Monthly Archives: December 2008
Dec 30 2008
JAMES COCHRAN – “Jimmy Mack”
 

JAMES “Jimmy Mack” COCHRAN
Passed away today 12/30/08

We are sad to report the passing of James Cochran. I met Jimmy on several occasions while working at Album Network/Urban Network in Burbank. Jimmy was at Motown for many years. His circle of friends is deep and wide. Very friendly and kind.

I know Miller London who runs Urban Network was very close to Jimmy.

One extract from the work James Cochran did:
Wayman will work with (Motown senior VP of R&B promotions) James Cochran in supervising what is shaping up to be a great promoting staff, ‘ says Jackson.

This from Urban Network this morning:

Former Motown Exec James Cochran Passes
12/31/2008 08:56
Our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of longtime Motown Records promotions executive James Cochran, who passed away earlier this week after a lengthy illness. Funeral services are pending as of presstime.

James Cochran Has Died

James “Jimmy Mac” Cochran (former Motown Records and Arista Records) made his transition yesterday morning, December 30, 2008. No further information is available at this time but will be forwarded to you when it becomes available.

Please keep his family in your prayers as they go through this most difficult time. Another soldier in the old guard has fallen, may he rest in peace.

Our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of longtime Motown Records promotions executive James Cochran, who passed away earlier this week after a lengthy illness. Funeral services are Saturday, January, 3, 12noon, at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 301 75th St. Donnersgrove, Illinois (telephone 630.964.6500). The viewing and family hour is from 9am to 11am.

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Dec 29 2008
Foreclosure Business Opportunities
 

There are several opportunities with the rise in foreclosures.

USA Today has an article on house cleaning services that have started and are cleaning and maintaning dozens of homes each month to keep them ready to market.

One company is run by Joe Cino used to buy and sell real estate. Two years ago, while he was looking for foreclosed properties, he came across an advertisement for foreclosure cleaning businesses.

He decided the timing was good, so he jumped in. Now, he says his company, Reliable REO (Real Estate Owned) Services in Rancho Mirage, Calif., cleans out 10 to 20 homes a day.

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Dec 29 2008
Living with your Garbage
 

A man is being featured on CBS Early Morning show that has been living with the garbage he produced for the last year to make a point about the environment.

Read more about Dave Chameides

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Dec 29 2008
First Dorkbot SoCal of 2009
 

Don’t miss the first Dorkbot SoCal of 2009!

Dorkbot SoCal 33 – Aschheimm, Evans, Guttman

Saturday, January 10, 2009
1:00pm
Machine ProjectDon’t miss the first Dorkbot SoCal of 2009!

Dorkbot SoCal 33 – Aschheimm, Evans, Guttman

Saturday, January 10, 2009
1:00pm
Machine Project
1200 D North Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Presenters will include:

Deborah Aschheim
https://www.deborahaschheim.com

Deborah Aschheim creates works that blur biology and technology,
exploring concepts of memory, architecture, and neural networks
through drawings, sculpture, writing, installation and sounds.

Brian Evans
https://www.bwevans.net

Brian Evans explores the intersection between reductivist sculptural
form and the aesthetics of behavior, where structure and thought are
fused. He creates simple moving objects with seemingly life-like
qualities – electromechanical life forms with motivations only just
beyond our understanding.

David Guttman
https://www.davidguttman.com

David Guttman creates interactive works that generate unique colors
and shapes from sound and EEG.

More info at:
https://www.dorkbot.org/dorkbotsocal

See you there!

-Thomas

Dorkbot SoCal 33 - Aschheimm, Evans, Guttman

***** Saturday, January 10, 2009
***** 1:00pm
***** Machine Project
***** 1200 D North Alvarado Street
***** Los Angeles, CA 90026
***** Google map of Machine Project

Presenters will include:

Deborah Aschheim
https://www.deborahaschheim.com/

Deborah Aschheim creates works that blur biology and technology, exploring concepts of memory, architecture, and neural networks through drawings, sculpture, writing, installation and sounds.

Brian Evans
https://www.bwevans.net/

Brian Evans explores the intersection between reductivist sculptural form and the aesthetics of behavior, where structure and thought are fused. He creates simple moving objects with seemingly life-like qualities - electromechanical life forms with motivations only just beyond our understanding.

David Guttman
https://www.davidguttman.com

David Guttman creates interactive works that generate unique colors and shapes from sound and EEG.

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Dec 28 2008
Google Search Results with Image
 

In the last few days Google has made some updates to the search results. At least for several searches I have made there is an icon to what appears to be a video that is hosted or is linked from the top organic search result.

I’m not sure what the purpose of this icon is. As clicking on it doesn’t really do anything other than go to the site. It could be that the video is hosted on YouTube and that the linking will eventually point to YouTube.

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Dec 26 2008
Cafe DiVine
 

Today we went to Cafe Divine in North Beach area of San Francisco.

Cafe Divine – Heavenly Cuisine
1600 Stockton on Washington Square
San Francisco, CA 94133
415.986.3414

https://www.cafedivinesf.com/

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Dec 26 2008
Pizzeria DelFina
 

Today we went to Pizzeria DelFina in San Francisco.

The location was at
3611 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
415.437.6800

They have another locationat
2406 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
415.440.1189

website: www.pizzeriadelfina.com

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Dec 26 2008
Tartine Bakery San Francisco
 

Today we went to buy some baked goods at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco.

Tartine Bakery
600 Guerrero Street @ 18th
San Francisco, CA
415.487.2600
www.tartinebakery.com

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Dec 26 2008
Things to Do in San Francisco
 

Some of the activities we started off the day with a plan to do:

On Friday, December 26:
1. Academy of Sciences ( may want to do this next time)- we are going to pass because the crowds are just crazy.

2. Fortune Cookie Factory (Chinatown) – we did do this and itis very interesting to see a functional fortune cookie factory. The owner was very cordial.

3. Coit Tower – you have to visit this place, and especially if you have time go up the tower, It costs $5, but the views are amazing. Even from the base the views are amazing. At night the few times we drove by the tower has lights in red.

4. Palace of Fine Arts – we didn’t make it there this time.

5. Piece of pie – we didn’t make it.

6. Donuts – passed on this also

7. Little Italy – we did make it to North Beach and had breakfast at DeVine Cafe because of how long the lines.

8. Maybe breakfast at Dottie’s True Blue Cafe or Mama’s – We are going to try to do Dottie’s True Blue Cafe early on Saturday the 27th.
Some bakery Bay Bread, etc..
Copper Kettle Irish Cafe and Bakery
2240 Taraval St
(between 32nd Ave & 33rd Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 731-8818

9. Presidio – next time

10. Exploratorium – the wave organ – next time

11. Terantino – we did make it here, the place has some awesome deserts, the bakery is amazing with the the various assortments of baked goods from all over.

12. DeFinia – We went to the Pizzeria, the pizza was very good, you have to be sure to eat it warm, the restaurant looks very good although the prices seem a little high the food and ambiance is very nice.

13. Bi-Rite – We went into BiRite market, very well organized market with everything you could ever want. One thing I didn’t see in BiRite was agave nectar.

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Dec 26 2008
Botcon 2009 Pasadena, CA
 

The location for Botcon 2009 has been revealed!

As released on Botcon.com and through members emails, the convention will be held in Pasadena, California!

The event is scheduled to run May 28 through the 31st.

The following email was sent out to members of their collectors club.

This just in from the North Pole:

##Santa just announced the location of BotCon 2009##

BotCon 2009 will be in Pasadena, CA May 28th-31st!

We are working on some very special surprises as we know all of you are on the GOOD LIST!

Hotel and venue information will follow in a few short days!

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