New Mexico Wooters Buying The Hanna Montana Digital Music Player

Right now, there is a woot-off on and the current product is a Hanna Montana branded 1GB Disney Mix Stick MP3 Player. What caught my attention was the woots by state chart, which shows New Mexico in the “lots of wooters wooting” side of green, opposed to the “zero wooters wooting” black side of the chart. Why are New Mexicans buying this Hanna Montana digital music player more than the rest of the country?

Did McAfee Damage Intel's Production?

According to’s article entitled “McAfee virus update brings the world to a halt, damages chip production“.

For Intel, this meant initially they had to shut down, worldwide, most of their servers including email, and their VoIP phones. Some of their fab facilities suffered shut downs. All this was confirmed by our sources at three different facilities. Intel’s corporate communications has not sent out a press release as of our publication time.

They then speculate that this caused intel to loose some unknown amount of money due to damaged product, but they don’t actually know. You would think that if this is true, there would be some sort of penalty against McAfee for their much disliked product.

Apple Store In Rio Rancho at "The Village"?

The City of Rio Rancho approved a Tax Increment Development District (TIDD) for a shopping mall called The Village at Rio Rancho. The outdoor shopping mall would be located near the recently built Cabezon subdivision where they are building the Presbyterian Rio Rancho Medical Center. The shopping mall is described by Flickr user sebypires as “similar in concept to the ABQ Uptown Center in the uptown district in the Mid Northeast heights area of Albuquerque”

ABQ Uptown is the location of the sole Apple Store in the Albuquerque area and if The Village is similar in design, I speculate that this is where Apple would build a store. There needs to be an Apple Store on the west side of Albuquerque (for those of us that frequent them) and as a citizen of Rio Rancho, having it actually in Rio Rancho is even better.

Like most projects planned for the city, I am skeptical. This project is planned to start the summer of 2010 so I will soon see.

Green2V: Non Existence Solar Company To Build Big Ass Factory In Rio Rancho

Governor Richardson was with Mayor Tom Swisstack of Rio Rancho today to announce that Green2V will build a million square-foot factory and headquarters in Rio Rancho. With Advent Solar and Schott AG building solar factories in Albuquerque, I wondered when one would build in Rio Rancho.

I have a number of concerns about this company, primarily that the company doesn’t seem to exist. As far as I can tell the privately owned Green2V doesn’t have any buildings or even a website and Wikipedia doesn’t have a page for them. The companies CEO, Bill Sheppard, is a former Intel New Mexico manager. Convenient since I suspect a large number of Green2V employees will come from the Intel New Mexico site. I don’t know where they are getting their money to build this company, what experience they have or what their business plan is.

The only thing I know is that their ambitious plan involves building in downtown Rio Rancho and that they want to start shipping in 2011. I hope this works out.

Update: Just to be clear, I’m not suggesting this is some sort of scam. I really want this to work out and I may even want to work for Green2V. I’m suggesting it’s a little early to get excited. It could turn out like Tesla, Lions Gate or Signet Solar, all established companies that planned to build in the Albuquerque area and didn’t for one reason or another.

New Mexico To New England In A Gypsy Wagon

Over at Whittled Down, they are moving from New Mexico to New England. They are going to do it in a canvas-topped gypsy wagon that they are building themselves.

In building this contraption, they borrowed some tools from the ReStore’s new tool lending library and were interviewed by the Santa Fe New Mexican. Apparently the Santa Fe New Mexican screwed up the article because “every detail about us is wrong, including the quotes”.

UFO's Over Rio Rancho

According to New Mexico L.O.W.F.I (League Of Western Fortean Intermediatists), there was a sphere that morphed into triangle over Rio Rancho, NM. Sorry, no video.

Through the binoculars, I saw what appeared to be a large ā€œVā€ shape hanging in the air pulsing red-green-red-green. Rt 528 is about 15 miles from me as the crow flies and at first this thing appeared huge, but in the 15 minutes I watched it, it leveled out ā€“ still pulsing red-green until it drifted west to the point where I could no longer see it with the naked eye, but could still see it with the binoculars, and then in a few minutes it got so far away it was gone.

Someone decode the word Intermediatists.