Thursday, June 13, 2024

GREAT Guerrilla Wafare Story: How A Librarian Can Make World-wide Headlines Running for Mayor

 

Think abaout it. You're a librarian tech geek. You want to run for mayor in Cheyenne, Wyoming. How do you make world-wide headlines to get yourself known? 

Answer: Make the city think an AI BOT is runing for mayor. Here's the link from today's UK Register (read it here). 

Well done, #victormiller, you raw meat eater you!

Yes, there is a way to break through the noise level, even in this political season.

Selah.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

My first home computer, circa 1976


 I got my first home computer in 1976. The PDP-11/34 looked like three refrigerators stacked side by side, and had two washing-machine-size hard drives that each at 5MB of memory. It required special air conditioning in my den. It had 16 phone lines coming into a RSTS system I used to run for congress. It sported a magnetic tape drive on which I loaded voter registration lists for my district, and a dot-matrix printer on which I produced mailing labels for postcards. I think it was quite advanced for its time.

Here's Frank Herbert in my computer room signing his novel The Dosadi Experiment for my young son, Matthew (Matthew is now a senior data scientist for Sony). Frank talked me into running for congress in 1978. Hey, Frank got me 47% of the vote, which wasn't quite enough. So I started my career in guerrilla warfare advertising.

Frank said I reminded him of his fictional character Jorj X. McKie in his short story, The Tactful Saboteur. Well, someday I'll be…uh…tactful.

Enjoy the summer, one and all.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

My Television Interview on Guerrilla Warfare


 Out of the blue, I received an invitation to speak for a few minutes on my "misspent youth" doing guerrilla warfare for the likes of Oracle and Salesforce.com. Being a shameless self promoter, how could I refuse? And who knows? Maybe a literary agent will see this and wonder about my sci-fi novels.

Enjoy!


Monday, April 22, 2024

Happy Earth Day, Frank Herbert

 

About 45 years ago, after I'd lost the race for congress in Washington State and started my career in guerrilla warfare for Data General in Massachusetts, Frank Herbert, inventor of EARTH DAY and author of Dune (who had talked me into running for congress in the first place, because I reminded him of his short-story character The Tactful Saboteur), flew out to Massachusetts to see me and my wife Rita. I fondly remember Frank every Earth Day. 

Hey, Frank got me 47% of the vote in Washington!

Frank, I hope you're touring the cosmos in style! Somewhere out there is a planet called Dune full of giant sand worms.

Monday, March 11, 2024

Proof That TCP/IP Technology is DANGEROUS and Needs to be TRASHED

 Today's UK Register story on Microsoft losing access to its own source sode (read the story here) is absolute proof that today's Internet needs all new hardware. Which means there are vast segments of the economy ripe for a new class of entrepreneurial billionaires.

Seriously, if Microsoft can't protect their crown jewels, what chance in Hell is there for the rest of the world?

So a prophecy right out of The Book of Revelation seems appropriate. The great "beast" that controls all commerce in the world will die but be resurrected with improvements.

Time for some hardware wizzards to cash in?

Taman Shud.


PS: My use of trademarked/copyrighted Micrsoft images is the least of their problems.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Brilliant Move: Reprise the Berlin Airlift for Aid to Gaza!

 

Today's WSJ story is a real ray of hope for the innocents in Gaza (READ IT HERE).  The US is about to airlift supplies to deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged people of Gaza. Logistical problems? Yes. The world doesn't want the US to be the good guys, here. And politics and sabotage from the Islamic world  will get in the way. So let's see if good will prevail.

I got to meet the Berlin Airlift "Candy Bomber" Colonel Gail Halverson before he died. And I see his son when I work in the LDS Temple on Thursday mornings. Godspeed to this operation.



Wednesday, February 21, 2024

IMHO, Quantum Computing Will Kill Banking as we Know It



Today's UK Register is the first to break the dilemma of Quantum Computing and banking (read it here). 

Surprisingly, it's Singapore that is leading the charge to educate the world. Specifically in the article, they lay out the beginnings of their case:

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) advised on Monday that financial institutions need to stay agile enough to adopt post-quantum cryptography (PQC) and quantum key distribution (QKD) technology, without significantly impacting systems as part of cyber security measures.

Maybe there is finally an application for the block chain propeller heads to glom onto. And even then, I believe state actors with malicious intent can bring down the whole banking system.

Thoughts? 

Monday, January 22, 2024

Can't Charge Your Tesla this Winter in Chicago? Relax: Hydrogen/Fuel-cell Cars Are The Answer.

 I've been scraming to my biddies at Gartner and TIME Magazine that the EV/battery lobby has well and truly paid off the media and the politicians (Yuck it up, California!). EV stations in Chicago this winter have made public the idiocy of this technology.


I've long maintained that hydrogen/fuel-cell technology is the answer.

Short term, hydrogen compression and using existing internal combustion engines are the answer.

Long term, when we perfect the semi-permeable membranes in fuel cells, BINGO!

Haven't any of these battery geniuses ever done their college homework?

Gosh, it sucks to always be right.

Selah.