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21 February 2010

The Internet? Bah!

What the Internet hucksters won't tell you is tht the Internet is one big ocean of unedited data, without any pretense of completeness. Lacking editors, reviewers or critics, the Internet has become a wasteland of unfiltered data. You don't know what to ignore and what's worth reading. Logged onto the World Wide Web, I hunt for the date of the Battle of Trafalgar. Hundreds of files show up, and it takes 15 minutes to unravel them--one's a biography written by an eighth grader, the second is a computer game that doesn't work and the third is an image of a London monument. None answers my question, and my search is periodically interrupted by messages like, "Too many connectios, try again later."

You can't blame the writer for his opinions. It was 15 years ago, the internet was still fresh ground for everything. I remember 1995 as AOL being ruler and the internet was a matter of staying in their 'webshell' a term now completely outdated. From the original Geocities accounts, I can see how anyone would be pessimistic about the internet becoming a more comprehensive, usable idea. I am now able to laugh about the idea of the cacophony of the internet, mostly due to growing up half my life with this concept and constantly getting new ways to overcome the problems. "You don't know what to ignore and what's worth reading. Logged onto the World Wide Web, I hunt for the date of the Battle of Trafalgar. Hundreds of files show up, and it takes 15 minutes to unravel them" When you think on it, it really is amazing how these concerns are made so simple thanks to Google and Wikipedia. Poplar blogs, news sites, Digg, Fark, Reddit, etc. All the reasons that were never supposed to happen filled i the void, just as Paypal, Amazon and Facebook have filled in the other concerns laid forth.

If nothing else, as interesting an article as anything from the early 1900's about what we ould be capable of by 2000.

17 February 2010

Things I Want #100026789


I love this. I want this in my home. Kudos to Vuk Vidor.
Disappointed certain artists were not included, but understandable. Love the "Duchamp owns everything'. He really, really does. But then it could be just my nerd heart loving this idea that is way too close to my old art history roots.

13 February 2010

Irony


Porn store next to Planned Parenthood. Kinda makes sense as well.

10 February 2010

Conflicted


1. Work is going to suck for the new 5+ months
2. I'm not actually allowed to do my job, I spend my time doing another project
3. I normally work 50 hours or so a week
4. I've been doing 60+ since starting this new project
5. While neglecting my actual job
6. By tomorrow evening I will gave conducted 8 interviews in 2 days, which is wearing for someone who hates people interaction
7. I won't even see them in training because I will be in the new project, so maintaining what happens is impossible
8. Hell if I actually know what is going on with my real job
9. I'm salaried.
10. Raises are 100% based on tasks we assigned ourselves 6 months ago as job functions
11. They then changed the rules and made it impossible to follow the tasks assigned.

I'm tired. And a bit depressed. Rather than feeling defiant and wanting to walk, I feel beaten down.

Go corporate living. I need a new job.

Stereotyping by Favorite Indie Band

Fleet Foxes
Hopelessly patchy beard growers.

TV On The Radio
Politically-correct hipsters.

Radiohead
Everyone.

Tegan & Sara
Lesbians and guys who firmly believe that when there are two girls on stage together, there is a 63% chance of them making out.

St. Vincent
Feminists.
So, amazingly, some stereotypes are incorrect. Hate Radiohead, lack a beard, not politically correct, not cool enough to be a hipster, lacking the desire to be a feminist, and not a lesbian.

Or maybe I just haven't found the right girl, and the rest will all fix themselves as well, beard included. :)

08 February 2010

Most Fun Thing EVAR!!!

JDS Architects thought that this trampoline net spiral—which would allow people to bounce from the top floor to the bottom of the Guggenheim Museum rotunda—could be the funniest thing ever.
I want to go down this about 10 times more than I love bounce houses.

And I really love bounce houses, even if it has been a decade+ since I have been in one.

They really don't take adults into consideration for fun things sometimes.

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07 February 2010

1981: The Transition

EMPLOYERS are refusing to hire Generation Y workers because they lack a work ethic and spend too much time talking to friends in work hours.

Wow. So after some extensive Wikipediaing today, it turns out I am in the transition year right at the cusp of Generation X and Y, depending on which source you take as the answer. In some views, I am Generation X, disaffected and latch-key, independent and not wanting someone to look over my shoulder. In others, I am Generation Y, cocky and technology-driven, expecting others to move at the same speed that I do. Generally it used to be accepted that Gen X ended with 1976, but thanks to William Strauss and Neil Howe, I am now part of Gen X since Gen Y should begin with the group who graduated high school in 2000.

All in all, not sure which I am better off being in the group with. Maybe it is like astrology and the cusp takes on the aspects of both groups. Or, maybe like astrology, it is all pointless and doesn't take in the teenage pregnancy aspect. Or, um, maybe I need to cease using metaphors that don't make any sense. Either way, hurrah! I have a good work ethic, enough that I get called a workaholic. Or wait, maybe it could be better that other way. Circle of life, damned if you do.....

05 February 2010

A Place in this Universe


The things that can take your breath away.

Photo via...TedB789

04 February 2010