Thursday, October 9, 2008

I'm a MySpace Freak

Ok, I have held back long enough, but it's gotten to the point where I have to speak up and say something. MySpace's last update has been a complete disaster. I am annoyed beyond all possible annoyance.

For a company as big as News Corporation, and I can say this because my last day at Fox is tomorrow, to launch something, to which I consider to be one of the biggest music ventures of the last ten years, and to not make sure that it's tested!? AHHHHHH WTF! Everything is screwed ... plays are screwed. Songs are screwed. People can't even upload new material. Pages are slower to load. Indie labels are hurting because ... to be honest. Who the hell wants to release an album right now? You can't put up the new music! One third of your promotion is missing if you use MySpace as a tool to promote. And, let's be honest most Indie labels use MySpace to promote.

Now, will they get away with it? Yes, of course they will... they're MySpace. Will the frustration all go away once things are ironed out? Yes, it will. If you really take a look at what has happened over the last year it's pretty impressive. MySpace has found a way to incorporate the big four major labels into their music. Now, all four major music labels are participating, giving MySpace Music the world’s largest online catalogue available for streaming. Although, the lack of Indie that has been made available erodes my excitement. Eh, almost.

But, Hey, let's face it, there are too many addicted teens, freaks, fans, dependent musicians, labels and stalkers to stop using MySpace. Still, what has happened to the integrity of business. Are we in such a hurry to get something up now a days that we sacrifice quality and service? H mm ... maybe I'm overreacting, maybe this was the only way they could update without shutting down? Maybe I'm a MySpace Freak!

Good Article HERE.

Air Force Test

I lasted 13 seconds. That's after trying 15 to 20 times.

This will drive you nuts!! Have fun!

The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls.

If you can go longer than 18 seconds you are phenomenal. It's been said that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are expected to go for at least 2 minutes.

Give it a try but be careful... It is addictive!!

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Monday, October 6, 2008

The current economic crisis demands that we understand John McCain's attitudes about economic oversight and corporate influence in federal regulation. Nothing illustrates the danger of his approach more clearly than his central role in the savings and loan scandal of the late '80s and early '90s.

John McCain was accused of improperly aiding his political patron, Charles Keating, chairman of the Lincoln Savings and Loan Association. The bipartisan Senate Ethics Committee launched investigations and formally reprimanded Senator McCain for his role in the scandal -- the first such Senator to receive a major party nomination for president.

At the heart of the scandal was Keating's Lincoln Savings and Loan Association, which took advantage of deregulation in the 1980s to make risky investments with its depositors' money. McCain intervened on behalf of Charles Keating with federal regulators tasked with preventing banking fraud, and championed legislation to delay regulation of the savings and loan industry -- actions that allowed Keating to continue his fraud at an incredible cost to taxpayers.

When the savings and loan industry collapsed, Keating's failed company put taxpayers on the hook for $3.4 billion and more than 20,000 Americans lost their savings. John McCain was reprimanded by the bipartisan Senate Ethics Committee, but the ultimate cost of the crisis to American taxpayers reached more than $120 billion.

The Keating scandal is eerily similar to today's credit crisis, where a lack of regulation and cozy relationships between the financial industry and Congress has allowed banks to make risky loans and profit by bending the rules. And in both cases, John McCain's judgment and values have placed him on the wrong side of history. (Taken from

The Rich Get Richer....