.
OK you say, there are websites that are kind of doing this and you can kluge them all together to sort of do that, but what will be revolutionary, not just evolutionary??

The revolutionary thing will be that you will have integrated FREE phone service as part of your social networking. While that may not sound like a big deal, what it means is that the next best thing will eliminate your need for a telephone number all together. Soon you will have digital communications account, portable and integrated with any system. This will work for voice and video.

What it means is that mobile users eventually will only pay for data plans and eventually landline phones will not be able to “Dial” direct to those phones unless those data users have an intermediate phone number that forwards to their mobile device.

Phone numbers will be dead in 20 years!

Data only phones will be available in 3 years!

Your voice will be your link to the next revolution of the Social Networking experience, integrated in ways that you can’t yet even imagine.

Beautiful days

I am recently single and am enjoying beautiful days out there in the wide world of life and really it’s been super awesome waking up on weekends just doing my own thing. I definitely like to go out to the beach and take pictures at sunrise it’s probably one of the coolest things that I’ve got to do in a long time.

31 Awesome ideas to expand the capabilities of the iPhone

Not knowing all the specs of the iPhone, one can only speculate the interface and features fo the new iPhone. Here is a list of possible uses/applications.

Software Applications
1. Bar-Code Reader (Like Delicious Library)
2. Voice Recorder – PODCAST on the road
3. Video Recorder – Video PODCAST on the road
4. WiFi Finder
5. Bluetooth Finder
6. Play Music/Video wirelessly streamed to the iPhone.
7. JAVA Apps
8. Games
9. Transfer non-DRM files between other iPhones and Mac/PCs
10. Anti-theft protection (emails you automatically if the device is picked up and turned on)
11. Emulate Palm OS (with ease)
12. Run/view Office products (Gasp!)
13. Financial planner
14. Credit-Card/Checking Alert (Every time your card is used, get notified).

Hardware Add-ons

15.   GPS Interface
16.   Point of Sale Credit card System
17.   Driver License verification
18.    (check ages at a bar)
19.    (pull up police record data for law enforcement)
20.   Game controller
21.   Hands Free Carphone
22.   Bluetooth Keyboard Use
23.   Memory expansion unit
24.   Biometric verification (finger print scanner/reader)
25.   Automobile troubleshooting device/interface . (Diagnostic tool to Read/Scan Car Computers)
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26. Netflix Que
27. Cheap Gas
28. Book hotels/flights/cars
29. Trade stocks
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Possible undisclosed features
30. Printing (Via WiFi/Bluetooth)
31. Filesharing
32. System partitioning/use as a boot device.