Scott Penton's Weblog
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Well, like most people in my country, the USA, I watched the Democratic National Convention in Denver this evening, I watched it on TV on CNN and also via Twitter on the computer. I have to say his speech was pretty darn good. I am not a Democrat OR a Republican. I for sure will NOT vote for McCain, however, as a Independent, I am still undecided on who to chose this November. So you say if I don't vote for McCain then who else? I originally was going to vote for Republican Ron Paul for I believe in a lot of his views, but as of July he is no longer in the race for this term at least, but I was still thinking of "writing in" his name on a absentee ballot, which can be done. Or voting for Obama. Some people would say "don't throw your vote away on someone that won't win", But that's not right. Your actually throwing away your vote if you vote for someone that YOU don't actually agree with, but because "everyone else is". It's like that saying if everyone else jumps off the bridge would you? So, I stand undecided for now. But, after tonight's speech Obama looks like he could sway me towards him. I hope everything he say's is true, but there's conspiracy's out there (just like McCain) that say he could just be somewhat of a puppet (like G.W. Bush) and their could be a bigger thing behind him, ie. corporations or someone that would actually make the decisions, (like Cheney). I don't know to much about Biden, I like how he takes the Amtrak to DC, but there's something about him, not sure what, but something that's not right. I hope I'm wrong and they ARE the best team to run the country, but that's the cool thing about this New Media, we can make it better by checking the candidates to make sure their up to par. Obama comes somewhat from the same ways that I grew up with. It was him, his Single Mom, and Sister with help from his Grandparents who all made sure he and his Sister went to good schools, sounds a lot like my life. So, yes I still have a lot of research to do on them, just like every American should do, not just Independents but Democrats and Republicans. Research, research, research, don't just rely on mainstream media, because mainstream media CAN control us, but WE can fight back. God Bless America :)
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Well, the weekend is coming to an end. I did not do much for 1. I was resting my back trying to get it better and 2. most of my family is clear across the country on the other coast, so I watched the Olympics and did a lot of thinking. I've come to realized I need to be closer, not necessary in the same city, but closer to family members. Most people here in Las Vegas move here either with family or have family already here so it's easier to adjust with family support. I do not, which is why I find it difficult. So, now the question is where do I go, So. Cal, or somewhere on the East coast of the US or Toronto? So, now the job search will begin, again. (I am Second on the list for a Government job here in 'Vegas, financialy it is good and the people there are really cool so if I get that I'm not sure what to do). But first I have to get my back healthy again, and then 'blog world' is happening Sept. 20 so I'm thinking of attending that and do some networking to find a job through the many social networks that I'm on instead of the traditional ways ie. monster.com and hotjobs.com, I do know in order to do that I have to work on my verbal communication and break out of this shyness stuff. I've realized my strongest communication skill is writing so I'm going to try to blog more here not just micro blogging like on twitter. I have also going to brush up on my web design skills for my newest project, cre8tivevision.net. Well, that's all for now, thanks for reading and have a awesome week ahead. :)
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Well, I went to New Media Expo today and it was pretty cool. I saw the keynote with Epic Fu (http://www.epicfu.com) and attended the seminar with indiegogo.com and strayform on crowd sourcing, I got some cool links on how to fund a project. I also toured the floor and looked at all the booths with some cool software, however I noticed it was mostly focused on podcasts/videoblogs that want to make money from it. Which is good, money is always nice, but there's also a part of blogging/podcasts that's cool just for hobby, I don't know, maybe it's me, but there wasn't much community like at past Expos. Although, I was just there on Saturday, I missed Thurs. & Fri. because of work. There was one seminar, the last one, with Steve Garfield (http://stevegarfield.com) he had a really good show, in explaining how to produce content from your mobile and get it online, pretty interesting. I'm actually thinking of getting a Flip Camera and trying out my hand in video blogging. What does everyone else think of this years New Media Expo? Should it be in 'Vegas next year? If so or not should it be in August? it was VERY hot! Let's discuss in the comments.