Monthly Archives: February 2014

Andy

February 28, 2014

Tutorial: Developing a PhoneGap Application

Playing around with the PhoneGap framework. I know it's not real Objective C. Nerd-lite. http://coenraets.org/blog/phonegap-tutorial/

Tutorial: Developing a PhoneGap Application

Tutorial: Developing a PhoneGap Application In this tutorial- you create a fully functional employee directory application with PhoneGap. You will learn:How to use different local data storage strategies.How to use several PhoneGap APIs such as Geolocation- Contacts- and Camera.How to handle specifi…

Andy

February 28, 2014

Check out our newest theme: Tectonic – Everything Typepad

Hey Typepadders: new theme! http://everything.typepad.com/blog/2014/02/tectonic-theme.html

Check out our newest theme: Tectonic – Everything Typepad

We've recently released a new theme and we think it's pretty unique. We combined a sleek- grid-based layout with the colors of nature for a fresh look that will suit all types of blogs. It…

The Fox News Effect

From Salon, a writer reflects on his father’s right-ward shift as he ages:

“My cohort, Generation X, is stuck between two generations of suffering Americans. The millennial generation is losing job opportunities and income as the nation stagnates. They put off marriage and buying homes. While white, Fox News-addicted baby boomers have lost their sense of hope. They’ve been passed over by shifting attitudes about gay marriage, the role of government and a host of issues. They still think of themselves as the “silent majority,” when in reality they are a wounded and thrashing legacy of white hegemony. My parents’ generation is becoming fragile antiques, relics by choice, reassured by Fox News that they are still the only voice that matters.

I, and people like me, have managed to break the cycle of conservative red-and race-baiting. I’ve noticed similar attitude shifts among some of my close friends, who have likewise drifted from the televised rage of our fathers. I only wish I could do something to ease the anxiety of those I love, an emotion that is a cash cow for exploitative right-wing commentators. But I have no real solution, other than to turn off the television. Sadly, for some of the nation’s elderly, they seem to have no desire whatsoever to rethink the politics of fear and Fox News. It’s a criminal waste of retirement.”

Full essay http://www.salon.com/2014/02/27/i_lost_my_dad_to_fox_news_how_a_generation_was_captured_by_thrashing_hysteria/

Andy

February 27, 2014

Fisherman's Wharf tourist icon dies of heart ailment

The guy at Fisherman's Wharf that dresses up like a bush and scares the hell out of people has passed away. http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/fishermans-wharf-tourist-icon-dies-heart-ailment/ndmWy/

Fisherman's Wharf tourist icon dies of heart ailment

For 30 years Gregory Jacobs spent his days at Fisherman's Wharf hiding behind branches- often up against a trash can- silently waiting for unsuspecting tourists to come by.