Jeff the Great Agrees with Ahmadinejad?

Gimme one second before you freak out about my post title. Ahmadinejad is, in my opinion, one of the worst people currently alive on our planet. He is a delusional dictator blinded by his mis-interpretation of his religion.

In his speech today at the 62nd General Assembly of the United Nations, he did say something that I agree with. Among a bunch of BS he spit these words of wisdom:

"Among all the ineffective bodies, unfortunately, the UN Security Council ranks first.''

Seriously folks, the guy is right. The council is made up of select group of countries, a few of which have absolute veto power. Meaning, 1 "no" vote one of the select countries with veto power and a resolution goes down. Probably makes it hard to get things done when a country like Russia doesn't want to cooperate.

The UN Security Council is also scarred by it's decisions to give Saddam Hussein 17 or however many 'final' chances. Look what that did! The world's next evil dictator (and there is always another one) knows what the UN will do....nothing for at least 17 warnings!

So in this 1 instance, and hopefully for the first and last time, I agree with Ahmadinejad.

-Jeff the Great


New RSS for Jeff the Great

Just a quick heads up that I have switched the RSS feed on this blog over to Feedburner. As I recently started using RSS feeds to keep track of all the blogs I follow, I discovered that Feedburner is the most simple and effective way to publish a feed.

So click the button on the right side bar, the button that looks just like this post picture above left, and copy the resulting URL into your favorite RSS reader.

Personally, I use an RSS reader right in my Google Desktop Sidebar.

-Jeff the Great


Jeff the Great is So Goboz!

I wrote recently about a cool new gadget for your iGoogle homepage, brought to you by Goboz.com. On Thursday the 6th, Goboz.com launched in the Portland Metro Area.

Goboz.com is basically 2 things: first it is a local business search site, similar to Citysearch and Yelp. Second, Goboz is a 1 stop shop for Portland area news from all the top sources like KATU, the Oregonian, and the Willamette Week.

What makes Goboz different is the way the site communicates to you what businesses people like and what news people care about. It uses a voting system inspired by Digg.com and the great thing is that you don't need to be signed into an account to vote. One click of the mouse lets you voice your opinion.

Goboz also stands out because it allows users to submit businesses and news that is not already on the site. So if you read a great article about Portland in the New York Times, share it with others at Goboz.com. Love the local coffee shop and think everyone else in Portland needs to know about? Just submit it in 1 quick step and it is available for voting immediately.

I love this site. I think they way they deliver this information is the next evolution in local information on the web. Don't trust me though, check it out for yourself.

Other blog coverage: Silicon Florist

-Jeff the Great