Tuesday, May 5, 2009

SOL008 - Does a child need a cell phone?

Show Notes:

  • San Marino, CA exclusivity
  • What is the appropriate age for children to have a cell phone?
  • Why do children need a cell phone while at school?
  • Should children take iPods to school?

Saturday, May 2, 2009

SOL007 - Life's Challenges

Show Notes:

  • Road trip
  • Mother-in-law hospitalized
  • Dodger game and blanket night. The boys in blue slam the Padres 8 -5!
  • Swine flu? What swine flu?
  • New position awarded
  • Job opening re-posted for those on leave
  • Scott's Podcast

Monday, April 6, 2009

SOL006 - Trusting Intuition

Show Notes:

  • Social Networks and need for anonymity
  • Do males need to worry about personal safety when participating in social networks?
  • Nearby Tweets uses IP address to display tweets near your geographical proximity
  • How do you read Twitter posts? On your phone? On a notebook computer you carry with you? At work?
  • Like listening to music on the web via Last.fm or Pandora? Check out Blip.fm
  • If you're on lock down at work as I am, how do you listen to music while you work? I share my bungled solution.
  • Is God my intuition? My instinct? Do you trust your instinct? Are you in tune with it? Do you trust that gut feeling?
  • Applied for different position

Thursday, March 5, 2009

SOL005 - Come Out Fighting!

Show Notes:
  • Spring forward!
  • Work drama: Two gals posturing for status and supremacy
  • Mom's 83rd birthday
  • Seeing the Whole Picture
  • Pecking order in family
  • How do you de-stress? I play PC games: Bejeweled, Zuma and Bookworm.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

SOL-004 - Becoming a Better Person

Show Notes:

  • Ground Hog Day means extended winter. :-(
  • Experiencing fabulous weather and I love L. A.!
  • Barry (AKA Surfing Trucker)
  • Randy (AKA The Nose 100)
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Taking care of a loved one and its toll on the care taker
  • Acknowledging and appreciating our individual influence on others and being conscious of our actions
  • Why are you here? Why am I here? Do we have a purpose?
  • Positive interaction with others
  • Accepting aging process and getting mom to leave the house

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

SOL003 - Taxation

Show Notes:

  • Superbowl
  • FSA - Flexible Spending Account sharing its use and benefit as it's helped me.
  • Govenator attempting to balance California's budget on the backs of its citizens with outrageous taxation and increased sales tax
  • Financial Institution bail out
  • Economy
  • Sister finally has a computer and DSL connectivity
  • Twitter and BrightKite Social Networks
  • Randy's podcast

Monday, January 26, 2009

SOL002 - Disconnected

Show Notes:

  • Charter Communications Internet has been down since yesterday afternoon. I've tweeted about it and, unlike Comcast Network, Charter Communications doesn't seem to have a Twitter presence. Disappointed.
  • Overall, Charter Communications Internet has performed flawlessly, have had more glitches with cable TV end.
  • Experiencing Net withdrawal???
  • Eye fatigue caused me to get specially tinted lenses for computer use. Also bought new prescription sunglasses that wrap around sides protecting eyes from UV rays.
  • Former Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda's favorite Chinese cuisine haunt.
  • Mom won't leave her house. Senior citizens tend to cocoon as they age.
  • Significance of relationships even business relationships
  • Breathing meditation to reduce anxiety
  • Do you have a back up service for Internet connectivity? Recommendation?

  • Thanks to Kevin Inscoe for explanation of VPN (Virtual Private Network) uses and implementation. Read his excellent article!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

SOL001 - Life Streaming & Community

Show Notes:

  • Huge hug and thanks to Brian (AKA Trucker Llew) for his invaluable help in using drop.io
  • Drop.io for hosting and/or sharing files
  • Snowball Mic by Blue
  • Audacity is free software I use for recording and editing
  • Social Networking sites: Brightkite and Twitter
  • Summize is a great search site for Twitter topics / user posts. Since work has me on lock down and I can't access Twitter, I use Summize to search my user ID and see if I have comments. In this way I can keep in contact with folks.
  • Bulletin Board System (BBSs) of the 80s and 90s and community
  • Irfanview is a free small file size app for resizing photos
  • Randy defaced my avatar!