Off topic

It’s been a while since I posted. Most of the year I’ve been suspiciously absent from IandB. Took a month off and got out of the country, heck out of the continent. Nothing like running away to Europe for a month to make you realize just how important it is to jump outside of your comfort zone every once and a while.

I’m not going to spend a lot of time rounding up past news stories and try to post on the latest technology and entertainment happenings of the last few months. As always, I assume if you are here and reading this you already know about them. Michael Jackson is dead, Windows 7 launched, and 3-D movies are every-fucking-where.

At any rate, I’m going to do my best to get back into it. If anybody has specific topics that have happened in the last few months you want my opinion on then feel free to let me know.

For now I’ll simply say, it’s good to be back and I look forward to bringing the future of everything to the masses once again.

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Painter Andrew Wyeth has died. He was 91. This blog might be about technology and media content and all that but I think if this blog exsisted in 1948 when ‘Chritsina’s World’ was painted I would have blogged about it. You can visit the online version of the painting via While Wyeth had a myraid of paintings under his belt ‘Christina’s World’ was one I’ve taken fascination with and even had a cheap print of it hanging in my room for several years.

We talk a lot about the changing mediums of technology and how we view content, but the creators of fine art of all kinds deserve recognition no matter how their art is viewed.

Christina's World

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I don’t know where this actually originiated, so I’ll link to the place I found it, which in turn seems to link to the image somewhere else.  Nonetheless, I’m re-posting it here, you know, in the spirit of sharing on the internets.

I’ll claim that this is related to the blog in that it’s new, it’s media, and it’s user-generated content created by taking an existing piece of media and transforming it into something new.  And I think it’s hilarious.

You wouldn’t buy our shitty cars.  So we’ll be taking your money anyway.  The Bailout.  Coming this January.  So, so true.

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Sorry for the off-topic post, but I gotta complain today about Apple’s stock. Sure, sure, the world is going to hell and the market is down. But it seems like iPods are becoming an elastic good just like my cigarettes. So why, ohh why, did AAPL close down $22.98 today?  That is apparently a “pounding” according to MarketWatch.

I mean, Apple’s not a bank. Apple doesn’t have bad home mortgages. Gah! The company is fundamentally strong, despite some recent issues with the 3G iPhone (which is still selling like crazy). It’s so frustrating owning this stock and watching it move in stupidly unpredictable ways and reacting to news that has nothing to do with the company. OK, so sure, an awful economy means less PC sales…but Apple’s one of the only tech players that is improving EVERY quarter for the last 6 years or something like that. I mean, srsly, lay off AAPL people…for my everyone’s sake.  It’s a good thing my retirement is a long way off…

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