Saturday, May 25, 2013

Song of the Day: Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful


Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful


Lyrics, from AZ Lyrics:

Will you still love me
When I'm no longer young and beautiful?
Will you still love me
When I got nothing but my aching soul?

Friday, May 24, 2013

Cuba's Not-So-Worldwide Web

Ah, the wonders of socialism.  Really great for the little people.

From Tech President:
"The View From Inside Cuba's Not-So-Worldwide Web" by Anne Nelson
http://techpresident.com/news/wegov/23702/cuba-highly-restricted-internet-access-leaves-population-hungry-more

The really sad part of this article is what I saw in the comments at the end.  People still looking to blame the U.S.  Pathetic.  People can't see evil when it's right in front of their faces, only 90 miles from our shore.  How would anything the U.S. does explain the oppressive censorship or the fact that Cubans can't get into tourist hotels to use the internet if they want to?

On the bright side, it sounds like the Cuban people aren't fooled by the U.S., either.  "The young Cubans I met were desperate for YouTube, but dismissive of Radio and TV Marti, the U.S. government-funded services based in Miami: 'It’s just propaganda, and we get enough of that around here.'"  Amen to that.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Who Has Your Back (Online)

Interesting article discussing which companies care about your digital rights, and which don't.

From Electronic Frontier Foundation:
"Who Has Your Back"
https://www.eff.org/who-has-your-back-2013

Something to think about when you choose whom to do business with online...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Where the Internet Lives, Atlanta Edition - Part 2

More press coverage at the site where I work.  This was a week or two ago.  I saw the cameras but I couldn't stick around to get on camera because I had a flight to catch (to Dublin--yes, life is tough).

Biz Journals (Atlanta Business Chronicle Article)
http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2013/05/07/slideshow-googles-new-douglasville.html

Douglas County Sentinel
http://www.douglascountysentinel.com/news/article_e1ccebc6-b762-11e2-961c-001a4bcf6878.html

WSB-TV (ABC Affiliate)
Teaser - https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/file/d/0B3wGjHpSQU3_YjQyZE0taG5iTW8/edit
Story - UPDATED - From the WSBTV website... http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/ch-2-goes-behind-the-scenes-at-google-data-center/v2Qqx/

11-Alive (NBC Affiliate)- Yes...grainy cell phone video...sorry, not on their website yet.  :-)
Teaser #1 - https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/file/d/0B3wGjHpSQU3_dFAwb1ItX3AtUE0/edit
Teaser #2 - https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/file/d/0B3wGjHpSQU3_eWozZ3FvUmxNRHc/edit
Story - https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/file/d/0B3wGjHpSQU3_WDk1QmZ1X2dOXzA/edit

Atlanta Journal and Constitution http://www.ajc.com/videos/news/ch-2-goes-behind-the-scenes-at-google-data-center/v2Q9L/

11-Alive story via WoodTV (NBC Affiliate)- Grand Rapids, MI
http://www.woodtv.com/dpps/entertainment/must_see_video/rare-look-inside-google-server-room-nd13_6111036

News 10 Net - Sarcramento, CA
http://www.news10.net/video/default.aspx?bctid=2365822547001&odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cfeatured

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Valuable Career Advice, Courtesy of Dilbert

Sometimes people ask me for career advice.  I usually direct them to cartoons like these.  Remember, my seven readers*, work-life balance is important.




Maybe you can use this to your advantage?

While it's hard to top Dogbert and Wally, I think Alice manages to do it in this next cartoon:


* estimated   :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Expedition South

Check out this video!
"The Modern Motorcycle Diaries"

And then check out Alex's site:

Don't miss his videos:

And his pictures: