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Journal Journal: The Journal is Dead, Long Live the Journal

Seriously though, yeah. Although the fact that I didn't write in this thing for awhile, and didn't get involved in the various friends community and write in other peoples journals, and yeah, that is all pretty indicative of what I'm saying here, but I figured I'd make it official: this journal is pretty dead. I *may* still write in it very occasionally, but that's it.

This is largely because I finally succeeded in installing a dynamic-blog-like thing on this one shell of mine. The site is up at:

I'll probably be updating it pretty regularly, and what's more it's intended to be a total-free-expression-community thing, so whether you know who I am or not, you're more than welcome to join in the chaos that is the Proletariat Network. Or something.

And that is all...

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Journal Journal: The beauty of procrastination

Okay, so I'm procrastinating at the moment, whee.

First off, two trivial things:

1) Having /. as my background is sort of convenient, but it does make start up time a lot bigger (I just booted, not because of any computer issue, but because I accidentally hit the master switch for my room and turned off all my outlets in one fell swoop).

2) In the near future I do intend to actually explore other people's journals and build a friends list and partake in the journal community and such. Honest. It's on my todo list. Just give me a sec.

And now for a not so trivial thing:

Okay, courtesy of my new Slashdot-as-desktop setup, I've been a lot more in touch with the news (not the Slashdot news, the *real* news over at Google news, as I can get there in one convenient click from my custom Slashbox), and yeah... it looks like war with Iraq is getting to be pretty inevitable. This latest incident of Saddam basically thumbing his nose at the UN gives Dubya just the rhetoric he needs to preach war. Already protests have sprung up in some places, mostly in Britain and such, but the IMF protesters in DC (at least one of whom I know, whee) apparently also protested war with Iraq, marching on Cheney's house.

Anyway, the reason I bring this up is simple: do whatever you can. Yes, you're just an individual, so am I, but you still count. If there is a protest locally, go to it. Write letters to senators and such. Make yourself be heard.

This is, of course, assuming that you're against the war, which I very much hope you are. I generally try to be objective, but right now I am far too impatient/lazy to explain my logic here, suffice it to say that I can see absolutely no good reason to go to war with Iraq, and I believe such a course of action would actually have quite negative effects. In any case, if you disagree with me so be it, and if you think you can provide any sort of reason for disagreeing with me feel free to try. But yeah...

Not a lot else to say. Boo to war with Iraq. The only shot we have is if we make it clear to Bush that he does *not* have public support on this. Even then it might still happen, but probably not...

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Journal Journal: "This is required" 2

Well, seeing as how I've sort-of decided that this is sort-of some sort of semi-"blog" (even though I've grown to despise the word, sort-of), I suppose I should do something blog-like and post a bunch of random trivialities.

The subject is two pronged. First off, what I'm doing is, in a sense, "required" of a blog or blog-like thing (the random trivialities). Second off, I was amused to discover that Slashcode felt it necessary to inform the user that the subject field is required (indeed, it says "This is required" above it).

That aside, I'm sort of scared. /. has been my start page for awhile, which is bad enough, but just today... yes, I made /. my desktop. I perfectly sized it so all my icons are on the left side, Trillian is on the right, and /. is in the middle. Of course the page itself is customized, got rid of all the excess graphics so it loads quick, customized the Slashboxes (including of course the custom Slashbox), and etc. If you wish to see the horror, here's a screenshot:

Anyway, hrmmmm another triviality... oh yes, this will only be funny to you if you've had the misfortunate of taking CSC171-172 at the University of Rochester, but...

And yes, I'm aware I'm posting all the urls as plain old text, not bothering with HTML formatting or anything. That's because I'm lazy.

Well, hrmmm, a lot of blogs list the music they're listening to, right? Well, I'm listening to "Black, Brown, and Beige" by Duke Ellington. As for "My Mood", it is whatever it is. I'll have to get back to you all on that. Not that there is anyone I'm getting back to in the first place, because aside from the one anonymous quasi-humor quasi-troll that responded to my first woeful journal entry, I doubt anyone is reading this. But we shall see...

Oh, and if you are reading this and you don't have an account here at /., just post anonymously, in case you found this in the link I put in my AIM profile or something... or don't post at all, or whatever...

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Journal Journal: Okay then 1

Wow, so I was totally unaware of this fact, but now that they've changed the interface a bit, it appears that I have a couple of fans (literally just a couple, 4), and one "freak". Heh. Seems appropriate.

In any case, yeah.... I don't have a lot to say but that, and to see if any of them (or if anybody else) happens to find this and post in it for some reason.

EDIT: Okay, so I've decided that I'm going to use this journal as some sort of pseudo-blog or something, I'm not really sure yet. We'll see how stuff works out, I suppose...

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