Monday, September 22, 2003

In the grubbing for cash department, I put up a page with Halloween Promos. Of course, my grubbing for cash never really seems to work all that well. I don't think my plan of making a living by being a phantom living on the Internet will work out.

On the upside, there actually were new ads for programmers in the want-ads on Sunday. That doesn't happen all that often. Unfortunately, the two most interesting companies were asking for ASP (the dark side of the force). That means I don't get to use all the nifty PHP tools I've designed in the last year.

Maybe the grubbing for cash idea will work, and I won't have to.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Yikes! there were 2079 spams in my email today! I hate logging into to the computer. I used to scan the headers. Now I just delete. Most of my spam actually comes because I own the domain is a popular email service for Grand Junction, unfortunately, the people using aren't all that bright. They sign up for email lists with invalid addresses. It's a real head ache.

BTW, if you are one of the idiots that buy email lists. They are all garbage. They are full of bad addresses. Don't feed the problem.

Monday, September 15, 2003

I finished the first draft of my Failure of Capitalism paper.

It took me a long time to realize this, but the term "capitalism" was coined by the enemies of the free market. The term is essentially defined as a system where people are ruled by money. It is a form of slavery.

Of course, the Marxist tradition that defined the term was way off base, but they created a horrible sistuation for future thinkers.

The best way for us to proceed is to toss out capitalism and concentrate instead on rebuilding the logical foundations of the free market. The free market is simply a system where the government gives people a great deal of freedom in making their own personal economic decisions.
I finally saw "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Due to the large amount of praise for the movie, it had been on my list of movies to see for several years. It was a very unique, stylized film. Come to think of it, my list of movies I plan on seeing is pretty much down to one: "The Return of the King" and that is not out yet. It will probably be a year for the DVD to come out.

Having treated myself to a luxury. I realized I better do something to keep myself from going totally broke. So, I put up a page with Last Minute Gift Ideas.

Monday, September 08, 2003

The first meeting of the Intelligent Inquiry organization for the 2003-04 season was at the beautiful Salt Lake downtown library.

This subject of the day's debate centered on intellectual property. I was expecting the typical /. flaming that surrounds recent IP abuses by groups like Provo's SCO Group and the absurd little internet patents on the obvious things like online auctioning.

To my delight, a Professor Lee A. Hollaar (who's written a book and several others with a great deal of information on digital copyright issues showed up. So we switched from a one sided debate of IP abuses to an extremely informational conversation on copyrights, patents, etc.. Overall, it was one of the best iies meetings. Hopefully the move to the downtown library will re-ignite interest in the group.
I finished the first draft of my article on the sense of value. This is a central piece in my own philosophical outlook. The idea is simply that wealth comes from people. So the best way to develop the wealth of a nation is to develop its people.