Author: David Beckemeyer

I don’t blog all day, or spend all my spare time reading other blogs to see if they’re talking about my blog. I’m a propellerhead, not a professional full-time blogger. I’m admittedly outside the loop. Therefore, this blog may appeal to others who are equally un-hip. Or not.

Blogs are like California

As a native of Northern California, my decision in 1995 to move to LA was significant. In the three years I lived there, I gained respect and appreciation for both LA and my own Northern California. Among other things, I…

Gartner reports discuss alternatives to Microsoft

This is not that new, but I hadn’t seen it before. Via Living Without Microsoft Gartner now has a series of reports available that look at <a href=”http://www4.gartner.com/pages/story.php.id.8723.s.8.jsp”>alternatives to Microsoft</a>. They claim this research was started in response to “significant…

The Danville Parade

Ok, it’s getting ridiculous. My little town is full of people who are full of themselves. There are <a href=”http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/6233860.htm”>chair wars</a> now over the best seating for the 4th of July parade. The parade is a big deal here, but…

Bush’s Legs

Chicken drumsticks are known as ‘Bush legs’ in Russia, after former US President George Bush Senior, because of a food aid package that introduced them to Russians in large volumes in the early 1990’s. It turns out this is the…

BBC Program

We saw this program advertised on TV when we were in London. What The World Thinks of America It was broadcast in the UK on BBC Two 17 June 2003, but you can watch it now at the above BBC…