Saturday, June 28, 2003

Sanity Regained?

After scouring literally everywhere in town that sells trashcans a month or so back, and finding nothing larger than 4 liters in the way of stainless-steel stepcans, I went to the local hardware store (which was one of the places I'd looked before) to buy some nails and screws, and what should they have on display but 30-liter stainless-steel stepcans! A bit pricey, but a nice impulse purchase.

Friday, June 13, 2003

Nothing to see here. Move along.

Last night, we watched "Star Trek: Nemesis." I dunno, but if I wanted to see futuristic dune buggies, I'd go find "Megaforce." If I wanted to see vehicles being shot at and flipping over, I'm sure TNN still has "The A-Team" on at some time of day. If I wanted to see them jumping off hills, there's always "The Dukes of Hazzard." And what's the point of Picard saying "Fire at Wil" when Wesley isn't even in the movie? General consensus: glad we waited for it to come out on video. We ate Burger King food, and I had some peanuts and chips. Then I didn't get nearly enough sleep - or at least, it felt like I didn't. But no, I didn't do anything interesting, fun or nifty this morning. Especially not anything involving passwords.

Friday, June 6, 2003

Social Networking

Friendster - currently in a free beta period, although they'll start charging for some aspect(s) of it sooner or later - is a rather interesting site. Rather than creating yet another dating site designed to help one meet total strangers, they've designed yet another "six degrees of separation" (well, technically, it's only four degrees, but that's plenty!) site.

So what's interesting about it? Well... I know who my friends are already. But I don't necessarily know who their other friends are, or who those friends' friends are, or who those friends' friends are. Nor do I know whether there are people among all those friends who might have interests in common with me, live in my town, or whatever. Or rather, I didn't know. Now I do.

It's also interesting to find out that a friend I've made recently knows someone, who knows someone else, who knows a friend I'd lost track of years ago. It's interesting to find that I'm only a couple friends away from someone my daughter's mom went to high school with (hundreds of miles from where I went to high school). And it's interesting to find cases where three different friends of mine know different people, who know different people, who know another individual.

Anyway, if you're a friend of mine and not on there yet... feel free to look me up.

Why I'm leaving Twitter.

I've stuck it out and continued participating on Twitter while Elon Musk has run it into the ground, made it progressively more inhospit...