• Open letter to the news media…

    February 11, 2010 Jake DiMare

    I have recently begun to feel disillusioned with the news media in the United States. I believe they spend a lot of time reporting on stories people don’t seem to care about while at the same time complaining that the news industry is falling apart and it is all the internet’s fault. I’d like to write an…

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  • Catch the buzz…

    February 10, 2010 Jake DiMare

    In following with their standard tradition Google sneaked right up and dropped an interesting new feature onto the Gmail platform yesterday. Google Buzz is a new tool within Gmail that pretty much mimics the functionality of Twitter and then some. Those that were invited to beta Google Wave will probably notice a couple similarities. For…

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  • Oh what a feeling…

    February 9, 2010 Jake DiMare

    Quick poll…does anybody else think the news coverage on Toyota is a little over the top? I mean…who cares? I own a Toyota and I have to say I’m not really concerned for my life. It’s also not the first vehicle I have received a recall letter on. In fact, I have received a recall…

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  • Push button…

    February 8, 2010 Jake DiMare
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  • Assumptions & Parameters

    February 8, 2010 Jake DiMare

    In continuing my series on writing good proposals I would like to cover the topic of assumptions and parameters. Up until now we’ve explored the earlier sections in a good proposal…description, scope, schedule and budget. Now it’s time to look at one of the last sections, which I call Assumptions and Parameters. I remember years…

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  • Breathing new life into old hardware…

    February 5, 2010 Jake DiMare

    In 2002 I was about to sell my house and hit the road for destinations and duration unknown. I had a little business building web sites that I planned to continue to operate so I needed a machine that was both powerful and portable.  So, I bought myself a fully loaded Dell Latitude 800 and…

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  • Orwellian Dystopia?

    February 4, 2010 Jake DiMare

    According to people familiar with the investigation officials at the NSA have been working with Google to investigate cyber-attacks.  The NSA’s general counsel drafted what’s known as a cooperative research and development agreement to work with Google. Hmm…before I go any further, let me say I am a patriot and one of Google’s biggest fan. The…

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  • Cat training

    February 3, 2010 Jake DiMare

    Project Potty Cat suffered its first major setback last night. We were three successful days into phase two, which means the cats were using the toilet with a full litter box insert. Sadly, one of the cats decided to be polite and lowered the toilet seat cover…or perhaps I did in my sleep. In any…

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  • Moon Unit

    February 1, 2010 Jake DiMare

    I was really disappointed to learn President Obama cut funds for the Ares and Orion space vehicles and the Constellation program in the recent budget submitted to Congress. If passed this will kill NASA’s plans to send humans back to the moon by 2020.  Selfish as it may be, nothing sparks my imagination better than…

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  • The Catcher in the Rye

    January 29, 2010 Jake DiMare

    I make little secret of the fact I was an unsuccessful student as a child.  Some believed I was learning disabled…My mother was convinced I had Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADD’s twisted big brother). With no medical training and a hazy memory I will avoid self- diagnosis but I will say this: I had no difficulty…

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