The Intarweb Has Flavor

Well, I decided to change the name of my blog, slightly.  I’ve added a version number!  Cause everything is better when you have a version number!  I mean, Web 2.0 makes it all better!  Hell, I hear of this new Web 2.5!  Vanilla just doesn’t tell you anything, but Vanilla 1.0, now there its a release!

Only a slight hint of sarcasm there.  I did change this since it was my third attempt at running a blog.  Maybe this time I will not drop all on my db without a backup.  Oops?  N00b? Pwned?

Yes, yes, and yes.

There are worst fates though.  I know, it may be hard to believe but there are worse things then a drop all.  Hopefully I can disclose this worse case scenario in Blog 4.0.

I have taken a notice to my blog slowing down since installing WordPress, though I am not entirely sure what the cause is quite yet.  From what I can tell, it isn’t anything to do with themes I’ve installed.  Hoping to have that cleared up soon.

Not quite as witty as I was expecting, but effective.

Peace.

$1,000,000

A long time ago, I gave myself a goal of making a million dollars by the time I was 35.  When you are twelve, this is a lot of money if you aren’t born with a silver spoon.  Well, the idea of that much money is a lot, think of it this way.  Let’s say, you make $50k/yr.  It would take 20 yrs to get $1,000,000.  See what I mean?  $50k is a decent wage for a person to make, but to reach my goal, I’d have to be making that by the age of 15.  So, this leaves me with a few options, but it all really does rest on my shoulders.

I am the type of person that really doesn’t ask anyone for a whole lot, but when I do, they know I need the help.  I am speaking strictly financially here, not in the sense of something with a computer.  I’ve got no problem saying, "’shit, I don’t know” and calling someone to ask them.  It is rare that I do this, but I stay by my word and pay them back.  This has always been the case.  Personally, I’m a bit flaky, but financially I stand by my word.

This combined with knowledge, again, I should be able to do this.  It’s like Theodore Roosevelt said, “A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.”  I’d like to think I’m smart and capable, so why shouldn’t this work for me?  It’s like the recent surge of the book/movie/whatever Secret.  If you think you can do it, you will.  I don’t think I can, I know I can.  Even amidst a financial crisis, I still think I can pull this off.

For example, look at Kevin Rose.  Digg.com, great website, great idea.  When I frequented slashdot.com, I always thought to myself, “It would be really great to have a website like this, where people can comment and rant about whatever, but on user submitted content.  For everyone, not just for nerds.”  Guess what, he pulled it off and pulled it off well.  The guy is a literal fucking badass, who at this point, can do 100 things have 1 be successful and come out way over the top of the 99 failed attempts at what he’s done.  Aside from that, loves beer!  Who doesn’t love beer, you know?

Anyway, back to reality here.  This is just my blog, I don’t plan to make any money here, but you never know what can happen.  I, of course, do have a few ideas on my plate that I want to execute.  Now I just have to figure out how, and with what time.

Above 10,000!

A self-proclaimed milestone has been reached!  10,000 plays in Zune!  I don’t fancy myself as an achievement whore, but this is quite amazing. 34 days of music listening in less then a year.  That would be listening to a 5 minute song, 10,000 times.  Most music I listen to is well under 5 minutes, but still.

Anyway, fairly excited about this.  🙂  Fairly.

Thank You WordPress!

I figured I should take a moment to thank the people who wrote this software, it gets more and more diverse as I delve into it.  Talk about taking the idea of a personal blog to the next level!

With that accomplished, maybe I’ll actually continue to use this thing?

Guess we shall see!  Stay tuned!

Fucking intarweb…lol

Windows Live Messenger 9 Beta RC1

Wow, the only person who had that mouth full last I can think, was Monica Lewinski.  Bitch.  Seriously, say the blog title out loud.  Anyway, the new Writer seems a little more streamlined and once again I’m actually liking it.  Easier to preview a post, most settings and it all makes sense, mostly.  I know, it will change fifteen times before RC2.  At any rate, quite a bit of time spent on this release, and I’ve not had any crashes.  I guess that is good, right?  I probably just jinxed myself.

Well, on to more emo topics.  My dad gets out of the hospital this week.  Initially they told him Saturday, now they are stating Friday.  Quite a relief considering they thought he was going to die.  It’s amazing what my mind was doing during that time, attempting to support my mother through the grief, figure out what the hell I was going to do to help everyone if he did perish and somehow still balance my own life into it all.  Reading that again, yes, in that order.  All in all, I am glad he is ok.

Ok.  Politics.  You know that game in Golf ‘n Stuff?  Wack-A-Mole?  Yeah, we need to create two versions for the web, Wack-A-Mccain and Wack-A-Obama.  I swear they can say some of the most retarded shit at times, just as I can.  The latest ‘town hall’ style debate didn’t shy away from it either.  They really try so hard to address what is being asked so they can plug other points of interest….to them.  Well, at least I know they aren’t robots… this is good since I’ve been fearing a Cylon invasion.  Fucking BSG.  Right, well my divide between the two – a guy who can handle the war and a guy who can handle the country.  That’s a problem.  I probably shouldn’t talk about politics since I’m a convicted felon… ok, I’m not a convicted felon, but I swear, I do feel like I’m under lock and key when it comes to making a decision in presidents.  These two really need a lesson in humility if they ever plan to relate to anyone.  Oh, and Biden, can we not bring up your dead wife?  It happened a long time ago, get over it.  Spilling your sob story like that makes me think you need a shrink.

*sighs*

Right then, and on to the economy.  If I hear one more person talk about this ‘depression’ we’re in, I might actually start throwing journalists out of the window.  I mean really, the fundamental difference(heh, had too) between the 1930s and the 21st century are leaps and bounds from each other.  The reactions of the governments of the world are also not treating this like they did in the 1930s.  I’ll speak in specifics, the American Government raised taxes in the 30s, tightened their belts keeping people from money.  Now, they are injecting money.  Remember?  We have social security now?  I’m sorry, I shouldn’t bash the people who obviously slept through history class.  Please, journalists, you sound stupid enough most of the time, save yourself from this self deprecating demise.  I’d say it is safe to assume you graduated college, act like you know something and quit trying to bullshit the public into thinking that this is even close to comparable to The Great Depression.

I guess I’ll post this thing.  I really need to stop talking about nerd shit when I go off about other topics.  Come on intarweb!  Go go go!  Sorry for wasting your time again, hope you hated your stay.

Peace.

Ah, Windows Live Writer

Nothing like being able to post a blog from the remote comfort of my machine without the need to even open a web browser.  Though, WYSIWIG’s have come a long way, it is certainly no replacement for typing something up locally.  Windows Live Writer really isn’t something that is new, I still wanted to take a moment, if even to only remind myself, that this piece of software does have its uses when it comes to making attempts at writing blogs.  Ah, the days of hashing together HTML files and uploading them, adding a link and slapping a site together truly are gone.  I’m sure there are other tools to be used when it comes to blogging, something open source and multi-platform, but this piece appears to do it for me.  Just the same, I dig it.

I don’t type much anymore, mainly due to boredom with it and lack of visitors here.  I find that most head to an anti-social networking site and expect others to do the same if they want to keep in touch.  People are lazy, its a fact, we build tools to make things easier.  Tools of the newer generations, and I’m not talking about pocketbook padded frat kids, really has become the intarweb.  It really does amaze me how much growth has occurred when it comes to this tool.  I don’t think most realize how different things are now a days, or maybe it just isn’t something that is voiced anymore.  The most obvious irony being how I decided to just say that.

Ah well, just the same.  Life goes on.  Friends become more and more distant and I get older.  These are all the things that our folks told us when attempting to teach the classic fact of, “Don’t try to grow up to fast.”  It is in complete and plain sight now what they were trying to say at the time.  Paying bills, working day in and out, talks of $700 billion dollar government bailouts, etcetera etcetera.  I’m not sure where I’m going with that, just speaking my mind.

$700 billion dollars.  I’ve heard terms such as, “Only 5% of the problem” or “Only solves 1 out of the 4 problems” in regards to the economy.  My almost immediate reaction is, “Jesus, what the fuck would I do with $700 billion dollars?  How can they even expect the average American or shit, even Earthian to comprehend how much money that really is?”  Unbelievable.  First order of business for our government, talk about how we should go about this.  Are you kidding me?  How would you even begin to start a discussion about that?  All in a days work I suppose when you manage a couple hundred million people.

Fuck.  Count me out.  Or rather, just sign the check over to me, I’ll figure out what to do with it.  Hmmm, maybe a 10 step process would help.

Step 1:

Hire a lawyer.  Without legal representation, there wouldn’t be much left of that $700 bil.

Step 2:

Call my mom and dad.  Hey, can you blame me?  I don’t think they’ve ever been to Hawaii.

Step 3:

Buy a jet.  Well?  There are going to be a lot of conversations I need to have face to face.

Step 4:

Buy stock in the company that made the jet.  Sorry, might as well make sure it stays a float since I’ll be cruising around in the thing.

Step 5:

Begin looking into credible AIDS and Cancer research centers to invest in.  Tired of that bullshit, we need a cure.

Step 6:

Call Bill Gates.  “Let’s do lunch and talk about shoes.  Fuck Seinfeld, he was only funny in the 90s anyway.”

Step 7:

Call Speilberg.  “Dude, you make really fucking cool shit.  How can I help.”

Step 8:

Buy Lithuania.  Why?  Cause its fucking small.  Like Rhode Island, but cooler.  Literally.

Step 9:

Work on raising the ocean levels to drown out the man made islands in Dubai.  Really?  People bought in on that shit?  It’s in the fucking desert you re-re’s!

Step 10:

Buy a golden gun with golden bullets.  It really is too much money, I’d have to kill myself.

Wow, I think I have fully derailed any previous train of thought.  How did I even think it would be ok to put this on the intarweb?  “Self improvement is masturbation. Now self destruction…” – Fight Club.  is definitely the intarweb.  Just sayin..ok, I think I’ll be done with rambling and babbling on and on for now.  Hope you enjoyed your stay, but you probably didn’t.

Peace.

Thank You!

I just wanted to take a moment to thank the designer, Martha for making one hell of a WordPress template.  I saw this, and it actually drew me back to WordPress again.

So, Martha….

THANKS!!!

Oh, and one more thing.  Welcome to my BlogRoll  🙂

WordPress

Well, I’ve moved to another ‘managed’ content encapsulator… we shall see how well this one works out for now. I’d like to go off and rant at this point, since I’ve got a lot to say, but I’ll hold off for now on my first post using this.

I hope I get time to write my own blog… be kinda nice.