Sunday, April 29, 2012

Chuck's new stuff

I haven't been keeping up with this blog for a here is a 'catch-up' post.

No, I am not using the alternate spelling of ketchup, this post has nothing to do with tomatoes.

This post does have to do with the things I have been doing lately:
That wasn't so hard! Of course if I actually included any not this time. See you later!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Changes in focus, changes in locus

I haven't been posting here much. Actually I haven't been posting much, anywhere, except perhaps at Internet Evolution where I manage to stay pretty active. But my focus has been on websites, and more recently on an intriguing engineering project where I get to play with the electronic hardware, like I used to years and years ago. It's great fun.

I'm still editing, still publishing, and doing a weekly Internet radio show (see I'd be glad to have more people listen.

I'll stop by here and share some thoughts again, once in a while. I don't guarantee that it will be soon though.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Get Rid of Annoying Message!

If I didn't want messages from a particular newsletter I would not have subscribed to it nor would I have created a filter for the specific purpose of marking the messages NOT SPAM. Just because the news is not what you want it to be, there is no reason for you to be attempting to impose censorship by means of a spam filter. It is entirely inappropriate for Google to place a big yellow bar at the top of these messages. With this message, Google is spamming my screen. Get rid of it!

in reference to: Never send to Spam - Gmail Help (view on Google Sidewiki)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Check this frightening post by Alan Reiter. Apple wants your stuff to spy on you.

Apple's 'Terrorware' Patent Could Turn 2010 Into 1984

Written by Alan Reiter

9/3/2010 35 comments

Forget about Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)’s announcements of the new Apple TV, iPods, and Ping. It's kid stuff compared to what Apple has in store for you.

Apple wants to turn your devices into spies that can surreptitiously
photograph you, examine your voice, analyze your transportation, and
record your heartbeat.

Of course, it's for your own good.

All this goodness is in Apple's patent application, “Systems and Methods for Identifying Unauthorized Users of an Electronic Device.”
Apple made sure to italicize and boldface "unauthorized" throughout the
application. Goodness, gracious -- how could anyone think the patent
would be used against authorized users?!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Rag Blog: BOOKS / Speak English! by Mike Palecek

My company CWG Press is publishing Mike Palecek's latest novel. Here's a review from Joan Wile of The Rag Blog:

Sci-fi, conspiracy theories and politics merge:

Speak English! is a wild journey

By Joan Wile / The Rag Blog / October 10, 2009

[Speak English! by Mike Palecek. Trade paperback, 322 pp. Published by CWG Press; to be released November, 2009.]

Speak English, by Michael Palecek, speaks the truth, and in English.

Combination road story, sci-fi mystery, philosophical consideration, and political castigation of just about everything, Mr. Palecek's book is a must-read for all who seek justice, peace, accountability of elected officials, and penetration of the myths that cloud our political vista.

With unique and dazzling style, Mr. Palecek takes us with him on a cross-country book tour during which we encounter many of the gutsy anti-establishment heroes and heroines of our times.

This account is book-ended by an intriguing tale of country boys engaging with aliens and flying saucers.

The seeming disparity between the extra-terrestrial yarn and the contemplative trek across the United States is resolved, finally, in a surprising twist which leaves the reader awestruck yet satisfied.

...see the whole review at the following link:

The Rag Blog: BOOKS / Speak English! by Mike Palecek

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


This morning I'm learning how to add a feed into the World News Trust site. VERRRRY Interesting.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

World News Trust launches new site

For some time now I've been helping out at World News Trust. It's a great site for progressive news from around the world; it's well respected, well edited, thorough, and diverse. All in all a very good site and I'm proud to be associated with it.

Today, there's news. We've launched the new version! It's based on the latest version of Joomla, and it includes everything from the old site plus some new features. It's definitely worth a look.