Saturday, May 31, 2008

3 Years Lake Mary Home

3 years ago today, I purchased my first own home, and did so in cash.
It is the longest I have lived alone in my own home.
This is the largest and nicest home I have ever lived in.
I have lived in Lake Mary Florida for three years.
My life has never been so comprehensively good as it is here, for 3 years.
I have had my longest and best tenant and roommate here.
There is no place or time I would rather be than here and now.
I have never saved as much on my car insurance since I moved to Florida.

Lake Mary Orlando Roommate wanted to share 6 luxury room rent $350.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

ALtERNativE Reasoning is A. Lerner

During my entire life, I have tried to fit in to rigidity, intolerance, and inflexibility. My aim was to become apart of my world, and to become a learner. This is illustrated with my clever logo (top left), using my name, "A. Lerner."
My world and I did not know about an Aspie until recently. However, I have always known that I used reasoning that was alternative to most of my world. I have been proud of, and worked hard to express my independent thinking. This is illustrated in my other very clever logo, also using my name. My first name is listed three times! Aspies must use alternative reasoning to become a learner.

Friday, May 16, 2008


Kijiji (Swahili for village) is a centralized network of online urban communities for posting local classified advertisements. It is a subsidiary of eBay and was launched in March 2005.[1] Kijiji websites are currently available for more than 300 cities in Germany. Further Kijiji countries are France, Italy, Canada, China, India, Taiwan and Japan. Kijiji was made available to selected cities in the United States on June 29, 2007. Picture of my room for rent

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Generation Jones

Seventies America, exhausted by the intensity of the 60s and burnt out from the impact of the Boomers, just wasn't ready for yet another generation. By decade's end, with the 1-2 punch (in late '80) of Ronald Reagan's election and John Lennon's assasination, authentic youth culture was driven deep underground. In fact, with the exception of hip-hop, there were no significant youth movements in 80s America. By the time the 90s rolled around, the nation was finally open again to the idea of a new generation and attention was paid to the teens and twenties (Generation X) who were proclaiming their collective identity.

Stereo Stereo TV 1975

In December, 1975, I designed the advertisement and direct-mail letter. At that time, Panasonic "was slightly ahead of its time." I used "ditto" technology to produce the documents shown here. The picture was inspired by Sony. "DP-3" was alluding to 3D & Digital projection. The following did not exist for TVs & consumers in 1977: Stereo sound, digital or automatic fine tuning, Digital transmission, 3-D, video & audio inputs & outputs, and projection.

The following technology did not exist: Personal or home computers, desktop publishing, the Internet, and digital TV. Today we have all of the above, including HDTV in 5.1 surround sound home theater! There are "3-D" TVs that use the traditional double picture out of phase, that gives the illusion of 3-D when you wear special eye-wear. This is similar to an I-Max presentation.

The address mentioned for my "Circuit City" type store was a vacant lot. Today, there is an office building for "David Lerner & Associates!" At the time, Lafayette Radio Electronics was headquartered in Syosset, where my mother worked there. In 1991, Circuit City entered the New York City market by acquiring the remnants of the failed Lafayette Radio chain. Lafayette-Circuit City fell due to competition from other New York area electronic retailers such as Newmark and Lewis, Trader Horn, The Wiz, Crazy Eddie and PC Richard. Today, on Lafayette Street in Syosset, is a Home Depot. I was offered a job by Lafayette in Syosset, and employed at the future nearby Circuit City in Hicksville 10/98 - 6/00. I also worked at The Wiz.

In 2003, Circuit City converted to a single hourly pay structure in all stores, eliminating commissioned sales. Many previously commissioned sales associates were offered new positions as hourly "product specialists", while 3900 salespeople were laid off, saving the company about $130 million a year.[5] Associates in both the domestic and international segment receive frequent training through interactive E-learning courses hosted on the company intranet known as In the beginning, the E-learning courses were developed in conjunction with Circuit City's training department and DigitalThink. As of 2007, all coursework is developed internally and the deployed and hosted on an LMS system by Convergys, my employer since 11/05. In a press release on March 28, 2007, Circuit City announced that it had laid off approximately 3400 of their associates who were paid above the salary range for their position in order to cut costs. In April 2008, video rental firm Blockbuster launched a takeover bid worth over $1 billion.[3]