Steve Jobs, the biography, by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs, the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination, connected creativity with technology unlike no other in his time. Based on dozens of interviews with Jobs, as well as interviews with family, friends, colleagues and adversaries. Walter Isaacson’s book, Steve Jobs , is an intimate study of a visionary and possibly a treatise on […]

Katniss vs Kirk — Thrown together by the need to survive.

Humorous motivational poster of the the ultimate match of The Hunger Games heroine Katniss and Star Treks Captain Kirk Katniss vs Kirk — Thrown together by the need to survive. Two colossal characters of science fiction must battle it out… I wonder if the fans of The Hunger Games appreciate Captain Kirk (played by William […]

What is SOPA?

The problem with SOPA is not that it is trying to stop websites that are distributing pirated content, but that is poorly worded and would make legitimate use of copyright protected material illegal. Sign the petition today. SOPA stands for Stop Online Piracy Act. It is a legislative attempt by the United States congress to […]

The American Taco Stand

A playful analogy of the tax system in the United States. American’s fixate on the percentage rate of taxation rather than the quantity of dollars it represents. By Terence Curtis 1/21/2012 It was so funny the day I opened a taco-stand… There was nothing original about the food, but there was originality in my pricing. […]

Amazon’s California Sales-Tax Reprieve Is Approved by Brown 9.23.2011

Brown’s signature on the bill ends a stare-down with Amazon over a June law treating affiliates – digital billboards – the same as brick-and-mortar stores that collect the state sales tax. California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill in a compromise with Inc. (AMZN) that gives the world’s largest online retailer a one-year reprieve […]

Observing September 11, 2001, ten years later.

What does mourning an event that occurred ten years ago achieve? Has 9/11 become a pathetic display of misdirected patriotism? Ten years later, I post on my niece’s Facebook wall “Happy Birthday” for she is nineteen today. She has grown to be a fine young woman in these past ten years. She is an outstanding […]

Meandering Through This Urban Wilderness

Terence Curtis delivers prose of vivid imagery describing a chance encounter with romantic crush at local bar and disco. The Alum Rock Writer’s Group lauded this poem as one of his best ever. by T. Curtis Green go-lights and orange glow lights — red HO DEA on the night’s black skyline. Clang! Clang! Clang! Slides […]

How to remove spilled ink

Spilled ink sucks. The ink stains leave spots that are difficult to remove. Here are a few tips for removing ink spots. Ink stains on your shirt. Oops! What a freaking’ disaster! This kind of thing can ruin your day. There you are standing in the bathroom washing your hands, regarding yourself in the mirror. […]

Spilled Ink’s List of Charities

Spilled Ink, more than anything, believes that its our individual responsibility to help others when we can and without the compulsion of a tax collector backed by a military. Please, please, please find it in your heart to support one of them. Sample Backpack Supply List For Children Returning to School Backpack 3-ring binders Lined […]

Taxing the rich more will not fix a broken budget – it will waste even more money than what is wasted today.

Warren E. Buffett complains he didn’t pay enough taxes. Not once in his half-thought tax the rich diatribe does he call for fixing a broken budget. Regarding “Stop Coddling the Super-Rich” By WARREN E. BUFFETT. Published: August 14, 2011 Mr. Buffett is perfectly capable of ignoring his tax breaks and I challenge him to publicly […]

Page Seven is waiting for you

Page Seven is the latest addition to Spilled Ink featuring a collection of works by Spilled Ink co-founder, DOC Curtis. Experience this demonstration of expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm for yourself. Page Seven is the latest addition to Co-founder of Spilled Ink, DOC Curtis returns after […]

5 Things to Know About Domain Names

Since the early 1990s we have used the phrase “domain name” to refer to the name of a website. Yet, do we know what it represents? 1.Domain Names: A Domain Name is an alias or nickname for an IP address. Every website has an IP address. Domain Names were created because remembering a number up […]