Friday, May 30, 2008

My Book has a page...

So book has a link.

Sometimes it feels great to be done writing it....somtimes I feel like I'm pushing a baby bird out of a nest and watching it sail towards the ground...


I give you:

Android Essentials by Chris Haseman

It should ship inside the next month.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hard work sometimes pays off...

My first real project, upon moving to Gravity Mobile, was Gameday + Gameday Audio.

I came in this morning to find out the app had won a BREW award from Qualcomm!


Sorry, had to brag a little.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Say goodbye to the Constitution...

It has begun

President Bush declared a US citizen an "Enemy Combatant" and has detained him without any due process.

He was arrested on US soil, is currently detained on US soil, and has been stripped of his citizenship and all rights at the say-so of one man.

Our democracy has been broken. By the Congress, by the President, and by Us.

Friday, May 23, 2008

I'm done writing my book

Those of you who've been listening to me constantly bitch about writing my book...should be excited to know that I'm done writing it. The last chapter went to the Project Manager this morning for editing.
I have about 2 or 3 weeks worth of copy-editing left to do, but for the most part I'm finished writing new content for the foreseeable future.

This is so exciting.

For those of you who're hearing this for the first time and have been blessed to miss out on my constant whining...I've been writing a book about Google's mobile phone platform Andoird. It's been a trip. I'll keep you all posted as things develop on this one.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

It's looking like she's done..

It seems, at last, that sun sun is setting on the Clinton campaign. Major news outlets seem to have caught on, many referring to Obama as the presumptive nominee. At this point, I can't fault them...She's behind in money, votes, pledged delegates, and super-duper-delegates. It's pretty much his to loose at this point.

For those of you who see this as a hope for America...that a brilliant black man could be the Democratic nominee...should hold on to your pom-poms a little longer. Wait until you see what the Republican smear machine will trott out against him this fall.
Expect them to appeal to Rascism (Wright) challenge his Patiotism (his refusal to wear a flag pin) smear him as a radical Muslim (there were large numbers of emails circulating to this effect months ago) and any other filth, slime, and vile they can dredge out of their soulless, overpaid, thinktanks.

I'm not kidding. You think the swiftboating of Kerry was bad? You just wait until they come for Obama. Because this time, they're desperate. Having lost the house and the senate...facing even greater losses in both houses this go-round, they have nothing to loose.

Get your bullshit hats on ladies and gentlemen. It's about to start raining nut-job Theocon Pseudo-Republican talking points.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Way back then....

It seems so long ago....

I guess a lot has changed in economics since Bill ran for president...

Gassss Tax

Hilary Clinton has to be an idiot.

I don't say that lightly, because I've met her... and she seemed really smart at the time. But this "Gas Tax Holiday" is dumber than toast. She wants to windfall-tax the big oil companies (Something that is currently impossible...Bush has pledged to Veto) and then take away the gas tax on consumers for a few months.

This is pure, ridiculous pandering. If you remove the tax, oil retailers will simply jack up the price. Even, assuming that the laws of supply and demand some-how took a vacation, the most an average American would save at the pump would be 30$ over 3 months.

Every Economist, or human being, with two brain cells to rub together knows the gas-tax-holiday is bullshit. Yet Hillary is beating the drum for it anyway. Claiming that Economists are "Elitists" who are out of touch with what real working American's need. Are you kidding me? Can we go back to the over 100 million dollars on your last tax return? You really think you're in a position to be a champion of poor and working-class people? Go away Hillary, your desperation is turning from sad to downright insulting.

Ironically enough, at a recent campaign gimmic, Hillary mentioned, while standing next to a gas pump, that she hadn't used one herself in years.

I would like to propose an alternative tax. The Bullshit tax. Every time a politician knowingly lies through their teeth they have to put a dime in the IRS tax jar.
We should have the budget balanced in no time.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Charity and Wealth

This doesn't speak well if our fair liberal city....

Friday, May 2, 2008

Medical Quandry..

A man was denied a liver transplant because of his use of prescribed, medical, Marijuana. He has since passed away.

This is about as clear a violation of the Hippocratic oath as I can see. Isn't there something fundamentally wrong with this? Is there some medical issue I'm missing here?

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