The Big Think

November 14, 2006

Raul Midon

Filed under: Music — jasony @ 2:35 pm

I can’t remember if I posted this before or not, but it’s worth a repost. Go see Raul Midon over here on YouTube. What an amazing performance.

Ya Lazy Bum!

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 10:53 am

It’s funny that when people reach a certain age, such as after graduating college, they assume it’s time to go out and get a job. But like many things the masses do, just because everyone does it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. In fact, if you’re reasonably intelligent, getting a job is one of the worst things you can do to support yourself. There are far better ways to make a living than selling yourself into indentured servitude….

…eventually realize that trading time for money is indeed extremely dumb and that there must be a better way. And of course there is a better way. The key is to de-couple your value from your time…

…Many employees believe getting a job is the safest and most secure way to support themselves. Does putting yourself in a position where someone else can turn off all your income just by saying two words (”You’re fired”) sound like a safe and secure situation to you? Does having only one income stream honestly sound more secure than having 10?

The idea that a job is the most secure way to generate income is just silly. You can’t have security if you don’t have control, and employees have the least control of anyone. If you’re an employee, then your real job title should be professional gambler.

10 reasons why you should never get a job. I like it!

Walking on Water

Filed under: Science — jasony @ 10:52 am

Or on a non-newtonian fluid, to be more specific. This is just freaky.

ZeroZune

Filed under: Computing,Macintosh — jasony @ 1:52 am

I will never, ever, buy a Zune. This looks like hell on earth for computer users. I mean, seriously…. why? Why does the software suck so badly? Why does MS make you jump through so many unnecessary hoops? Why is it so hideously ugly?

Why does the PC world put up with this junk?

You know what I did to get my iPod working on my Mac? I plugged it in.

No registration required.
No installation (iTunes comes preinstalled).
No “create an iPod tag” nonsense.
No “can’t find the device”.
No repeatable, consistent lockups or crashes.
No limitations on what I can or can’t install.
Oh, and I can do what I want with my music- no getting permission from the mothership.

I think if I ever see someone with a Zune walking around I’ll laugh in their face. Then I’ll try and knock some sense into them with their own poo brown Zune.

It’ll probably just break it.

Sheesh.

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