USS New York

USS New York

Artists Rendering of the USS New York With a year to go before it even touches the water, the Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS New York has already made history. It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center . (more…)

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Futures Market Guide

CommodityTrader.com has evolved into a popular website and now I’m taking the next step, adding a Newsletter. For a long time I’ve been using the open-source list-management software called PHPList by a group from the UK, it’s served me well in lists up to a few a thousand subscribers, which is as far as I’ve […]

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Modern Day Life

One great thing about modern day life is the level of communication but it can be a curse if like me you have to delete through hundreds of emails every day just to find the few that were sent by someone you know. Fortunately I use Eudora and have dozens of filters in place and […]

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Drive Sao Paulo

You think your city has tough traffic? Take a drive in Sao Paulo, this city of 18 million. First there’s a big disparity between vehicles because many wealthy inhabitants are driving luxury imports, and then there are multitudes of cheap wrecks that may or may not even be registered. Volkswagen has factories in Brasil that […]

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Propaganda

I’m enjoying this blog more everyday, although I don’t know who reads what I write or if it serves any purpose. Today I added some advertising under the heading “Propaganda”, which is a great word isn’t it? Maybe you know that I publish other blogs and web sites? and perhaps you’ve figured-out that this one […]

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Zen of Web Design

My first web page designs (from scratch) were published sometime in 1994, very crude but made with a simple Notepad editor. I consider that I was very fortunate to have had an excellent teacher in RJ Sullivan he’d been trained in college about commercial art then went on to work for major advertising agencies and […]

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Yahoo Publisher Network

Today I was accepted in the Yahoo beta program to test out their new Affiliate Network, for displaying contextual ads that they serve for my pages. I’ve always been a big fan of Yahoo, so shouldn’t have been surprised that I already had an account because I once used services from Overture, which is now […]

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Australia Hitch Hike

I arrived in Darwin, Northern Territories from Denpasar Indonesia (Island of Bali) with $8 dollars and change to my name, on a one way ticket. It was the early ’80’s and I was crazy, fearless and naive. My Australian adventure began without my even knowing that I was in the Outback, or for that matter […]

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Ego driven

After an entire lifetime of conditioning to excel, consume and compete, to be the best and show it by having the most and best stuff, how does one go about getting to the core of who we are and why we’re here? Is there a reckoning at some point in life where we realize that […]

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