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no 'tubing / time / im

no vlogs here

The "'tube", so you know, is YouTube. I have two accounts there. A personal one and a "pro" one.

What I don't do, and probably never will do, is do video blogging, a.k.a. "vlogging". Over at YouTube, that's called "'tubing".

Whatever.

So why don't I vlog? Is it that I can't record video? No, I can record. Easily. Is it that I can't edit video? Anyone who knows me knows I can edit. I mean, sheesh, I have a college degree in videography.

I don't vlog primarily for three reasons.

1. It's a pain in the ass mainly due to the fact I don't have a webcam attached to my monitor.

2. YouTube is flooded with haters who love to make stupid comments.. just because. I really don't know why. I call these people trolls, but "hater" is now the preferred label of choice.

3. I don't like the way I look on camera. 'Nuff said.

the span of time on the internet

Since no one to the best of my knowledge has ever calculated the perceived span of time in internet years compared to human or real-life years, I'm going to do so right now.

One internet year = 0.1 calendar years

or..

One internet year = One tenth of a calendar year.

How can I prove this? Check this out..

Anything that is popular on the internet only holds its popularity for just over a month. I'm not kidding. People's attention spans are that low. Furthermore, if it's anything "cool", it's completely lost its coolness by the time it gets on television.

Now ask yourself this: Can you honestly remember anything you did on the internet more than a month ago, much less a year ago? Probably not. I can't. I can barely keep up with what I have goin' on right now. 🙂

So, in short, anything popular now will be dead in a little over a month.

...unless you continually update and keep fresh content.

l/h w/im

I have a love/hate relationship with instant messaging. As of yesterday, I've gone back to using Trillian. I was using AIM 6.0 and Yahoo! Messenger 8.1.

AIM was ticking me off because it's now too bulky and has too much crap in it. My computer had to "think" about it whenever I wanted to open up something as simple as the buddy list.

Yahoo was ticking me off because it would randomly drop its connection for no reason. My connectivity is solid, so it's not my ISP's fault. And besides that, AIM never dropped either.

Since going back to Trillian, the chat windows and lists all come up lightning quick, connectivity never drops and I once again have all my IM accounts centralized.

Cool. 🙂

if it's possible, it'll be amusing

I'm going to try something that, if possible, will be nothing short of comical.

Being that the lenders ticked me off with the figures they laid out for me concerning the projected monthly mortgage payment, I've been looking at purchasing a parcel of land instead. There's an area that has .25-acre to .35-acre lots ranging in price between eight to fifteen thousand dollars. I could probably get one for six thousand, sit on it and develop it later on (with "develop" meaning "to clear for a home to be built").

I started to wonder if it's possible to get a 30-year fixed mortgage on a parcel of land that's only $10,000.

Sounds comical, doesn't it?

If this is possible, the mortgage payment would be between 55 to 75 bucks a month, plus town taxes every year.

If the purchase price was $6000, the monthly mortgage payment would probably be under 40 bucks.

I'm quite certain the answer to this will be that it isn't possible, because there's probably a minimum amount all lenders require in order to get a 30-year loan.

But I'm a-gonna try. 🙂

lightning reactions must be carefully trained

Title of this entry is a lyric from a song that I like only because the riff is really cool (because in reality I have no clue what the song is about - seriously).

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Some random bits...

Only one of my friends (almost) actively blogs as much as I do.

It's getting closer to my birthday. Mark your calendars, and remember to send a card, else you will be on my fecal roster. 🙂

I need a digital wall clock that adjusts itself atomically so I never have to set it, because as y'know, setting clocks is for squares.

Microsoft Windows 95 is twelve years old. I remember when it was new and the oh-so-coolest thing since cushioned toilet seats (since surpassed by adult wet ass wipes).

The spam filter in my installation of Mozilla Thunderbird is working very well. I knew that it would eventually occur that spam would somehow find its way to my inbox (which it did), but TB is doing a darn fine job of filtering it out. Very little of it gets to the inbox now.

I still have two books to write. Nothing huge. But they have to get done.

There are many times when I want to write something really negative and outright nasty on my blog, so I write it. Then I read it while it's still in the editor. Then I'll read it again and maybe a few more times after that. It usually never gets posted. My "therapy" so-to-speak is getting the words out on the screen, reading it, understanding it, then getting over it. Some things are best left out of the public eye.

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