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This site is not only my author and punditry site, it’s also a bit of a technical sandbox, at least for now.  I’m deliberately running “Falling off the Hemisphere”on the least-expensive virtual private server I can spin up, Simple Hosting from Gandi.  I’ve got a limited number of 50% discount coupons if you want to try it for yourself! (ed. Not any more, sorry!) I’ve also got a $40-off coupon (ed. This deal is still good!), from my other preferred provider, if you like traditional “shared hosting”.  (more…)

Oh, that’s nice. President Barack Obama “wants his space” about the Federal Reserve Chair nomination he has to make soon. He has had his minions let us all know that He Is Not Amused that some Senators dared to contact him with actual advice, taking their responsibilities seriously, rather than just doing the expected rubber-stamp consent part of Advise and Consent. Even if they are from his own party. (Perhaps if Barack Obama had actually spend some years in the Senate, being a Senator and doing Senator-stuff, instead of Running-For-President from day one, he might “get it”?)

Obama wants some ‘space’ to make Fed decision – Yahoo! News

A guy’s gotta come out with that “baby I need my space” thing sometimes, and obviously it won’t fly with Michelle, so he uses it here. Just how much “space” does Obama need to choose between,

A) An eminently qualified person, currently serving on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, currently the Vice-Chair of it, whom warned and continues to warn about the very things that crashed the global economy and could do it again,

Or,

B) One of the very people whose actions and recommendations helped crash the global economy, one tightly connected to the Banksters behind it, one who helped ensure none of the powerful were punished, and who did little to help anyone except the same Banksters recover from it?  Someone not currently serving on the Board of Governors of the Fed, which means that not only would we (as in everybody impacted by the US Dollar, which sadly means everyone on Sol III) be stuck with this person as Fed Chair for 4 years, but would simultaneously have to be appointed and confirmed (technically, first appointed and confirmed) as a Governor of the Federal Reserve. Which is a 14-year, no-recalls, no-fire, not-at-pleasure-of-the-President position. So even if the next President can’t stand him, she/he/hir/ou, and we, are still stuck with with this person as a Person of Power.
Tough choice, eh? Need lots of “space” for this one.  (more…)

Want to move to a new land? Need to move to a new land? Thousands of us, not just me, have “fallen off” their own part of their figurative little hemisphere, their own portion of the world we each believed in.  Each person has a different story. Some of us decide to make a change of location, country, legal residency and even perhaps citizenship, part of our self-reinvention, our response to the global chaos. That’s great! Some, to a society and culture where they visually stand out by virtue of height, or hair color, or skin color. Really, that’s just how the world is presently grouped. But it shouldn’t be your decision driver. If it is, you suck.

Example: if your reasons for coming to my new home country of Uruguay, or some other country, are “there are no black people here”, then I truly do not want to know you. No, not even if I could make money doing business with you.  You’re an evil asshole. You’re also wrong about afro-uruguayos, not just an asshole. (more…)

Here’s a first draft of a chapter fragment. Immune Response. Hopefully gives you an idea of what “Falling off the hemisphere” means. Hint: Your world is not what you think it is. If you’re from the so-called “First World” of the Global North (which includes you guys in New Zealand and Australia too, even though you’re Down Under with me in the Southern Hemisphere geographically), you need to de-program yourself in order to heal yourself.

Because you are ill. So was I. So are we all. Our countries are ill… (more…)

Apropos of nothing other than blogginess, I’m going to stick with the default theme from the newest version of WordPress, “Twenty-Thirteen“, at least for a while.  Unmodified, más o menos.

This isn’t my web and social marketing business site; I don’ t feel like making this a “demo”. This blog is where I’ll talk about stuff that’s important to me, personally, as well as what may tie into my writing. It’s not where I need to shine up all the fancy chrome. I did just enable Twenty-Thirteen’s off-by-default sidebar and popped in my @mcmxs Twitter feed in there, so we can converse cross-nets easily. But that’s going to be pretty much it for me.

If, like me, you too are a bloggy whiner this new free WordPress.org theme might appeal. The official wordpress.org schtick for WordPress 3.6’s default them is “Back to the Blog“. By that, they appear to mean, putting the writing foremost, not all the other uses into which WordPress has grown. Logically follows: Get all the crap out from above the fold, from out of the content area entirely.  All the widgets and other chock-full-of-offers content locations, out of the way, stuffed down in the footer. Most of them disabled, and the footer being the only “widget area” by default.

“Affiliate marketers” and “Blog Network” types and those in “The Business of Blogging” are gonna hate this theme! But, they’re not going to use it either, because they’re mostly self-marketing to each other with their “programs” of “how to make your business grow online with my coaching”, showing up in widgets and “landing pages” and overlays and other crapola everywhere.   (more…)

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