Archive for May, 2008

I first saw this last year working at my previous job and I thought it was the best thing I had seen and I still do to this day. These are two Asian boys lip syncing to a Backstreet Boys song, I Want it That Way. Enjoy!

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I heard about Litepost approximately four months ago and was pleased to learn that there is another email program that might..MIGHT, rival Gmail and Yahoo (I’ll speak about Yahoo in another post – and it won’t be pretty).

Being the email hound that I am, I have been axiously awaiting the opening of Litepost, but it has yet to take place and there doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of tunnel either. They have a section on their website where you can sign up to receive emails of updates, however, there is no where to put your email address. Should this cause concern? I think so. I have also tried to find a way to contact them to get the skinny and that is impossible as well. Hmmmmm.

I have come across a site that posted a beta version that people can sign up and use, but the link to that is broken. Again, should I be concerned? Yes, I think so. But not concerned about Litepost because it was not Litepost that supplied the link. It was another blogger. I should be concerned about the blogger, then, eh?

But I am having major concerns with Litepost itself for its web site is very well put together and makes me excited about another email program that may offer as much as Gmail and probably better than Yahoo, but the fact remains, when the first false statement is presented, it makes me wonder what other false statements have been made on the site. I will not know until the site is up and running.

Will I sign up for Litepost although I have concerns? Yes. Why? Because, like I mentioned, I am an email hound. Actually, horder is more like it. Its a good thing email programs are not physical things or my house would be overflowing.

Oh the deception.

I have learned that Litepost has lost their domain name, “This domain is registered through Registration Technologies, Inc. and expired on May 21, 2008. Registration Technologies offers our customers a 40 day grace period during which they may renew their domains without losing them. Therefore, this domain may be renewed until June 30, 2008. After then, this registration will be cancelled.” That’s too bad really, because I saw what could have been a promising e-mail application to rival Gmail and Yahoo.

I had been in contact with a gentleman named Michael who was part of Litepost and he had given me Nathan’s e-mail address (one at Gmail and one at Litepost). Nathan was the one behind Litepost.I wrote Nathan twice about month ago asking when would Litepost be up and running and didn’t hear from on either e-mail. I write Michael again stating that I had not heard from Nathan. Michael said he would let Nathan know. But as usual, I didn’t hear from Nathan. Because of the lack or communication from Nathan, that told me a lot about the proposed product. Sidebar: They were having trouble getting off the ground due mostly to funding.

They advertised this on their site for the longest time:

As mentioned above, at the bottom it says Sign Up but when you clicked on the button there wasn’t any where to sign up. The page that followed stated you could put you name on a list to be notified od Litepost’s release, however, the button on that page did not work. They also didn’t have a way for you to contact them, which I understood. If they had a way for people to contact them, they would be inundated with e-mails, snail mails or phone calls (depending on which contact information they choose to display).

I am not sure how I found Michael’s e-mail contact but I have to say he was a very nice person and as helpful as he could be. As for Nathan, I realize he was busy trying to get Lifepost ofdf the ground, but ignore a future client was npot the best move to make. As mentioned early, him being non-responsive told me a lot about Litepost and should it get off the ground at a later date, I willl not be signing uo. Besides, I found a great e-mail application that rivals Gmai, Yahoo ans Hotmail and its called Inbox.com.

I’ll write about Inbox.com in a later blog.

I will also write about why I love e-mail apllications and what I look for in one…basically I will attempt to explain why I am a such a snapperhead.

Watch Us Cry Loneliness

Posted: 2008/05/27 in Poetry
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Watch the stars as they shine above-
Tell hate it is but love
Tell death it is but life-
And watch me sign it with a knife.

Tell God that beside Him the devil will stand-
Then watch Heaven and Hell walk hand in hand
Tell your heart it can be broken-
The explain to your soul its a worthless token.

Watch me laugh when I want to die-
Hear the kid talk about life when he wants to die
Watch happiness bring your misery-
Then watch glory bring you agony.

Turn loneliness into your greatest pleasure-
Learn that getting old is a treasure
Tell the dreamers they can reach the sky-
Then tell truth, it is but a lie.

There are certain commercials I find very effective and those are the ones that play music while displaying their items and this one from AT&T for Mother’s Day was one of the best. I am currently trying to find the first Razr commercial that featured AC/DC’s Back in Black.

A friend of mine has been watching the view for a few months now. I never watched the show and never really cared too until she began and I have to say I enjoy the show a great deal. The Hot Topics they have at the beginning of the show is what I really enjoy and for some of them, I wish I was at the table to cast my thoughts.

Recently, they had Denise Richards on their as a guest (not at the table, but a regular guest) and she was speaking about her divorce from Charlie Sheen and the stuff he has pulled with her and with regards to their divorce. She was also speaking about her new “reality” Tv show titled Denise Richards: It’s Complicated which begins 26 May 2008 on E!. Denise spoke about how she wants to protect her kids and such and Whoopi was questioning why would Denise, who wants to protect her kids, take on a “reality” show.

Denise does state, “They are in it very miminal,” which is probably true, but I also see Whoopi’s point of view that if Denise wants to keep her life private and her kids life private, why; 1. Do a reality Tv show, and 2. Have your kids on there?

Denise stated the time was right for her to do a “reality” show so people can see the real her and not what Charlie or the others have made her out to be. As for her kids, they are HER kids and if she wants to have them on the show for one second or one hour that’s her business. I personally think that if she’s going to do a “reality” Tv show about her life thnn that has to include her kids. Unlike Corey Feldman who did a “reality” Tv show with Corey Haim and excluded his (Feldman’s) son from the show. No one knew he had a son named Zen who is four or five now. Why exclude your kids from your life, whether its in real life or Tv?

Kamora Lee Simons has a “reality” Tv show called Life in the Fab Lane and her kids all over the show and I think its great. There’s a way to have your kids on YOUR show without exploiting them and I think Kamora Lee does a fantastic job. I have a feeling Denise will do the same thing.

I loved how Denise carried herself on The View when being confronted (and yes I do mean confronted) by Whoopi. Those kids are not Whoopi’s kids so she should not be so judgmental towards Denise for what she is doing. But as for what Denise is doing only time will tell if it was the right decision or one that will have a profound effect on her and her kids.

I do wish her the best of luck with her show, but more importantly, with her life from this point forward.

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Forgiveness

Posted: 2008/05/18 in life
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Forgivness is a hard thing to do, but is it on the end of the person not being forgiven or the person trying to do the forgiving but getting no response in return. It could be both, but moreso, its the forgiver.

For one to fogive the other the first has to accept the wrong one has done. Admiting wrong is not easy on the mind, soul and moreso, ego. Forgiving someone does not mean one has to forego their pride or their being, it just means it hances one’s being for that one is able to step up and say I was wrong. However, this does not say the other is right. There can be a wrong without there being a right.

I used to hear “I forgive but I don’t forget”. I never understood those words, but now I am older and have to hope for forgiveness from others, I, in a sense understand.

I don’t forgive and I sure as heck don’t forget, but I let things pass. I put incidents in the attic of my mind as a keepsake. I always hope that I can throw away that keepsake, but they aren’t called keepsakes for nothing. There are times I go into the attic to look at things have place up there and it reminds me of why I should not do the things I have done in the past that has caused my attic to become over crowded at times. I have thrown a lot of things away but only because I have promised never to put myself in a situation to where I would have to recall those things. But there are things I like to keep, although do not benefit me, and probably hinder me more, but I keep them just the same.

I believe one has to forgive oneself before one can forgive another. I can’t forgive myself for walking so blinding into landmines and not learning. I will never forgive myself and therefore I won’t be able to forgive others for what they have done to me. And because of this, I am quick to judge the new comers in my life. I am quick to find major faults in minor things. My actions now may have me a lone in my older age, but that’s price one pays for not forgiving.