My Saturday will involve watching college football and homework

I started by looking for an eatery that had house specialties of either sesame beef or orange beef. However, the proprietor at Wok In Wok Out in Colorado Springs, Colorado really does adhere to their delivery area. Andy from Chicago suggested compromising by offering to meet the delivery driver at the delivery area boundary. Andy’s suggestion was innovative. However, my only opportunity to vote within the community of commerce involves my spending choices. If the proprietor does not want to deliver, then the proprietor missed out on a new line of business. As part of my enhanced Saturday football watching experience I have decided not to leave the house.

I did write at least one tweet on Twitter: @centurylink What’s up with the corporate decision to deny customers access to @ESPN3 without any explanation or plan for action? I really don’t want to switch from CenturyLink to Xfinity, but you’re making it hard to be a customer.

Other than ESPN3, what is the best internet option for watching college football games? I’m willing to pay for a quality service, but I have no interest in subscribing to cable/satellite television.

Fortunately, ABC will be broadcasting the Stanford University football game against the University of Southern California (USC) tonight.

Staying up late to celebrate World Series game 7 night

Armed with a Philly cheese steak sandwich from Taste of Philly and a beverage, I sat down to watch game seven of the World Series featuring the Texas Rangers versus the St. Louis Cardinals. During the game, I found myself reading the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson and running the washing machine. I stopped actively collecting baseball cards over a decade ago. My sports trading card collection gradually transitioned from baseball to football. Recently, I have started to bid on a fair number of Beckett Grading Services (BGS) rated autographed football cards. The market on BGS autographed cards has fallen on hard times. While the current economic situation has decimated prices for sellers, anybody who is considering buying up a few player autographed cards can do so relatively cheaply on eBay.

I’m reading the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Thanks to TWIG, I was listening to Leo Laporte, Gina Trapani, and Jeff Jarvis talk about the nature of dead documents (traditional publications) versus building a dynamic (maybe unified/standardized) digital content presentation medium. At the same time, the hosts were talking about Walter Isaacson’s new book about Steve Jobs. The time honored publication of books in paper form is not dead. Economics happen. Industries change. Watershed events or ideas can inspire the public to share a common focus. For example, reading or talking about the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson will become a shared experience for millions of people around the globe. Depending on the quality of the book over time a degree of intergenerational conversation could be inspired by Isaacson’s words.

Lingering Pre-Order Kindle Fire Questions

Ok. So I have a bunch of lingering questions about the Kindle Fire. My Kindle Fire has been pre-ordered and I am just waiting for the unit to arrive.

  1. Will the Kindle Fire get the Android market?
  2. Will somebody extract the Android market code from the developer SDK and install that open source package as an APK on the Kindle Fire?
  3. What happens when you visit https://market.android.com from the Silk browser?
  4. Will the market stop Kindle Fire users from downloading applications?

Stanford AI-Class Week 2 mixed with a very busy work week

What a busy week!

I have started to ask myself the question, “How many hours should a salaried employee work during a busy week?” The answer remains elusive. As modernity has crept stealth-fully into our lives while technology has interested with productivity the expectations for a workday have been fundamentally altered. Overall, workload is often dictated by capacity. In some ways skill sets define what tasks a worker will be assigned. Time management can only take you so far when the list of tasks outpaces a forty hour work week. I have decided to spend my Saturday morning listing to the entire series of week 2 “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” class lectures. The intro to databases class seems to be more time consuming and I might have to revisit the class the next time it is offered. The decision will largely be made based on how much time the AI-Class takes today.

I was messing with the blog post template within Microsoft Word 2010 and noticed that somehow the “Do not check spelling or grammar” check box had become unchecked. Even on my best days I make the occasional grammatical or typographical error.

Will Flickr make it? Should I start uploading my video library to both Flickr and YouTube? I know that my video library basically has to be backed up to the cloud and a few Blu-ray discs stored in our local safe deposit bank vault. Over the years Flickr has been a fantastic photo sharing tool. I’m just not sold on the financial model that drives Flickr. Then again what financial model has Yahoo been using? Strangely enough Yahoo and HP have been in a high stakes battle to determine which company has the worst board of directors. I hope that the financial chaos does not lead Flickr shutting down.