Friday, January 27, 2012

Restaurant technology at the Dublin Pub

I think it's time to invent a new technology which allows the server to interface with our guests with the kitchen and with payment systems all without leaving the table. It needs to have the utility of a handheld micros, the price point, which is zero, of the square credit card swiper and the underlying bility of the POS system

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

31 keywords in Python 31 Kings in Joshua 31 stumps

When I started going to the Vineyard Darlene told me to read the book of Joshua. there're 31 Kings whom Joshua vanquishes in the book and I felt compelled to write down the name of every one. I knew then that the number 31 was going to be significant and when I put the stumps around the cross in front of my church I counted them and there were 31. The number keeps coming up. I'm reading a book about the programming language Python and one of the first things I learned was that there are 31 keywords in the Python language.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Truly revolutionary technology

I want to go to the animal library and borrow a rhinoceros roo. A rhinoceros-roo stands on two legs pops up and down and has a pouch for its baby. Sophie says "where's the rhinoceros rude and daddy says it's right next to the Alligator-parakeet". They're really nice at the animal library to let you borrow whatever you want. Sometimes I borrow the tarantula but only if I have a terrarium at home, otherwise mommy gets mad.

The first time we borrowed a donkey from the animal library we never brought her back.

She did such a good job working on our cocoa bean plantation that we just didn't want to bring her home. And she loves to eat oats and hay in the barn and we knew she'd be lonely if she went back to the animal library.

Now that I've talked about my idea for the children's book I want to talk about what I dreamt about last night. I was sitting at a table having dinner with my parents and an older gentleman: whitehair, white beard who I knew as a friend of my parents and someone they respected. I also knew that this gentleman was a very strong Christian and wanted to stimulate conversation that question my parents assumptions about material reality. So I turned to him and said "hey Jim have you ever seen anyone raised from the dead"?

Without even pausing in his chewing and not even turning his head or looking for any of us he simply said "oh yeah".

I asked him who and he said said "old Marfa so-and-so's brother's wife". and still didn't stop eating to elaborate on anything. But when I looked at my parents they were clearly interested.

And of course if you can raise a human being from the dead you can raise a rhinoceros-roo from the dead.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Ron Paul changes American politics forever

Regardless of the outcome of the 2012 election the Ron Paul presidential candidacy will change the face of American politics forever. Never before has someone reached the national spotlight with such a consistent, persistent, and undying message of liberty and opposition to tyranny in all forms.

Small government conservatives have been forced to drink the Kool-Aid of an ever expanding military-industrial complex for 50 years, with Ron Paul that comes to a screeching halt.

The other thing his candidacy is going to do is expose Neil Boortz, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity as the very, same mainstream media shills that they are always complaining about. They refuse to embrace the only small government conservative candidates in the race. I am so tired of listening to people that claim to have massive intellects refusing to look at simple facts about the voting records of the politicians that we call Republicans. It's disgusting and I think Rush Limbaugh should go sit next to Katie Couric if he is going to be a mouthpiece for idiocy.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Why do Boortz, Hannity, & Limbaugh consistently say that Ron Paul's foreign-policy is irresponsible?

Strawberry Shortcake is a Communist

In the Zizekian fashion I would like to analyze "Skydancers", a show my son watches from the mid 90s. Similar to my analysis of the movies "Ironman" and "Batman Begins" I'd like to examine the stereotypes which are reinforced by mass media entertainment, especially in children's programming.

The first thing I noticed was that the choreographer they hired to improve their dance routine had a Russian accent. So I was trying to make it a learning experience and said "notice how he talks? He has a Russian accent".

So right about the time Xander starts noticing that this guy is Russian the plot reveals that he is some kind of spy for the enemy. So of course I'm annoyed that the Russian guy has to be a bad guy first of all but even further annoyed that: One, not only is he a traitor but he turns out to be an effeminate weirdo driven by pride that just happens to be a ballet dancer.

So now I'm pissed off that they're not only taking shots at Russian, my favorite culture, but at ballet, one of my favorite art forms.

And since I'm ranting and raving about children's programming I might as well talk about why Strawberry Shortcake is a Communist. She and all her pals want to build this big community garden which is all good. The problem is that they want to have it on existing private property.

No, I'm not trying to say the Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak is a nice guy but he does have the deed to the property. I'm all for using eminent domain to turn a defunct, weed-filled parking lot into a park but the Pieman shouldn't have his property taken by this little freckled fascist simply because he's disagreeable.

Monday, January 2, 2012

I hope you two are talking to each other...

I was thinking about that club in downtown Prague from "XXX". Same concept but flatscreen touch monitors on hallway walls and counters allowing people to access internet but always using a touch screen. This serves two functions beyond simple utility: 1. Tasks cannot be overly complex and time consuming (now 2012) on a touch screen user interface so it adds to mobility and multiple users, 2:It is an added layer of social interaction. Being in the same room with someone does not necessarily create an interaction. In an era where husbands and wive text each other while in the same home it is not unreasonable to expect initial social contact to need some help from our artificially intelligent friends.

Here's how I imagine a potential social interaction assisted by a computer:

Human 1 (via social media software/smartphone hardware/touchscreen hardware): We just met a few minutes ago, im a friend of...with the Black Mohawk and the green eyebrows. I'm feeling kinda anti-social right now and its really loud in here but id love to talk to you again sometime.
Human 2: Yeah, im actually leaving to go to XYZ hookah bar where its quieter.
Human 1: I love that place

i tak dali

So there is this big vacant industrial building in the bar district...