Wednesday, February 27, 2013


"View page source is a handy feature. Can't remember yet what it was that I was looking for when I noticed it missing."

"More disturbing in my mind is why so many folks using PC's (and presumably, Outlook) change my reply address from Google to GoDaddy hosted email."

Mission idle is a great time to take the garbage out, clean up the studio and check on family/friends?

I am still a novice at understanding Luna-ese, you see. Not for lack of effort though.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


"If you have to live on the wrong coast, St. Augustine might be the spot. A friend does and I am pretty sure he does not work for the local chamber of commerce. I could be wrong."


"They call it Joint Venture. I call it cool. As I said to the guy on the other end, "this experience has already given me ideas on what fair exchange of value might look like in my friendly, robust and safe solutions for folks who enjoy running companies and BEING with their family and friends.

"This log talks about this fourth year as being one of 'convergence'. But that just refers to the log, not this personal journey it documents spanning decades."

© 2013 Buzz Hill


Washington Square in Oregon
"Credit where credit is due. Writer's creed, Kirbster.

"It all started with something that happened Monday (yesterday).

"Went to the store to save some money by being honest with the friendly people there. Basically, to show them the device I purchased a couple of days before. Being a panic installer (Klutz) I broke it and the experience made me feel ashamed. I am a monster when I feel ashamed."

"So I brought it to the store to see what we could work out (their invitation.) Those kind folks showed me a way to get it fixed at much less than I expected with as little down time as possible. It was such a positive experience, I was talked into another purchase."

"There is more to the story but I won't bore you with details. One last comment though, I am a very happy camper now."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Art of Love

Risk Taking Creative
"Its a business story with an unexpected title - The Art of Love.

"Largely inspired by the works of one of the truly great screen writers of our time, Aaron Sorkin (In my view, he is best).

"Love is dynamic because it is the foundation of creativity. Risk taking. High risk, high reward. Have a seat friend and let me tell you the story of how this still young 'joint venture' came to be."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, February 25, 2013


"'Back to where we once belonged.'

'First, are you ancient enough to remember '69? It was about the time of the 'a small step for man ...'. -- Beatles in the studio rather than on the road -- Knowledge workers at well designed desk spaces to maximize interaction for the common good BEFORE the age of desktop computers."

"Mission Control"
"Unity has brought about some amazing developments. Then and now. Its humans using the same energy for productive rather than destructive purposes.

"What is the point? Frankly, I am not sure."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Christmas in February

No news quite like old news.
"Love was not happening back in December so we are celebrating either a bit late or very early depending on your point of view."

[Not yet, Prudence.]

"Sleepless in Seattle?

"Let me be the very first to wish you all a Merry Christmas."

A treat for Google (fetch): Sorkin, Screen Writers, Value

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Viewer Perspective

Rather not share this with IT just yet.
"Put the iPhone 4s on a draft lamp arm and use it as a video camera on a boom?

His east coast friend suggested the old standby, duct tape, to attach the phone to the make shift boom. Understand that he rides motorcycles and has a doctorate in computer science."

"It would be a quick way to check for better camera angles before commiting to more permanent mounting hardware."

The executive or board member wishes to virtually attend the meeting from, say, his vacation home. Simple, robust, secure is the formula. The 'dev studio' project has begun ...

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sold Out

I have been ranting about the subject in this log for more than a year. Now, writer Brill has consolidated the information accumulating on the US medical industry meltdown in one, convenient place.

"Spent ten minutes at the QFC news stand early this morning looking for a copy. I finally discovered they had sold out the magazine.

"A side note, is this the new printed magazine paradigm, the article you are likely to save in print form because it could be an archive of history in the making? Guess what, it is online too. But I may want a hard copy in the likely case it will become a collectors item."

Treats for the electronic super-intellligent dog, Google: Time Cover February - US Hospital

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Right Thing To Do

"My guess is that a 'Lean In' executive cares that clients using a web conferencing business application exposed them to a malware exploit.

"The infection made client's computers vulnerable by requiring them to turn on Java to support online collaboration software."


Its about integrity. She has a high international profile relating to the value of assertive full spectrum responsibility.

I might be wrong. After all, I have yet to read 'the book." It is on my list for purchase tomorrow, however. Because I have read so much online that is positive about it."

"Speaking of ink on dead trees purchases, the expose on non-profit hospital "profiteering" and health care transgressions is not to be missed."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Pinky Promise

Its out there somewhere. Too bad it is getting dark.

"Can you believe the company would pay him overtime to help me find my car? I lost it in the parking lot coming to their store. I wanted to connect with a manager who was about done for the day.

Please know that I am a space case (old white guy)."

"The co. brand is goodwill and I am not just talking about the line item on the financials."

Maybe short term memory loss is integral to old age sense-of-humor? No worries. Google the cosmic dog is ever vigilant."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Robotic Spy?

"It is camel case ending in a three letter acronym. Very popular smart phone."

"Why did the url shortener take us to the log then?"

Palo Alto Not
"It is still a mystery. Data is pouring in now. Some obviously intended to obscure the source. Since we know what we are looking for, their noise in the form of man made decoys is no longer effective."

Each person around the room glanced at each of the others. Who would jump in first?

"Large shareholders unload the company's stock over an extended period in response to a highly discrete meme. Malware is connected to large enough compute power under exclusive control of a covert operation to accomplish what?"

"Stock price manipulation for gargantuan profits. Isn't de-regulation wonderful? You likely know it works short and long. Timing is everything."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

What Me Worry?

Work out with whom?
"When the dog chases her tail, I usually think - she's a dog. When Oracle or another software company of similar or larger size does it, I wonder."

"Who of our friends should know they are at risk first?" There are few things more disconcerting than rapid revisions to mission critical tools.

"In one case we are talking about the most valuable company in the world. 'Friendly, meet your adversary.'"

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Co-opted Mainstream Words

"Stalking is a weaponized word for some less than friendly folks here in Porlandia's state. Just to be clear, we are talking about the use of the word, rather than the deed it ostensibly represents. An important distinction for this discussion."

China military cyber offensive has a curious overlap with hacking that effects certain types of businesses conducted here in the west coast's least populous state. If we had a command economy, creativity would not sustain our biggest town as it does.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Barkey Dog

High Luna Audible Signature.
Know that the High Luna is the closest thing to an angel to come on the radar of my conscious awareness so far.

She does, however, have the mistaken impression that home is the cul-de-sac and all the homes surrounding it. I have not learned enough Luna-ese to explain to her that is NOT the case. Barking at certain events she can hear and see through the window in the middle of the night while the rest of the family is asleep is, shall we say, inconvenient.

Accordingly I am allocating some creative time to brainstorm an interim solution. Here at the Executive Outpost #2 (a neighborhood Starbucks) I have my obligatory 'Shot in the Dark' (short dark roast with two expresso shots) within easy reach.

The software only feasibility prototype (and potential future product), an iPhone 4 or later app. The idea is to flash the flashlight/flashbulb when said cosmic dog is detected barking by the mic. Other features include but are not limited to:

  flash on nth bark
  only dogs can hear sound to associate with above
  pic or video
  interrupted recording loop to 'record before event (nth bark etc.)'

The market risk is that there is virtually no one else with similar canine problem.

NOTE: Some of the foregoing in this BuzzTheHill post is not fictional. Consider its appearance here as a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been discussed herein, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, February 18, 2013

Platform Choice

"Why would a modern executive prefer a Mac?"

"The security was built in decades ago. Not added on.

"The result is visually stunning ease-of-use that is highly secure when connected to the global network."

"Smart folks at the top are waking up to a simple fact of today's connected world - focus on secrecy is silly in the extreme.

Security is networked friendships through conversation media that curtails the secrecy vulnerability."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Futility Not

Proven Methods
"Direct democracy vs. secret plutocracy - what a concept! Can you say, govern? Frankly, our exceptional president speaks it better than just about anyone else I can remember. Its based on an authentic vision that is not just a marketing slogan.

"Among his supporters, for I am but one among very many, I derive great joy in joining others to take care of all and commensurate timely compensation to do so.

"So, you might want to ask yourself, who does a PRIVACY OBSESSION help? And who would benefit from guaranteed appropriate privacy?

"Think about what the second choice might mean to you and the people you love. Sound too good to be true? I don't think so."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sentient Beings First

GooglePlex Dog House
"Once again friends, its time to tickle Google. Seeing Eric's smile, you can be sure there is quite a bit of good will in her still. Like a super-intelligent (not to be confused with obedient) dog, this animal is all about the convergence of humans with there life-like creations.

"It is a heartwarming story that particularly resonates with moi. I am a big fan of the human design (don't assume any religious affiliation, one can make a strong argument with or without a designer, I am quite sure)."

For those who have had the patience to decode the 'Hill buzzing', please Google "ignorance free as empty utter lucidity" (with the quotes) The book you will discover is highly recommend by somebody who is aware as hereinafter described.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Capital Allocation

"Is our revenue the most important factor to the folks we are dealing with? If so, this might be the test that will lead to an answer."

The subtle difference between social network participant and an authentic identity. Or not so subtle.

"It is a back door vs. front door question at the highest level, I suspect. And height in this case is a function of flatness. This despite the distance to northern California."

"As we can see from the success of a famous cloud based application not that much different, the platform counts."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Lean Too Much?

Lean In
"Yes, if you do you will fall over. An embarrassment to be sure."

"I am guessing, preventing such a catastrophe is a good reason to read her book? She is getting a lot of 'ink' in the form a great reviews for it. It is a current best seller."

"I want to gift a copy for the member of my staff I told you about. If that tells you anything."

"It does. From what I have heard, she is just the kind of person for whom the book was intended.

"That outfit is sure lucky to have Sheryl, regardless. A sure path to 'street cred' is giving voice to the under represented half of the citizenry in our so-called free country. I will keep you posted."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, February 15, 2013

Pre-Operations Scaling

"... Yes, later this morning. Know that of all the companies with the substantial critical mass in technology and size necessary to be useful to help us rapidly scale, this one is it because of its identity presence.

"The alternative choice that has a very different but successful revenue model is watching in hopes of making up for lost time. They will be very open to our proposal if for any reason we need go to them. A strong rapport  has been nurtured over the years so we will be able to act quickly."

The principle that says develop a relationship with a banker long before you need money certainly applies here. Smart early capital shows up on the financials in obscure ways, if at all.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, February 14, 2013


"Is it really patients that are causing the medical errors? That is more than a bit of a reach. I am reasonably certain."

"Professional associations gone bad are the ones who come between their members bond with clients.

"Private aspirations overriding the natural inclination toward community has come at a high price. The pendulum is due to swing back."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Also Built to Last

Security w/o Guns
"Prioritize on a quality product for deserving customers -- making boat loads of money is much easier.

"Then share the excess with kind folks to sustain the smile and thereby grow the treasure. Repeat."

The customer target of this advertising is the natural ally of a kind, competent person, another kind competent person who realizes that folks focused on the universal means of exchange cannot hold a candle to individuals united.

Know that sustainable good stands on the shoulders of giant HUMANS. Said Homeo Sapiens can be physically large too but that is hardly a requirement. It is the size of the metaphorical heart, of which we speak.

NOTE: Some of the foregoing in this BuzzTheHill post is not fictional. Consider its appearance here as a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been discussed herein, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It Knows

"Personal uniqueness, arguably the 'highest' phenotypic trait of our species is most available at the connection of the node to the shell network described.

"It is the role of the client technology, a combination of the wireless connected mobile device, unique data set and bridging software. Together, they comprise personal client side of our identity support system.

Implicit, of course, is the single authentic person that commands and control's each node and empowers all others by its mere existence."

NOTE: Some of the foregoing in this BuzzTheHill post is not fictional. Consider its appearance here as a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been discussed herein, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Output Hiatus

"Output has been on hiatus during an input flood concurrent with some real-time sorting/categorization using high level filters."

The group did congregate at the strange time of high noon as the widely distributed emails had urged. The discussion amongst the several folks that showed up was as if the announced time in the email was not six hours early.

Simple oversight, organized mischief or something else? Whatever the case, it seemed to stimulate engagement rather than dissuade participation amongst a few capable and motivated supporters.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, February 11, 2013

Magic Carpet Ride

"... actually, it is a code for my first ride in a Tesla S."

"So you do speak in code." she smiled as she spoke.

"The thrill of the experience was as much because of an 'interview' with its owner as it was later riding the future'. I'll try to recall the highlights of what I would call 'Apple On Wheels.' A new friend who produced the event called it by the title of Steppenwolf hit of decades ago."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Soup Review

"You know I am not your agent, right?" Woulda Coulda Shoulda said it, he thought. Get serious. It plays better in the abstraction engine one is closest to. And it can play tricks on a worrier. Count on it.

"Feelings hurt. But that visceral fortress could do major damage in reply. You see, hell hath no furry like a well rehearsed primitive dance of the dark self-interested kind. Flat tire, Ha! Try engine seizing up. Or other auto parts, like having lots of babies with NOTHING to do but consume."

Mixed metaphors aside, the clean answer is made up of the same words and phrases as the influenced one. There is pshyco-biochemistry explanation for why. The practical application?

Optimized to survive but still dedicated to change means the soup's appeal is connected to the higher-self. Lots of famous folks from the history of civilization have written about this phenomenon.

It makes for a tasty bowl of liquid nutrition often served hot.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, February 8, 2013

Cross Platform Visuals

"He said 'Instagram' around the time he let the speakerphone glitch give away that someone else could listen in at his end.

... case study.
"You think it was more than incidental to your conversation topic that he brought up the company's recent acquisition?"

"Of course it could be 'my 'magination running' way with me', since the story has gotten so much ink of late.

"But trust me on this one, pictures done right on the global platform can be very social. Especially if they are instant, free and convenient."

Later that evening research revealed why a recently public company would offer a reported $1B for a 13 person co. Even reading between the lines suggested how important mobile was to monetization. Important for different reasons to founders, VCs and the newest shareholders.

Us is trust for older demographics/ Us is influence for younger demographics? Show 'em how?

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Cult of the Suspicious

Luna said (she's the dog).
"Sit down if you need to, Us is a fact. Understand what it is and change it if you are so inclined. Newcomers have a larger influence in its direction than those who wait.

"Otherwise, you have the option to turn your gaze elsewhere, I am pretty sure. You are not the only critter capable of creative thought that is angry at this unborn baby (its a metaphor, Prudence).

I am one of those critters but am inclined towards becoming patient ... at last."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, February 7, 2013


The announcer instructed, "Will the mystery guest sign in please."

As the video of vaguely related clips ended, the lights came up.

"If you are not in the 'mobile' client hardware business, it will be as difficult to solve this crucial part of the problem as it would be if the client was not a participating AUTHENTIC person.

"What is it?"

Sounding like an old-fashioned TV Quiz show put the media hype in perspective for the few with an interest in the structure of pop culture. It also overlapped an important consideration for Us.

Out of fear, some would not only not participate but would shun even knowing about anything that would might modify their perspective.

If allowed to look deeply - without the possibility of being discovered, even the extraordinarily fearful would find out their privacy goals would be enhanced rather than diminished.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Old Ben

Early? But Ben ...
"You could put it in The Bank. But I wouldn't. Us."

"Curious notion.

"We have your money, it is what we do. Being experts, we will invest it so that we MIGHT give it back to you (for a price) and be rewarded for impressing other owners.

"If it doesn't go as planned the stupid government will bail us out. I don't see how we insiders lose. Easy money."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Selected Audience

Good is relative.
"Profits can taint and sometimes spoil efficacy."

"Isn't that a bit harsh?"

Is it possible that the reason she had to repeat a request so much is because the message was not memorable?

Choosing words carefully seemed a better approach to him.

Now, if he could just remember where he put the car keys.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

War to End All War 2.0

Young love replaced it.
"When we have a great time together it is because of at least two things I can think of at the moment.

"Oh, never mind. Do you know the history of the song Beyond the Sea?"

"You're aware, we have a meeting tomorrow morning, right?"

"Yes, but I'm not off the subject.

"Its social because the advertising is NOT interstitial. It 'speaks up' to a targeted audience that enjoys having their "brain on' rather than something less. People that don't just consume and dispose are aware at a gut level, the value of collaboration and protecting deserving others. Invasion of intimate space in general is forbidden amongst such folks.

"The call to action is ..."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

One Way Blind

"We don't argue in the legacy "press", they are owned and slow. Just finding out what their net agenda is on a given topic runs out the clock."

"The rising star(s) knows that the sustainably growing audience these days would rather be 'talked up to' rather than 'down at'. Steve Jobs, Barack Obama and a famous screenwriter got it right."

A visible sustained conversation is far more compelling than a shouted message by a town crier. The scope of visible and widely vetted credibility are the new parts of our time. Read BETWEEN the lines, if you dare.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, February 4, 2013

Credible Competitor

"What makes you think you can get that person's attention? I can't be easy."

"It is not easy. But I have some background. It is in this old broadcast journalist's bag of tricks.  My mentor had legendary success with it.

"Let me tell you why it is worth the effort to try. We have been waging an asymmetric battle against unprecedented economic resources in just one sector of our economy. We, by the way, have been the little player.

The ambition of Us is to 'level the playing field.' This log documents a number of specific plans to do so.

"Even at 15% (it is more), health care in our country is approximately $2.3 trillion. Not even the most jaded among us claims this amount of money is used in a way that could be remotely called efficient delivery of the product."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Final Approach 1.0

"We will have sufficient altitude for a relatively short period. How much do we allocate to the mission and how much to a satisfactory landing?"

"To some degree they overlap and always have. Those tracking have yet to have the benefit of real-time communications with the fully capable pilot vehicle. As we know, the theory and component tests takes us just so far."

Lucid for as long as it takes was his initial thought. There is little added value in practicing the generic aspects of the inevitable.

Informed hope has a nice ring to it, though.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Been telling you so.

... disclosure control?
"Us may soon be a close as your HIPAA pocket. No typo, the 'u', in this case, is capitalized.

"You might be asking yourself, 'What could he possibly be mumbling about?'

In short, one of the best examples of APPROPRIATE privacy protection I can think of. Related to controlled disclosure of personal health information while providing the best possible support that health care has to offer."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Boredom Cure

"Every once in a while we turn the jar upside down. That way all the salty dry tasteless stuff dominates long enough to homogenize everything into a mediocre blob suitable for consumption. Think: lowest common denominator.

"It works for peanut butter too."

"My yoga teacher calls it an inversion. Shall we begin?"

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, February 1, 2013

Predator's Breakfast

"They will not like it. Not one bit. We have just seen how much of their treasured anonymity they are willing to risk to maintain the status quo. They were convinced they bought a paid for the planet and just lately have started doubting that assumption."

"Is it fun to watch them watch you write?"

"More than I can adequately describe. Much more."

© 2013 Buzz Hill


"The viewer identifies with a silhouette that appears to be looking out at a background of people gathered, a moment of human triumph, good change prevailing or something of a similar feel."

Dreams are something we humans do. While awake and done together, they become unforgettable. And we remember them for a long long time.

I suspect most of us have a collection of such memories. I might be wrong. So, I am guessing if the campaign (if I may call it that) will first start in selected low risk venues to test the assumption that there is a warm spot in most minds.

Further, if activated, that commonality can be grown into a sustainable movement by providing a dynamic infrastructure that mimics the best of what has been already accomplished in social networks.

© 2013 Buzz Hill