About Gary Burge
I am an experieced web programmer, techno-activist, romantic idealist, who never quite left the sixties, even though I became quite successful in the Internet space.
My business philosphy is different now than when I toiled in the bigco world. About a decade ago I experienced a life-altering epiphany: I was sacrificing my personal life and health to feed a corporate monster.
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By Gary Burge | Published: July 9, 2009
On January 7, 2008, a fierce tornado producing up to 160 mile-per-hour winds blew across two northern Illinois counties. The twister was unusual for two reasons: First, the temperature and weather conditions were more typical of a midwestern spring than mid-winter. And second, the storm blew 12 railroad cars off the tracks. The truely scary [...]
By Gary Burge | Published: June 25, 2009
A moving — and chilling BBC interview with Arash Hejazi, the doctor who tried to save Neda Soltan’s life. He is the younger man shown kneeling at her side in the videos of her death on the streets of Tehran. Dr. Hajazi, who said he did not know Neda and was walking from his nearby [...]
By Gary Burge | Published: May 28, 2009
It has started! For anyone like me who lives in Florida, “it” at this time of year can only mean the much dreaded Hurricane Season. It’s supposed to “officially” start June 1, but this year the weather gods are jumping the mark with a new tropical depression, which only has a number (One) for now, [...]
By Gary Burge | Published: May 17, 2009
Flight instructor Kyle Davis got a chance to test his own abilities April 19, 2009, when the engine on his small plane quit multiple times and he was forced to land on two lanes of a four-lane road in Winter Haven, FL.