Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wordless on Thursday

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Next Tyler Perry's movie

Madea meets Halo. Watch this trailer for Tyler Perry's new movie.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Come to the Church of Google!!

Forget Scientology, Join the new wave of worship. The Church of Google.



Proof of God - Is Google God? - Church of Google

» PROOF #1

Google is the closest thing to an Omniscient (all-knowing) entity in existence, which can be scientifically verified. She indexes over 9.5 billion WebPages, which is more than any other search engine on the web today. Not only is Google the closest known entity to being Omniscient, but She also sorts through this vast amount of knowledge using Her patented PageRank technology, organizing said data and making it easily accessible to us mere mortals.

» PROOF #2

Google is everywhere at once (Omnipresent). Google is virtually everywhere on earth at the same time. Billions of indexed WebPages hosted from every corner of the earth. With the proliferation of Wi-Fi networks, one will eventually be able to access Google from anywhere on earth, truly making Her an omnipresent entity.

» PROOF #3

Google answers prayers. One can pray to Google by doing a search for whatever question or problem is plaguing them. As an example, you can quickly find information on alternative cancer treatments, ways to improve your health, new and innovative medical discoveries and generally anything that resembles a typical prayer. Ask Google and She will show you the way, but showing you is all She can do, for you must help yourself from that point on.

» PROOF #4

Google is potentially immortal. She cannot be considered a physical being such as ourselves. Her Algorithms are spread out across many servers; if any of which were taken down or damaged, another would undoubtedly take its place. Google can theoretically last forever.

» PROOF #5

Google is infinite. The Internet can theoretically grow forever, and Google will forever index its infinite growth.

» PROOF #6

Google remembers all. Google caches WebPages regularly and stores them on its massive servers. In fact, by uploading your thoughts and opinions to the internet, you will forever live on in Google's cache, even after you die, in a sort of "Google Afterlife".

» PROOF #7

Google can "do no evil" (Omnibenevolent). Part of Google's corporate philosophy is the belief that a company can make money without being evil.

» PROOF #8

According to Google trends, the term "Google" is searched for more than the terms "God", "Jesus", "Allah", "Buddha", "Christianity", "Islam", "Buddhism" and "Judaism" combined.

God is thought to be an entity in which we mortals can turn to when in a time of need. Google clearly fulfils this to a much larger degree than traditional "gods", as shown in the image below (click to enlarge).



» PROOF #9

Evidence of Google's existence is abundant. There is more evidence for the existence of Google than any other God worshiped today. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidance. If seeing is believing, then surf over to www.google.com and experience for yourself Google's awesome power. No faith required.

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» The 10 Commandments of Google...
» Read Our Hilarious Hate Mail...
» Frequently Asked Questions About Our Beliefs...
» List of Holidays we Celebrate...
» How a Googlist Uses Google (Advanced Tips).

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hackers pulled plug on power grid

WOW, and I thought Die Hard III was fake!!!

CIA says hackers pulled plug on power grid

Criminals have been able to hack into computer systems via the Internet and cut power to several cities, a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency analyst said this week.

Speaking at a conference of security professionals on Wednesday, CIA analyst Tom Donahue disclosed the recently declassified attacks while offering few specifics on what actually went wrong.

Criminals have launched online attacks that disrupted power equipment in several regions outside of the U.S., he said, without identifying the countries affected. The goal of the attacks was extortion, he said.

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Detroit Synergy meet up at Asian Village

Today I attended the Detroit Synergy meeting held at the Asian Village restaurant and talked with some very enthusiastic people looking at promoting the positive aspects of Detroit and working on projects that work to improve the economic, social and attitudes of people in southeastern Michigan. {Had a great time with good food and a diverse company of people} I was talking to Thomas Page about the Dequindre Cut being constructed near downtown Detroit and we both had the same idea. Why not incorporate a trolley that runs down the cut and traverse the new River Walk on the Detroit River. All that is needed is to install the rails and buy a new trolley since Detroit has sold the one that existed back in the 80's. Any else agree with this idea. It may be time for me to place some of our City Council members in a head lock to make it happen.


For more info on Detroit Synergy visit their site at http://detroitsynergy.org/

Monday, January 14, 2008

Where are the Black Web Professionals



A must read article "Where are the Black Web Professional" We are here members of BDPA and here in Detroit.

The solution to this problem is to create a one stop shop of all content created by Black and people of color on the web like a Technoriti for blogs and a Revison3 for video podcast. What do you think?

Bill Gates retirement video

Here is a tribute to Bill Gates courtesy of David Letterman.

The Bucket List acording to the Smithsonian.

Read about the places you need to visit before you depart form this world.
Smithsonian Travel List

I have visited the Great Wall. One down and 27 to go.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

How to provide computer help to a friend on the internet



I heard about this resource on the Hak5 video podcast. It called Crossloop and it allows you to provide computer support through a secure remote desktop connection to another computer connected on the Internet. Now you can help you parents with a problem as long as they still have internet access. Also Crossloop has a free service to track you customer support calls if you do this as your livelihood. Check it out at Crossloop.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Former BDPA President on NPR talk show.

NPR Bloggers Roundtable: Presidential Politics

Host Farai Chideya

Listen Now [15 min 8 sec] add to playlist

News & Notes, January 9, 2008 · After the surprise results of last night's New Hampshire primary, there's still no single major front-runner from either party.

But former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney has announced she'll seek the presidency as a member of the Green Party.

Plus, BET has a big awards show coming up. Will there be big protests to match?

Dissecting the headlines are La Shawn Barber of La Shawn Barber's Corner, Debra Dickerson of Mother Jones, and Wayne Hicks of Electronic Village.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Support software freedom in 2008!

You can support software freedom in 2008!

Our target is $100,000 or 500 new members to help us fund our campaigning goals in 2008.

Donate now or Become a member!

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Dear free software supporter,

At the 2007 annual Associate Members meeting held in March at MIT in Cambridge, the FSF board and staff gathered with members from around the world to discuss our activities and the tremendous successes we have had together in the past year. We fought Digital Restrictions Management through our DefectiveByDesign.org campaign, released version 3 of the GNU General Public License to help neutralize anti-free-software laws like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and defend against Microsoft's attempts to make free software proprietary through patent promises, released the GNU Affero GPL to support developers building network server software, supported fully free software distributions like gNewSense, backed high-priority software development projects like the free Flash player Gnash, and saw the continued success of our campaign to lift the "Java trap" with Sun's ongoing release of the Java platform under the GPL. Finally, following on from our discussion at the beginning of 2007 with major manufacturers and our release of the white paper, "Hardware Free From Restrictions," general-purpose computers are now available from major retailers with free software preloaded.

But we weren't just looking backward. We also discussed the many challenges facing the free software movement, and what our priorities should be in 2008 to ensure everyone's ability to run a completely free operating system.

The major issue we isolated is the threat of software patents. Beyond individual patent claims that can make developing any software program akin to crossing a field of landmines, there is the very dangerous threat posed by Microsoft and the broad unspecified claims they are making against free software in an effort to pressure corporations and free software distributors to pay them a tax for the distribution of free software. I can tell you, that the Free Software Foundation has received many tip-offs of companies being strong-armed by Microsoft to pay to use free software--the software our community created.

During our meeting, associate member Jack Whitley highlighted a book on software patents written by Ben Klemens, titled Math you Can't Use. Jack suggested we send a copy to every US lawmaker, and key judges. He said the book was a powerful argument for how the accepted understanding--that there was little anyone could do about software patents in the US--was wrong. I read the book and was also convinced that there are actions we can take and that the elimination of software patents is in fact possible. I am pleased to say that Klemens is now the director of EndSoftPatents.org, and inside the current issue of the Bulletin he introduces our supporters to the history of software patents. The EndSoftPatents.org campaign will educate the public to the truth about software patents: how we can abolish them through legal action, and how we can campaign with others to push for legislative action.

It is your financial support that will make this campaign a success. If you have a website of your own, please also encourage others to contribute by adding the member sign-up widget available at fsf.org to your pages. Funds will enable us to support necessary legal action and to rally public support behind this campaign's message and our broader message in support of the freedoms all computer users should have.

- Peter Brown, Executive Director

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Free Software Song performed on piano by Markus Haist.

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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Quote of the day

Learning

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
~Alvin Toffler

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

BDPA Detroit chapter HSCC team 2008 trials

The BDPA HSCC program is a national program that brings teams from all corners of the United States to compete nationally for the crown of National Champions. The BDPA-Detroit chapter has provided training for this program for over 18 years resulting in 5 national championships including several regional championships. The Detroit team during this period has an average of placing in the top 5 nationally every year.

For 2008, I am proud to announce that our partners and sponsors include the Detroit Public School District, Compuware Corporation, EDS, The Detroit Lions Retired Players Charities, and the Detroit Youth Foundation. Our program is the best for young adults to experience the profession of IT (Information Technology) in Southeast Michigan. We provide Web Development training that is comparable to the same training they may receive in college. The program is free, and we need your help by spreading the word to your students, friends, organization, and becoming involved with our program.

The BDPA-Detroit Program Orientation:

Date: Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Time: 9:30 AM for Registration

Location: Compuware World Headquarters, 1 Campus Martius, Downtown Detroit, MI

Free Parking in the Compuware Parking Garage with Validation from front-desk

If you are interested in finding out how you, your students, or organization/business can become part of this wonderful program, you may be able to contact us directly:

Glynis Talley: Glynis_Talley@yahoo.com

Tonji Zimmerman: Tonji_Z@yahoo.com

We look forward to hearing from you soon,


Anthony Garrett-Leverett
Immediate Past President, BDPA-Detroit Chapter


Click here to Register for the 2008 National BDPA Technology Conference !