I moved here: http://shut-up-ob.blogspot.com/.
Aperture 3! Aperture 3! Aperture 3! Aperture 3!
So, unlike what I would have expected a couple years ago[*], it turns out that people are being brought to the Internet through Facebook and Twitter. Two very recent examples:
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I didn't know Attack of the 50 Ft Woman until I went to the Science Fiction museum in Seattle yesterday.
Quite frankly, it would be a lot less scary if everyone used the metric system. Also, The Six Million Dollar Man was worth 3 billion in France. That's all I have to say for today.
If you're looking for a small space on the Internets that's not talking about the rumoured Apple tablet, here it is. I'll setup a Paypal account soon so you can thank me appropriately.
I'm proud of what I did at work today so far. Every time I feel this way, I stand up, turn to the window, face the sun, look inspired and shout "MILESTONE". Man, I'm good.
Happy New Year, by the way. You're probably delighted to read me.
I just came back from the Video Games Live Concert. Very good stuff if you're a smelly video games nerd and wonder what a real orchestra looks like and how it sounds when they play Mario theme. Also, I was surprised and impressed they simply said on stage that you just have to subscribe to their fan group on Facebook. No "if you would like to receive information about us, you can subscribe to our mailing list. So, you have to put 'subscribe' in the subject... no, wait... in the body of your message... and send your email to... er... email@example.com.
Living with kids is like being in a Tex Avery cartoon. Sometimes. Some other times, it's more like Titanic. But overall, it's not too bad.
I'm in Mountain View, CA. Yesterday I went to an ATM to get some cash. It looked like a friendly ATM:
Insert your card.
[I insert my card]
Do you want a receipt?
[In a large and environmentally friendly gesture, I press "No thanks"]
Do you want a pony?
[I already almost have a pony, I press "No thanks"]
Do you want to buy this bank?
[I press the "No thanks" button again]
Are you sure you don't want to buy this bank?
[I press the "Yes" button]
[I press the "No, I want cash" button]
We don't have cash anymore. Come back in the past.
[I press "Cancel"]
This operation will be charged $3.
What has the world become?
So, people actually pay the somewhat expensive fee for Internet access in airports to just log into Facebook. I'm not speaking of nerds who can't not check their email every 30 minutes, but "real people" (I hate this expression, but it happens to be quite close to what I mean.) I think we're there, finally. Good, it should just be a couple years until cheap data plans arrive massively.