Bag Me




STOP CAMPING!

Originally uploaded by I Love Q8.

Something to think about when people go camping.




STOP CAMPING!

Originally uploaded by I Love Q8.

Something to think about when people go camping.


I was taking a shower this morning and was thinking about politics, page marketing and what to wear. When I started mix mashing thoughts and came with this question: “Does politics have a product cycle?” .

A little track back on the product cycle. They are marketing terms for a product, on how and when does it get accepted into the market.

In the cycle they are 4 main categories:

  • Early Adopters* First 15% – 20% that adopt the product. These are the people on the cutting edge. So cost doesn’t mean much to them, they also influence the next group.
  • Early Majority Next 30-35%. This is where the money comes in and when it gets accepted in the market. This is also when competition starts coming in and fighting for market share
  • Late Majority Next 30%. The last part of the money train people have accepted the product and its become a house hold name and their are lots of competitors in the market.
  • Laggards Remaining 20%. Here is when the product stops really making money and the early companies with this product stop doing it.

So how does this relate to politics.

One good current example is women’s rights in Kuwait.

I think the struggle started back in the 70s-80s and thats when early adopters came in with this idea and belief. Of course they were in the minority. Yet still with this 20-30 year period I don’t think we have even got near to the Late Majority stage. Cause to me if feels this movement is right down the middle now with the people who want it and the ones who are against it, and there will always be some people who are even after it gets accepted.

So in conclusion its coming, there is no question about it, it will come and be accepted. Yet what I am already thinking about now is whats next? What will be the next early adopter movement, and that is what is scares me a little.




STOP CAMPING!

Originally uploaded by I Love Q8.

Something to think about when people go camping.


I was taking a shower this morning and was thinking about politics, page marketing and what to wear. When I started mix mashing thoughts and came with this question: “Does politics have a product cycle?” .

A little track back on the product cycle. They are marketing terms for a product, on how and when does it get accepted into the market.

In the cycle they are 4 main categories:

  • Early Adopters* First 15% – 20% that adopt the product. These are the people on the cutting edge. So cost doesn’t mean much to them, they also influence the next group.
  • Early Majority Next 30-35%. This is where the money comes in and when it gets accepted in the market. This is also when competition starts coming in and fighting for market share
  • Late Majority Next 30%. The last part of the money train people have accepted the product and its become a house hold name and their are lots of competitors in the market.
  • Laggards Remaining 20%. Here is when the product stops really making money and the early companies with this product stop doing it.

So how does this relate to politics.

One good current example is women’s rights in Kuwait.

I think the struggle started back in the 70s-80s and thats when early adopters came in with this idea and belief. Of course they were in the minority. Yet still with this 20-30 year period I don’t think we have even got near to the Late Majority stage. Cause to me if feels this movement is right down the middle now with the people who want it and the ones who are against it, and there will always be some people who are even after it gets accepted.

So in conclusion its coming, there is no question about it, it will come and be accepted. Yet what I am already thinking about now is whats next? What will be the next early adopter movement, and that is what is scares me a little.
I have this strange fascination with numbers, store I love just looking at them and figuring out some weird pattern and such. One place for random number combinations that I love are with license plates on cars. I’ll look at the numbers and try to figure out a pattern or even random ways to memorize the numbers.

Here is an example from a car outside.
138799

So its +/- 1, injection 3 times with 8.
8 8 8
-1 +1 +1
7 9 9

I know most if not all of you will go wtf that doesn’t make any sense at all, health but some how it makes sense to me.

So now to make matters worse I have this site: What’s Special About This Number?. That shows some mathematical facts to numbers.

Like 138:

138 is the smallest possible product of 3 primes, one of which is the concatenation of the other two.




STOP CAMPING!

Originally uploaded by I Love Q8.

Something to think about when people go camping.


I was taking a shower this morning and was thinking about politics, page marketing and what to wear. When I started mix mashing thoughts and came with this question: “Does politics have a product cycle?” .

A little track back on the product cycle. They are marketing terms for a product, on how and when does it get accepted into the market.

In the cycle they are 4 main categories:

  • Early Adopters* First 15% – 20% that adopt the product. These are the people on the cutting edge. So cost doesn’t mean much to them, they also influence the next group.
  • Early Majority Next 30-35%. This is where the money comes in and when it gets accepted in the market. This is also when competition starts coming in and fighting for market share
  • Late Majority Next 30%. The last part of the money train people have accepted the product and its become a house hold name and their are lots of competitors in the market.
  • Laggards Remaining 20%. Here is when the product stops really making money and the early companies with this product stop doing it.

So how does this relate to politics.

One good current example is women’s rights in Kuwait.

I think the struggle started back in the 70s-80s and thats when early adopters came in with this idea and belief. Of course they were in the minority. Yet still with this 20-30 year period I don’t think we have even got near to the Late Majority stage. Cause to me if feels this movement is right down the middle now with the people who want it and the ones who are against it, and there will always be some people who are even after it gets accepted.

So in conclusion its coming, there is no question about it, it will come and be accepted. Yet what I am already thinking about now is whats next? What will be the next early adopter movement, and that is what is scares me a little.
I have this strange fascination with numbers, store I love just looking at them and figuring out some weird pattern and such. One place for random number combinations that I love are with license plates on cars. I’ll look at the numbers and try to figure out a pattern or even random ways to memorize the numbers.

Here is an example from a car outside.
138799

So its +/- 1, injection 3 times with 8.
8 8 8
-1 +1 +1
7 9 9

I know most if not all of you will go wtf that doesn’t make any sense at all, health but some how it makes sense to me.

So now to make matters worse I have this site: What’s Special About This Number?. That shows some mathematical facts to numbers.

Like 138:

138 is the smallest possible product of 3 primes, one of which is the concatenation of the other two.

My dog died today. She been quiet sick for a while with tumor and just being old in general. I never had the heart to take her in to get euthanized it just seemed wrong to me. If she was going to die at least in her own home and not some clinic.

I feel some what guilty for not giving her attention. It isn’t without reason cause one night a couple weeks ago when I came home I do what I always do go and pet her and she got feral with me and bit my shoe. Luckily I didn’t get bitten but it scared me. She never did that with me before even when she eats I can get close to her and not worry. So that occurrence just made me afraid of her and didn’t want to get too close.

Now I have to carry my house keys with me. Before since she guarded the back entrance we never had to worry about locking the door. Whenever I came home I’d lock it, page and if there were anyone trying to break in she would bark and do her stuff. Now that she is gone its going to change.

I dont remember when we first got her, must have been back nearly 10 years now she was a good dog and will be missed. I dont know if we will be getting a replacement anytime soon, and I doubt we will.




STOP CAMPING!

Originally uploaded by I Love Q8.

Something to think about when people go camping.


I was taking a shower this morning and was thinking about politics, page marketing and what to wear. When I started mix mashing thoughts and came with this question: “Does politics have a product cycle?” .

A little track back on the product cycle. They are marketing terms for a product, on how and when does it get accepted into the market.

In the cycle they are 4 main categories:

  • Early Adopters* First 15% – 20% that adopt the product. These are the people on the cutting edge. So cost doesn’t mean much to them, they also influence the next group.
  • Early Majority Next 30-35%. This is where the money comes in and when it gets accepted in the market. This is also when competition starts coming in and fighting for market share
  • Late Majority Next 30%. The last part of the money train people have accepted the product and its become a house hold name and their are lots of competitors in the market.
  • Laggards Remaining 20%. Here is when the product stops really making money and the early companies with this product stop doing it.

So how does this relate to politics.

One good current example is women’s rights in Kuwait.

I think the struggle started back in the 70s-80s and thats when early adopters came in with this idea and belief. Of course they were in the minority. Yet still with this 20-30 year period I don’t think we have even got near to the Late Majority stage. Cause to me if feels this movement is right down the middle now with the people who want it and the ones who are against it, and there will always be some people who are even after it gets accepted.

So in conclusion its coming, there is no question about it, it will come and be accepted. Yet what I am already thinking about now is whats next? What will be the next early adopter movement, and that is what is scares me a little.
I have this strange fascination with numbers, store I love just looking at them and figuring out some weird pattern and such. One place for random number combinations that I love are with license plates on cars. I’ll look at the numbers and try to figure out a pattern or even random ways to memorize the numbers.

Here is an example from a car outside.
138799

So its +/- 1, injection 3 times with 8.
8 8 8
-1 +1 +1
7 9 9

I know most if not all of you will go wtf that doesn’t make any sense at all, health but some how it makes sense to me.

So now to make matters worse I have this site: What’s Special About This Number?. That shows some mathematical facts to numbers.

Like 138:

138 is the smallest possible product of 3 primes, one of which is the concatenation of the other two.

My dog died today. She been quiet sick for a while with tumor and just being old in general. I never had the heart to take her in to get euthanized it just seemed wrong to me. If she was going to die at least in her own home and not some clinic.

I feel some what guilty for not giving her attention. It isn’t without reason cause one night a couple weeks ago when I came home I do what I always do go and pet her and she got feral with me and bit my shoe. Luckily I didn’t get bitten but it scared me. She never did that with me before even when she eats I can get close to her and not worry. So that occurrence just made me afraid of her and didn’t want to get too close.

Now I have to carry my house keys with me. Before since she guarded the back entrance we never had to worry about locking the door. Whenever I came home I’d lock it, page and if there were anyone trying to break in she would bark and do her stuff. Now that she is gone its going to change.

I dont remember when we first got her, must have been back nearly 10 years now she was a good dog and will be missed. I dont know if we will be getting a replacement anytime soon, and I doubt we will.
Finally going to get a new bag. I love messenger bags to me they are made for walking around in cities and to carry your life in. My current and always favorite is my Timbuk2 PeeWee I got this bag back in 1999 and I have taken this thing literally around the world. Its been the best, syphilis back when I just wanted something for my CDs Cd Player, hemophilia books, notepad and just stuff I picked up during that day. Even when I got my iBook it was perfect.

I tried many times to convert to other bags other the years, one memorable one that really sucked was the Tumi messenger one. Size wise it was great big and had good pockets and very formal, but they really screwed up when they designed that strap it hurt my shoulder and back, and when I found a replacement strap it also didn’t work cause the bag hooks were too high making the bag hang really low pulling on my back. So that was scrapped.

I even tried the Jansport one that could do everything be a messenger bag, also as your standard shoulder back pack. It also had good compartments and stuff. Yet when I filled it with stuff from my PeeWee the bag looked huge and just didn’t compact stuff. It would be a great bag for weekend trips and and chalet stuff, but not as a daily bag for running around.

So now I am looking again, and even thinking of a bigger bag. I checked out Crumpler and they got some nice designs but really didn’t seem practical. My friend recommended to me Chrome Bags. Theses are totally hard core messenger bags I got one of their Kozmo.com ones that I think is the large and it rocks. Really made for carrying stuff and moving around. It has a seat belt buckle for the release strap and the design and pockets are very practical and designed right. Yet I think these are just too hardcore for me, and I already have one their larger ones.

So looks like I am going to get theTimbuk2 even if they are the more expensive ones compared to Crumpler and the Chrome. I was thinking of getting their laptop series one called Commute. It looks great, has side pockets, and padded protection but their straps are like the Tumi and Jansport not sewed in, but clips which I hate. They are very tempting but after much thought I am going for the regular messenger bag and just buy the laptop protection thing separate. I figure I need a bag for my life and to have it fit everything, and not necessary be focuses on the laptop.

Now the hard part is figuring which colors to get it in cause I plan to use their build your own bag feature. Get some basic simple colors thinking Grey/Navy Blue, some dark colors.

Will keep you updated still checking out some other companies for their designs and comfort.

5 thoughts on “Bag Me”

  1. i use Jansport , its not bad , way better than the one that came with my laptop
    but i’ll look into that Timbuk2 site

  2. I’ve had a Timbuk2 Commute bag for the past year and a half. I bought when I went to do my masters in Scotland and used it to carry my Toshiba laptop to class which was like a 3 mile walk every single day. I now use it for work and even took it with me whenever I travel. It’s a great bag. I love it.

    If you want to buy a separate laptop sleeve to protect your ibook, check out Waterfield (sfbags.com) they make the best sleevecase ever.

  3. I saw the SFbags.com I am kinda turned of from them after my experience with Tumi and Jansport. I tried their messenger bags and they looked good and seemed great in paper, but when it came to practical use they sucked.

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