The Whole SOPA Thing

January 18, 2012

I’m not a law professor but it does seem like this whole SOPA/PIPA stuff is a little too off kilter. It’s a very broad way of trying to stop something. In fact, it is so much off kilter that many of us lazy internet types have actually gotten angry enough to do something about it. And by “do something” I mean things have been done which don’t actually require you to get out of your chair. Which is good because I don’t imagine many internetters to get up and do something. But if you put the solution right on the computer screen, well then, we’re cooking with gas.

Most of the websites that I frequent are down today, in order to protest the idea of passing these laws.

While I support everybody’s intentions of showing “what the internet could become” in the event that these laws are passed/enacted, I still have one really big frustration.

I’m bored…and want to use the internet please. Without my Reddit, I get ancy… like… don’t have Xanax ancy….

(I would like to point out the inconveniace of this day. You remember my little Xanax joke I made about 4 seconds ago? Well, I wrote that joke thinking, “Yeah, I’m sure people who are dependent on Xanax may suffer withdrawal symptoms.” But in order to verify this I would check a reliable source. This source would most likely be Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is blacked out as well.

See what you’re doing to me Congress? You’re preventing me from making properly used jokes!

I should write my congressman and inform them of the matter at hand…)

D.A.

 

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Ho Ho Ho

December 12, 2011

Today, I rushed to send out my package for the Reddit Secret Santa Gift Exchange…thing… I signed up for this year.

I’m sending a complete stranger 4 books.

I feel good for doing it. And if you had signed up you would know my joy. I’m spreading the cheer with strangers around the world.

Next year you should do the same.

You better or else i’ll…

 

Also, I have not gotten any shopping done for people in my life that are actually important in my life. But I think I keep putting it off because I keep thinking I’ll find everything in a store. This is simply not true. I need to order off the internet and time is slipping away.

In completely unrelated news I would like to inform you that I have begun trapping my thoughts.

By this I mean that I purchased a very nice journal/notebook for my ideas. Just ideas. Nothing formal. Nothing pretty. Just ideas. If I want a grocery list in there, BAM, grocery list goes in there. If I want to write down an idea for a story, BOOM, idea for story. If I want to remember an important date, SQUEEK, important date remembered.

I’m not sure if this will increase my productivity but it sure does make me feel fancy and important.

Every time I imagine seeing somebody writing in a nice black notebook I always picture them riding a train. They look smart and sophisticated and are jotting down those important musings that will be so important to their lives later on. Maybe that little black notebook is the only thing their lover may find of theirs after their death. Then they will read it and realize how thoughtful and vunerable they were.

Well, in my case, people could read about my silly idea for an old puppet T.V. show that was cancelled after 3 seasons. It went down in history as the most unorganized show in production.

Really, that’s a note in my little book.

I’m sure other’s will show up too.

D.A.