Friday, April 28, 2006

I suck

I've been reminded that I suck many upon many times. I was most recently reminded by aingeal is after I left a mildly humorous comment on her site. She isn't the first and won't be the last. I'm probably gonna suck this weekend and sometime in the near future too. (Pssst... see that picture of a penis to the left... pretty cool, isn't it? I think so. But the guy who drew it is really smart and Irish.)

Needless to say my posting frequency to this blog is highly representative of my sheer suckiness. In a futile attempt to reclaim my presences as a B-Logger I've decided I'm gonna keep posts on the shorter side. And a little less ranting. It's actually hard work to rant! So I've opted for rambling.

So I've started using Google Calendar. I've realized that I'm a GoogleWhore (gWhore). I use gMail, Google Calendar, Google Reader, Google Slave Trader, gCrack and Google Bookmarks. It's quite swarmy if you ask me. But this is all in an effort to establish my public and private life wholly online. I figure when my sex tapes float freely though the EtherWeb I'll have made. Then I can just sit back and eat chocolate popsicles all day.

So other than that, I've come to the snarky conclusion (I couldn't have used the word snarky properly) that Web 2.0 (I don't think anyone actually knows what this is) is more about personalized browsing than social tagging. Social tagging is more of a masturbatory activity mainly because it devoid of a mappable ontology. Whoa! I don't think I wrote that. What I'm really trying to say here is if we have no way to relate the words we use to label content on the web, the mere labels are floating in space. Even if in my head I know what a "Quizzibuc" is and I label several webpages with it, it won't mean a damn to you.

So personalized browsing. This has become really viable with all the firefox extension available. And it seems like Explorer has followed suit. If you were to look at how you navigated the web with out any extensions and then how I navigate the web with several different extensions, you'd be both disgusted and floored. I mainly use personalized browsing to manage content, manage my thoughts on content, speed up where I'm going, layout webpages I like and avoid content I don't care for. Easy skeezy.

Enough about personalized browsing. I could go on and on about how I use stick pads to keep track of my thoughts and Yubnub is awesome (btw its Bunbuy backwards). But I won't. Instead, I'll encourage you to attend the sixth annual Lebowski Festival in Austin, TX. I love Austin. It's a wonderful little city with so much green and sunlight. Also a shitload of music. But the Lebowski Festival is in honor of The Big Lebowski. If you attend, you too could be an Achiever!

That's all for me. Remember... be lazy, have incomplete pseudo-intellectual thoughts and underestimate everyone's worth (including your own) and you'll get far in life!

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From the annals of dr. timothy leary
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Think for yourself
Question authority

Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities, the political, the religious, the educational authorities who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing, forming in our minds their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable, open-mindedness;
chaotic, confused, vulnerability to inform yourself.

Think for yourself.
Question authority.

2 Comments:

sigh

By Blogger aingeal is, at 2:44 PM  

Hi Mitesh - Glad to hear you like YubNub! And interesting point about what it spells backwards ... perhaps it is a subliminal message to bread manufacturers. Or not.

By Blogger Jonathan, at 11:11 PM  

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