Name Marco Von Ballmoos
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2411 Articles

20 years Ago


Published on in Technology

Discussion of user-interface paradigms and logical conclusions. ‘Files’ and ‘Folders’ are obsolete. Computers should only deal with ‘things’, each of which have ‘properties’. These ‘things’ can be grouped by an number of properties, using a search or ‘query’. That’s it. He addresses the need for a view on your data that lets you see an email on the same footing as a file. It’s brought together is something called a ‘lifestream’, which is a date-ordered stream of data. Sub-streams are created by... [More]

News Media warning

Published on in Miscellaneous

Go to http://www.somethingawful.com/ for a nice analysis of a typical news report in America today.

The piece is from 6/16/2000 (Today).

FW: 3 contractors go to the White House

Published on in Fun

Three contractors were touring the white house on the same day. One was from New York, another from Missouri, and the third from Florida. At the end of the tour, the guard asked them what they did for a living. When they each replied that they were contractors the guard said “Hey, we need one of the rear fences redone. Why don’t you guys look at it and give me a bid.”
So to the back fence they went. First up was the Florida contractor.

He took out his tape measure and pencil, did some... [More]

You know how women get…

Published on in Fun

Crazy Bitch

Published on in Miscellaneous


How do you vote?

Rudy Couldn’t Control himself

Published on in Public Policy & Politics

There he is. I can see him through the car window. He’s trying out the roof of City Hall this time. Rudolph Giuliani always is a little man in search of a balcony.

We pull up to what was once the public entrance to the plaza and steps of City Hall in New York City, a lovely old building where once they held a wake for Abraham Lincoln and a wonderful, shrieking celebration for Charles A. Lindbergh.

And now they have black iron picket fences and gates stopping any car from going in without a... [More]

21 years Ago

Finding Jesus

Published on in Fun

A drunk stumbles along a Baptismal service on a Sunday afternoon down by the river. He proceeds to stumble down into the water and stands next to the Minister. The Minister turns, notices the old drunk and says,

“Mister, are you ready to find Jesus?”

The drunk looks back and says, “Yes sir, I am.”

The Minister then dunks the fellow under the water and pulls him right back up.

“Have you found Jesus?” the Minister asked.

“No, I didn’t!” said the drunk.

The Minister then dunks him under for... [More]

Census 2000

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The Onion asks about Diallo

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