Archives for September 2005

I couldn’t help but laugh

Numerous people who stayed in Washington, D.C. after Saturday’s Anti-Iraq War protest were arrested in front of the pentagon and the White House on Monday. Cindy Sheehan, recently of the Bush Ranch protest in Crawford, TX, was among the first to be arrested.

I couldn’t help but laugh. The media makes such a big deal out of it, and all these people are doing is trying to make Iraq a new Vietnam. Sure, at least they aren’t spitting on the soldiers, but that is eventually where this will go.

Let me give you a little history so you don’t think that I’m talking out of my ass here. My brother is a United States Marine. He served three, yes thats 3, tours of duty in Iraq. His unit was one of the first across the Kuwait border when it began and he just came back from his third tour in early August. I’m proud of my brother and what he and his fellow servicemen have done. I hail him as a hero and would continue to do so even if he hadn’t made it back.

What I would not do, however, is sully his name and drag it through the mud like Cindy Sheehan has done with her son’s name. Trying to stop the war and bring back our troops for her son’s memory. Bullshit. Her son chose the path he walked. He died walking it. He was a hero. And corrupting his memory in the way that she is should be branded heresy. She should be jailed for treason against the memory of a hero. I daresay that her husband(soon to be ex-husband) feels the same way. What did she think her son was signing up for? The girl scouts?

I won’t say that I wish Cindy harm, but it’s damn close. Somebody should slap the [explitive deleted] across the face and tell her to wake up. People die on our own soil everyday for far less honorable causes.

It’s time to honor your son Cindy! Stop this foolishness.

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Starting a business vol 3

So we covered the basics of forming the company. We formed a four way LLP with some solid safeguards and checks and balances to keep us all fairly happy and protected.

Because our business was going to be predominantly an online business, we obviously needed an online presence. After several versions and about 30 different versions of the header and logo, we ended up with what we have now. One important thing to point out is that we obviously were and are taking money for the subscription based service that we are selling. As a result of that we needed to find a way to collect those funds. There are numerous options for resolving this. The option we ended up choosing is PayPal. We chose it because we were able to take the monies without having the complex cart and checkout software directly on our site, which helped us with the hassle of going live with the site. We also chose PayPal because, as a whole, the service that they provide is pretty good.

With payment taken care of, we were then ready to begin selling the service and see if we could get any takers. As a matter of course, we did find a few takers(no, I’m not gonna tell you how many:)) and I’ll take a look at the ways we went about getting traffic to our site and the methods that didn’t work very well at all in vol 4.

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Free 411 calls

The head Geek at Geek-Foo shares this about a new number to call instead of 411 that is absolutely free. Caveat: Advertising blurb before you hear your number. Not a problem in my eyes. The number is 1-800-FREE-411 (thats 1-800-3733-411 I think, I’m doing it without a phone pad handy to look.)

Congratulations are in order

Jake over at Jake’s Corner and from SuperGeekBlog got engaged to Jennie last night. A long night of celebrating and now it’s all hangovers and naps… (Must not have gotten much sleep ;))

Congratulations guys!

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