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Journal: This should be one of those "I told you so" moments... 1

Journal by Timex

...but I won't say it, even though I'd be justified in doing so.

I was just looking through the beta for Slashdot (which I don't like, by the way) and saw a "Hall of Fame" page. I looked at it and this was one of the most popular stories of all time. It was posted when Obama was elected the first time.

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Journal: Updates from Chez Timex 5

Journal by Timex

Things are going fairly well, I think.

I gave up playing WoW. I started playing SW:TOR, but found I didn't have time to play.

The only game I've been keeping up with lately is Second Life.

I've also been getting into Ingress lately. Does anyone else play? I like it because it gets me out of the house (even in these cold northeastern winter days) and I occasionally meet new people.

Comment: Re:Ugh (Score 1) 564

by Timex (#45803441) Attached to: PC Makers Plan Rebellion Against Microsoft At CES

I see it like this: You have to use the right tool for the job.

  • Want to do Graphic Design? Get a Mac.
  • Want to do serious work? Run unix (FreeBSD, Linux, whatever suits your fancy)
  • Want to play games? Run Windows.

Start showing that there's an alternative to Windows for running games, then you'll be able to scare the Giant of Redmond.

Comment: Re:Jesix (Score 1) 184

by Timex (#45631339) Attached to: King James Programming

Man, these guys are total fucktards: ...

Before you start throwing incendiary names at people, perhaps you should consider reading the About page ... It makes you out to be the type of person whose only exercise is jumping to conclusions. (I don't know if you really are or not; that's not my business, nor is it any of my concern.)

Comment: Re:Proud? (Score 5, Informative) 1233

by Timex (#44654151) Attached to: Don't Fly During Ramadan

I would say less than 30 years ago this was true. Now, not so much.

I was thinking the same thing. The country as it is today is, in my opinion, not much of something to be proud of. The government is blatantly corrupt, people that are woefully uninformed are electing the wrong people into government (or electing anyone at all for the wrong reasons), and one cannot travel quickly within the country without having basic rights violated.

It's pretty sad when the American government makes likes of Vladimir Putin look like a "good guy".

Comment: Re:You're in good company (Score 1) 5

by Timex (#42167761) Attached to: Social media: B-O-R-I-N-G

It is what it is.

A couple years ago I started planning out an interface for my own social site, using it to learn HTML5. After a month of notes, I decided that I didn't have a lot of spare time to flesh it out and it went on the back burner.

"Why HTML5?" you may be asking. Well, I tend to write my HTML pages by hand. I get curious sometimes to see how a page does certain things, so I look at the source (when possible). My CDO kicks in when I see obfuscated HTML. It's even worse when the source opens with META headers indicating the page was generated by a Microsoft product. :\ At any rate, I figured it's high-time I updated what I know.

Comment: Re:You're in good company (Score 1) 5

by Timex (#42075383) Attached to: Social media: B-O-R-I-N-G

I heard rumors that G+ was headed that way, but I haven't seen anything to support it. I haven't used it as much as I thought I would, so I wouldn't be surprised.

Facebook is getting on my nerves-- FB staff seem hell-bent on making it near impossible to keep on top of any security-related issues. Every time I set things the way I want it, they decide that it's time to shake things up and I'm back to figuring out what they changed and what (if anything) I have to do to prevent unwanted eyes from seeing it.

Diaspora... Well... I HOPED it would replace Facebook, but it didn't. Every time I logged-in I was accosted by dozens of images (mobile GIFs or something) from people that have one or more "similar interests", most of whom I couldn't communicate if I wanted to, simply because I don't speak their language. :\ I tried setting up my own node, but that didn't go as well as I had hoped.

So... I'm back here. We'll see how it goes. :)


Journal: Social media: B-O-R-I-N-G 5

Journal by Timex

Twitter? Yawn.
Facebook? Try screaming through the night, yawning.
Google+? Pft. Yawn.
Diaspora? BIG, disappointing yawn

That pretty-well leaves the Slashdot Journal. It almost feels like home.

It is contrary to reasoning to say that there is a vacuum or space in which there is absolutely nothing. -- Descartes