This time I explore the real-life embodiment of “the parting on the left is now parting on the right” lyric by the Who (bonus points for the name of the song).Â Y’see, I’m starting to think that the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street people could actually find themselves agreeing with each other if they’re not careful.Â Far be it from me to bring that up, though.
All kinds of news from the farm (big new-bird news for Marcie, big new-fiber news for me).Â Plus the big story of the last few weeks — online privacy.Â Which then morphs into my personal story of moving myself off of Google services as much as I can.Â I tell a bit about what’s been bothering me about all that information that Google collects, plus ruminating about the delicious application-candy they use as bait to draw me in.
Yep.Â Got all the hardware troubles fixed — just in time for a new crop of economic troubles to GeezerCast about.Â Topics include weird US stock-market gyrations, weird Greek currency gyrations and weird political gyrations.Â Since GeezerCasts are really just a chronicle of weird events for my unborn grandchildren, it looks like the pace may pick up.
Huh.Â Pretty short interval between Geezercasts here.Â But Marcie and I had a couple pretty interesting conversations on the Morning Walk and I thought I’d share them.Â One is about cyber-war and the other one is about how people are treated on reality TV shows.Â You’ll have to listen to hear how that all goes together.
In the early days of the Y2k problem, there were Pollyannas and Doomers. One side said “no problem!” the other side said “this is the end of the world as we know it.” Neither side was right — we muddled through. Now the sub-prime mortgage problem looks a lot the same way to me, with very polarized opinion and little credible info in the middle. That’s what I ruminate about in this Geezercast.