Thursday, August 28, 2008

been kinda boring

austin, texas is def NOT the place for excitement as a young person. that said, there is no reason for what i am about to say since all i have had is time to do some in-depth thinking on all of the philosophical problems and ills of the world...

i have nothing to write about and have not for a couple weeks as you can tell.

BUT....i do have some links that may be interesting reading:

1. police secretly placing gps tracking devices on cars
2. george orwell's diary entries are being placed online, pretty interesting and cool (nytimes article, free registration possibly required)
3. what would a list of links from me be without multiple privacy links?!?!?!?!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

living a mis'd existence...

sadly, this is the world we live in, and, no matter if it is known and ignored or if we are totally oblivious, it's frightening, upsetting, confusing, and, most importantly, disgusting. so, what exactly is this mis'd existence of which I speak...

MISeducation, MISinformation, MISunderstanding, MISleading interactions and communication, and most importantly, MISsed importance. These were just the few I could think of now, but I am sure that I am missing some other really good ones.

the old adage of 'ignorance is bliss' is accurate in describing the state of mind (or peace of mind) when you are not aware of something, BUT......and I do mean BUT, this does eliminate the responsibility that we all share to search out the truth and be ignorant no more!!! this is not easy can seem impossible when you 'just don't know.'

the challenge in coming to this place of understanding is figuring out how to most effectively share your knowledge with others AND be able to ACCEPT that fact that some people just don't give a sh*t and want to continue living in whatever situation they are in. we've got to keep fighting and trying to reach those individuals that no longer want to drink this poison and may not know what they are consuming.

sorry to rush this. i would like to come back to this and address it in more depth and with more attention. hopefully, the links below will be interesting enough to earn your forgiveness for a premature ending to this thought.

1. privacy is a serious matter that so many people do not understand, especially the people making the laws about privacy (nytimes article, free registration may be required)
2. and you thought i was lying when i said the power is running out....why do you think i am focused on power consumption for my thesis? (nytimes article, free registration may be required)
3. the "sour grapes" complex......also known in the younger generations as HATERS!!! (nytimes article, free registration may be required)
4. invisible harry potter cloak is on the way!!!
5. wow...another privacy article.....this time concerning the iphone (make sure to read the comments)

Saturday, August 09, 2008

still searching for some meaningful content

the past week, i have really been mulling a lot of thoughts in search of interesting and meaningful content for my blog. as you can see.....i have not been that successful. please don't hold that against me. i am trying. in the meantime, here are some more interesting web articles.

1. fbi seizes computers without warrant from a PUBLIC library (be sure to read the comments.....they are VERY thought-provoking)
2. microsoft's advertising move
3. why can't i create a hotmail account with 'tibet' in the username? (nytimes, free registration required)

Friday, August 01, 2008

must reads...