OBD, OBD2, M2M…. OMG

Last night Sprint M2M (Machine to Machine) and I hosted a dinner party under the stars for some of Los Angeles’ forward thinking women. Sprint M2M is responsible for providing the bandwidth for more than 5 million M2M devices. I promise you this is interesting! Don’t give up on me. Sprint has a line of products for insurance companies – OBD2 devices plug into your car, typically under the dashboard. Every car made from 1996 until today has an OBD plug in site (OBD = On Board Diagnostics). It’s where …

Does Not #FollowFriday

In spring of 2009 Micah Baldwin started a twitter Meme that would never die. It’s called #FollowFriday. The idea behind #FollowFriday is that you (the twitter user) would take one fascinating person you follow on twitter, and explain to the rest of your followers why they should follow them. I embraced Follow Friday for most of 2009. I loved sharing great finds with my community. Unfortunately 2010 was the year that I didn’t use Twitter on Fridays, mostly Friday mornings. I would go to twitter and my entire stream would …

If You Want to Have a Dumbed Down Webinar Invite the Moms

Last night I was invited to watch a webinar introducing Dell’s new touchscreen computer. I love my touchscreen computer for a million reasons, but after a year of daily use I have a lot of questions about touchscreen computing. Dell invited four mom bloggers to be in attendance, and at least a dozen more to attend the password protected webinar (I was logged on and was one of 13 people). Here’s the webinar. At 20 minutes in Miss Lori asks Dell my question about screen size. Someone also asked my …

A Revolutionary CyberWar

If you’ve turned on the news any time in the last few weeks you’ve heard of Julian Assange and Wikileaks. Julian Assange is the site owner of Wikileaks, and has published more than 250,000 classified US Documents. They have ranged from benign to downright¬†embarrassing. Watching our leaders scramble to understand the internet at this point is little like watching Keystone Cops. Lieberman and some dopey anchor can’t understand why Assange wasn’t charged with treason in the US. Could it possibly be because Assange isn’t American, therefore his acts cannot be …

I Tried Omegle So You Don’t Have To

I heard recently about a site called Omegle. It’s where you go to chat anonymously with strangers. I decided it try it (so you don’t have to). I’m not brave enough to try videochat (I imagine there are many Farve-eque guys there), but I did have these chats. You can decide if it’s a good way to spend your time: Omegle Chat Number 1: You: hi Stranger: Who are you You: i’m a mom. you are? Stranger: A mom. Stranger: Really. You: really? where? Stranger: Shush, new fag. You: and …