Monthly Archives: December 2009
Dec 31 2009
Aptera Newsletter December 2009 Vol 1 Issue 2

If you haven’t seen the latest news on aptera check it out. There’s some good info in it and hope that we will see the aptera coming out in 2010.  Fingers crossed as we have a deposit in for one.

Check it out here:

Dec 31 2009
Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all. May 2010 usher in positivity, awareness and peace.

Dec 31 2009
Find Toto Pet alert service

This morning I received my first call from Find Toto pet alert service.

Apparently one of my neighbors that I do not know lost his pet dog.

Very interesting use of technology where because of my proximity to Derrick I was called.

Check out the service at

Dec 31 2009
Apple New Product – ipad

So the rumors continue. Overdrive as expected:

Here’s the wrap-up.

1. Stock price for AAPL is at all time high. Will continue to rise. Some target it to $260.

2. Apple has started production on the iPad, iSlate, (whatever the name will be).

3. The announcement will be made in January 2010 in San Francisco, most likely Moscone Convention Center.

4. There was a problem with the glass, being brittle, but that has apparently been addressed.  No further details

5. Apple is riding the wave perfectly, as the Kindle, Nook, and other ereaders provide proof that this category is well established and will continue to grow. Apple takes it to the next level.

The question is will the price point Apple releases this new product at be accepted by the market. Some price it at $800. That would be on the high side, but not too much out of line. I would certainly put an order in for one.

The tablet category is expected to boom in 2010, some predict that Apple with a release and timely shipping could sell thousands of these units in the first year.

Dec 31 2009

Teeccino – various types of herbal coffee
Teeccino Caffe
PO Box 40829
Santa Barbara, CA 93140

Creator: Caroline MacDougall

Dec 31 2009
Speedy Board Up

Speedy Board Up placing boards on the store windows.

Dec 31 2009
LA Radio Website

Los Angeles Radio Website is being revamped and will be free to users starting in the new year.

Hit the login and place free in both the username and password.

From the site:

(December 31, 2009) is re-launching on January 4 with a new look, news updated in real time and there will be no subscription to view the current news. In a note sent to subscribers last night, a detailed dialogue described the necessary changes in order to keep the site alive and vibrant.

Dec 31 2009
Rush – rushed to hospital

Radio personality Rush Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital yesterday while his stay in Hawaii. Details are coming

Dec 30 2009
Deal of the Day – A Bargain Hunter’s Guide to the Extreme Pinots of 2007

Deal of the Day – A Bargain Hunter’s Guide to the Extreme Pinots of 2007

For a very limited time, we’ve got a deal you will want to tell your users about. We’ve sourced a short supply of California Pinot Noirs at an incredible price. If you’re looking for a bargain on great wine, THIS is it! Until we’re out of them, you can get a sampler of 6 bottles of Pinot Noir rated 90 or better for $175. This price INCLUDES shipping! See below for more information on shipping.

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Deal: Extreme Pinot 6-bottle sampler

The Pinot “Vintage of the Decade”
At first glance, it’s hard to understand. The 2007 vintage in northern California had the makings of one of the best in recent memory. The growing season started off warm with an early bud break. But, almost every harvest is defined by the last month of the growing season, and in 2007, that last month was just what the doctor ordered.

The skies stayed blue through September, even well into October. There were no heat spikes, just beautiful, sunny days and crisp, cool evenings. Growers had the luxury of taking their time with the harvest, if they so chose, waiting until maturity was perfect before picking.

Sound like the recipe for the perfect Pinot Noir? It was.
Then how is it possible that of all the Pinots we tasted (many of them top-rated wines) on our week long trip to Sonoma in September, only a few combined the richness of the vintage with the explosive aromatic purity of the variety?

There’s been a disturbing winemaking trend, one that emphasizes the desperate search for high scores — often at the expense of truly signature wine. The grade grubbing seems to have hit a climax in 2007. In a vintage that should have provided richness and a strong Burgundian backbone, too many of the wines are simple. Sure, the color is dark, but the wines are forward without the backbone that this vintage should have provided.

The exception? A handful of producers making wines from extreme settings, spots where low-yielding vineyards struggle to get grapes ripe. In 2007, the top producers of these small production bottlings took full advantage of both the richness AND vibrancy of the vintage. This collection of three is enough to make the guys in Vougeot wince:

  1. Drew “Weir Vineyard” Pinot Noir Anderson Valley: Grown in a cool pocket amongst the redwoods of Anderson Valley, just 15 acres situated on a steep (850 feet) southeastern slope;
  2. Baker Lane “Ramondo” Sonoma Coast: Crafted from just 4 acres planted in the sandy soil at the end of Baker Lane on the Sonoma Coast;
  3. Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch: From a few hand-selected sites at the coolest extremes of the world-class Dutton Ranch, shrouded in the morning fog of Green Valley.

As for the rest? Many will be highly scored. That’s what happens when you taste too many wines in one sitting; the wines that are more alcoholic and more concentrated (maybe a little bit of sugar left in the mix?) jump out. But almost all of these are flat on the finish, making them dull and simple.

So what should you buy? If you want dark fruit and don’t care about complexity, this is a vintage that will delight you. But, if you want world-class Pinot in what truly is a world-class vintage, go EXTREME.

Drew Label Tasting Notes
2007 Drew Wines Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard Yorkville Highlands
“Pure, vivid wild berry and blackberry fruit is both supple and tightly focused. Medium-bodied, long and persistent on the finish, where this picks up a pleasant spicy, earthy edge. Drink now through 2013. 206 cases made.”
92 points–Wine Spectator

Baker Lane Label 2007 Baker Lane Vineyards Pinot Noir Ramondo Vineyard Sonoma Coast
“Bright medium red. Spicy redcurrant and strawberry on the nose, with sexy floral and mineral qualities adding complexity. Musky cherry and red berry flavors are given spine by juicy acidity and fine-grained tannins, which add back-end grip. Stretches out with air, becoming broader and sweeter on the long, sappy finish.”
91 points–Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Dutton-Goldfield Label 2007 Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley
“Bright, medium cherry-red. Vibrant aromas of black cherry, raspberry, rose petal and orange zest; a real essence of pinot noir in a Chambolle way. Then juicy, silky and brisk, with red fruit, orange peel and spice flavors framed by ripe, harmonious acidity. There’s no oakiness to get in the way of the pure, sharply focused fruit of this very suave and high-pitched pinot.”
90 points–Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Six-bottle sampler of 3 different 90+ rated wines for a limited time only. Save 30%. – order now!

Dec 30 2009
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Dec 30 2009
Website Building Online Courses

Looking to build a website? Looking for some online classes.

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Dec 30 2009
Racial Profile Travelers

Racial Profile Travelers
Professionals in traveling can be profile when traveling. They display behaviors when traveling, they are nervous.

It is just not about the looks it is about behavior.

Stop wasting time on 90 year old women. most suspects are younger 20-30 year old.

Racial profiling of fliers

What about trains, buses, etc.. where’s the security there?

Dec 30 2009
dorset cereals – berries & cherries

dorset cereals – berries & cherries

good sources of fiber
a tangy mix of berries including
raspberries, blackcurrants, cranberries, blueberries & cherries with chilean flame raisins, sultans & cereals

Dec 30 2009
DUI crackdown

DUI crackdown

Dec 30 2009
Registration for Microsoft MIX10

A 3 day conference for web designers and developers building the world’s most innovative web sites.
March 15-17th, 2010, Las Vegas

Registration for MIX10 is live. This is the event for web designers and developers building on the Microsoft platform. See you in Vegas!

Thank you for your interest in MIX10. The academic rate is for full-time students and full-time staff of the academic community at the time of MIX10 with proof of enrollment or employment from an accredited educational institution. The cost to attend with a code is $595 and covers the regular conference fee only; pre-conference workshops and hotel accommodations are additional.


College, university, and career state-accredited school students qualify to register for MIX10 using the academic discounted rate with an acceptable form of academic ID.  Please provide one of the following to prove that you are a current, full-time student:

  • Official dated, current class schedule indicating name of school and student
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  • Other official dated, current proof of enrollment indicating name of school and student


College, university, and career state-accredited faculty and staff members qualify to register for MIX10 using the academic discounted rate with an acceptable form of academic ID.  Please provide one of the following:

  • Official, current faculty/staff paycheck stub indicating full-time employment (please black-out salary information and any other personal information)
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If you are an eligible academic and would like to attend MIX10, please submit your form of academic ID in one of the following ways:

  • Fax a photocopy of academic ID to 1-206-783-5594


Once we receive your valid proof of academic ID, we will provide you with an RSVP code to register.  Please note you will need to bring the original form of academic ID in addition to a current valid photo ID with you to the event and show it at the time of registration.  Failure to provide valid proof of eligibility is the responsibility of the registrant, and the registrant is responsible for their hotel and travel plans.

If you have any questions or if we may be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to let us know.

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Dec 30 2009
Wow Technologies Magnetic Therapy

Wow Technologies Magnetic Therapy

San Fernando Based Wow Technologies offers a revolutionary treatment non-invasive method using magnets.

Marcus Allen is involved in the company.

Dec 30 2009
Pasadena Parade Watch 2010

Asking all the RV/Campers to keep an eye out. Register and you get a sticker and you can participate if you see something suspicous report it.

Parade Positioning

You can park your RV near Colorado Blvd.

Early Parade Goers

Dec 30 2009
Createasphere Video Event
Entertainment Technology Exposition
February 18,       2010
Calling all Content Creators
Registration now open!!
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Intensive Workshops Presented by:
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Online registration is FREE and includes exhibit hall, keynotes, panels, Intensive Workshops and Evening Reception.

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Dec 29 2009
Google Phone and Press Conference Next Week

Rumor is that Google will be releasing the “Nexus One” which will use GSM and come with a 3.7″ AMOLED touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi connectivity, accelerometer and compass. The Nexus One will run on Google’s latest version of the Android operating system, Android 2.1.

HTC-designed Nexus One, is likely to debut next week at the Jan 5, 2009 Google Campus Press Conference. At the same time CES launches.

This is the text from the invite only event:
With the launch of the first Android-powered device just over a year ago, we’ve seen how a powerful, open platform can spur mobile product innovation. And this is just the beginning of what’s possible.

Please join us in Mountain View on January 5, for an Android press gathering.
Apparently the order page for the phone will be coming soon.

Also, in the rumor mill is the Apple “iSlate” or some call it the netbook, i.e. iwhatever…

Dec 29 2009
Great Doctor

love this Doctor!

Q: Doctor,  I’ve heard that  cardiovascular exercise can prolong life…  Is this true?
A: Your heart only good for so many beats, and that it…don’t waste on exercise.  Everything wear out eventually.  Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster.  Want to live longer?  Take nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiency.  What does cow eat?   Hay and corn.  And what are these?   Vegetables.  So steak is nothing more than efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system.  Need grain?  Eat chicken.  Beef also good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable).  And pork chop can give you 100% of recommended daily allowance of vegetable product.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A:  No, not at all.  Wine made from fruit.  Brandy is distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way.  Beer also made of grain.  Bottom up!

Q: How  can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one.  If you have two bodies, your ratio two to one, etc.

Q: What  are some of  the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can’t think of single one, sorry.  My philosophy is: No pain…good!

Q:  Aren’t fried foods bad for you?
A:  YOU NOT LISTENING!  Food are fried these day in vegetable oil.  In fact, they permeated by it.  How could getting more vegetable be bad for you?!?

Q:  Will  sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not!  When you exercise muscle, it get bigger.  You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.

Q:  Is chocolate bad for me?
A:  Are you crazy?!?  HEL-LO-O!!  Cocoa bean!  Another vegetable!  It best feel-good food around!

Q:  Is swimming good for your figure?
A:  If swimming good for your figure, explain whale to me..

Q:  Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?
A:  Hey!  ‘Round’ a shape!

Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And  remember: Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways – Chardonnay in one hand – chocolate in the other – body thoroughly used up,  totally worn out and screaming “WOO-HOO, what a  ride!!” AND…..

For  those of you who watch what you eat, here’s the final word on nutrition and health.  It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional  studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of  sausages and fats
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.


Eat and drink what you like.
Speaking English is apparently what kills you.


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