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software engr, young at heart. coding from early age. "digital brain" but with lots of feelings too. writing here mainly to publicize a few key issues, let off some steam, & for the feedback. plz write me comments, very much appreciated!! even on old posts!! helps me gauge reader interest/ reaction & steer direction of new posts. oh, and IMs often make my day & I usually reply. and long IM conversations are my favorite.

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hi all summers here & the time is right for dancing in the streets. or listenin to that summer music. have been gettin a big dose lately here in denver. cherry crk arts festival, highlands ranch music nite, and just went to red rocks last sunday nite to see rodriguo and… Read full post »

hi all, can you believe this snowden saga? have not really seen anything like it in my entire life that I can remember. the links are flying fast and furiously and I can barely keep up.

snowden has been giving interviews and a press conference. the US complained that russia… Read full post »
hi all. wow this snowden thing is just moving so darn fast. as they say in the news "developing". it reminds me of assange/wikileaks a few yrs ago.

not sure how it will shake out right now. snowden got on a plane to russia, apparently helped by wikileaks &
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Snowden gf Lindsay Mills, literally served up on a platter.
hi all!

thought somehow it might be a slow summer & I would blog about something frivolous like my favorite harmonica songs, my favorite/best Matrix-like videos, etc! but as the chinese say with their famous curse, "may you live/…

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hi all. hot off the press. once again, revisiting an old topic. it was around ~2005 when revelations about the widespread bush cybersurveillance via the NSA were revealed. basically, it was illegal phone wiretapping. congress later passed a "retroactive immunity"… Read full post »

hi all. this used to be entitled "beautiful women" as likely less inflammatory but I couldnt fit it in the title this time. hey, plz dont flame me! uh, or... maybe flaming is ok in comments if nobody has anything else to say!

summers here, my sig other is away
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conspiracy_theory hi all, from your resident open salon conspiracy theorist-slash-crackpot! welcome to the Conspiracy Channel! just wanted to put my trusty tinfoil hat on and greet you all after one of the most conspiracy-rife periods in recent memory! they seem to be everywhere you look, popping out of the… Read full post »

hi all. another few years, another sickening terrorist event.

just heard about the boston marathon explosions as I write this. another senseless tragedy but with probably deep political implications./…

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hi all. as some of you may know, this blog was started partly to share 911 truth type information with the public. about 3.5 yrs ago, that was rather radical. it is still out of the mainstream, but how far? the pov has increased substantially in awareness over that time. its… Read full post »

hi all. as I mentioned recently Ive collected bazillions of links on misc political topics over many months & was ready to post while open salon was down. one topic Ive covered in this blog since its inception is Drones. the complex and polarizing issue has really spiralled in a short… Read full post »

hi all! long time no write. open salon has been an unmitigated disaster for at least a quarter of the year as far as its performance. yikes! so, took a hiatus from the blog. but, really did miss cranking out blog posts routlinely. had been easing up on my frequency anyway.… Read full post »

hi all! so glad that open salon is working again. did ya miss me?

I saved up a bazillion links since last summer but didnt have the chance to post em because of open salon woes. also after the links, a huge backlog of Beautiful Women of Open Salon (click on… Read full post »

hi all. whats new? brief update on me. I havent been writing as much in the blog lately due to summer busyness & also I found a cool site for theoretical computer science, with lots of characters and drama already. alas over here in this world it seems like open salon… Read full post »

hi all. I like my anonymity and usually dont post a lot of personal stuff, or at least its been awhile. I guess my personal posts & details have probably declined over time in my posts as I got stuff off my chest.

one of the great things about blogging is… Read full post »

hi all. its alan turings 100th birthday. happy birthday man!

as usual Ive been collecting lots of links on coding related subj & decided this is a perfect moment [excuse?] to unleash em.

yeah Im a real blogwh*re for hits and yet I doubt this subj is gonna push the needle much.… Read full post »

hi all. ray bradbury died this wk. I collected a few links that whizzed by, see em below, lots of good quality writing on the subj. more on that shortly.

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have been thinking of writing up a blog on obama & the drone warfare. I suppose… Read full post »

hi all. hows it goin? so summer is here & a young mans fancy turns to thoughts of... and Im plugged into yet another new job. its pretty elite stuff, I surprised even myself this time. & got through a crunch with a lot of busy work outside of work. you… Read full post »


hi all. hows it going? things have been kind of turbulent in my personal life lately. some health issues for nearby cohorts, not my own. employment volatility. persistent quandaries. to make long stories short. sometimes I feel like writing a long blog about it, other times not.

my zeal… Read full post »

hi all. april 10th is the 3yr anniversary of my blog here. yep, Im an old timer. do the wrinkles show?

its been a bit of an adventure. I started open salon on a bit of a lark. my main issue I wanted to talk about was new scientific evidence about 9/11.… Read full post »

hi all its been awhile since I last posted this series. 3 whole months. my 3yr anniversary on this site is coming up in early april & I guess Im running out of steam a little bit. yeah Ive got a lot of various writing out of my system I guess.… Read full post »

hi all. as some may have noticed Ive collected links under the heading "electronic democracy" almost since this blog started.

its an old idea Ive had ever since the late 80s or early 90s as computers were starting to gain traction in everyday life. what if our government & other bureacracies… Read full post »

JANUARY 23, 2012 10:33PM

GAMECHANGER-- *Occupying* Republicans!

hi all .. my last installment in this series was about 3mo ago at which point the Occupy msg was starting to resonate across the country. boy has it ever! within the last 2 weeks we saw Romney get dinged bigtime over his comments that he "likes to fire people" and… Read full post »

hi all. I just read a great front page article in UsaToday on the new TLC program "all-american muslim".* I havent seen this show yet but its definitely making waves & creating some buzz. it portrays "everyday" muslim americans going thru their typical struggles. I noticed another editoria… Read full post »

hi all. FLASH! emily the editrix has announced a remarkable event in TWO DAYS, the day after tomorrow as I write this-- a conversation between open salon CEO David Talbot and master conspiracist Oliver Stone.* [see links below this post for details on contents. Ill put asterisks where I have… Read full post »
hi all. I write about a lot of heavy stuff in my blog, & once in awhile (at least!) feel like writing about something way cool in the world.

almost 3yrs ago the paradigm-shifting Iphone came out. what a wild ride its been.... can you believe that when it… Read full post »