Archive for February, 2006

Where’s the Old Blog?

I’ve had a few emails about why I started a new blog, what happened to the old blog, etc. Yes, in a moment of shining clarity I deleted the old blog - forever. I can’t seem to recall the exact clarity anymore that led me to do that, however. I think it had something to do with the overall focus that the blog had strayed toward. You can still see the excerpts of the postings by using Google’s Blog Search and typing “MelbourneLawrence” which was the name of the old blog. I think you’ll see what I mean.

Dell sues Paul Dell for

I read Michael Dell’s book when it came out. Mike is no slacker. But as it goes, I doubt he understands the irony of what he is doing to Paul Dell who is being sued by Dell Corporation for his domain name, Paul has agreed to accept financial support from folks who don’t like the idea of what Michael Dell is doing. If another Dell, let’s say “Ahmed Dell” for fun, had a big company making websites 20 years ago, when Michael was in college tinkering with computers in his dorm room, and Michael started “Dell Computers” on the net and registered and, wouldn’t he have been just a little annoyed to have Ahmed come sue him? I would think that Michael, an entrepreneur at heart, wouldn’t be so quick to buy into the feudal system of corporate America.

Why “Rebel Scum”?

The result of a long-standing joke, really. And not even funny. But it pays tribute to Star Wars, and any self-respecting geek would be remiss by not tipping the hat to George. In reality, though, I am somewhat of a “rebel scum”… being that the “rebels” in Star Wars were the good guys, but yet, always underfunded and on the run from the big bad Empire, thus the moniker “scum”. So to be called a “rebel scum” is, in effect, an honor.

UPDATE - May 13, 2006