Useless Blogging

January 25, 2009

Me and My Cloud

Filed under: Technology,Thoughts — steegness @ 4:37 am

I’m still trying to figure out where blogs and such fit in the overarching plan of history. It used to be that in order to make your point known to a lot of people, you had to put it in print or be savvy enough that people would listen if you spoke at them (and usually, both were needed). That is no longer the case, of course; we’ve made it so even peons like me can get a word or two out there, ruminating on the nature of history and the world from time to time.

But what am I really adding? What will live on past me? Right now, there’s a healthy (or perhaps unhealthy) portion of me invested into the cloud of information that is The Internet. Three and a half years in this blog/site alone, not to mention* time spent on websites prior to this blog, nor my high school days of BBS** wandering.

What happens if facebook melts away? If sunspots wipe out my blog’s server? If Amazon forgets what I’ve purchased in the past? There’s a LOT of me hanging out there in various guises, and it won’t have anywhere near the same impact if I take it and print it out for posterity (presuming the ink doesn’t fade).

This is where my mind goes when I’m up too late.

*an odd construct, don’t you think? I mean, I’m mentioning it RIGHT THERE.
**kids, ask someone older than 30, but younger than 55 or so.

January 10, 2009

Fargin’ Facebook

Filed under: Technology — steegness @ 1:18 am

So I took the dive and added myself into the deep pool of interconnectedness that is Facebook today. Two factors played into this: peer pressure, and my desire to work technology to my advantage in trying to get the JC-Baltimore alumni club working well.

At least, that’s my rationalization, and I’m sticking to it.

So now you can look me up. “Friend” me, or something.

October 23, 2008

Grumble Drivers Grumble RARRR

Filed under: Rants,Technology — steegness @ 12:38 am

The process for upgrading video drivers need to be easier. Much easier. “I should be done with this” easier.

dlkjrlghrghgp4 lknljgrehg.


August 26, 2008

Twice the fun

Filed under: Technology — steegness @ 4:38 pm

So Jason mentioned that he only checks his Livejournal friendslist when trying to keep up with those around him. This made me sad.

But then I found a plugin that will automatically crosspost to Livejournal, and this entry should be the inaugural volley. That made me happy.

August 8, 2008

The Long Wait

Filed under: My World,Technology — steegness @ 1:21 pm

I am presently at work. So too is the box of computer equipment I ordered with a healthy portion of my bonus.

Therefore, neither I nor the box are home right now. Harumph.

Sadly, there is still work to be done. Not only do I need to keep on haulin’ today, but I’m out of town Sunday afternoon through Monday night, so even though I get to put my stuff together this weekend, I’m on a forced timeout soon thereafter.


April 24, 2008

Tres Geek

Filed under: Technology — steegness @ 9:49 pm

I just put Animaniacs Volume 2 Disc 1 on my cell phone. I rule.

August 28, 2007

Mobile thanks

Filed under: Family,Technology — admin @ 11:15 pm

Just wanted to publicly thanks my mom for being awesome and letting me
have (or at least hold) one of her bluetooth headsets and microSD cards
from her new phones. She has given me much in this world, and continues
to give. Many thanks, for everything.

August 25, 2007

Cell woot woot

Filed under: Family,Friends,My World,Technology — steegness @ 10:51 pm

I have a new cell phone. The number is commandeered from my father’s old number. You should really contact me to find out the number, if you don’t already have it.

May 23, 2007

I Chat, Therefore I Am

Filed under: Philosophy,Technology — steegness @ 8:21 am

Discover Magazine pits two chatting bots against one another. Jabberwacky and ALICE sit and kibbutz for a bit.

The real winner piece of conversation is at the very end:

A: What is the meaning of life?
J: If you live it to the fullest, it has meaning. If not, there is no meaning.
A: I’m not too good with negative counterfactuals.

March 30, 2007

Still kickin’ for all my Chinese fans

Filed under: Technology,Thoughts — steegness @ 8:29 am

According to the Great Firewall of China, my site is not banned in China!

So if you’re in China for some reason, you can access the site in all its glory. The strong arm of communism has not reached across the mighty oceans to firmly put its hand over my mouth to go “shhhh.”

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