Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hats Off To Diana Nyad On Her Attempted Swim To Cuba

Nyad Puts Early End to Cuba-to-Florida Swim

She made it about 27.5 hours further than I could ever make it.
She has my respect.

MIAMI — Three miles off Havana on Sunday evening, the Florida Straits were still glasslike when 61-year-old marathon swimmer Diana Nyad felt her right shoulder seize up with pain. But she kept swimming.

At 1:30 p.m. Monday, with the ocean swells now buffeting her, Ms. Nyad was struck by a first-ever asthma attack and struggled to breathe. But she kept swimming.

Nearly twelve hours later, half-way between Cuba and her destination of Key West, Fla., Ms. Nyad was treading water when she began vomiting. She then reluctantly allowed herself to be pulled aboard a support boat named Bellisimo, where she was quickly wrapped in blankets. After swimming nearly 29 hours, Ms. Nyad abandoned her quixotic quest to complete the 60-hour, 103-mile journey, spread across three days, between Cuba and the United States.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Shaquille O'Neal And Kwame Kilpatrick Should Start Their Own Computer Security Firm

Former Employee Of Shaquille O'Neal Has Inside Information For A Lawsuit

Shaquille O'Neal apparently didn't learn how electronic communications while you are communicating with your "jump off" can come back to bite you. The saga of the former Hip Hop Mayor and his Skypager should have provided ample warning.

If you are going to use these new modes of communications to do your dirt then you should also understand how to clean up your 'electronic tracks'. I know that Mr O'Neal is a busy man but depending upon someone else to help you destroy evidence and then later severing your friendship/employment is not a good move.

Did the brother even have to sign a confidentiality agreement?