Back in Chicago for a day. Delayed flight out of NY JFK (air traffic), cloudy and windy in Windy City (what’s new), work, work, work, and cancelled flight out of O’Hare due to…wind. Shit. Stuck in the airport most of the night, waiting for the next flight out.
At least I got a taste of the Tesla Roadster… only to discover it is too small for me!
- A green PacMan
- The market size you want to conquer
- Your shrinking market size
- Food to eat
- Food eaten
- A green tea – coconut – ginger vegan cake
- A memory
- A moment
Does this post start to sound like an HSBC ad? I spend too much time in airports!
Vegan Korean teahouse and restaurant Franchia. And leave turkeys alone.
PS: This morning I missed Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade because I miscalculated the angle. From my living room, the Empire State Building blocks the view, and from the sun deck (50th floor), being 2 streets to the East and 5 to the South made the viewing impossible. Next year, better to go to Central Park in the morning.
means resisting the urge to kill yourself or kill others, and find a solution.
Walking on 8th Ave., I find this amazing signs on a lawyer’s office window (NO COMMENT):
In Spain, kids are told not to step on a puddle because they can get dirty.
In NY kids do not need to be told to avoid puddles: from a very early age, they learn when puddles are frozen in the winter, they are a deadly slippery trap. Freezing time approaching. Welcome to NY.
In Spain we have a legal right called “private copy” by which anyone can make a copy (for non-commercial use) of their copyrighted content (movies, music, books, etc). To offset the supposed loss (many studies prove this “loss” to be a fallacy) we Spaniards pay the so-called “Digital canon”, a tax levied on blank media (CDs, HardDisks, printers, photocopiers, etc, etc) and managed by private monopolistic institutions called “collecting societies”, some run by supposed alcohol-consuming, whore-user, money-embezzler, tax-evading criminals (or so goes the accusations brought to a number of them by the Attorney General).
So, after packing 16 boxes full of indispensable books for the mover to take (already en-route to the USA), I decided packing also the hundreds of CDs and DVDs I own was going to be too much, so why not make a digital copy of them in an external HardDisk and take that with me? Sounds good, and it is legal, and I paid for my right to… wait a minute: in the US border the laws change, and I could be indicted for possessing the very same thing I do have a right to possess in my home country.
Solution? Leave the HardDisk back at home, connected to the net, and establish a tunneled VPN, thus streaming my content, sitting in Spain, to my home or office in NY.
Technology to the rescue! Technology will lead us to the future, away from the retards that can’t see beyond their FUD (and pocket).
I hate charitable dinners where most (or almost all) of the money goes to caviar, tuxedos, valet parking and other hoopla.
Fortunately there are other charitable dinners, where you won’t see any PP mothers, like yesterday’s organized by Didi, where people sit on the floor, eat off plastic plates, and enjoy Didi’s deliciously vegan cooking and sincere love, so just about all money collected goes to Calcutta’s orphans.
First things first: thanks to whomever thought I would be interested in joining MCA through RiseUp, BUT…
- Don’t subscribe me to a list without my consent
- Don’t do so without at least letting me know who you are
- Don’t assume I might be interested in something because it sounds related to my interest
- Don’t align me with “scientific socialism” when I am a declared anarchist
- Don’t make me waste my time on a list where the first 20 or so messages are split between arguing troskist, marxist, rose of lenburguist, bujarinist, bakuninist, leninist, hotsiminist, guevarist, maoist, castrist… and people who want to be taken off the list
So, thanks (and I show it by talking about your project here), but show a little respect for other people’s rights, please.