Wednesday, January 27, 2010

iPad - iDon't

Some people are foaming at the mouth over the new iPad. I hate to rain on their parade, but...
I can get the same functionality for 1/2 the price. And furthermore:

* The iPad isn't a real widescreen (16x9)
* Doesn't have a USB port [yet]
* Can't multi-task
* Has no camera
* Doesn't support e-ink
* Doesn't have a slot card
* Doesn't have a GPS
* Closed source OS
* And finally - no Adobe Flash

But it does have touch screen. All these people will shell out $600 for a touch screen? Not me. Don't drink the Kool-Aid kiddies :)


Feist is my favorite indie pop singer. Her voice has a nice earthy cadence and soulful tone. Here is a very charming video of her singing her hit "1-2-3-4" adapted for 'Sesame Street' dealing with learning the number 4.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

reflections on a winter morn

frozen light
suspended in time
frozen dreams
imagined and sublime

early morning
darkness slowly abates
consciousness quickens
the sleeper awakes

transitory perceptions
visions left behind
worlds hidden
from the mind

harken voyagers
with limited epistemology
think upon
this construct 'reality'

hidden variables
your models eschew
vulgar unobservables
an ontological stew

pray consider
strict materialists all
something lost
in man's Fall

fragile understanding
truth or lies
trusting naught
with Positivist eyes

pray Science
thou informest men
unresolved e'er
why arrogance then

temporal prison
the philosopher's derision
what then
make a decision

amazing grace
destroys any wall
have faith
Christ restoreth all

bright transcendence
the universe clear
bright belief
nothing to fear

by Zachary Uram
(c) 2010

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