Archive for the ‘Two Cents’ Category

8-Cents: What voting method makes you feel most secure?

August 3, 2007

Electronic voting, if done right, is my choice. Compared to paper ballots, eVoting could be more convenient and less expensive, and we’d have access to real-time results.

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   — SFGate.com’s Two Cents blog
   — My Two Cents on other topics

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6-Cents: Has the iPhone lived up to its promise?

July 30, 2007

Last Wednesday I submitted a response to SFGate.com’s Two Cents community blog. Topic: the iPhone. I figured they would receive a ton of responses. On Friday I received the editor’s standard “Thank You” email, so I assumed my reponse wasn’t selected. I’ve received that email so many times I have it memorized.

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When I got to the office this morning, someone told me they saw me in today’s paper—the San Francisco Chronicle. I went went down for coffee and grabbed the morning paper. Sure ’nuff, there I was alongside seven other gadget geeks on page 3 of the Technology section. Oh yeah! 

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Appearing online in a blog is one thing. Seeing yourself in a major newspaper is something else. Even though my mugshot and quote took up less space than the size of a business card, it somehow seemed huge.

It’s now 10:32 pm. My 15 minutes were up 13 hours ago

   — SFGate.com’s Two Cents blog
   — My Two Cents on other topics
 

4-Cents: What career advice would you give Chris Daly?

June 20, 2007

“Take some lessons from Hollywood: If you’re going to aim below the belt, have star witnesses or photos to back your allegations.”

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   — My Two Cents on other topics
 

2-Cents: Your best guess on why the whales swam off course?

May 30, 2007

The single mama whale dreamed of living in California. Hearing home prices in Sacramento are cheaper, she packed up her baby and went to see some model homes. As hard as they looked, homes were still too expensive. So after two weeks they gave up and headed home — to Portland.

   — What did others have to say on this topic?
   — SFGate.com’s Two Cents blog
   — My Two Cents on other topics