Thursday, June 26, 2008

Emergency electrons

Don't let Saipan's blackouts thwart your work routine. Notebook computer users can use inverters to convert their car's electricity to usable tech juice. Here's my latest look at the gig. This follows an earlier piece I did on March 2 last year.

The secret's out now: Blackouts are no excuse for missing a work deadline. You might want to hide this column from your boss.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

WWII and a jazz singer too

A WWII vet sent me an interesting video (At the Interface: The WWII Recollections of Donald M. Showers) that I review in today's Saipan Tribune.

The producer's web page is

We also take a glance at Miss Emily Anne, an up-and-coming jazz singer who's working the San Francisco club scene. You can catch some samples of her interesting sound at her site,

Both of these stories dovetail perfectly with the Long Tail effect, as musicians, merchants, and others use the Internet to reach out to niche markets.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Random thoughts for CNMI grads

Maybe Friday the 13th isn't an auspicious date to contemplate graduation stuff. Oh well, here we go anyway...

Friday, June 6, 2008

Little Worries, Big Worries

As bad as the immediate effects of high gas prices are, the long-term consequences may be far more painful. Is it time to chuck the car and buy a donkey? Maybe, maybe not, but in any event, this week's column ponders the gig.