Sunday, July 22, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Will Romney Pick Pawlenty for VP? I'm Hoping So Because Of A Couple Domains I Own

Still shot from a campaign video featuring Tim Pawlenty, me, and a Black Person at CPAC 2011.
News sources are saying that there's a decent chance that Romney will pick Tim Pawlenty to be his VP candidate. While I was never able to get my hands on, I did buy and roughly two years ago.

Plus I was briefly in a Pawlenty campaign video last year! 

Unfortunately I don't think he's going to pick Pawlenty. Romney is the clear underdog and needs several lucky breaks to beat Obama this year. Even if the economy tanks, the Republicans have left their destructive fingerprints on so many programs in the last couple years that I don't think that will sway things toward Romney.

Pawlenty is a "safe" choice, which means he has very little upside. While it's possible that Romney will be so deterred by McCain's choice of Palin that he'll want to avoid any possible loose cannons, I don't think he's going to choose such a boring candidate. If he's going to pick a boring candidate, he might as well pick one from a crucial swing state, like Bob McDonnell of Virginia.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A More Serious Follow-Up To The Post Right Before This One About SEIZESEPUEDE.COM

So many previously successful web entrepreneurs make websites that are supposed to effect "change", sites like Jumo and TechnoServe. But these sites are just modernized charities and aren't actual solutions; they perpetuate. Reading about them depresses me sometimes. Charity certainly helps people and I'd rather have it than nothing, but reading article after article about how the internet is changing the world for the better bums me out. It's not changing the world for the better. The world is the same and it's not changing.

That's why I thought might be a neat idea. A website that actually changes things. An internet revolution that is actually revolution and isn't just the polishing of a turd. That's what the internet does at best right now; it polishes our big Earth turd. Having a sleek turd is nice, but it's still pretty gross if you ask me!

Also I just bought because it sounds like it might be a thing.

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I was talking to friends about stuff and something prompted me to joke about developing an app that makes it easier for workers and government leaders in developing countries to seize land and assets from wealthy European companies and redistribute them. I decided that it would be called "Seize Se Puede". Then I liked that name so much that I immediately bought the domain.

It comes from "Si Se Puede", the famous inspirational line from legendary labor leader Cesar Chavez, which was of course translated and adapted by Obama for his presidential campaign. The name of this domain might not actually be that marketable though because "Seize Se Puede" sounds almost exactly the same as "Si Se Puede" when said out loud. But maybe that's a good thing for a wealth redistribution application.

Also Godaddy tells me I have 75 domains expiring. Great.