A collection of random columns
What & Why Random Times?
Building on my thoughts
Expertise, credentials and experience
God, Optimism, Cynicism & Skepticism
Stating the obvious
Clichιs and puns
One last thing
32. Can the Lotto Be Rigged?
"How I Rigged the Lotto!"
Enter a Partner
"How We Did It"
Waiting for the Perfect Storm
39, 34,19, 38, 9, 21
So what happened next?
31. "Yes Virginia"
and Apparently He Drinks Coca Cola!
Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
30. "When Hell Freezes Over..."
Finding Hell - ZIP Code 48169
"...on the highway to Hell..."
Going to Hell
The Route to Hell
A Snowball's Chance In Hell!
29. Another Gold Rush!
From Grassroots to Municipal
Digital Divide and E-Government
The New Broadcast Networks
So who are these new networks?
28. Realty blues? Saint it ain't so
By Tom Hennessy
Their nominee: St. Joseph.
Is all this for real? Maybe.
Big in Long Beach
27. From EV to Hybrid - From Hybrid to PHEV
Enter the "Plug-in" Hybrid (PHEVs)?
No surprise here...
"The genie is out of the bottle..."
26. Having All Knowledge Onboard
"One voice...One mind...as many..."
"...largest collection of knowledge ever assembled."
"Nanosizing" & Wireless Freedom
...the usability of the Internet...incomplete.
Analog vs. Digital?
"...'metaphysical' or 'super-natural'... scientifically possible... the ultimate destination?"
Do we want to create God... do we want to be God? ...
25. In Our Own Image?
"...the largest collection of knowledge ever assembled."
"If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him."
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Now back to our subject: Inventing e-God...
24. "I'm a movie director selling my movie..."
"So this guy shows up on my porch..." Selling "Irish Whiskey"
A "Must See"
"...partners are Visa and Mastercard"
"Neither Spielberg nor Coppola have stopped by..."
Now how does any of this fit into TheRandomTimes.com?
50,000,000 Unit Sales...
"...he's going to knock on one door that will open all of the rest..."
The cat's out of the bag...
The communal experience
"The regular folks..."
Wi-fi and WIMAX
Is it too good to be true?
As for the future...
"Whenever doors seem to close, new ones open..."
22. "Google is Great!"
The Early Search Engine Wars
"...whoever controls the searches will eventually control the web."
Adsense & Adwords -- Non-linear Business Model of Perpetual Revenue?
Sharing the Wealth and Creating Incentive
Win, Win, Win
"...no good idea goes uncopied..."
21. Art and Technology --
Less Perfection is Perfect
"...an expression of one's soul."
Low Tech Art vs. High Tech Art
So how does this fit in with technology and art?
Dead Actors Acting in New Films?
Back to the topic... art and technology...
...sometimes the proximity of the hand to the finished product can be most compelling.
20. Shameless Self-Promotion, Spam and My Book Deal
Is it spam or ...?
After all everyone who's "anyone" is publishing these days... or is that anyone who is everyone...?
..."idiot who can click a keyboard" and boom I came up "NUMBER ONE"...
When is it coming out?
19. The Journey Thus Far...
A Personal Reconciliation
Google, Yahoo and others bring eyeballs to TheRandomTimes.com for many reasons...
...some may be using the site to settle "bar-bets"
Knowing more and more about less and less...
Get to the point!!! Jeez!
"...things that I don't know, may not recall, may never know, may not want to recall or may not want to know..."
17. Down the Rabbit Hole...
Did we really survive?
...all possible outcomes exist at all times.
Like a cartoon character running off a cliff...
Postcript - What the Bleep Do We Know!?
16. The Replicator
From Thin Air
Replication using today's technology
What does this mean for the retail consumer?
Replicate at home...
An economic shift and new business models...
TV Dinner vs. the DB Dinner
The Long Term
15. Mary in My Garden
Faith vs Scientific Explanation
Less than Zero and Getting Worse
"...If only you'd believe in miracles, so would I...."
"When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me..."
...sometimes faith over-rules scientific explanation or perhaps they are actually intertwined.
Tomαs and the Palm
World Renowned Author Sergio Patα
Tomαs and the Palm - By Sergio Patα
...to dream and to look for new ways...
The Statue of San Salicio and the Azula Bolino Stones
Discouragement and Despair
El Diome de la Muerta
...higher than he had ever been...
Tears streamed down her cheek..
On the Way to a
"Working on my second million dollars..."
Fast Forward -- Thirty-something years later...
Side Note -- Common Sense -- Retail Business Start-up
Investment and FOX
When the second million began...
"Low and behold the answer reveals itself..."
Destiny vs Free Will
Hobbes or Aristotle...hardly
Decisions, decisions, decisions...
Survival - Instinctive Decisions, Coincidence or Fate?
Would Any Of Us Be Here?
Timing is everything...
The same question...
A Quixotic Man
Don't believe what you hear and half of what you see...
The Da Vinci Code, Conspiracies & Santa Claus
Cocktail Party Fodder
The Book In a Nutshell
Squelching and a "Grandmaster"
After New Years and The Santa Claus Conspiracy
Now back to the Da Vinci Code...The Priory's Origins... and Monks from Calabria(?)
9. Crystals, shamans and two tailed lizards...
Christianity vs. Superstition
A Gift of Crystal
What about shamans, fortune-tellers and so-called psychics....
The Lone Pine Medicine Man
Vote for "So & So"
Party, party, party!
Kerry or Bush
What was said...
Flip a coin?
7. I Am Only... A Character In Your Play
Relative to me...
9 to 5?
Sooner or later everyone will let you down...
Back to the vacuum...
If a tree falls...
Me & Politics... Mr. Ronald Reagan?
Me & Politics... Mr. Ronald Reagan?
Faded Photographs - Hmmm... I was there...
Running for Governor
President Ronald Reagan
Postscript & Closure
The person in the mirror
Opposites -- The Mirror vs the Camera
We are not symmetrical...
Back on topic...
Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Business & Controlled Profits
Electric Vehicles 1994
Electric Vehicles 2001
So why hybrids and not pure electric vehicles?
Lower volume and higher prices - what a great business plan!
Another example of what happens in a rising price market
The dealer must maintain volume
Blogs & Postulating
Not a Blog!
General postulates, laws, flaws of logic
and operating principles
Art postulates, laws, flaws of logic and operating principles
1. Art, Religion, Science, Technology & Faith
What happens next?
Who is correct?
Digital vs Analog...