Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Better storyboard graphics prototype:

ƒ(Us)™ containing Persons on the left, potential future Persons on the right.

This the work of an expert visualization designer, I hope to introduce you to at some point.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, December 28, 2013

iBank, 80's version

Bitcoin enables the Persons of ƒ(Us)™?

A Person has one share and only one share of FunctionOfUs. As such, each has the same as each other Person in the entity’s proceeds over time. Two factors change that value. One - economic synergism in the size of Us (hopefully growing) and Two - the amount of incremental Bitcoin value in the Digital Wallets Us holds divided by the current membership population.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, December 26, 2013


The firewall provided by ƒ(Us)™ to Person (as defined):
"Unification of financial and online identity, without sacrificing anonymity"

Google the above with the quotes and discover the source of the idea.

The use within ƒ(Us)™ is the isolation of personal data, while preserving buyer/seller transaction ownership.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Brain Press

First of all, Happy Birthday Jesus.

In Level 6 of the Dissolution game in Lumosity, I am noticing that I have not been paying attention to the puzzle piece outside shape. Maybe I can speed up my play using some strategy that includes it?

I'll bet that 'can't put it down' aspect of the games is by design. I hope the luminosity folks can keep the pace in company's mission.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Public Scrutiny

If the eavesdropping is so pervasive, then surely large scale criminal activity is a part of the record. Think about this for a moment, why don’t leaks of certain large private firms happen. Is it true there is nothing worth unauthorized disclosure to the public?

The state of the art may belong to certain private parties now that government oversight the fallen behind. How much of a mix of design and obsolescence is probably of less importance than who is competing with the referees (government) and why.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, December 21, 2013


A lot of bad news about the internet. Seem some nefarious parties have gone high tech.

The good news is you do not have to turn it off. The good guys have gone "techie" too.

Did you here the one about RSA's BSafe back door?

Public key encryption has been around for quite awhile. I may be a little more digging is in order.

If my understanding is correct, public key in used in highly robust encryption applications and has proven itself. Keeping the private keys private is the challenge.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, December 16, 2013


Code named “Grandma”, the venture takes care of older folks who have special needs.

The first product is a free smartphone app the will alert appropriate parties if an older person falls. It takes  advantage of the accelerometer sensor in the smartphone to detect a fall and send alert messages.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, December 13, 2013

Engaged But Private

Lets say your personal device is an iPhone.

Because it linked it to you even while you are not using it, the iPhone causes your unique identity to be stored anonymously at one place at a particular time. Further, your privacy is protected from those who should not know.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Connected Person

Your device could automatically know when it is not close to you and take appropriate action.

• Alert sound when leaving a perimeter.
• Outgoing alert message.
• Alway from owner device state.

Does the current protocol support ADEQUATE uniqueness and security?

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Chrome Speak

The following paragraph is one I wrote in TextEdit. The one following it is the Google’s Chrome output at me speaking it. Notice the error in the last word.

Checking my ability to speak with Google’s Web Speech API Demonstration. I would like to achieve a certain level a satisfaction with my daily progress. Aphasia is still my biggest obstacle but, surprisingly, the progress I have made is palpable.

Checking my ability to speak with Google's web Speech API demonstration. I would like to achieve a certain level of satisfaction with my daily progress. Aphasia is still my biggest obstacle but surprising me the progress I have a is powerful.

This took several tries. Looked like the Google technology was extraordinarily capable. And just a day into my exposure to it.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Siri Secret

What would make voice exercises and as much fun as luminosity.com does for non verbal brain training? I talk ‘funny’ since the stroke - strangely rather than humorous. Practice, practice, practice. With whom?

Somebody suggested to Siri not too long ago. Just now, I googled "web voice recognition". After launching Chrome, I visited the voice recognition demonstration site the Google. I am quite sure this path is am pursing is the worth my while!

I am quite surprised at the accuracy of the Google speech recognition especially with my voice. Look at its output with me reading the last sentence, "I'm surprised app for accuracy of the Google speech recognition especially with my voice".

Great things could happen with the tools I have, could have and I could make. Fun!

Click below:

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, December 6, 2013

Deja Vu Too

Ok, so I watched the "most trusted man in America" tonight. What can I say?

Had get Netflix again because said person said the Jehane Noujaim movie, "The Square" would be on, but only in selected markets. On the strength of what Jon Stewart stated - not knowing whether or not the Rose City was one of those markets - I ended up watching Portlandia on Netflix.

Now on to the task of seeing the movie and what it says about hope for Egypt ...

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Best Private, Never Hacked?


For the 'Man in the Middle' security breach, Bitcoin is immune?

For Us, maybe there is no back door? By ƒ(Us)™ definition, one is not required? From a philosophical point of view, external agendas (to that of Persons) are not, by design, contained in Us.

But there are bound to be borderline cases that belong inside and outside the FunctionOfUs domain.  What are they and how will they be treated?

The big three in mobile (Apple, Facebook and Google) "have a horse in this race".

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, December 2, 2013

Recovery of the Technology Kind

So, here it is. I am out of the woods, so-to-speak. I will continue testing but it seems I am no longer at the mercy of what I've been calling the Genieo infection.

Furthermore, I am running 10.9 (Mavericks) on the MacBook Pro I purchased in 2011.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Real-Time Malware!

Malicious Ware
Genieo alert - malware residing on 13' MacBook Pro. Usual resources, especially Apple, not helpful yet. The pattern is quite old on machine's I have.

Do a Goole search (without the quotes) on "Genieo".

I called Joint Venture back late this morning on hunch. The second time around a female called at appointed time.  She was very helpful - much like the Apple I know and love.

To be continued ...

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, November 25, 2013


An app that solicits input on seeking to engage in a productive conversation. The topic or topics of conversation?

I am struggling with the words. Synergism comes to mind. The equal components are individual beings that adhere to an evolving protocol of their own making.

A framework is necessary for the organic growth we expect - an constitution. A first order of "business" to original users of the app is to actively contribute to such a framework.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, November 21, 2013

9 Lives of Radio

The are other characters in the RFM story besides, Sandy - one of first 'jocks' (DJ, not athlete). I just got off the phone with another, Bill Wolfenbarger.

Like yours truly, he worked at a legal station while in high school (yes, I worked at one too). Both stations were in small towns in Washington state. As Bill use to say of our adult supervision,"Nobody likes popular music". So we played it the evening - adults didn't listen to the radio at night.

Radio was fun for the people that embraced the new music - rock and roll. The great war was over (version 2.0) and people made babies (lots of them), us. Making love, not war before there was birth control - baby boom. Birds and the bees. Need I say more?

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Local and Immediate

Lander Hall, Home of Marvick and RFM

Please excuse me if I jump around a bit. RFM was local radio, the real kind. None of the Radio Moscow or Voice of America stuff. Not even close. For awhile, listeners had to be in the music practice room next door.

The picture above was before the recent teardown (Lander on the right), but essentially the same as in the '60's. I hope to be able to include a picture of the RFM control room as it appeared to the Daily (student newspaper) at some point.

Unlike the Longview station we built in '59 this was 'carrier current' - almost legal. It was broadcast over the wall wiring and, at best, covered Lander and Terry Halls.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, November 18, 2013

The U. in 64

I was a freshman at U & W studying E.E. I stayed at Lander Hall and my roommate had blonde hair, blue eyes and deep affection for soul music. His name was Sandy.

Unlike WKRP, this not was fiction.
The commercial radio station of choice in Seattle was KJR - the All Americans (DJs) played our music. The team to beat was 95 (on the radio dial). So 'try' we did … a teenager can dream can't he …

We talked Lander management into letting us use one of four music practice rooms in basement of the dormitory for our studio. World HQ of RFM (Radio Free Marvick) - our "house' was Marvick, on the third floor - but the action was downstairs.

By now, dear reader, you may have guessed where some of RFM 45's (plastic disks with a groove) came from ... do not end a sentence with a preposition.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Talking Points: Then and Now

I moved from Longview north 120 miles (as the crow flies) to the big city, Seattle to attend 'The U.' in the fall of 1964.

Rock & Roll was in my blood (still is) from my junior high school days. What else would we program on our bootleg radio station (KOOL) in 1959?

Fast forward to a place where young people are supposed to study (University of Washington). What else could I do but help start another rock radio station? My roommate, Sandy ...

[Sandy on RFM, his theme song was Green Onions]

to be continued ...

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, November 15, 2013


"Coolest" is a product design that could become a dynamite product. A friend is a founder and designer and works at the local coffee shop (like me). I will add some more to this post after I read more of the press kit.

More than just an ordinary cooler, it has a wireless connection to your smartphone for its detachable speaker for tunes. Further, and battery-powered blender, a lid light and bottle opener.

As I write this, yet another DIY inventor/entrepreneur has entered our conclave. I know her, but I digress …

Kickstarter may assist with start-up capital. Ryan (pictured), is the man with the plan. He has a prototype in his garage. The funding will finance the manufacturing molds and hire the engineers to put the Coolest on-the-shelf hopefully in August.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, November 14, 2013



I leaned a cool new word from a Wired magazine article (see link above), panpyschism. Being a following of Tensin Gyasto, I have yet another way to describe a concept I hold dear.

[secular compassion too.]

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It Can Be Fixed

There is a choice for an app development platform. I am currently evaluating a second. Maybe a call to Apple's Joint Venture? I am a happy customer of that service.

After playing with it this afternoon, my next dev. platform choice looks a lot better than the first. A valuable lesson - evaluate the alternatives. Being a novice again has its advantages.

Who'da thunk?

So, I called Joint Venture at Apple. Good idea ...

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, November 11, 2013

Aphasic Adventures

Your aphasic friend (me) is currently dealing with two challenges. Will I meet them with the good side of the "Force" or come crashing down in a big ball of flame?

Plain Rabbit Ears did not get many on-air channels so I thought an amplified (26db) one would do the trick. Plug it into the TV set and it should work, right? Well ...

Meanwhile, a smart phone app builder company advertised that I could make one easily. I could not do it, so far. I think I have a good idea of my handicap. The company, I'm not so sure. And that is probably putting it mildly.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, November 8, 2013


I was hoping to deliver a simple iOS/Android app this week. Their appears to be a glitch in the development tool. Stayed tuned to this station for updates in what it means to slip a software system launch date.

The company providing the tool that develops apps to customer specifications calls it "Permanent Beta" -- roughly the equivalent of "gravity may pull downward." It is important to fully grasp this point.

Transient confidence example: The dog won't bark if one explains it to her in an eloquent and respectful tone that she should be disturbed by the flower growing the neighbors yard.

What was I saying?

[typo fixed, I hope]

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

What Brian?

Two and a half weeks into my exposure to lumosity.com and my performance is up 65%.


Just the right amount of encouraging feedback is but one of its best qualities. Another is the wide diversity of brain building games.

Make no mistake, I am truly a fan of the web site. The effects of my particular form of stroke aphasia is already demonstrating to me its efficacy.

Watching my progress over several iterations of this post, I still have a ways to go in my recovery. Lumosity is a valuable tool in that process.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, November 3, 2013

New Name, Program

Where is the remote?
Beginning the quest for the next level of ID Wisdom. How might we do that? The universal requirement is something that is close to Person, I am pretty sure (see previous posts).

What assets are available now? What is more required right away and going forward? How should assets and agendas be sequenced?

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, November 1, 2013

Long Journey Has Begun

On a cold read, would someone recognize the writer as aphasic? I would like to know because I am the writer in this case. Some of it probably makes sense, but glaring errors exist even after my re-reading it several times.

Oh well. At least now I have an excuse … so there.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Too Fast

Skipping along the surface not realizing that enough of underlying story was being revealed. Headline news so-to-speak. Before, I fell into this without knowing the cost. After, a serendipitous fresh look, things have changed.

Before I say too much ... there is a litany of comments that come to my mind. I am becoming increasing aware in the value that luminosity.com is having in my recovery. My experience has taught me it is a well designed site. I would have said that even before my recent stoke, but since, something new and important.

My point here is I have now recognized the hazard of "headline junky". This is true at a number of levels. Screening stories at headline level is risky - motive and competence of person writing it is of paramount importance. Editorial policy may trump even that.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, October 28, 2013

ID Wisdom

What would bind the each member to FunctionOfUs™? I am advocating ID wisdom, the connected knowledge that serves a single purpose, appropriate interests of each of its members.

As we have said before, the path to fully-valued individual deserves a vehicle unencumbered with "outside" agendas. To advance the goal, the organization must seek a dynamic balance between individual rights and collective benefits to all. No easy task.

Each member of FunctionOfUs™ is what we call Person. Every manager and board member is a Person. The glue that holds the whole together is a dynamic PROCESS we call ID Wisdom.

The is a precedent is human biology, the ways neurons grow in adaptive behavior. Online Google, Facebook and many others often use adaptive techniques to provide functionality beyond what can be explicitly programmed.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, October 27, 2013

"First Reader

If I ask my training mind, what background I can remember before the stroke about the item, I can recall the name of it that I have lost.

I am the first reader of what I write as posts to this log. As such, I now have another 'instrument' looking into mind of another reader - what brain links might be missing to understand the intended meaning.

Follow the hyperlinks back from my post. You may discover the thread I am suggesting as it relates to Person.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Part of the Secret

How is it different before and after August 1st? With my own mind, I can now see what it is like to not completely "get" my own written meaning (before the event).

Consider the following in this context: Encouraging readers to ask questions seeking clarification.

Further, ask her or him to reach across platforms, Google and Facebook to enhance their understanding of the conversation in the implicit invitation.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, October 25, 2013

Secret Passage Way

Just before my life changing event, I was working on some really cool stuff. As my memory and/or recovery start to kick in, a new perspective is starting to emerge.

"Born again' holds special meaning to many. I am now among them, in manner of speaking. Experiencing something such as a natural birth, that is so profound to be equivalent on the level, is what I mean.

I speculated before in an abstract way, but it is not same as experiencing it. I am pretty sure I am there.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Normally reliable, my fiber optic internet connection has been slowing down. I spent 1.25 hours on a phone (timed on my iPhone) trying to track the problem with customer service/technical support yesterday. No resolution yet.

Just as I sat to wait for my ride, the speed test clocked 20 Mbs download to 16 Mbs upload. An just 20 minutes ago it was doing 1 Mbs and .5 Mbs. So, it might be the desktop. Joint Venture to rescue?

"Efficiency rather than speed." my SLP said yesterday. It was in reference to writing. Speaking out loud what I am about to write is an effective method for connecting (interna).  Taking long journey 'home' (aphasia recovery) with be less time consuming.

Lumosity.com is very well designed site. I enjoy my visits there, even though my scores are low for my age group. Progress is happening already though.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, October 21, 2013

The FunctionOfUs™ Person

So what has caused the vast majority of people to aim their line of sight in wrong direction? I propose the reader assumes the argument to see how select observations support the conclusion.

Social networking based on current technology is leading to manifestation of what we can, Person. As mentioned before in the log, the fundamental atom to the social conversation is an real person. Real in the sense that one living human in the world of today is equivalent Person.

Hundreds of years ago, this was true too. So it is not modern technology dependent but it does rely on the connectivity that has been available only recently and the technology and growth in human cooperation as a result.

On a personal note, suffering a aphasic stroke the night of August 1st, 2013 has had interesting ramifications. The BuzzTheHill online writing was attempt at looking 'inside' by taking advantage of a prescription medication, as SSRI for first the first time in my life. If had a profound affect on my life as I perceived it. With a post most days to this blog, there continues to be a lot written about it.

Stay tuned, dear reader, and you too may hear something calling.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Luminous Quality

For weeks, folks have been recommending luminosity.com for my stroked brain. Today, I started.

The site was friendly - easy registration and calibration using my MacBook Pro. Looking forward having it run on the iPhone too, though it would be fine on the laptop.

Chances are I will reporting on my progress with the site here.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, October 19, 2013

It is in There

It is almost entirely hidden without the code and instruments to detect it. Counterfeiting is a major problem but it also seems explorers are following false leads.

Clues are the word, 'inside' and phrase, 'from a fresh perspective.'

What is 'it' and why should it matter? I don't really know. In came in a dream (like before the stroke). I noticed it more this time - and in a different way. To early to explain it further. I will try again soon.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, October 18, 2013

Time Is Now

Recently, both Facebook and Google have seen a run-up in their stock due to what the stock market calls, 'mobile'. Live people move - smart (often small) computers that move with them are more lifelike - think smart-phones, tablets. Especially if they are connected - to virtually everyone.

In the early eighties, my retinal identifier prototype was attached to a HP desktop. It was a natural fit since computer run an engineering oriented form of Basic language. Hewlett Packard was a hot company that built great stuff for high-tech inventors like me.

The bright folks at HP saw the future of networks and talked about the applications of heath care, engineering etc. They were very supportive of the mission to identify folk with their retinas. At the time, I wrote a letter to them (trying hard to impress them) saying of the coming personal computer, "... it will know its user and be connected the rest of the world."

Read the first paragraph again. Many are working on of the 'age of Aquarius' - so to speak. It is where most intend to look (pun intended) that has obscured the solution.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Person At Beacon

The two circuits I alluded to in a previous post are illustrated in the following (rough draft).

The identity safe is a major component of FunctionOfUs™.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Accountable To Whom?

Wrestling with myself, or so it seems. I am reminded of an article I read just the other day. Check and balances built into our system of government to protect us from England.

The 'landslide' in my brain has caused an interesting conflict in the "running of me". Perhaps just the conscience awareness of such? The 'blah de din" seems to run on its on. It is more nuanced than frustration or isolation, though. Part of my brain may not relate to the way I communicated on the outside, but it is making sense on the inside.

On a somewhat related note - US will shutdown because of what a minority thinks? How is that related? "iyum sme ti ere wry", :-)

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Where, When of Person

iBeacon (Bluetooth LE) -- is it one more step to Person? With regard to location granularity, it might be useful. Device possessor's identity, exactly where and when can be known by the beanonowner and/or net too.

Let us think this through. The beacon has a camera associated with it - an eye, so-to-speak. Perhaps other person specific sensors as well.

I am imagining a graphic -- the net entity (cloud) and Person (as defined) as the two main elements and two circuits between them. An local one at where/when/who and the highly de-centralized FunctionOfUs™ are the endpoints for each circuit.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, October 14, 2013

Numbers, Memory, Visual

Today was my first real session at Cardiac Rehabilitation. The top heart rate was 109 beats/min. I noticed counting reps or seconds was difficult - even though the count was just fifteen.

Back at home, the Cambridge memory tests continue to be a struggle. The other tests, some meansuble progress. How can I improve this aspect of my aphasia/visual processing?

Questions for the out patient speech therapist, I suspect.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, October 13, 2013

What Is Person

With regard to moving to the cloud (Eric Schmidt says it is inevitable), the Person link, the connection between individuals and the cloud is an important piece that has not quite arrived yet.

The two biggest technological components exist, identification (biometrics, passwords etc) and the recently established personal web (Google, Facebook, Twitter etc.) I would argue the mandatory link is still weak, however. It is a big job and organizations, large and small are working at a torrid pace.

Each time I put a little time in before I read this post again, I detect more errors. The writing is better though and tremendously satisfying.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Practice, practice, practice.

Now writing a much as I am able. Which, of course, means that I am reading as much as possible. When I asked my by at-home speech therapist what she would do if she were in my shoes she said, "Read".

I am quite interested in the shutdown of the US government. Reading about it is very easy - the cloud is full of articles. Reading them while keeping my critical thinking hat on is an exercise that is important to me now. Just cranking out words has little meaning to my intellect and ability to communicate.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Who Is Running the Show?

A little homework last night. My wife and I watched again the 2008 movie, Charlie Wilson's War.

After reading that a Google and Facebook friend served the in U.S House Defense Appropriations Committee with Congressman Wilson, I wanted a another look. He is a much better writer (yes, even before I stroked.)

Since The Graduate, I have enjoyed Nichols work. Aaron Sorkin's screenwriting are the tops in my book. Imagine the thrill I got when I learned the yesterday the connection to real story behind the flick.

CIA knew Snowden to a suspicious character in 2009 ...

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Forbidden or Not

To be truthful, I was dreading my trip to the medical-industrial complex (translation: hospital) for what had to be…  But wait, that was the serotonin deprived individual of two months and change ago of recent history. Despite for "fog" and health scare, I know it was me because I remember it very well.

Cardia Rehab was not what I had remembered it some twenty two years ago, nice folks, great equipment and a nice facility. My memory, the emotional part, probably darkened my view. You see, has it has been my pattern. So, is it clinical depression (funny name)? Fun to discover in a lighter the mood a deeper nuance of a ostensibly dark experience.

The first experience with the out-patient speech therapist happened too. Not a moment wasted on my side - I was fairly exhausted from morning activities. It it included visually processing  tests, since I had expressed an interest in driving again. The driving evaluation showed my needing to recover that skill again.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Busy Here. Overstimulate.

A visit to a medical care facility (OHSU) yesterday was extraordinary efficient considering the tests were done and interpretation of them by the nurse practitioner. I was grateful because it has seemed long time coming and my post-event depression is easing up a bit.

At a coffee shop in the morning - it was small plus very busy. My MacBook having a difficult time connecting to wi-fi. All together, I was brain re-training overload. We were waiting while the alignment and tires got replaced to the Prius, a two hour wait. A good test of my writing skills and multi-tasking progress.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


The secular argument for compassion for me has come to light.

Remembering before that fateful day of August 1st and the so-called arrival at an academic understanding of fuzzy logic of it all.

Yesterday, an old friend had come my for a visit. I was grateful he would come on such short notice. Even though my speech is still impaired, he was conversing with me. From the early days of my hospital stay he has witnessed my progress.

The technical and publishing of our conversion was what the doctor ordered, as we had through the decades long relationship. I felt  "normal" the again. Mania - I think not.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, October 7, 2013


I called it brain fade where I am rebuilding my stroked brain with an specific exercise and I am simply overworked. My speech therapist noticed it and pointed it out. I was unaware until she mentioned it.

Is it my brain is moving to a more abstract level in order to compensate for the stroke injury and, in turn, overwhelmed the previously automatic task?

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, October 4, 2013

Augmented Reflection?

I have been experimenting with conceptualizing other foundational components in the system disclosed before August First largely because having read related material in the news.


Nearly twenty years ago, a Michael Chricton novel was made into a motion picture, Disclosure. It dealt with, among the things, various aspects of the titled term. So too interconnected parts aspect of fully actualized connected person cooperative. As we have seen, powerful entities may process strong interests that are counter-productive (nation states (e.g. Russia, big owner suppliers to government agencies (e.g. NSA)).

A person cooperative are constructed entities that output(s) disclosures that select a continuum of secret to public, internal and/or external.

Consider this Google Alert found just today from the Huffington Post:

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Nameless Epiphany

Lotus flower is about to bloom, is the metaphor. I woke up this morning and it happened. Forgive me, I am at loss for words to explain - as you can tell from my more recent posts, I have got an excuse. Let me try though.

It feels like there is a inside connection, as if an auxiliary channel opened up. Forgive me electronic reference, I refer to my brain.

Meanwhile my speech therapist gave me an exercise - speaking a list of paired words with either similar or opposite meaning and I answering out loud to which it was. As she proceeded through the list, I begin to slow my time to respond.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, September 30, 2013

Where I Was Recently

My first thought on the visual-spatial sketchpad test, Spatial Scan was prediction over-think or maybe anticipation. On further wandering, mis-memorizing longer sequences and/or non sequential patterns was the cause.

Too early to tell, but a mini-adventure exploring the highly modified space behind my eyes is looking interesting with the application's web site (see link above).

My teenage daughter scores outliers out the on right tail of the population distribution on several of tests she have taken so far.

Me, not so much - not even close. Mostly the left tail.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, September 29, 2013


I wrote a sentence quickly for a Facebook post and left out the verb, 'teach'. It tried to be funny in the mistake and got "deeper into the weeds" so-to-speak.

What did the speech therapist call it? Was it "verbal apraxia".

A cure for talking too much? Could I have been guilty of that? Seems a bit harsh - a stroke. But this does bring a point of interest in my habits of hearing.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Speech Language Pathologist - no idea of what that meant until now. No reason to. The speech center is truly fascinating -- especially from inside out.

Communications through spoken and written word takes an extraordinary coordination below the level of consciousness. Not a surprise, such is the largely hidden complexity of the human mind.

© 2013 Buzz Hill


Speech, though improving, is far from that before the stroke.

Ambitions for writing seem far away - a few sentences barely poor out out me. I notice the difference, spelling is better, there are fewer wrong words but adding 's' to words.

Engaging conversations on which I wrote frequently have been put on hold. Finding a substitute for that joy in the intermin will need addressing.

Already, they are ideas coming to my mind.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Driving Again?

Driving again would be a worthy goal - six to eight months of additional time may be required. The physical well being is coming along nicely. But experts are saying that building cognitive speed apparently happens more slowly.

Tests today to access my response time were to slow. It reminded of my improving but sluggish reading ability since the brain damage due to the stroke.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Joint Incentive

Yes, you will encounter mistakes of various kinds, especially since the stroke. I'll make comments brief, unless I am just practicing on myself (the brain makes new but it is a complex task recovering and will take time I am told).


With regard to previous recent posts on person, my view is a mobile device (such the shown Phone 5s) may be pivatol part of the breakthrough to 'us and them'. It provides in security in depth to both parties at near ideal place, the person. Your fingerprint not is only thing that identifies you to EACH side.

What else identifies its mobile owner for each application will be an evolving process. From least risky toward higher value exchanges as the appropriate systems mature.

Apple's iCloud advantage is low-cost merchandise (such as music) to experiment on initially - Amazon, Facebook too. A temporary breach would be relatively harmless until such time as a solution can be found.

From this perspective, Apple and maybe Facebook seem to have an inside track. What if something entirely different make sense?

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, September 23, 2013


Authentic communication is a software/networking/personal play as much anything.

Biometrics and various kinds of identification are not today's answer anymore. In in integrated solution, they are a part, though.

"Coupling transparent behavior measures, such a mobile device location and owner ID over time, provide a cost-effective means to secure the product of human interaction". It is has been said so many ways before, it hardly bears repeating. I propose the salient point is an integrated person centric system (mobile device, client software, network etc.).

I am iPhone user and can imagine the iCloud, plus "missing modules" for the person-centric whole. I would be surprised that Apple designers/engineers are hard at work on the problem. Google with their Android and massive network is another candidate. Facebook too, of course.

From my corner of the universe, there may be a missing piece or two ...

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Person, Before and Since

There are two main thrusts to the 'Person' story as mentioned in this log, the one before August 1st and one after.

The new story is very important to me in ways am I just beginning to understand. Communicating again is a big part of it. Something I have taken as a given, is difficult but ultimately rewarding work.

What can I say? It is much more personal. I am not alone in this quest. Stroke of aphasic kind does happen to other people too.

The 'Person' log thread overlays my personal story since August because I left "brain tracks" recently here on the subject such as this post.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bigger Than That


Please excuse the stumbling of my writing (see September 4 post).

How does one identify oneself in a growing super-computer in your pocket mobile world? A dear friend recommended a Hufffington Post article to me. In it Senator Al Franken in a letter to Tim Cook, CEO of Apple brings up the "elephant in room" in the potential misuse Touch ID in the recently released 5S iPhone, fingerprint biometric and counterfeit identification.

There is much more to the evolving bigger story, I believe. Before August, I began an exploration into what elements are missing in the story. As readers may have noticed, I think it is better than it appears.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, September 20, 2013

'New' Me

Seeds abound and fade away almost as quickly nowadays.

I want to write as quickly as before. Post aphasic stroke, that is likely a dream. More likely a 'new' person (me) developed over a period of time writing my thoughts. My word, the not necessary theirs.

Some words are coming faster the before. It seems high priority meaning has something to do the increase. There is synergistic a relationship between clarified thought and with ease the I write about it.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Subjects Past, Were Again.

Pre-stroke, I had wandered in technological and scientific fields. I found them fascinating having a inventor mind set. Seven weeks after that life-changing experience, some small amout of the material engages me.

People I have known may have peeked my newfound interest again. Tree-like structures that have long limbs, persons one has known. Maybe, long connections in the brain that lead somewhere for brain 'wreck'.

['inventor' rather than wrong word 'investor']

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, September 15, 2013


Time was once, so I remembered. Certain memories are often about when they occurred, though. Stroked recently, I wondered. I dear friend recommended Fierce Grace, so I watched. Perhaps this was my comment.

Ram Dass first book, Be Here Now implies the special, maybe the only, time? I meant 'now' rather historical time.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, September 13, 2013


Hearing with some the clarity but reading at times difficult. Writing and speaking are most trying. Spelling, wrong word being written, wrong sequence (sometimes dyslexia) and so forth trouble my writing. Motor planning, part of the right face around the the mouth area being numb and hearing are among my speaking impediments.

'A rocky road up' the seems to best to describe the effort.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, September 9, 2013

Dark Side

"Imagination grows in a sometimes unhealthy direction. She and I get caught up in that? At least I do - as decades of vivid memory serves.

"Destructive imagination, in this sense, subtracts from the whole."

It does not much sense over time.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Where Are Blueprints?

Wrote a paragraph for the first time since my stroke. It appeared as if by magic. I was surprised, it was spontaneous. Lends credence to notion that connection is what the brain wants to do. No longer large a abstract in longer my head. Experience, plain and simple.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Life is Change

The BuzzTheHill author (me) had an aphasia stroke, August 1st, 2013. Can't write ... yet.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Take The Wheel

"… the instrument cluster in each Person's cockpit.

"It is visible on the world connected device you hold in your hand and is 'for your eyes only'. Need I say more?"

"Yes, actually. Are you talking about the car or the driver?"

"All the above and more. Start YOUR engine."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Ocean Sunrise

"In less than 24 hours, I will attend a meeting that is hopefully the first of many. It was prompted by the unexpected flood of interest in the log from the east Pacific and the recent breakout performance of the online company on which it occurred."

"They are related?"

"It seems so."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

KOOL Moon Bounce

… when KOOL was put off the air by a government agency (the FCC) I was so incensed that I became an … active conservative. Take breath now. Sucked into the Longview great mud lake not to emerge completely until decades later.

You see, a person as obsessed with pretty girls with brains as I and clueless in the extreme as to their thought processes, I needed a plan. Rock and Roll and broadcasting at age 13 was at its core.

More than a half century has passed. The FCC is not the boss of me anymore. I have the internet! Facebook, Google, Apple, wireless and on and on.

The antidote to mindless authorities (government, MOST ESPECIALLY corporate, the true religion etc.) is … wait for it … technology fueled DEMOCRACY!

So I am not talking about a K Street corrupted federal agency or the socially delinquent big owners driving it from behind a curtain.

"Kansas, you are on notice. The dog is back and wagging its tail."

© 2013 Buzz Hill